Microblades are a unique technology focused on producing thin, narrow blade-like flakes from distinctly prepared cores. The production sequence that produces these tiny blades will have some specific typological characteristics that are easy to identify. Look for: long, straight, thin flakes (1/3 width over length); parallel, lateral margins; a strong arris (sometimes two); and little … Read More What does a microblade look like?
Thank you for visiting our revamped website! On a scale of 1 to 10, how crazy is it that the last post here was from 2013?! So you must be wondering, “Where did Altamira go? What about their fabulous domain, archaeology.ca?” Well, if you typed in archaeology.ca, it should have brought you here. It is … Read More The Circle Story, aka where are Altamira & archaeology.ca?
I’m really happy to say that it has not been a year since I have written a post on the circle blog; it has only been 9 months! Ok, that’s horrible. Anyway, yesterday, I attended the AWE (Alberta Women Entrepreneurs) Leadership Summit and learned a few things I felt are worth sharing. 1. Do you … Read More Be authentic.
People often wonder what it is archaeologists actually do… Or maybe they don’t, and they assume we’re out there livin’ it up like Indiana Jones or, my favourite, the Relic Hunter. But it’s not true. For the many of us, there are few amazing finds, and certainly no guns (although I have been asked if … Read More What do archaeologists do exactly?
I just funded this Kickstarter project: I’m Fine, Thanks, a documentary about life and how easy it is to become complacent and dissatisfied. Life is hard, we have responsibilities, we have commitments, but our biggest commitment to ourselves and to our kids, is to choose happiness and find a way to spend our days smiling. … Read More Be happy!
While I meet quite a few people who have always been interested in archaeology and/or have always wanted to go on a dig, this blog post comes at special request, for someone wishing to tick a box on a bucket list. (Good luck to your mom, Michelle!) The best place to go on a dig, … Read More So you’ve always wanted to go on a dig