The article I wrote for the SAA Archaeological Record, Field Technicians-Making a Living, is now online. I have not posted any pre-print copies online as the SAA Archaeological Record is Open Access. You can see the full issue, which has a great section on field school, here- http://www.saa.org/Portals/0/SAA/Publications/thesaaarchrec/Jan2012.pdf
If you have been following this blog then you would have seen some of the research and also realize some of the numbers are dating. That’s is because I submitted the paper over a year ago but it has taken a long time to make it to press. Not a bad thing, as it just shows you that Open Access publications have a robust demand with lots of authors trying to get published in them. I take it as a very good sign, even if my paper had to wait a little while.
Fair warning the paper does not paint a pretty picture of the pay conditions of those on the bottom in commercial archaeology.