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2016 Field Schools are coming soon! 

 

I will be sending out a notice the week of February 15th, 2016 with then new submission link.

 

If you have already submitted your field school, don't worry. I am in the process of migrating data and if there are any problems I will contact you directly.

 

Best,

 

R. Joe

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Saturday, 05 November 2016 14:05

2017 Field Schools will be coming soon


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Written by R. Joe

Please check back soon or watch the ShovelBums Mailing list for the announcement.

 

~R. Joe

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

Archaeology Podcast Network special on Field Schools with R. Joe as a guest


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Written by R. Joe

I was recently a guest on the Archaeology Podcast Network for a special episode they did on Field Schools in late March and completely forgot to plug it! It is a great episode, #56.1, and you can listen to it here: 

http://shovelbums.net/l/fspodcast

The entire hour long podcast is excellent (as are all that the APN produces), but if you are in a hurry right now there are some nice highlights at:

56:35 - Find the best field school you can

58:30 - Don’t sleep with you professors (and vice-versa)

1:00:20 - Don’t get crazy with your drinking and do NOT car surf. You do NOT want to wake up in a 3rd world hospital (from personal experience).

1:02:10 - Do NOT be a dick. The connections you make and people you meet in field school are still going to be there 40 years from now if you stay in the career.

Also be sure to listen to the much shorter episode 56.1.1. (on the same page as episode 56.1). It is about 7 minutes of outtakes from episode 56.1 that Chris needed to cut to make it a reasonable length. But it has some great bits in, including me discussing Jennifer Palmer of www.archaeologyfieldwork.com superwoman powers.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

Last call for summer 2015 Field Schools


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Written by R. Joe

Folks, 

Final grades are being tallied. This is your last chance to get OUT of a job this summer and instead sell your family on the fact you are expanding your education! 

Seriously. If you can make it work. Go to a field school. It will change your life.

As an added bonus I was recently a guest on the Archaeology Podcast Network for a special they did on Field Schools in late March and completely forgot to plug it! It is a great episode, #56.1, and you can listen to it here: 

http://shovelbums.net/l/fspodcast

The entire podcast is excellent (as are all that the APN produces), but if you are in a hurry right now there are some nice highlights at:

56:35 - Find the best field school you can

58:30 - Don’t sleep with you professors (and vice-versa)

1:00:20 - Don’t get crazy with your drinking and do NOT car surf. You do NOT want to wake up in a 3rd world hospital (from personal experience).

1:02:10 - Do NOT be a dick. The connections you make and people you meet in field school are still going to be there 40 years from now if you stay in the career.

Also be sure to listen to the much shorter episode 56.1.1. (on the same page as episode 56.1). It is about 7 minutes of outtakes from episode 56.1 that Chris needed to cut to make it a reasonable length. But it has some great bits in, including me discussing Jennifer Palmers superwoman powers.

And if you have a field school that is still short on students and is listed in the ShovelBums directory then drop me a note today so I can call attention to it in the final spring issue of the field school edition that will be going out Wednesday.

You can browse the field schools here http://www.ShovelBums.org

Best,

ShovelBums R. Joe

Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00

ShovelBums Comprehensive International Archaeology, Anthropology and CRM Field School Directory


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Written by R. Joe

2015

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 00:00

Short on students? Want your field school featured/profiled in the next ShovelBums Field School Newsletter?


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Written by R. Joe

I am putting out the next edition of the ShovelBums Field School Directory tomorrow (Wed, April 15, 2015). If you have already submitted your field school to ShovelBums (or are going to by tonight) and are short on reaching the target number of students you need, or you just want to wave your project flag, and would like your school featured in this edition of the ShovelBums field school newsletter, drop me a note with:

  • The title of your field school
  • How many positions you have left
  • Deadline for application 
  • Any scholarship or tuition subsidies your program offers
  • An introductory gee-whiz paragraph to get the students attention (see example below)
  • Up to two pages of more in-depth text that extolls the virtues of why your program rocks
  • ~1-5 photos

Please send the information in just plain text. I will format it to fit my content. You can contact me using the site contact form here or by emailing me a rjoe @ this sites domain. 

Example introductory paragraph

13th annual Plaquemines Parish Raw Sewage Garbology Field School

Building on Rathje’s monumental work summarized in Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage;  French archaeologist Dr. Ivanna Crepe a’Lotte has opened the backdoor into the heretofore unexplored nether regions of comparative archaeology between self reported consumables and what is actually delivered in the form of raw sewage.  Students will be provided their own lightly used hazmat suits, donated by Ivanna’s colleagues at the University of Fukushima.  Students will have the opportunity to inspect samples and understand the processual aspect of pre-midden formation. Students will also learn how to determine caloric value per-liter of slurry midden fill.  After wet screening all samples students will be taught the fine art of how to distinguish bone from rock, which can seem very similar to the untrained eye! Tent camping on the grounds will be provided for all students. The study area is an easy walk from the base camp and all meals will be served at camp, except lunch, which we will enjoy in the processing room which has a lovely view of project inlet pond with a friendly hairless deer population and a unique population of two headed frogs.  On the last two days of the field school students will enjoy the annual rite of sampling the previous years students samples collected and stored in the affectionately named “Blue Lagoon”.  Students will use their summarized knowledge from the season doing a comparative analysis on self-reported consumables. And one lucky student will find the special “soiled trowel” that is traditionally left in the sample by the preceding years class and be allowed to inscribe their name on it and have their picture taken with it before passing it onto the next years sample after the final nights locally caught Crawfish and Nutria bake-n-boil bonfire feast.

 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

ShovelBums Comprehensive Guide to the 2015 Archaeology, Anthropology and CRM Field Schools


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Written by R. Joe

In December ShovelBums will begin accepting new listings for the ShovelBums Comprehensive Field School Directory.  Sorry for the long delay!

Field Schools are now up.  You can:

View the field schools here

Submit your field school here

 
 
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