In an ideal world, archaeologists would be digging up fabulous things year-round, following the sunshine and warm weather. Ahhhh… sadly, that just isn’t the case, especially if you live and work in Canada. In general, our winters are spent cataloguing artifacts recovered over the field season, and writing reports about all the projects completed over … Read More What do archaeologists do in the winter, aka what about the snow and frozen ground?
Do you remember where you were TEN YEARS ago? Well, for Kristin, she was starting a new job in Edmonton, at a place called Altamira Consulting Ltd. She was an Alberta permit-holder with extensive GIS experience, and was offered the opportunity to utilize all these skills… in the forest! For those of you that don’t … Read More 10 years older, 10 years wiser? #happyworkiversary
If you’ve ever wondered how Circle got its name, then get some crackers because you’re about to get some cheese. In one of my previous lives, I was an avid snowboarder. In reverse order, before becoming an archaeologist, I was a sales rep for snowboard bags and accessories, worked in a snowboard shop, and worked … Read More What’s in a name?
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.