All that Glitters is Not Gold: Archaeology Version

I was sharing pictures of our artifacts to a group of colleagues the other day from my new world of tech.  I had that familiar sense of pride looking at them, pride at our cataloging, research, and classification.  Someone then asked me what he probably thought was a completely innocent question. “Are these…

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This Changes Everything! In which I return to Safi & have a new-found love for pens and sharpies

I did something new this summer. For the first time, I went back to an archaeological site I had worked at before. That’s not to say I’ve been to tons of archaeological sites once and never gone back, in fact, this is only the second site I’d ever worked at.…

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What is Field Archaeology? Part II: All of that Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Stuff

This post is the second from Shoshana Hereld, a Masters student at UBC, whose first post can be found here. If you perused my first post on field archaeology, you might remember that I spilled a lot of words describing what archaeology is not and from there attempted to figure…

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What is Field Archaeology?

Never having wielded a trowel, I somehow managed to sweet-talk my way onto the digs of not one, but two professors this summer.  I was warned by multiple professors that this was probably not a great idea (I should be working on my thesis and comps readings, as well as…

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