Sorry for radio silence in these parts.
Moving to DC, and packing up the 10 years of stuff I’ve accumulated while living in Portland. FML. Also, sliced open my pinky finger yesterday and spent a good portion of the day in the ER. Sigh. Will be back to blogging soon, and I can almost guarantee I’ll be posting photos from the field next week (I’ll be out digging for 4 days before I move, because I’m a masochist....
Archaeological News: Ancient Statues Smuggled from... →
archaeologicalnews: NEW YORK — A handful of roughly 2,000-year-old figurines began a journey back home to Nigeria today (July 26) after being seized at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City. At a repatriation ceremony held at Homeland Security Investigation offices on the west side of Manhattan, Nigeria’s…
True Forensics: Archaeologists uncover Mona Lisa... →
fuckyeahforensics: Archaeologists uncover Mona Lisa model’s remains IT’S the face that launched a thousand imitations. Now, archaeologists are convinced they’ve found the body of the real Mona Lisa. Buried in a crypt beneath a convent in Florence, Italy, archaeologists believe they have uncovered the…
Archaeological News: Gandhara relics: Stolen or... →
culturalsecurity: archaeologicalnews: KARACHI: The police and archaeology experts seem to be at loggerheads over the actual number of Gandhara relics seized earlier in the month. Amid press reports that some artefacts have been stolen from the Awami Colony police station, both parties associated with the case are coming up with a… For similar news stories...
Archaeological News: 1783 Courthouse Unearthed in... →
archaeologicalnews: STAFFORD, Va. – A historical dig has uncovered Stafford’s original courthouse built in 1783. What appears to be the foundation of the old courthouse, which was torn down in 1910, has been unearthed at the steps of where today’s courthouse stands. Traces of mortar, brick fragments, creamware…
Archaeological News: Small Dig, Big Discovery →
archaeologicalnews: The past and future recently collided in the dirt five feet beneath Santa Barbara’s Veterans Memorial Building on Cabrillo Boulevard, where the jaw bone and finger of a Chumash Indian were discovered as well as a host of other Chumash artifacts estimated to be “hundreds and hundreds of years…
Ugh, that post I just reblogged about skull manipulation and the purchasing of human remains has gotten me thinking about the inherent racism so deeply engrained within Western culture. It makes me think about conversations I’ve had with people that assume that aliens must have constructed the pyramids, and who do not consider the fact that humans living in Mexico and Egypt thousands of...
Archaeological News: 300,000 year old flint tools... →
archaeologicalnews: This discovery resulted from the archaeological work carried out prior to construction of a large canal. Archaeologists from Inrap looked at 17 hectares in 2010, which revealed a Palaeolithic level and more evidence was found in 2012, when 3,200 square metres were excavated over 4 month…
Its it, What is it? Its it: ROCK CONTAINING 'MOST... →
irishbloodhound: July 14, 2012 - For two million years the rock lay undisturbed, containing a hidden secret and probably one of the most critical archeological finds ever. For another few years, the rock lay undisturbed in a laboratory, till a technician noticed a tooth sticking out of the back. Opening…
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katerader: I am SO very bored in my hotel in Ohio. Entertain meeeeeeee!!!! Vintage questions, life questions, archaeology questions, I’m game!
stclements asked: Okay! Thank you sooooo much for all of your advice. I'll check out some state schools (I don't really want to move too far from the border) and see what their requirements are. Thanks again! Sorry for flooding your ask!
stclements asked: Canada doesn't have SATs (thank god) but if I want to go to a school in the US, do I need to take them? I'm all confused and I'm searching universities' reputations (my former first choice has a horrible rep) because I want to have a higher chance of working for the ROM (my dream job)
stclements asked: I'd like to stay in Canada... Preferably. I wouldn't mind going to the US to study, but I'd worry about getting accepted. Most schools here only require grade 12 university English, and I'm going to do bio. We don't have statistics... we have data management, and I kinda suck at chemistry... My mind doesn't work with science!
stclements asked: (Sorry for all the asks... I want to know everything!) there's a field school that runs over summer vacation that goes to a dig site in Northern Ontario (I live in Ontario) that looks at Native American archaeology. I'm fairly certain it'll improve my chances of getting accepted to university - I'm really nervous about that. Also, I know you don't know *exactly* all the...
Surprise Human-Ancestor Find—Key Fossils Hidden in... →
archaeologicalnews: Last month a prehistoric tooth protruding from a boulder tipped off researchers to hidden evolutionary treasure: remarkably complete human-ancestor fossils trapped in a rock that had been sitting in their lab for years. Scans later showed that the rock contains…
stclements asked: Okay! Well I hope you don't mind me flooding your ask box with questions - I want to know the most about the field before going into it. (Both fields - the literal field and the archaeology career. Ha) anyway, I'm torn between studying classical, medieval, Celtic, or South American archaeology. What type are you doing?
stclements asked: I love your URL. It's so true - I always find paleontology related posts in the archaeology tag. I hope to do what you're doing when I get out of high school: master's degree in archaeology then my doctoral degree. Archaeology is fascinating and I think it's really cool that you're getting your doctorate!
My archaeological career is finally starting to take off… The thousands of hours I put in in the lab and in the field (largely for free) are coming back to me in spades. Future archaeologists, let me give you some advice. Volunteer for any work that you can. Get involved in things. Talk to EVERYONE. Make a good impression. Best thing ever? Hearing that the state archaeologist, who saw you...