Building a More Inclusive Introductory Archaeology Course

By Laura Heath-Stout When I was a TA, a student came to my office hours to tell me he was dropping the class after doing poorly on the first exam. He was interested in archaeology, and had been excited to take it, but English was his second language and the pace of the English lectures…

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…