Browsing All posts tagged under »Resource«

Review of iPhones and Archaeology

December 26, 2011


This review came from Peter Eidenbach via the NMAC listserve. I haven’t found it anywhere else so I figure I would share his thoughts here- iPhone on Archaeological Field Survey Several months ago, my daughter the lawyer signed the family up for a new cell phone plan and got me an iPhone. I hadn't imagined […]

More East vs. West Archaeology Pay

December 19, 2011


Last week I looked at why archaeologists in the Western half of the USA make more money then those on the Eastern half. I looked at some factors like size of states, population, number archaeology/anthropology programs available locally, etc. which had very low correlations with the pay patterns. What appears to explain what is seen […]

Help Build A Resource for Applied Archaeology and Cultural Resource Managment

November 15, 2011


I have been meaning to publish this for a few days now but as always stuff happens. I got a post from Dr. John R. Welch ,  at SFU, he and several other people are putting together a guide to research materials for applied archaeology and cultural resource management. The website is:       If anyone […]

Crowd Sourcing Archaeology Funds: Tip of the Iceberg or Passing Fad ?

November 13, 2011


Dr. Kristina Killgrove have just completed a crowd sourcing project to raise money for her Roman DNA project. This video explains what the project is about:

What Does it Take to Get that Archaeology Job?- Field Techs

September 19, 2011


Lots of new archaeologists/students/prospective students/archaeologists ask a very similar question – What qualifications do I need to get X job in archaeology. Lots of people offer advice but there is very little hard data out there. To rectify this problem I have gone out and looked at job postings

New Open Access Archaeology Book

August 19, 2011


This was posted on Digging Digitally and I thought I would share it-

The College Payoff- Archaeology Edition (3)

August 18, 2011


The Georgetown university report on degree payoffs, used so far in this review, (seen here listed the median life time earnings (40 hrs a week, 52 weeks a year, 40 years) by degrees is as follows: Associates: 25th percentile- $1,177,100 Median- $1,727,000 75th Percentile- $2,426,300 BA: 25th percentile-$1,490,600 Median-$2,268,000 75th Percentile-3,388,700 MA: 25th percentile- […]

The College Payoff- Archaeology Edition (2)

August 17, 2011


The Georgetown university report on degree payoffs (seen here listed the lowest life time earning (based on 40hrs a week for 40 years) by career for Associates and BA degrees, out of the 300 occupations it covered. They were: Associates degree- Teacher Assistants $9.40 per hr. ($782,000) Cashiers $10.81 per hr. ($899,000) Nursing, Psychiatric, […]

The College Payoff- Archaeology Edition (1)

August 16, 2011


Georgetown university just published a report on lifetime earnings of people by degree level e.g. some highschool, highschool, BA, MA, PhD, and professional degrees. You can see the summary and full report here:   They have a even shorter summary of 4 rules: Rule No.1: Degree Level Matters. But Rule No.2: Occupational choice can […]

Reinveting the Archaeology CV/Resume II

August 15, 2011


Jennifer Palmer at made this comment about CVs/Resumes.

Archaeology Journal Publishing XII

August 1, 2011


It has been about two months since my last archaeology journal publishing post, apologies. Quick recap of Arch Journal Publishing I-XI: I looked at varies metrics of “supposed” journal quality vs. price per journal and/or price per page and found pretty much no correlation between these metrics and prices. To continue with this line of […]

Archaeology Journal Publishing X

June 4, 2011


In my last post I showed that an archaeology journals’ Scientific Journal Ranking (SJR) score does not correlate with the price charged to read them. Using the SJR database, again, I show that there is no correlation between price and the SJR impact factor.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing

May 19, 2011


Currently, I am writing up a paper for the Assemblage, an open access journal, about archaeology journals. It is amazing how little we know archaeology journals considering that some archaeologists are dependent on publishing in them for their jobs/livelihood. As the saying goes publish or perish.

Archaeology Journals: Print Only

May 17, 2011


While a lot of journals are now online there still many that are only produced in a print format. Yet, these journals also have websites. Here is a list of print archaeology journals and links to their websites. As always if you find errors, dead links, or that I missed a critical journal please leave […]

Open Access Archaeology Journals PART II- (now 57 publications)

May 12, 2011


After putting up so many journals that require a payment to view on my list of archaeology journals, I felt a little sick. Mainly, because of the level of knowledge locked behind a pay wall and a little because of the McD’s I had for lunch. It seems like 90% of all journal articles are […]

List of Archaeology Journals: Online Access- Part II

May 11, 2011


To continue what I have been doing from the first post here are some more English language archaeology journals that provide online access but behind a pay wall- means you’ll have to hand over a pretty big chuck of cash to view. I am not a big fan of paying for journals that I contribute […]

List of Archaeology Journals- Online Access

May 10, 2011


As part of a new page on my blog, I am creating of a list of archaeology journals. There are a few lists already on the web (CBA, Archaeology on the net ,, BAJR) but they are a bit patchy. So I am putting together a list of my own. So far, I have […]

Open access archaeology journals

May 8, 2011


Unless you are at a university, chances are you are can not get behind the pay wall of most archaeology journals to see the most recent research. Luckily, some people do publish their journals as open access or with a very small delay. I have gone through and found several of these journals, for archaeology. […]

Good Practice in Archaeology

May 3, 2011


Saw this article on Past Horizons about how Scotland’s Rural Past program was ending (project was only funded for a few year). The best part about the project is that even though the funding is ending they are making a concerted effort to leave a lasting educational presence. The project has produced a series of […]

Best Class I Ever Took and If You Read Only One Book During University

May 1, 2011


Just saw this book review on It is for the book The Anthropology Graduate’s Guide From Student to a Career. Several years ago, during my undergraduate degree, I took a course Avenues to Professionalism which was the basis for this book. Of the 130+ credit hours I took to get my degree the three […]

Archaeology Consultant Jobs UK with BAJR data

April 29, 2011


The last of my Google maps of UK jobs have been updated with BAJR data, at least for the year 2010. Hope it is of help. As always this map, many other maps, and a description of the methods used to create them can be found here.

Job Map of the UK: Project Managers and Above

April 26, 2011


To add to the several other maps I have created recently, here is a map of Project Managers (and above) for the last three years now updated with BAJR data (2010 only). Thank you David and thanks IfA for the original data as well. See more maps here

UK Archaeology Jobs Map for 2010

April 18, 2011


After receiving some feedback of the earlier job maps I created (see maps here) I have made some changes . Apologies, to those who saw the first version. I am creating maps in Googlemaps which has a different view than those of the embedded maps. On my editing screen in look clean and straightforward but […]

Agony and Conference Travel

April 17, 2011


This last week I was at the IfA conference in Reading. Getting there involved a 5 hr train ride down, from Edinburgh, and a 9hr train ride back. The nine hours was not planned but it’s what happened after there was a problem on the tracks and the train was slowed down. Not only was […]

Is a IFA membership worth it?

April 7, 2011


My membership to the Institute For Archaeologists (IFA) was just accepted a few days ago so the IFA is on my mind. If you are not familiar with the IFA it is a professional body in the UK a lot like the Register of Professional Archaeologists in the United States. You pay dues and agree […]

Archaeology Jobs, UK- Specialists

April 6, 2011


So to continue my work from earlier, see here, here, here, here, here, and here, I have made a Google map of the job postings for specialists in archaeology. There is a wide range of specialist jobs from radiocarbon dating to zooarchaeology. I have also made a webpage on how to find information on job […]

The Barriers to Archaeology: Past Publications and the “old” Literature

April 5, 2011


‘Entry level costs barrier’ is a term used in the business world to describe the minimum amount of money that needs to be invested to get a business up and running. For example, to start a pizza delivery company you would have to rent a shop, buy/rent on oven, and buy tools of the trade e.g. […]

Commercial Archaeology Jobs, UK- Project Managers and Senior Positions

April 4, 2011


To continue with the trend of the last few posts here is a Google Map for Project Manager jobs in the UK. I should reiterate that locations are approximations e.g. I place a marker in London for jobs based out of London but do not actually put the exact location.

Excavator Jobs, UK

April 1, 2011


After my disaster with Bing Maps I am moving back to Google Maps. Here is a map of excavator jobs in the UK between 2008-2010.

Archaeology Illustrator Jobs in the UK & Bing maps

March 31, 2011


I have recently been combining some of my data with web-based map services. My first try was with Goolge Maps and this attempt is with Bing Maps. I have to say that Bing Maps has pleasantly surprised me. I am not a huge fan of Microsoft products but this one is pretty good. There are […]

How to Learn GIS for Archaeology

March 21, 2011


University of Leicester GIS Training for Archaeologists and is case the link doesn’t work My adviser told me about this site. He also said that it was no longer linked in any meaningful way to the main University of Leicester archaeology website and so he was looking into finding it. Well, I ended up […]