Saturday, December 26, 2009

More Set up and Research on YouTube.

Its always good to understand what you're going up against and its good to know what wheel you don't have to re-invent. Since I'm starting a channel on YouTube I've decided to make sure I'm not overlapping horribly with someone else. Fortunately, I don't think I am. However, while searching I found a few great vids on archaeology, made by archaeologists.

What is Archaeology
Archaeology is Important

Both of these are fantastic and show first hand what real excavation looks like. I highly encourage you to go watch these, especially if you wonder what we look like in the field.

Mewhile I've been working on the script for the first vid, and found some spectacular sites. First I found the Skeptics Dictionary, where you can find all kinds of great 'definitions' on topics near and dear to Skeptics.

More scholarly, I found The Hall of Maat created by Katherine Reece. This is a great site with articles contributed by well know researchers such as Garrett G. Fagan. It covers all kinds of psuedo-archaeology and talks about ways to address it and reveal it.

So, enjoy the fruit of my labor, and I hope you learn something new!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Out with the Old, In with the Truth!

The year is winding down for me here in the grand 'ol Midwest. Right now I sit at Anubis2814's apartment, watching vids and eating Wafflenuss...mmmm.

Gearing up for the next year I have a lot planed. Along with launching my own YouTube site, I'm also working on getting into Grad school and launching a Wiki for Archaeology, and I have dreams of creating an online Chert Catalog with sample pictures and location data that can be accessed by anyone. That one might take a bit.

I've set up a schedule for the ArchyFantasies channel as well as the blog. I'm also on Twitter and Face Book. I encourage you to stop by and check everything out, though everything is linked, there are different things on every site.

I also encourage you to connect with me, email me, twit me, comment, post, whatever. I feel that Archaeology is important enough that it needs to be brought forward and revealed, explained and discussed. I'm always up for a good conversation, especially when something important is being shared.

Next year is right around the corner and I really can't wait to start sharing with all of you. So until then, Enjoy!