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Modern Issues in Archaeology: Repatriation

Modern Issues in Archaeology: Repatriation

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorRepatriation has a long history within the United States and around the world. From the Parthenon marbles to human remains in museum storage, the idea of repatriation can trace its beginning to the late 1700s and early...

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Modern Issues in Archaeology: Terrorism

Modern Issues in Archaeology: Terrorism

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator If you’ve ever wanted to upset an archaeologist, ask them about the Buddhas of Bamiyan or the city of Palmyra. These are two more famous examples of what happens when you mix terrorism with archaeology. In 2001, the...

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Modern Issues in Archaeology: Looting

Modern Issues in Archaeology: Looting

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorLooting is one of the biggest problems that archaeology, archaeological sites, and artifacts face. It happens all around the world and can range from small innocent actions, like picking up something on your hike, to a...

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#essentialarchaeology

#essentialarchaeology

By Rebecca Simon, Colorado Assistant State ArchaeologistWhen asked to reflect on my career, I decided to read the cover letter I wrote to get my current job as Colorado’s Assistant State Archaeologist. Going back to that cover letter, I am actually a little...

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How to be an Archaeologist: Wrapping It Up

How to be an Archaeologist: Wrapping It Up

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorOver the past few weeks, we have interviewed several archaeologists in a variety of positions all at different stages in their careers. Though their experiences are all very different, a few qualities remained the same,...

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How to be an Archaeologist: Natalie Clark

How to be an Archaeologist: Natalie Clark

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorThis week in the “How to be the Archaeologist” series, we get to feature Ms. Natalie Clark, a Bureau of Land Management archaeologist! It may seem like archaeologists only work as professors or in museums, but there are...

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How to be an Archaeologist: Sylvia Cheever

How to be an Archaeologist: Sylvia Cheever

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorFinding a passion for archaeology can happen in many different ways. Some are inspired by science magazines or documentaries and decide to pursue their passion. Others may have a love for discovery and history, but not...

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How to be an Archaeologist: Dr. Mel Zabecki

How to be an Archaeologist: Dr. Mel Zabecki

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education CoordinatorFrom the outside, it may seem like archaeology is straightforward, with one linear path. You go to school, choose a specialty, get a PhD, and then become a professor. It can even seem this way to students who are just...

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