INDIANA BONES

Musings of an archaeologist in northern Canada.

Archaeologist turned Recruitment officer for the week

The firm that employs has sent me down on a full week trip to recruit the new generation of archaeologists from the university that I earned my Bachelors from. 

Should be interesting being on the other side of the table and looking at the prospecting 3/4th year students trying to find employment especially as it hasn’t been exceptionally long since I was doing the same thing. 

Seeing as I’ll probably be held socially accountable if I hire a couple of complete tools the only thing that I can think of is….

don’t fuck this up. 

as I laugh to myself in my room on at 6AM on my third cup of coffee

Happy Valentine’s Day, Tumblrs:May your day be filled with joy and the company of those which deserve you! Tonight, may the cup’ overflow with libations to the (astral and physical) goddess of your choosing!
In Nomine Babalon~
Source: http://www.sekretcity.com/pages/paintingsArtist: Christopher Conn Askew 

Happy Valentine’s Day, Tumblrs:

May your day be filled with joy and the company of those which deserve you! Tonight, may the cup’ overflow with libations to the (astral and physical) goddess of your choosing!

In Nomine Babalon~


Source: http://www.sekretcity.com/pages/paintings
Artist: Christopher Conn Askew 

Artifact at Museo de Oro - Bogotá, Colombia
Picture taken during my some time off of my studies in Bogotá during the fall of 2011. Mask is made of a sheet gold that is hand hammered into the anthropomorphic shape of the mask.

Artifact at Museo de Oro - Bogotá, Colombia

Picture taken during my some time off of my studies in Bogotá during the fall of 2011. Mask is made of a sheet gold that is hand hammered into the anthropomorphic shape of the mask.

Hi all new followers!!

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A few photographs from my excursion through Copán, an ancient Maya city located in western Honduras near the border of Guatemala. This was my first real exposure to precolonial archaeology in Central America. Copán is amazing and I can’t recommend it enough - and pay for admission to the underground, man-made jaguar tunnels! 

Copán, Honduras ~ August 2009

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My abstract was accepted to the AAPA meeting.

Guess I should actually finish my data collection and write the paper, huh?

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Right there with you!! I am going crazy with analysis at the moment.

Paper or poster?…

Congrats to you both! I’m thinking of driving out for the conference but I’ve been waiting on the AAPA schedule - and now it’s been posted!

Captured this photograph atop Temple IV looking towards, I believe, Temple I. Besides being a testament to the monumental achievements of Maya prehistory the Tikal National Park in northern Guatemala has served as a filming location for one of my favourite movies - Star Wars IV: A New Hope. Think Yavin 4, X-Wings taking off and flying over the temples…
Tikal National Park, Guatemala ~ September 2009

Captured this photograph atop Temple IV looking towards, I believe, Temple I. Besides being a testament to the monumental achievements of Maya prehistory the Tikal National Park in northern Guatemala has served as a filming location for one of my favourite movies - Star Wars IV: A New Hope

Think Yavin 4, X-Wings taking off and flying over the temples…

Tikal National Park, Guatemala ~ September 2009

A photograph of yours truly working on a mass grave of commingled human remains. Two mass graves were unearthed within Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland, during the fall of 2012 as the beginning of an ongoing effort by the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Investigation Team (EPAF) to train international and local students in forensic anthropology methodology and develop localized teams within the community to support ongoing investigations. It’s thought that between 60,000 to 200,000 individuals were disappeared, displaced or murdered during the Somalia genocide. I was the teaching assistant and took a majority of the site photographs so it’s rare that I appear in any photos. This one in particular is a harrowing, yet clear, example of what communities across Somalia and Somaliland face on a day to day basis in knowing that loved ones are buried beneath their streets, beside their houses and eroding from the river banks.Photo credit: zomganthro
More info on the program that is starting next week: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/02/investigating-genocide-somaliland-20142310820367509.html

A photograph of yours truly working on a mass grave of commingled human remains. Two mass graves were unearthed within Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland, during the fall of 2012 as the beginning of an ongoing effort by the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Investigation Team (EPAF) to train international and local students in forensic anthropology methodology and develop localized teams within the community to support ongoing investigations. It’s thought that between 60,000 to 200,000 individuals were disappeared, displaced or murdered during the Somalia genocide. 

I was the teaching assistant and took a majority of the site photographs so it’s rare that I appear in any photos. This one in particular is a harrowing, yet clear, example of what communities across Somalia and Somaliland face on a day to day basis in knowing that loved ones are buried beneath their streets, beside their houses and eroding from the river banks.

Photo credit: zomganthro

More info on the program that is starting next week: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/02/investigating-genocide-somaliland-20142310820367509.html

Artifact from Museo de Oro in Bogota, Colombia 
I highly recommend checking out the museum if you’re in Bogota or Colombia in general. I’ll be posting more photos in weeks/months to come of my archaeological/forensic anthropology endeavours throughout the globe.

Artifact from Museo de Oro in Bogota, Colombia 

I highly recommend checking out the museum if you’re in Bogota or Colombia in general. I’ll be posting more photos in weeks/months to come of my archaeological/forensic anthropology endeavours throughout the globe.