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Since 2008, I have maintained a blog called "Dirt", which discusses my research, higher education, uses of social media in cultural heritage and public archaeology, teaching, and my social commentary on issues of gender violence.
Applying for a job in archaeology shouldn’t be too different then applying for any other job. You’ll find job postings in the typical spots most archaeologists look: Shovelbums, Archaeologyfieldwork.com, USAJobs, your local network, professional organizations like the SAA, SHA, and RPA, and the bar. If you’re like most job seekers, you’ll throw a bunch of […]
I have reviewed hundreds of job applications over the past few years, which means I’ve read a lot of cover letters and resumes. The quality of the application materials vary, but some patterns have emerged. In general, however, application materials are rarely of high quality. In many cases, they are incomplete or poorly composed, making […]
This Monday, July 20th at 10:30 pm EST, National Geographic Channel’s Diggers will begin airing the 4th season of their program, beginning with a show they filmed at my place of work, The Montpelier Foundation. As many of you probably know, we run week long, in residence Metal Detecting Expedition Programs, where metal detector hobbiests […]
Publication: “Blogging the Field School: Teaching Digital Public Archaeology” in Internet Archaeology
Back in 2010, I had an opportunity to present a paper in Colleen Morgan’s 2011 Blogging Archaeology Session at the SAAs. The session was wonderful, and I had a wonderful time meeting Twitter colleagues in real life, and discussing the future of blogging, social media, and archaeology. I co-authored two papers in that session. The […]
So, you’re just starting graduate school and are overwhelmed. You don’t know what to do, how to prepare, what to say, or what to expect. You’re nervous about your coursework, the workload, unsure about your advisor and committee, and not entirely sure what’s expected of you. Nevermind the fact that you have to research and […]
A great deal has happened since I last wrote about Archaeology, Shockoe Bottom, and the Ballpark to move our City towards a better relationship with its archaeological and cultural resources. A lot of this energy has come from the “Before It’s Too Late” Symposium held on March 29th, which generated a lot of public and […]