Check Jamie Brandon’s excellent blog post on Day of Archaeology 2012. Great post!
** This year I participated in the 2012 “Day of Archaeology” a massive blog-a-polooza wherein over 400 archaeologists blog about their day/discipline on une 29, 2012….below is a crossposting of my blog entry…you can find the original at http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/ **
This year’s “Day of Archaeology” finds me attempting to reorder my life just following the 2012 Arkansas Archeological Society Summer Training Program.
The Arkansas Archeological Society (AAS) was formed in 1960. It is open to anyone—from any walk of life—who is interested in archaeology. This year I dug alongside retired school teachers, firemen, administrative assistants, college students, engineers, electricians, high school students, retired mill workers, social workers, research foresters, park interpreters (and park superintendents) and college English instructors. Many of these so-called avocationals have been doing archaeology for more years than me (some longer than I’ve been alive). Two of our long time volunteers this year were 86 years old. …
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