I have successfully completed my first week in the teaching credential program

It was a great week and I love all of my classes and professors! :)

Also an overwhelming week; on Wednesday and Thursday’s I have class from 8:30-3:45. My morning classes are 4 hours long!! And I have a lot of work required from each class (5) and then I start my fieldwork next week as well!

I am excited and nervous you know? Like I’m so excited to learn how to be a successful and effective teacher but I want to do well and all of the work and reading makes me nervous and overwhelmed. I know it’s to prepare me the best I can. And I love everyone in my cohort; I’ve already started making some friends and we are going to have project nights together so we can all stress out together!

Best thing I’ve learned so far? This program is nationally accredited so my credential will be recognized/accepted in almost every state. Which is good because I’m moving to Texas in a few years. ☺️

Happy Friday friends! Highlight of YOUR week???!!
Women in Archaeology Podcast: What's In Your Pack, Women's Edition - Episode 8
Today the panel discusses their essential field gear, How to Go in the field, what to do about Flo, and basic first-aid training and essentials.

I had SO MUCH FUN recording this episode.  We were a bit silly, but there’s some good gear advice in there.  Enjoy!  Don’t forget to check out all of the great podcasts available on the Archaeology Podcast Network (APN) :)

Will your summer vacation find you heading into the great outdoors on a trip to the more than 400 parks, monuments, and other sites in America’s national park system? If so, you’re in good company: the National Park Service, which turns 100 this summer, hosted 307.2 million visitors last year, an all time record, at sites ranging from San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

We canvassed Museum curators from varied disciplines for their favorite national parks for fun and fieldwork:

Best for Bats: Carlsbad Caverns (Image via Wikipedia)

“Carlsbad Caverns is a classic. It’s a great place to see a lot of bats.” Nancy Simmons, Curator-in-Charge, Department of Mammalogy.

Best for Birds: Joshua Tree (Image via Wikipedia)

“An incredible spot. Great scenery, great plants, great birds.” Paul Sweet, Collections Manager, Department of Ornithology.

Best for Rocks: Grand Canyon (Image via Wikipedia)

“My favorite park, and pretty much favorite place on the planet, is the Grand Canyon. Amazing sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.” James Webster, Curator, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. 

Best for Inspiration: Yosemite (Image via Wikipedia)

“Chaco [Culture National Historical Park] is a favorite. And Yosemite…I worked around there for six years before going to college, and it set the course for my future as an archeologist and advocate for American Indians.” David Hurst Thomas, Curator, Division of Anthropology.

See these parks and more in National Parks Adventure, now playing at the Museum in 3D and 2D!


My summer this season up at East Bay Mainland!! July will follow ^_^ 

yokorra  asked:

Does Korra and Asami get together in your fic?

TLDR: Yes. And they are endgame. 

When I first started writing, I was always going to have them get together, but I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to have them be endgame. After 307, I decided that I needed to put my money where my mouth was and make it work. As I’m fond of saying, everything that happens in a story, whether book, tv, movie, or other, is a decision made by someone. I needed to make the decision and then do what it took to make it work. 

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Losing small parts in the field is a very real concern. The top panel of our Kit Bags has a raised lip surround that turns the bag into a safe zone for easy to lose components. Nobody wants to detail strip in the field and lose a critical part. #kitbags #useyourgear #dontloseyourgear #detailstrip #fieldwork #overland #figjam #uspalm

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Smile Awareness and Culture Shock

I saw a girl today and discovered that I was smiling at her, because she smiled back. Her face was lit instantaneously. “It’s definitely not Russia,” I thought. Not to say that no one returns smiles in Russia but… people kind of do not.

The end of fieldwork feels rather weird.

New chapter of Fieldwork should be out Saturday at the latest. I’m gonna be doing more fine-tuning than I have for previous chapters…. but have a sneak peek:

They advanced on Korra slowly, increasing the distance between one another to attack from different sides. Korra raised her other hand, attempting to keep their attention on her. “Asami, when I tell you, I want you to run for the fishing grounds. Tell them to bring their spears.”

 “What about y—”


With that, my 2016 field season has come to an end! We didn’t find the lost C17th burial ground this summer, but the excavation helped widen our understanding of life in the Colony!
We located the southern defensive ditch from the 1621 construction, tons of interesting artefacts and post moulds, a potential gravestone fragment, a house or root cellar likely from the C18th, and an intact C17th layer way up on the Downs! How cool is that? There are already plans in the works to return next summer and explore another area!
My research also helped us understand the extent to which you can use GPR successfully in Newfoundland (not a lot, it’s so rocky!), and I was really excited to do a large scale project with a GPR!
It was a great field season, and I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered their time for my excavation this summer! You guys were all awesome! Time to write my spooky thesis! 💀💀💀 ___________________________
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Strata and Ice

This week’s Saturday Stratigraphy features strata and ice in photographs by Donald B. MacMillan, Maurice C. Tanquary, Rutherford Platt, and Dr. Genevieve LeMoine.

The color photograph was taken this summer (2016) by our curator (Dr. LeMoine) during her field work in Iita, Greenland! The photograph is of a stratigraphic section of archaeologically rich permafrost, with a “bone bed” of little auk bones (coarse, light-colored layer just above the darker layers and cobbles) dating to Thule times and dark lenses below dating to Dorset occupations.