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Did aliens build the pyramids? Did the Myceneans come to North America? And other archaeological questions with racist roots.

At a party recently, I found myself having a conversation with someone who was really interested in the work that I do (this is common- I have a cool job). He had lots of questions for me about what I thought about new local archaeological findings from the area. Inevitably, the topic of the Myceneans … Continue reading

CRM / Frequently Asked Questions

How to talk to an archaeologist in the wild

I have been doing a lot of CRM lately, often in well-traveled areas. It seems like almost daily someone stops to ask us: “What are you doing?” “Have you found anything cool?” “What are you hoping to find?” Sometimes followed by… “I didn’t know there were Native American sites here” When people have asked these … Continue reading

CRM / Frequently Asked Questions

CRM Archaeology: Cultural Resource Management

When most people hear archaeology they think of grand excavations in Greece, Italy, Egypt and South America. But there is archaeology that occurs all over the U.S. and a large component of this is Cultural Resource Management or CRM archaeology. CRM archaeologists work to preserve cultural heritage by surveying land for areas of archaeological significance. … Continue reading