A collection, for lack of a better word, of skeletons were excavated during the 2011 season of The SVG Public Archaeology Program. After identifying “a few bones” on the surface, a second, third, fourth, etc. burial was identified in the course of excavation… and this was during our last week there. This always seems to … Read More New multi-skelly photosynth
You know it’s been a busy summer when… you’ve had very little patio time, your skin’s as white as snow, … and when you’re not up to date with swissmiss. A little over two weeks ago, Andrew Zuckerman’s 99% Conference talk was posted. If you’re not aware, Andrew Zuckerman is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, … Read More Inspiration is for amateurs
A good friend used to say (when I had to make a decision), “Just throw it out to the universe.” So sometimes, the universe tells you that you should, for example, enjoy being in the forest instead of trying to escape from it. That’s what happened to me… I left the beautiful city of Vancouver … Read More Field finds – more than just dirt
July 29, 2011 – what were you doing? You can find out what over 400 archaeologists around the world were doing, and answer some of those burning questions: 1. What do archaeologists REALLY do? (My nieces think I “dig for worms and rocks.”) 2. Do they carry whips and guns, and wear funny hats? 3. … Read More Day of Archaeology 2011
Recently, Ancient Digger compiled and published a list from real-life (!) archaeologists on why they chose their profession. As she said, it certainly wasn’t for the money nor the fame! I thought it was a great list and think you should all check it out… This one’s my favourite: “I love everything that’s old: old … Read More Why did YOU become an archaeologist?
Ok, so you’ve always wanted to dabble in a little archaeology but you’re not quite ready to take the big leap and go on the best dig ever (svgdigs). Well, stay local and try your hand at a couple of volunteer programs around Calgary. If you’re an avid enthusiast, join the Archaeological Society of Alberta … Read More Volunteer Archaeology in and around Calgary