$7100 for a Archaeology Book! The Economics of Archaeology Publishing

September 1, 2014


In the last few months I have fielded some questions from Tracy at Archaeology in Tennessee and Maria at Sprache der Dinge about publishing in archaeology. Unfortunately, I don’t think I did their questions justice with my short emails. So I am going to spend this week’s blog posts on publishing in archaeology, including DIY publishing digital […]

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Internet Archaeology is going Open Access and you can win a prize- #iaopen

August 27, 2014


Internet Archaeology was the first Open Access Archaeology journal when it was launched back in 1996. It then took a brief detour into paywall publishing to pay the bills. But, now it is heading back to being Open Access i.e. free to read. In celebration of this fact Judith is having a neat little contest on […]

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Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference

August 26, 2014


I have updated these videos for Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference. I had originally posted this on November 14th, 2013 but has since gotten better software and more experience.  So I digitally remastered the videos (makes me sound like a movie studio). It should be a more enjoyable viewing experience. As part of the conference there was […]

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Pitching Your Archaeology News to the Press: Archaeology and the Press- Part 5

August 22, 2014


This week I have talked about crafting a ‘newsworthy’ story and about how to get it published via a press release. But, the process is not exactly as simple as uploading a press release into an email and clicking the ‘send’ button. I am going to spend this last post in the series discussing how […]

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How to Write an Archaeology Press Release: Archaeology and the Press-Part 4

August 21, 2014


The first post in this series gave us a glimpse into the worker patterns of journalists, or close enough to it. You may have gone away from that post wondering how reporters handle writing 5 articles a day (approx 350 words x5 = 1750 perfectly spelled and grammar-checked words), usually about topics they are not […]

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What Makes a Good News Story and Why Can’t Archaeologists Make Them- Archaeology and the Press Part 3

August 20, 2014


‘The Oldest Mummy’,  ‘Revolutionizing What We Though About the History of Toothpicks’, ‘The Largest Mesolithic House Found in Scotland- next to a street – between two houses – in the last 3 months’. We have all seen those news stories. In some cases they peaked out interest. In others, we kind of think, ‘….um, why […]

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Interviewing with a reporter i.e. Fact First Aid: archaeology and the press part 2

August 19, 2014


It has happened! After years of slaving away, you get a call from a reporter interested in interviewing you about your work. What do you do? In this post I will take you through the dos and don’ts of interviewing with the press. Or, as I like to call it, Fact First Aid. Context Context […]

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