Northeast Historical Archaeology – online

Northeast Historical Archaeology has been digitized and is now  available online in full-text from Volume 1, 1971 on: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/neha/.

Northeast Historical Archaeology is the journal of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. The Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization dedicated to archaeological scholarship in the American Northeast, including the Canadian provinces and the U.S. states of Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Since the spring of 1971, the journal has explored the history of Northeastern North America through archaeological finds in the area.

Additional information about the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology can be found on the Council’s website http://www.cneha.org/  Order forms for print copies of the journal and posters from our Telling Time poster series can be found at www.buffalostate.edu/neha

AAA Webinar Series – 2014

The American Anthropological Association is/has been hosting a number of webinars during the year.

Go to: http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/2014-Webinar-Series.cfm

Some may be especially interested in Riall Nolan’s topic on “professional development and career building for  anthropologists outside of the academy. Program topics will include CV writing,  job search tips, interviewing and more.”

The most recent webinars included a lively discussion between Agustin Fuentes and New York Times science editor, Nicholas Wade. The conversation still continues at The Huffington Post. There was also a presentation by Harjant Gill on Ethnography and Film .

Open Anthropology – digital-only, public journal

The latest issue is entitled “Sport: Pleasure and Violence, Competition and Sociality,” guest edited by Niko Besnier.

Open Anthropology, the first digital-only, public journal of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), is a pilot experiment envisioned as a way of “opening up” anthropology in several ways. First, the new online publication helps bring anthropology into the public conversation about critical social issues and policy debates. Each edition of Open Anthropology will focus on a timely theme, offering a selection of articles relevant to contemporary concerns. By means of Open Anthropology, we hope anthropological knowledge, information and insights will figure more prominently in public discussions. Second, the journal introduces nearly the full archive of AAA journals, past and current-the online “stacks,” so to speak-to potential readers who may not even know these exist. Content in Open Anthropology will be culled from the full archive of participating AAA publications, and curated into editions. Third, each edition of Open Anthropology is made available free on the public Internet for a minimum of six months permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of the articles in each edition. Content published 35 years ago and longer will remain free on the public Internet in perpetuity; book reviews in Open Anthropology will also remain available on the Internet without cost to readers. Finally, by means of “The Editor’s Note,” anthropology is opened up to the non-specialist reader by drawing attention to key issues or themes raised in the selected articles (some of which are written in highly technical language), and by identifying each article source-across time and subspecialties of the field-the author, the specialty journal, and the journal’s sponsoring section.

 

Historical Archaeology of Scandinavian Colonialism – online resource

The organizing committees of the 375th Anniversary New Sweden Conferences

in Lund, Sweden – *Encountering the Other, Understanding Oneself:Colonialism, Ethnic Diversity and Everyday Life in Early Modern Sweden and New Sweden*,

and Newark, Delaware, USA, — *Encountering ‘Others’ in the Atlantic World: Perspectives from the Material World *

(November 2013) are pleased to announce that video-recorded presentations may be accessed via this portal website:

http://sites.udel.edu/newswedenconference2013/

The conference, “Encountering ‘Others’ in the Atlantic World: Perspectives from the Material World,” was an international forum on comparative colonialism. It also served as the annual meeting of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology and the New Sweden History Conference.

Archaeological Survey of Alberta Publications

The Archaeological Survey of Alberta “Blue Series” publications are now available for free download.

http://culture.alberta.ca/heritage/resourcemanagement/archaeologyhistory/publications/default.aspx

The two series were established in the 1970s and 1980s to help disseminate the results of archaeological work conducted in the Province. Thirty five Occasional Paper volumes and 17 Manuscript Series volumes were issued from 1976-1994. These volumes cover the entire breadth of human history in Alberta, from the late glacial to the recent past, and from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains into the Parkland and Boreal Forest.

The World’s Beads: An Annotated Bibliography

A much-expanded version of the Researching the World’s Beads: An Annotated Bibliography has been uploaded to the Society of Bead Researchers website. Several hundred new references have been added with the hope that the bibliography will be of use to those researching beads. The emphasis is on archaeological material but some ethnographic references are also provided.

The bibliography has been divided into nine major political-geographical groups, two specialized theme groups, and a general/miscellaneous group.  These are in the form of PDFs.

This bibliography has been compiled by Karlis Karklins; revised and updated 28 March 2014.

Canadian Conservation Institute – publications & more

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) just announced that their back catalogue of technical publications has been released online for free.  New CCI Technical Bulletins will continue to be sold, for a period of five years, on a partial cost recovery basis. After that time, they will also be made available for free.

This is a rich resource of specialised technical information for those working with collections, whether for museums or archaeological projects:

CCI Notes http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/notes/index-eng.aspx

CCI Technical Bulletins http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/category-categorie-eng.aspx?id=18

CCI Symposia and Colloquia Publications http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/category-categorie-eng.aspx?id=19

For those interested in conservation, the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) offers Paid Post-graduate Internships and Curriculum Internships that provide learning opportunities for the conservation community in Canada and abroad.

NPS Archeology Program Posts Webinars

The NPS Archeology Program has posted on their public website the webinars from a series the program hosted in Fall 2013-Winter 2014. The lecture series was devoted to dissemination of information about developments in archeological site locational technologies including LiDAR, metal detecting, ground penetrating radar, satellite imagery, and underwater locational technologies. The posted webinars are:

A Short History of Technological Innovations in Geo-spatial
Methods in Archeology — Fred Limp, Leica Chair in Geospatial Imaging, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Arkansas

Metal Detecting for Archeologists: Recent Advances in Methods
and Equipment — Douglas Scott, NPS Archeologist (retired)

Geophysical Prospecting in Archeology — Kenneth L. Kvamme, Director, Archeo-Imaging Lab, University of Arkansas

Capturing Cultural Landscapes: GIS and Historical Imagery at
Voyageurs National Park — Andrew LaBounty, Integrated Resources Technician, Voyageurs NP

Direct Predictive Modeling of Regional Archaeological Phenomena
with Satellites — Alan P. Sullivan, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati

Heritage Preservation and 3D Immersive Learning Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) and Combined Spatial, Imaging, and Visualization Tools — Lori Collins and Travis Doering, Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies, University of South Florida, School of Geosciences

Advancing Archeology in the Midwest Region through GIS: Information Management, Modeling, and Analysis — Anne Vawser and Amanda Davey Renner, NPS Midwest Archeological Center

Business in Great Waters: A Review and Assessment of Marine
Archeological Remote Sensing Techniques and Technology — Dave Conlin, NPS and James Delgado, NOAA

To view the webinars, go to http://www.nps.gov/archeology/tools/webinars.htm

JAIC: six issues free (to Feb 15)

JOURNAL OF THE MONTH: Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

Six issues of JAIC are free to download until 15th February 2014

Visit the JAIC Journal of the Month page http://www.maneyonline.com/page/jotm/jac

The page also offers a wealth of content including videos, opinion pieces from experts on textiles, electronic media, archaeological artefacts and more.

How to ask for a reference letter | University Affairs

How to ask for a reference letter | University Affairs.

At some point, you will need to ask for a letter of reference from one of your professors.  They expect to be asked; it’s also part of their job.  But, remember that who writes and for what matters.  Don’t ask your prof who only taught you one intro course to write a letter of recommendation for graduate school.  Why aren’t you asking your advisor who supervised you on an upper-level research project?

Also, make sure you provide adequate advance notice (minimum of a week)!

Three points addressed in this article:

  • Who to choose and when to approach them

  • What to say and what to give them

  • Thank you etiquette