Openly gay in a small ‘machista’ town

by Julio I am a 29-year old gay archaeologist. My first experience in the field was exactly 10 years ago, in 2008. Back then I was a Political Science student interested in the past and traveling. Little did I know that the experience would change my life. I switched majors to Archaeology and have enjoyed…

Women In Archaeology Podcast and Blog

  By: Chelsi Slotten and Emily Long ‘Hello’ from the Women in Archaeology Podcast! You may be asking yourself, ‘what is the Women in Archaeology (WIA) podcast?’ In a nutshell, the WIA is a podcast created for women by women in the field of archaeology. The podcast is comprised of four expert hosts in various fields…

My Queer Superpower

By: Angela McComb I don’t practice Queer Archaeology, per se. My graduate studies centered on poverty, disaster, and heritage management. I excavated my first site at the tender age of 14, and I have spent the entirety of my professional career doing some form of cultural resources management either for the state or federal government…

No One Noticed? Doing Archaeology for the First Time as Anna

By: Anna Marie Prentiss During transition I had a recurrent dream. I was out in the world fully as me for the first time and no one noticed. I told my therapist and she responded, “you are just normalizing.” I didn’t know what that meant but it didn’t sound too bad. As time passed, the…

Queer Things We Love!

By: Chelsea Blackmore Closet Free Radio KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1 FM On the air since 1975, Closet Free Radio is the longest running LGBT public affairs radio show. Its hosts, DJ Kai Dragon and Richard (Richard’s an archaeologist!!!), discuss the news and all things related to queer life. The program plays every Monday from 7-8:30pm…

Queer in the Field

By: Carla Hernández As an archaeologist, there is nothing I love more than fieldwork. I love everything about it – even the early morning hikes in the cold, the constant feeling that my body needs a break, the lack of internet, Netflix, and all those luxuries that I enjoy back home. I got into archaeology…

Hey, I Have A Question

By: Nathan Klembara *Ding* A Facebook Messenger alert. “Hey, I have a question.” It’s from a relatively new friend I made while working on a project in Spain, I’ll call him “Alberto”.  The simple message is a bit confusing in the moment.  Alberto and I message each other often, and he’s usually much more direct than this. Facebook Messenger dings again….

Editorial

By: Chelsea Blackmore I came out when I was 29 years old. At that point in my life, my world was my work-teaching, mentoring, doing research, and wondering what life would be like after graduate school. Coming out was emotional and scary as it is for most people. But in retrospect I was both fortunate…

SHA 2018 – The Winds of Change Felt in New Orleans 

By: April M. Beisaw Is there a better way to start a new year than attending a Society for Historical Archaeology conference in New Orleans? Yes, but there are worse ways too. Traveling from New York to anywhere cold in January is asking for double trouble. I was all excited to be heading south but…

Queery, where conversation gets deep and queer

By:  Gabriela Oré I am not a podcast connoisseur, but I do have some podcasts that I follow religiously. Usually they have some kind of queer content. Yes, I am a bit monothematic, but you know, it’s fine; I can keep up with politics and the rest of the world somewhere else. Among my favorite…