Campus Archaeology at the Midwest Archaeological Conference

Campus Archaeology at the Midwest Archaeological Conference

Things have been quite busy here at the Consortium for Archaeological Research!  We’ve been busy planning and preparing for a major conference that our department is hosting – the upcoming 2012 Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference (MAC) – which will be held from October 18th – 21st.  

My Experience as a Campus Archaeology Tech

My Experience as a Campus Archaeology Tech

This is a blog post by Rachel Cohen; Rachel has been volunteering for Campus Archaeology throughout the summer. She is an undergraduate student from University of Michigan, majoring in archaeology. While I had some previous experience working with ancient artifacts, this was my first experience 

“To the Max”: College Make-Up Trends through the Years

“To the Max”: College Make-Up Trends through the Years

This post is a follow-up of last week’s blog on college make-up trends on Michigan State’s campus during the 1930s, and I am going to discuss how the make-up trends implemented today by college students are similar to those practiced during the twentieth century. While 

Archaeology 101: Artifact versus Feature

Archaeology 101: Artifact versus Feature

Here at Campus Archaeology we tend to throw around a lot of terms that aren’t necessarily public knowledge. Two of the most frequently terms used are artifact and feature. An artifact is any portable object made by humans or used by humans. The majority of 

Day of Archaeology

Day of Archaeology

Today is the Day of Archaeology, a day where 400 archaeologists from around the world share what they are doing on a normal day in their life. Campus Archaeology has done a joint contribution from Dr. Goldstein, Chris Stawski, Kristin Sewell, Grace Krause and me, 

SAA 2011: Blogging in Archaeology, Week 4

SAA 2011: Blogging in Archaeology, Week 4

This post is week 4 (and the final post) of the Blogging in Archaeology questions posed by Colleen Morgan of the blog Middle Savagery. Question: Consider the act of publication for this blog carnival. How could we best capture the interplay, the multimedia experience of 

SAA 2011: Blogging in Archaeology Week 3

SAA 2011: Blogging in Archaeology Week 3

This post is week 3 of the Blogging in Archaeology questions posed by Colleen Morgan of the blog Middle Savagery. Question 3: Most archaeological blogs that I read have very little in the way of dialog through comments. Often on this blog, I feel like