Doug’s Archaeology

While many archaeology blogs are targeted toward increasing public awareness and literacy regarding archaeology, Doug’s Archaeology is directed specifically to those within the discipline. It focuses on issues confronted by practicing archaeologists within academia and the public/private sector, including funding, jobs, publishing, and public perception. The blog’s author is archaeologist Doug Rocks-Macqueen. While the academic tone and specificity of the blog’s content may limit its readership, Doug’s Archaeology stimulates important conversations that are often left unsaid. That archaeology is an exciting discipline whose practitioners uncover interesting artifacts and insights about the past is generally acknowledged. How one actually goes about being an archaeologist–securing funds, jobs, and publications–receives far less attention. For those pursuing a career in archaeology, at any level, Doug’s Archaeology provides valuable information on what to expect and how to best navigate the career path.

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