Do Grades Matter in Getting a Job? Not really, grade inflation!

July 21, 2014

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“With the exception of something highly specialized like law or engineering—I would take an anthropology major or a liberal arts major any day of the week and teach them how to do the job and set them on the pace to a career—but with one caveat. I would want the really smart person with that […]

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How Many People Have US Anthropology Degrees? – The number might surprise you, or not.

July 17, 2014

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We have just passed an important milestone in the life of an Anthropologist, graduation season. Starting in May and running through June universities in America will harvest a new crop of Anthropology graduates (Archaeology is a part of Anthropology in the US). Some of these new graduates will be apprehensive about getting a job, some […]

The Digital Native is Dead… and I am pretty sure Steve Jobs is the Killer

July 15, 2014

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Name: Digital Native Time of Death: Mid-2000s Cause of Death: Excellent design More than a month ago I was at the TACOS workshop (you can watch the recorded session here). As part of it there were break out sessions in which we talked about issues that related to technology, the future of the profession, digital […]

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How can a Non-British Citizen work in British Archaeology? – All you need to know about visas, etc.

July 14, 2014

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Every couple of months I get an email or see a post on Facebook, etc. about someone wanting to work in the UK archaeology and who is not an EU citizen (EU citizens don’t need a visa to work in the UK, so if you are an EU citizen you can skip this post), e.g. […]

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How Many People in the US Have Archaeology Degrees? Significantly more than a bakers dozen

July 11, 2014

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‘How many people have got an archaeology degree in the US?’ People ask this question for a variety of reasons, like knowing how many people you have to compete with to get a job, how many people might be very interested in Archaeology, or they are practicing for a quiz style game-show like  Jeopardy, Who […]

Jobs in British Archaeology 2013-14

July 10, 2014

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It is that time of the year again, I have done the calculations for wages in British Archaeology based on job adverts. This is an article I will be submitting to The Archaeologist magazine. Though it will take several months before it is published so I will post it here so you can see it […]

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Exploitation From the Heritage Sector Hits New Low

July 8, 2014

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My heart goes out to everyone working in the Heritage Sector i.e. museums, art galleries, archaeology, etc. Projects are underfunded, there is never enough money, and pay can be poor for some. I have worked for, and with, dozens of heritage organizations on countless projects and I know how much everyone depends on volunteers and […]

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