Post by Kristin Leonard, PSU undergraduate and Archaeology Lab Intern Every term that I have spent in Dr. Anderson’s lab has been a new learning experience. While in terms past I have sorted bulk samples, conducted basic ceramic analysis, and tagged and catalogued artifacts, this term I have mostly been doing faunal cleaning and basic […]
Post by Jonathan Duelks, PSU undergraduate and Archaeology Lab Intern Public outreach and education is an important part of what happens here in the anthropology department at PSU, as well as with the Port Clarence Project. As a part of an assignment for the analysis of faunal remains class three of my classmates, Kelsi McDaniel, […]
I wrote a short article on various climate change research projects that appeared in Witness the Arctic this last week. The publication is put together by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S.. If you’re interested, you can read the short piece here: http://www.arcus.org/witness-the-arctic/2014/1/article/20437
This time lapse video of an excavation of a site in the Outer Hebrides has me thinking about ways to document and share remote fieldwork. We are going to be heading out in about a month for 6 weeks of fieldwork in several areas of the Seward Peninsula. I am going to give video documentation […]
I was checking out the NPS Bering Land Bridge National Monument webpage and saw that one of the interns, Andrea, who visited us in the field last summer wrote a post about her experience. It is fun to read about one’s project, in this case a climate change related collaboration with the NPS, from another […]
Another fun film from my pop archaeology class last quarter that the students were kind enough to allow me to post. I am thinking of changing the assignment in the future so that students have to produce and ad for archaeology.
Short video on climate change and archaeology research in southwest Alaska. Mike and I were both on the Kuril Biocomplexity project’s 2007 expedition to the Kuril Islands and I recognize some photos from that trip in the video.
Thanks to Tim Rast for interviewing me about my work – over on the Elfshot Blog, one of my favorite archaeology sites. Tim also made a bunch of reproductions for our Cape Krusenstern education kits last year. He wrote about some of his work on our reproductions here and here, just to name a few posts […]
This film is the first of several made by my Pop Culture Archaeology students this quarter. The assignment was to create a video that communicated something (anything) about archaeology but also played on common pop archaeology stereotypes and clichés. The class itself is based on one taught at the University of Washington. I was a […]