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Habits of the Night

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In a previous post, I discussed the archaeology of the night and I’m excited to announce that the book – Archaeology of the Night: Life After Dark in the Ancient World – is out! My fellow contributors and I reexamined our research in the context of the night and contributing to this volume made me look at my research in whole new light 😉 I also found myself giving more thought...

6 Resources for Improving Grammar

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In 10th grade, my English teacher went rogue and decided to deviate from the curriculum and teach us grammar for two weeks. That pretty much sums up my direct grammar training prior to university. When I started my doctoral studies, I felt that I was a decent writer, but I lacked confidence when it came to understanding grammar. In this post, I will walk you through my top 6 resources for...

A Method for Dealing with Chaotic Writing Drafts

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Sometimes blank pages are daunting. In other instances, pages filled with chaotic notes, thoughts, and semi-formed paragraphs can be just as overwhelming. I want to share a method that I used when my dissertation chapters started to fill up as I got deeper into writing. It’s fairly simple, but it was really effective and helped me to continue writing at a steady pace. This post will explain...

3 Handy Online Thesauruses

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Sometimes when I am writing I struggle to find the right word. Sometimes I catch myself repeating the same work too often. To tackle these issues, I regularly use online thesauruses (other plural form: thesauri). This short post offers my top 3 online thesauruses that I use when I am writing (in English).
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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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