Leave it to the BBC to make another series that will take your breath away. The Human Planet addresses humans and their relationships with their environment, which people often forget is quite different around the world. It also shows how culture is so globally diverse, and will make you think twice the next time you … Read More The human planet
Click here for the centrefold spread! If you aren’t aware of the SVG Public Archaeology Program, check it out now at www.svgdigs.com. It was our chance to rescue and record some signfiicant (and very cool) archaeology on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent earlier this year. This centrefold piece (by the International Airport Development Company) … Read More We always wanted to be in a centrefold
I just found this on diggingthedirt, an often hilarious blog about archaeology by archaeologists (keep up the good work). Even if you aren’t an archaeologist, you need to watch this video. Actually, if you’re not an archaeologist, tell me if it’s actually funny, because I could put it on repeat. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiovfNET2Hc&w=500&h=305]
Archaeology is not a glamorous gig. It’s definitely cool, but it’s also got its ups and downs. If you are studying archaeology and love it, good for you! But here is your reality check. When I was a working archaeologist in England, I got paid just over £6 an hour, which afforded me a room … Read More So you want to be an archaeologist?
As an archaeologist, I am constantly flooded with reminders of the past, some of which I purposely seek. Some of them are accidental, perhaps coincidental. These ones are from modern media, which, I have come to realize, may be the only way that people can understand and appreciate the lessons from the past. I don’t … Read More Why the past is important to the present – Part 2
People will often ask why it’s important to study the past. “Why is it important to collect and study all those rocks and stuff? Don’t we have enough?” Maybe it would seem more important if our “rocks and stuff” were actually coins, statues, jade masks or terracotta soldiers. But, in reality, the smallest remnant of … Read More Why the past is important to the present – Part 1