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…