Ask an Archaeologist…Stuff: Episode 1
Here’s the first of hopefully many episodes where I answer all the tumblr questions that I’ve been getting. In this episode I answer questions on field make-up and drinking water containers. Keep the questions coming and I’ll keep the answers coming!
I mostly post fieldwork photos and videos about archaeology! Feel free to follow me if that’s something that you’re interested in :)
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Once in a while, yep.
Oh you know, once a blue moon.
Be very careful what you wish for! We’re incredibly friendly and loud!
So the good news is I was able to recover a lot of files that I thought I lost when my mac exploded! The bad news is I’m still unhappy with most of the film quality. I may cobble together a new episode of wilderness survival guide, or I may wait until my new camera comes in the mail (can’t wait!). Until then I have footage I shot answering more tumblr questions so that should be up soon. :)
Throwback Thursday to my first ever helicopter job! What you can’t see in this video is that we were in a muskeg and there was no stable landing ground so we left the helicopter hot (ie. we jumped out) and at the end of the day we had to build a “floating” landing deck out of saplings. Definitely not an average day for most people!
Archaeology tip: Use a round file to cut a notch in the base of your trowel and keep it nice and sharp. This allows you to snip small roots in your unit by holding the end with your free hand and pulling the root through the notch. Apparently it also allows you to open beer bottles with your trowel but I haven’t tested this yet.
(Note that this notch is cut for a lefty; cut it on the left side if you’re right-handed.)
This is a super great idea for small roots! So smart! Unfortunately for me, most of the time the roots are way too big for that small notch. In those cases I suggest a root saw like this one:
Excavations are the latest in a series by the Flodden 500 Archaeological project and reveal true size of Northumberrland castle
Also features a wonderful photo of Robin (a sometimes feature on this blog). Congrats girl on your new fabulous UK life :)
Sasquatch siting off the Alaska Highway!
From Toad River to Kitchener: city distances posted on the side of a cash register inside the abandoned Summit Lodge Cafe
Since it was so easy last time, I thought I’d offer to do short video answers to any and all archaeology related questions. I’ll still answer things via text from time to time but filming quick videos is totally manageable even with my terrible Macbook. I have a couple questions at the moment but keep ‘em coming!