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Review of iPhones and Archaeology

December 26, 2011

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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

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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

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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:   http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/subject-guides/archaeology/applied-archaeology-and-cultural-resource-management       If anyone […]

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

November 13, 2011

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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

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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

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

The College Payoff- Archaeology Edition (3)

August 18, 2011

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The Georgetown university report on degree payoffs, used so far in this review, (seen here http://cew.georgetown.edu/collegepayoff/) 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

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The Georgetown university report on degree payoffs (seen here http://cew.georgetown.edu/collegepayoff/) 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

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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: http://cew.georgetown.edu/collegepayoff/   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

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Jennifer Palmer at archaeologyfieldwork.com made this comment about CVs/Resumes.

Archaeology Journal Publishing XII

August 1, 2011

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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 […]

Open Access Archaeology Class

July 7, 2011

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Via Cultural Property & Archaeology Law: From Boing Boing: Interested in Egyptian archaeology? This summer, you can virtually sit in on a Michigan State University class taught by professor Ethan Watrall. He set the online class up to be completely open access—the public will be able to view and use all course materials. Open access […]

Archaeology Journal Publishing X

June 4, 2011

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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.

A Few More to Add to the Open Access List (now 61 publications)

May 19, 2011

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Thanks to some very helpful emails and comments I have a few more to add to the list of open access archaeology journals.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing

May 19, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 , About.com, BAJR) but they are a bit patchy. So I am putting together a list of my own. So far, I have […]

Back Issues of Archaeology Journals

May 9, 2011

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Yesterday, I posted a list of archaeology journals that were open access. Well I found two more that have been added to the list here. I have also created a list of journals that post many of their back issues online. There is a few year gap between what is new and the free journals […]

Open access archaeology journals

May 8, 2011

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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. […]

The Little Victories

May 5, 2011

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One of my concentrations at the moment has been pay conditions in UK archaeology. I have done a bunch of posts on it (to many to list here). Most of my work has been examining job postings from the IfA jobs information bulletin. For about a decade someone would go through the job bulletins each […]

Good Practice in Archaeology

May 3, 2011

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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

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Just saw this book review on About.com/Archaeology. 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

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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

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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

Field/Project Officer Pay in the UK

April 23, 2011

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Updated the Field/Project Officer pay map with data from BAJR. There is now a fairly complete listing of all the jobs from 2010 that people advertised for. As always this has been added to the regional map.

Illustrator Job Maps Now with BAJR data.

April 21, 2011

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Again, thanks to David Connolly I have been able to update my UK jobs maps with BAJR data. I have added the job postings for 2010 to both the individual map and the region map (see below). It was not that many extra but every little bit helps.

Excavator Job Maps: Now with BAJR data

April 19, 2011

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Thanks to David Connolly, I now have job posting data from BAJR. I am adding it to the maps I have made so far (see here for summary). It’s a lot of data, so it is slow going, but when I am done it should represent the majority of archaeology job postings in the UK […]

UK Archaeology Jobs Map for 2010

April 18, 2011

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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

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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 […]

Directory of National, Regional, State, and Provincial Archaeological Associations

April 17, 2011

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Stumbled across the Directory of National, Regional, State, and Provincial Archaeological Associations today while doing some research. I thought I would share it as it is always hard to find current lists of organizations. It’s mainly for North America but it’s better than nothing. http://www.baywood.com/popup/NA-Directory.pdf

Is a IFA membership worth it?

April 7, 2011

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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 […]

3D Resource for Archaeologists?

March 28, 2011

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I read this article on creating 3D models using just a few photos. Actually, depending on size of the object it could be upwards of 40 pictures (for car size objects). I was thinking of applications for this sort of work in archaeology. Right off the bat, I thought of several of the MA osteology […]

How to Learn GIS for Archaeology

March 21, 2011

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University of Leicester GIS Training for Archaeologists and is case the link doesn’t work http://www.le.ac.uk/ar/arcgis/Main.html 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 […]