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Stewardship Day 2016

July 20, 2016 | Ramblings | by Jamie Stott

Nine Mile Canyon Stewardship Day 2016 Thats right! The third annual Nine Mile Canyon Stewardship Day is coming right up! Mark your calendar for Saturday September 17th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. About: This is a free event, where we invite the public to come down and tour the world famous Nine Mile Canyon […]

Project Discovery 2016 Field School

June 14, 2016 | Ramblings | by Jamie Stott

This is my third official field season with Project Discovery and my fourth year with the program. Project Discovery is the brainchild of an amazing woman named Margie Nash, she and her husband Joe were passionate about archaeology and wanted to do more – and thus Project Discovery was born. It’s an education and public […]

Archaeological Deposition Activity

March 31, 2016 | Ramblings, Video | by Jamie Stott

Throughout my archaeological career one aspect of site recording and report writing always seems to trip everyone up – deposition and depositional context. I think it can be a scary topic because not much time is spent learning about it and it can seem daunting. However, for those of us who practice archaeology for a […]

Guest Post: Aspiring Archaeologist – Melissa Fritz

March 21, 2016 | Ramblings | by Melissa Fritz

Hello everyone, my name is Melissa Fritz and I am a 29 year old aspiring archaeologist who was invited by Jamie to do a guest blog post after reaching out to her for some student advice about archaeology (thanks again Jamie!!). In this post, I want to introduce myself, discuss how I decided that archaeology […]

Essential Backpack Gear for the Field Archaeologist

March 10, 2016 | Ramblings | by Jamie Stott

Ahoy! I wanted to do a post about essential backpack gear for the field archaeologist because lets face it, I’ve been doing this for awhile and know what works and what doesn’t. I’m sure other seasoned vets have their own methods but this is what works for me. Just like the last post where I […]

Guest Post: Wilderness Volunteers in Dark Canyon

October 20, 2015 | Ramblings | by Ralph Burrillo

Have you ever tried herding cats? Very loud cats? Working with volunteers can be like that. So you’ll appreciate my sense of inflated, almost explosive joy at getting to lead a volunteer crew of some of the coolest people I’ve ever met on a week-long expedition into the foreboding backcountry of Dark Canyon – for […]

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How to Get Involved With Archaeology

March 20, 2015 | Ramblings, Video | by Jamie Stott

This is probably one of my most asked about topics and as such, I’ve decided to dedicate an entire post to the topic. I organized this post into ‘STEPS’, which will be numbered so you can jump to the appropriate information that best applies to you. Nifty right? HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH ARCHAEOLOGY STEP […]

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Why Taking Arrowheads is Bad

January 15, 2015 | Ramblings | by Jamie Stott

Mmmkay. For those of you who have seen South Park and get my Mr. Mackey reference, good on ya. For the rest of you, I’m sorry that doesn’t make any sense. Today I wanted to talk about a subject that gets brought up over and over for me, and is perhaps something that a lot of […]

Essential Apparel for the Field Archaeologist

December 16, 2014 | Ramblings | by Jamie Stott

Over the years I have bought, used, tried, thrown away, and loved a variety of apparel. I wanted to do a post highlighting the most essential and useful items I’ve found as a field archaeologist. I’m going to start from the head down, and want to preface this list by saying that I have not received […]

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Autumn Archaeology in Randolph

October 22, 2014 | Ramblings | by Jamie Stott

I love archaeology most times of the year, but there is something about being outside during autumn that is just plain fantastic. The smells and the colors seem more bold, and since you know winter is right around the corner you just sorta soak it all in while you can. Before it’s all covered in […]