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Current Location:Port Angeles, WA
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Subject:Letter to the Editor: Love letter to a local store
Time:02:53 pm
Current Mood:impressedimpressed
Thought y'all might appreciate the letter I just submitted to my local paper:

Dear Editor,

As a field archaeologist, I am usually in the market for a new pair of work boots every year or two. As a woman, I am familiar with the feeling of walking out of sporting goods and outdoor stores empty-handed and frustrated, because almost no one carries heavy duty work boots in women's sizes. I am often forced to settle for hiking boots, which cost about the same, but are not really up to the task. Apparently the perception that women do not do jobs involving manual labor or rugged terrain is still with us. Hi, people! We exist! There are, in fact, lots of us! And we like our feet protected. So I just wanted to give a shout out to Swain's General Store for carrying a range of work boots in women's sizes, including at least two brands with a safety toe. Oh, and they also carry women's Carhartts. Thanks for being awesome, Swain's!


skjaere
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Subject:short intro
Time:07:53 pm
hi, I'm an A2 classics student from the North East of the UK and I'm wanting to pursue the ancient world in my studies. My main area of knowledge is the Roman world and I joined to get a slant of the archeological world from the actual archeologists!
Nice to meet you!
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Current Location:Scottsville, VA
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Subject:Haiti Cleanup Opportunity
Time:12:46 pm
Current Mood:thoughtfulthoughtful
I just got this email from my old boss:

Hey everyone,

I am looking for people who might want to join the recovery effort in Haiti. Berger is working on getting a task order to go down to start working on Debris Management, damage assessment, and recovery. This could be short term, it could be long term. Conditions are tough as you probably know. Shots will be given to anyone who goes. You must have a passport. I don’t know much now. I don’t know how much it pays but I will do my best to get a high rate. Travel, housing, per-diem… don’t know yet. There are a lot of dead, there is very little infrastructure functioning, but we will take care of you. I think I am going…

Please let me know if you are interested and I will give your information to the person in charge of recruiting for this.

Thanks for your consideration and take care.

Also, if you know anyone else who wants to go, have them send their information. Archaeology is not a prerequisite for this. Tough and smart is what we are looking for.

Joe Parfitt
The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
801 E Main Street, Suite 500
Richmond, VA 23219
jparfitt@louisberger.com
(804) 228-4312
(804) 339-4365 cell
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Current Location:Christiansburg, VA
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Subject:Field Clothing and Per Diem Ideas?
Time:05:15 pm
Current Mood:uncomfortableuncomfortable
Like many of you, I suspect, I am trying to keep cool and comfortable in the field right now. My problem is that I would very much like to get rid of another layer, namely my sports bra, which is itchy and uncomfortable and smells pretty rank by the end of the day. I'm looking for ideas for field shirts I can wear which might disguise the fact that I am braless. I'm a B, so I think I can get away with it as far as comfort goes, but I would rather not excite comment from my co-workers.

I'm also currently working for a company that does receipt re-embursment for per diem. They allow specific amounts to be charged for each meal. I already know about receipt scavenging and buying receipt booklets. Any other clever tips for maximising my income?
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Current Location:on project
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Subject:Poison Ivy: refresher course
Time:01:44 pm
It's that time of year again-- the sun is shining and the urishiol (also spelled urishol) is flowing. And a lot of archaeologist in the US run into it at some time or another.
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Subject:Girl Archaeologist Video Blogs
Time:09:28 pm
So, this is a project I've been contemplating for awhile. Basically its just little 3-5 minute video blogs, talking about the different projects that I'm working on, that my friends and colleagues are working on, archaeology in the news, and archaeology in mainstream media. I know they need work, so constructive criticism hugely appreciated!! And if you like them, subscribe to my YouTube Channel, and pass the links on! And I apologize for cross-posting... I'm trying to get the word out!

Girl Archaeologist #1



Girl Archaeologist #2
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Current Location:Buckeye Lake, OH
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Subject:Message for out-of-work archaeologists from your mod
Time:02:26 pm
Current Mood:sympatheticsympathetic
With the economy in the deplorable shape it is currently in, a great many CRM projects, large and small, are getting canceled or put on indefinite hold across the US. For those of us who work in CRM, this means layoffs and unemployment abound. I work for a large company with four offices across the eastern US. Yesterday, about 70-80% of us got laid off (effective next Friday), including myself.

I want to offer a helping hand to anyone who may be in my situation. Two of my co-worker friends and I have recently rented a large farmhouse on three acres in central Virginia. Rent is cheap, and we have lots of space for anyone who needs a place to live or just crash space for a couple of weeks until they find something new. If you think you might be interested, reply to this post with your email address, and we can discuss any questions you might have.
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Subject:New archaeo girl
Time:01:03 pm
Current Mood:excitedexcited
Hi, I'm new :)
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Subject:I suppose it was inevitable
Time:08:52 pm
Hallowe'en is nearly here, and with it the annual parade of trashy costumes. And at last, our time has come.

It's Sexy Archaeologist!

Yes, this is exactly what I wear.

(By the by, the male costume that goes with this is called "The Bush Hunter".)
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Subject:Help with university project needed
Time:09:16 am
I have to do a project on the topic of "Trade in the English Channel" for my Dark Ages class. I'm supposed to use trade between the cities Hamwic and Dorestad as an example. This wouldn't be a problem if my Professor hadn't set a very close time limit (knowing full well that I'm currently writing my intermediate exam essay which I now can't finish until that project is done).

Anyway, it would be great if I could get some help literature wise. I got copies of David Hill's "Wics - The Early Mediaeval Trading Centres of Northern Europe", Birbeck's "The origins of Mid-Saxon Southampton : excavations at the Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium" and some German books. If anyone knows of any German, English and maybe even Dutch books that could help, I would be very grateful.
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