Topic ID #11000 - posted 5/2/2011 4:25 AM

Toolkit: How One Archaeologist Gears Up for Digs



Jennifer Palmer

Webmaster
Toolkit: How One Archaeologist Gears Up for Digs
    * By Aaron Rowe
    * April 26, 2011  |
    * 12:00 pm  |

Ginessa Mahar, a lab manager at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, knows the ups and downs of archaeology. “I’ve done high-altitude surveying in Nevada and underwater archaeology along the Jersey Shore,” says the 30-year-old digger, who uses everything from metal detectors to portable x-ray fluorescence machines to uncover relics. Mahar took a break from excavating 500-year-old Spanish artifacts on an island off the Georgia coast to tell us about her favorite gear.


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Post ID#18668 - replied 5/2/2011 9:44 AM



FireArch

Moderator
"Chicks Only" Really?! This some sort of State-sponsored sexism/gynocentric privilege?


Post ID#18669 - replied 5/2/2011 6:47 PM



Dwarmour

maybe its for taking pictures of baby "chicks only" and the picture thew it out of context.

Post ID#18670 - replied 5/2/2011 7:09 PM



Jennifer Palmer

Webmaster
Hmm.. if I were in possession of a Toughbook, I know I'd be very particular about whose paws were on it, male or female.

Post ID#18671 - replied 5/3/2011 10:24 AM



FireArch

Moderator
Sure Jen, but is that property of the Museum, or her's? And even if it is her's, do you think it's a good idea, as an anthropologist, to be advertising sexism while in the employ of the State?

If male sexism is decried by females, then surely female sexism should be doubly decried, for it smacks of double standards, and lessens the moral high-grounds.

Anyway, there's some cool tools in that kit. "It's good to be the King."

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