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
It’s Social Media Day! To celebrate, I am providing you with my Top 5 finds today from Twitter and various blogs. 1. My official Calgary Stampede nickname is Margarita “Doctor Release” de Guzman. Ummm… comments? (Thanks @kuwindayyc) 2. 4000 people are officially “attending” Shag an Archaeologist Day. That’s it??? (Thanks @diggingthedirt) 3. Social Media Day … Read More Social media musings on #smday
If you’ve been in the field with me, you’ll have noticed 2 things: (1) I dislike sandwiches, and (2) I have a justifiable fear that my photos will be blurry. Enter Lytro and Kanz for making my day, and hopefully the rest of my career! Lytro is coming out with a camera that allows you … Read More Double wishlist Monday