Monday Miscellany

Organizing my citations (and my thoughts!) for my dissertation has been consuming most of my time, but I wanted to give a brief Tumblr-like set of links to things that have come my way lately.

John has a great post about Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, aka the George C Davis site, which was the second field project that I worked on! I must have blogged about it back in my nascent blogging days–I will have been blogging archaeology for eight years this summer, though most of those early posts are lost to the ages.  I can’t say that I’m altogether displeased about this.

Finally, I wanted to wait to post this until all the grading was done, but I’m pretty proud of the students in the Archaeology and the Media class this past Fall.  A group of the students made this video, The Stolen Key, after I told them about the old key route streetcars that used to service the East Bay.

One of the other students in class was hired by Youtube right after graduation. Who says that we don’t teach useful skills?

Finally, Sara Perry (who has an excellent new post about the Visual Ethics of Archaeology over at her blog) pointed out that the IVSA cites an email I wrote to the mailing list last June about the ethics of digital documentation in their new code of Research Ethics and Guidelines…the funny thing is, nobody responded to my email on the mailing list! It’s a little odd to get a journal article response to a mailing list query.

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2 responses to “Monday Miscellany

  1. What an awesome video! I love it when Cal undergrads can shine through all the mediocrity..

  2. “Finally, I wanted to wait to post this until all the grading was done, but I’m pretty proud of the students in the Archaeology and the Media class this past Fall.”

    Sounds like a great class. What kinds of things did you cover? I think there should be a lot more of this kind of thing–throughout anthropology.

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