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Digital Portfolio

Welcome to the landing page for my digital portfolio. All pieces that were mentioned in my portfolio narrative can be found here.

Home Page for Habits of a Travelling Archaeologist 

Select Papers:

Confronting Chicken Tikka Masala – Paper examining authenticity and identity through personal experience, reflection, and experimentation with chicken tikka masala.

Hopping Around – Paper investigating hop preferences amongst homebrewers and microbreweries.

Communicating the Past – Paper exploring digital engagement strategies for archaeologists.

Select Blog and Instagram Posts:

The Doors of Oman: This photo essay holds a number of stories in one piece, while highlighting my ability to draw in multiple sources of information (e.g. historical, ethnographic, personal, etc.) under one theme.

An Inside Look into Studying Aksumite Archaeology in Ethiopia: This piece exhibits how I blend personal experience and informative archaeological information.

Oozing Frankincense Resin: This Instagram post shows how I convey both ethnobotanical and experiential information in a quick, photo-supported post.

Why are YOU in Frankfurt?:This piece shows my grasp of the story sequence. While I am the main protagonist, as a fellow I would shift the focus to the people and plants of Ethiopia, Oman, and Burma.

7 Things That Scare Archaeologists: This is my most popular piece thus far and it has been viewed over 25,000 times. Though light-hearted, it shows my grasp of the story sequence in smaller writing units.

Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.



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