Spring is around the corner, which means the start of another field season. What advice can our panelist give about choosing a field school? What experience can a recent graduate bring to the table that will jumpstart their archaeology career? Listen and find out. For the seasoned field tech, the panel offers up ways to brush up your resume and freshen up your on-line presence for potential employers.
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Interested in learning about archaeology or working at a fantastic site? Then a field school might be just the thing! Whether you want an extended working vacation, are starting your career, or are trying to figure out whether you chose the right major, an archaeology field school could be the answer. April and Chris talk about what to expect out of a field school, who can go, where they happen, and how much they cost.
On today's episode, Bill White talks about his upcoming job at Berkeley as a professor. What should he teach? What should any college teach? What can you learn and what should you learn? Lots to unpack in this episode. Enjoy.
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On today's episode Chris Webster recounts why and how he ended up choosing archaeology as a career. You also learn about some of the minimum requirements for becoming an archaeologist.
It's the longest GDAH episode yet!
Hanna Marie joins this episode to discuss ableism in archaeology. Some if the issues surrounding ableism include problematic statements and actions by the March for Science organizers, lack of accessibility at professional conferences, fieldwork and field schools, and the emptiness of claiming intersectionality without actually being inclusive.
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On today's episode Christopher Sims talks about a program that he's been affiliated with for a long time now - The American Foreign Academic Research program, or, AFAR. It's a great program and you can learn all about it today.
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On this episode, we discuss what field school is all about, why it is important, and advice on how to have the best experience as possible. We also discuss current field school offerings and scholarship opportunities.
On today's episode we talk to Meghan Dennis and her students at the University of York. They created an audio guide for a site in England and we talk about the process, what they learned, and what they're going to do next.
Today we catch up with Ken on his summer dig and talk about Mummies and actual archaeological controversies. Did Indiana just discover a mummy, or is it more media hype than truth? Also, were the Clovis actually here first, or was there someone else her before them? All this on episode 15 of the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast.
Today's show is a special episode all about Field Schools. Now is the time that thousands of people are trying to figure out what field school they should take over the summer. Should it be for fun? Should it be practical? Should you go abroad even though you're going into CRM? What should you learn? What shouldn't you learn?
We've compiled a panel of experts to help you through the process. Our special guest R. Joe Brandon will tell us about the field school guide that he posts every year on the Shovelbums website.
- Baking Pot Site
- Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project (BVAR)
- Maya Research Program
- Voyage of the Mimi
- River Street Digital History Project
- Shovelbums Field School Guide
- Go Dig A Hole Blog
- Random Acts of Science Blog (Shovelbums Posts)
- Succinct Research
- Archaeology Fieldwork site
- Field Archaeologist's Survival Guide: Getting a Job and Working in CRM
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- Bill White: Succinct Research
- Russell Alleen-Willems: Diachronic Design
- Doug Rocks-MacQueen: Doug’s Archaeology
- Serra Head: Archy Fantasies
- Stephen Wagner: Process - Opinions on Doing Archaeology
- Ashley Morton: Online Portfolio
- Chris Webster: Random Acts of Science
Thanks for listening and we’ll see you in the field!!