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Profiling the Profession 2012-13 is Now Out!

October 7, 2013


It took several more months than expected but the whole Profiling the Profession 2012-13 report is now out. You can download it here- For those unaware, PP is a sort of census of Archaeologists working in the UK. It happens every 5 years and gathers data like pay, age, gender, etc. It is 230 […]

#freearchaeology- unpaid internships are worse than you thought

August 22, 2013


Over the last week I have been trying to show new graduates that they do not need to undertake #freearchaeology to get a job. I have tried to show numbers that indicate that experience is not really what is required for entry level work. Unfortunately, I have had to show that there are not enough […]

Why I do #freearchaeology and maybe a reason why you should too

August 21, 2013


I do #freearchaeology and I do it all the time. This is not some sort of trick statement like I do #freearchaeology, its called a degree, ha ha ha. I have literally done months and months of #freearchaeology. Why? Because I like to do archaeology. I like the people I do it with, shout out […]

#freearchaeology- Maybe it’s not everyone else, maybe it’s you

August 20, 2013


When my wife was younger, like 10, she complained to my mother-in-law that people did not like her. To which my mother (I really don’t add the in-law to often) responded, “Maybe it’s not everyone else, maybe it’s you”. My wife took that to heart and changed her ways. In my opinion, the #freearchaeology debate […]

#freearchaeology- The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled

August 19, 2013


The greatest trick #freearchaeology ever pulled was convincing new graduates they needed #freearchaeology. In case that reference is not clear: “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”- The Usual Suspects In Emily’s post, that started the #freearchaeology conversation, The problematic topic of the volunteer culture in archaeology and […]

#freearchaeology- Great Expectations

August 16, 2013


To continue my thoughts on #freearchaeology from my last post, I would like to explore the topic of #freearchaeology and expectations of new graduates. To be fair to all that has been written about #freearchaeology the topic is wide and encompassing. However, I would like to focus on the catalyst that started #freearchaeology, Emily’s post  […]

#freearchaeology- Devil’s Advocate, an intro

August 12, 2013


Sam has been running a serious of amazing posts on the topic of #freearchaeology (well a few months ago, it has taken me a few months to get this out). Seriously, he should get a Pulitzer for all the research and work he has done on the topic. Check out some of his posts: free […]