TagHabit #6: Make Contributions

5 Blogs to Follow from Women in Archaeology

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As an archaeologist and blogger, I enjoy reading the work of fellow female archaeology bloggers. I wanted to share 5 blogs that I have followed for some time. I have limited this list to bloggers that have posted recently and also post fairly consistently. Their content is excellent and insightful and I encourage you to check them out (each title is hyperlinked)!
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Behind the Discovery and Publication of Aqir al-Shamoos

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Amongst archaeologists, there are a number of ‘firsts’ we all remember. Our first archaeology course, our first fieldwork experience, our first ‘cool’ discovery. Recently, I had a memorable first – my first peer-reviewed publication. Interestingly, the publication is about a major first discovery for Arabia. In this post I want to give you a behind-the-scenes look at...

List of Archaeology Grants from the July 2016 #grantsforarchs Twitter Campaign

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During the month of July 2016 I tweeted (@travellingarch) over 60 grant opportunities relevant to archaeologists! If you missed #grantsforarchs, don’t worry! You can always check out the hashtag on Twitter or refer to this blog post, which lists all the grants I advertised. From study abroad to language learning to fieldwork awards, there is something for everyone. If you want more tips for...

The Archaeology of the Night – What’s That About?

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Earlier this month I posted on Facebook and Instagram that I was giving a talk at the ‘Archaeology of the Night’ symposium at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) in Orlando, Florida. One of my readers, Wolfgang Alders, asked on Facebook, “What is the archaeology of the night?” Fair question! This post tells you what the...

Tips For Undergraduates Interested in Archaeology

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One of the most frequent questions that I get from undergraduate archaeology majors is some variant of ‘How did you get to where you are now?’ This is a valid question as every archaeologist has a different story and career trajectory. That being said, I think what most undergraduates are really asking is ‘What can I do now, as an undergraduate, to become an archaeologist...

7 Things That Scare Archaeologists

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Mummies, mole people, and cursed mysterious artifacts. Yes, archaeology has its fair share of Hollywood created horrors. For the most part, they’re quite entertaining, but if you want to know what really scares archaeologists, keep reading.
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An Inside Look into Studying Aksumite Archaeology in Ethiopia

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Since 2012, I have worked with the Southern Red Sea Archaeological Histories (SRSAH pronounced sir-sah) Project (PI: Dr. Michael Harrower, John Hopkins University) to investigate the Aksumite archaeology in Ethiopia. This post will detail a brief overview of the Aksumites, how we locate activities of the Empire in the archaeological record, and some insights into why I keep returning to Ethiopia...

7 Things Archaeologists Probably Did Over the Summer

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Summer is winding down and for those of us in Germany, it’s gone (No worries, Kürbis season has started!). Some of us are heading back to school and we’re faced with some variant of “How was your summer?” or “What did you do over the summer?”  For many of us that’s a loaded question because we ended up doing a lot of things over the summer.  If...

Welcome to Habits of a Travelling Archaeologist

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Hi! I’m Smiti and welcome to Habits of a Travelling Archaeologist.  I am an archaeologist and I have trekked around the world a fair amount for the past ten years. I have done a variety of archaeological work in many countries (Hungary, India, Ethiopia, Oman, France, etc.) and lived in a couple of other countries too (UK, Germany, Greece). Here I share my experiences and some useful...

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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