Crowdfunding is a growing trend; many websites offer budding artists and entrepreneurs the opportunity to get the general public contribute to their next project. One great success (which I supported) is the Albatross bookmark, which raised over $45,000 with a goal of only $3,000. Amazing! When we attempted to crowdfund for SVG Digs, however, we … Read More Crowdfunding the Stonehenge of the Bronze Age
When I started blogging almost a year ago (or so), I didn’t know what to write about. I didn’t think archaeology alone would be interesting enough to draw attention nor did I think my personal interests were interesting to anyone at all. After a while, I found that blogging was a way to organize my … Read More A return to the circle blog
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?
About a year ago, I embarked on a new adventure. No, not the Indiana Jones kind, not just yet. It was probably just as stressful, and perhaps as much of a roller coaster ride, though there were no life-threatening rolling boulders, just mortgage-threatening lines of credit. One year later though, and I’m still alive and, … Read More What a difference a year makes
In January 2011, we embarked on the pilot season of The SVG Public Archaeology Program… and it was a success. Volunteers came from around the world to excavate at the site of Argyle 2, on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. We identified numerous features, excavated postholes and pits, and slowly but surely recovered a … Read More Come dig in the Caribbean
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