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…

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 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….