There are many online sources of information about archaeology– here are just a few suggestions (in no particular order and just getting started… send me more suggestions!):
- A Day of Archaeology. “Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really get up to? Is it all just digging or is there a lot more to it? The Day of Archaeology project aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world.” Day of Archaeology began in 2011 and this year will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017.
- Past Thinking. Excellent list of archaeology blogs on Past Thinking, which is “a blog about all aspects of heritage, including archaeology, history, museums, and technology. It is written by Tom Goskar and Tehmina Goskar, two freelance heritage professionals based in Cornwall, UK.”
- Doug’s Archaeology Blog. Doug Rocks-Macqueen is a professional archaeologist who has put together an excellent collection of resources to explore: lists of archaeology journals, great archaeology blogs (the list is VERY long!), resources for job seekers in the US and UK, and a link to open access archaeology. Be sure to check out his “Top Posts & Pages”, which include advice on CVs/resume development, among others. Doug also has a YouTube channel, Recording Archaeology, which is packed with videos of recent conference presentations.
- Those interested in pursuing a graduate degree in archaeology should also check out: Rocks-Macqueen, D., (2016). When You are more Likely to Die of Cancer than Become an Academic: What is the Role of PhD students?. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology. 25(2), p.Art. 14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pia.513
- Middle Savagery. Archaeologist Colleen Morgan’s “accumulation of over thirteen years of thinking about archaeology, art, and digital media.” Her academic publications are available here and I also recommend her “Mothers Who Happen to be Archaeologists” posts.
- Trowelblazers. “TrowelBlazers is dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science.” This is a personal favorite, which I use regularly in my teaching and research. There are a few entries about Andean archaeologists, including Constanza Ceruti who studies high elevation Inca sites in her home country of Argentina.
- Bad Archaeology. Kevin Fitzpatrick-Matthews is an Archaeology Officer in the UK and the blog is “the brainchild of a couple of archaeologists who are fed up with the distorted view of the past that passes for knowledge in popular culture. We are unhappy that books written by people with no knowledge of real archaeology dominate the shelves at respectable bookshops. We do not appreciate news programmes that talk about ley lines (for example) as if they are real.”
- Bioarchaeology. There are a number of bioarchaeologists in the blogging world (and please note that there are images of human skeletal remains presented). To begin, check out Katy Meyers Emery and Kristina Killgrove’s overview, “Bones, Bodies, and Blogs: Outreach and Engagement in Bioarchaeology“ published in Internet Archaeology (2015), which includes links to the following (among others): These Bones of Mine by David Mennear; Jess Beck’s Bone Broke, including helpful bone quizzes for osteology students; and Strange Remains by forensic anthropologist Dolly Stolze.
- Another list of archaeology blogs from Feedspot.