This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which ShovelBums LLC collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the www.ShovelBums.org website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by ShovelBums LLC.

The bottom line? ShovelBums is up to nothing nefarious. I am here to help you. I don't resell information, I don't send spam, etc... But because some of the online tools I use require me to have this, it is here for them, and for your peace of mind.


Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.. Users may visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

ShovelBums LLC may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • - To improve customer service
    Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
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    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
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How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Changes to this privacy policy

ShovelBums LLC has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

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By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
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This document was last updated on March 09, 2015

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TDNA (Troll - Do Not Engage!) 

Because of my activity online I have been made aware that there is a new movement to promote the use of just the four letters "TDNE"  which is for "Troll, Do Not Engage" in response to people who are obviously paid Content Maker Trolls (CMT's) who do nothing more for $9/hr (2014 wages) than troll science and progressive blogs and social media outlets to post incendiary comments. The consensus, which makes sense to me, is that for multiple reasons (and there is no single source for this, sorry, tinfoil hat crowd, no illuminati here) there are different groups who feel it worth while to waste the "cognitive energy" of progressives who tend to be more apt to engage to try and educate these people, who they unfortunately believe to be rational people.  And in all honesty, they might very well be! But they are located in areas of depressed economies and genuinely want to be working, even if it is unsavory.

I have been told that at the most general level there are three levels of employees

  • Content Manager (CM)- "These are staff who review the work of the lower tier staff and make the call on where to invest energy". Paid $12-$15+/hr
  • Content Creation Makers (CCM) - These are the people who post 7-10 sentences of gibberish if you really look at it, but strung together to look like an argument (or supporting argument for causes your employees support). They are usually authorized to make one return to a thread to make a "follow up" post to keep the flames alive.  If a Content Manager authorizes it they can post additional comments in very active areas. Paid $9-$11/hr
  • Content Support Staff (CSS) - Their job it is to post one to two sentences showing support of the comments Content Makers have made (often timed to keep the content active to avoid having to pay Content Makers from having to return). They are paid to like CM's posts, they then get bonuses (small, but it adds up) if people like their short content.
  • Likers (CL) - The lowest tier are the "likers" who are ironically (considering the racial bias of the presumed program backers) usually based is SE Asia, who are fed team posted links and "like", retweet, etc... the comments of CM's and CSS.

The bottom line?  From now on when you see an obvious troll comment, RESIST the urge to engage!  Post TDNE so others know immediately that you have identified them as a paid and to go use your cognitive resources somewhere productive. There is *no* benefit to engaging trolls.

TDNE TDNE it's all you need.

 

Welcome to R. Joe's ShovelBums.org

Your Adventure in Archaeology Starts Here!

ShovelBums is the worlds largest provider of Archaeology, Academic, and Cultural Resource Management (CRM) related jobs. Since 1999 ShovelBums has filled over 36,000 positions in academia, archaeology and CRM.

If you are looking to start a career in archaeology or CRM it begins, and ends, here. This is where your peers and mentors all started (except the really old ones that I worked with back in the day when we only heard about jobs by word of mouth, fax machines, and printed letters). 

To join the ShovelBums mailing list please Follow this link and there are instructions on how to join. It only takes a couple of minutes and it is mostly painless.

ShovelBums is home to the Comprehensive International Guide to Archaeology, Anthropology and CRM Field Schools. (2017 Edition coming online soon!)

You can follow ShovelBums on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShovelBums

Or you can follow the ShovelBums facebook group https://www.facebook.com/ShovelBums/

You are also welcome to send a friend request at https://www.facebook.com/RJoeShovelBums (This is my personal page is more for keeping in touch with many of you than for posting jobs).

 

First you need to be a member of the ShovelBums mailing list. To join the ShovelBums mailing list please Follow this link and there are simple instructions on how to join. It only takes a couple of minutes and it is mostly painless. The mailing list is only for jobs so you will not be flooded with email. I strongly recommend you use a work email to join. 

After you are a member of the ShovelBums mailing list you can then send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. *from* the account you registered.  Every announcement is screened to be sure it has all of the relevant information present (see below). The message will then be approved right away and it will immediately be sent out to the 18,0000 members of ShovelBums. 

The great thing? If one of the members of ShovelBums is not the right fit for the position, it is likely they know someone who is! And with ~18,000 members your ad has an amazing, and instant, reach. The only people on ShovelBums are people looking for work, students trying to find out what the job market is like, and academics helping to prepare students for a future in Archaeology/Anthropology and CRM.

You can read more about the how and why you should be using ShovelBums for your academic or CRM position announcements here (Hint: its cheap, fast, and huge!)

Well if you are slacker you can view the current jobs here (note that link brings you off site. My mailing list host changed settings and messed up my ability to have those posted here, I am working on a fix).

BUT! You really should join the ShovelBums mailing list to be notified immediately by email when a job comes out. Besides the immediacy of email, the emails you receive have full contact information in them, when the job postings that are archived online they have their email addresses obfuscated for security. So show your future employer you are smart and join the email list, it is relatively low volume and you can choose a digest mode. But it really is the smart way to keep current on jobs. 

You can also follow ShovelBums on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShovelBums

Or you can follow the ShovelBums facebook group https://www.facebook.com/ShovelBums/

You are also welcome to send a friend request at https://www.facebook.com/RJoeShovelBums (This is my personal page is more for keeping in touch with many of you than for posting jobs).

 

First: Get a chicken.

Second: Follow this link and there are instructions on how to join. It only takes a couple of minutes and it is mostly painless.

Third: Get rid of the chicken.

My mom, who find herself quite clever, came up with the term in the 80's when I was describing to her what it was like being on the road doing "contract" archaeology back in the day. The term "can" be pejorative if used by someone who is not an archaeologist, a pompous professor who fails to realize that the majority of their students who end up pursuing a career *will* will end up as a ShovelBum doing CRM at some point, or a State or Fed employee who is secretly jealous of your capricious career. However, within the field of professionals, ShovelBums is a term used to signify that mutual understanding between professionals acknowledging that one knows what it is like to live on the road having to do the highest quality work, in the least amount of time, under arduous conditions. You can read more about the origin of the term ShovelBums here.

Errata ShovelBums in undergoing some intermittent upgrades. Sorry if you run into any glitches. If you do. Feel free to drop me a not using the contact form (it is located in the left hand column at the bottom).

Short answer: Yes

If you want to be an Archaeologist there is one thing that is required no matter where you go. You have to have a field school.

A field school will not only open your mind first hand to the wonders of archaeology and other cultures but it will also lay the ground work for building relationships that will span your whole career. Some of the people you meet during field school will become friends who you will still be socializing with 40 years from now. But always remember this, Archaeology and anthropology are incredibly small fields and everyone you interact with today will somehow affect your career tomorrow. So do not be a jerk at field school, do not go in believing you are the best thing to hit anthropology since Margret Mead. Go with an open mind, go as an anthropologist and observe, learn, and assimilate.

So go browse ShovelBum's Comprehensive International Guide to Archaeology, Anthropology and CRM Field Schools and find a great field school. I guarantee you will have the best experience of your life! You have this one rare opportunity in your life, and your new career, to hand pick which one of some of the most interesting sites that are currently active anywhere in the world, that you want to work on. And even if you don't plan on becoming a professional archaeologist? A field school will change you, in a positive way, forever.

Trust me (I am a scientist!) when I tell you this opportunity is golden.  Go for it.

~R. Joe

That would be awesome! The deal always was that when you do find a job or field school through ShovelBums and we cross paths (and you had some extra per-diem cash in your pocket) I would love for you to buy me a beer and tell me about your career. More often than not I ended up buying a few rounds too. Not really a very efficient business model, but it is more fun. Unfortunately the truth is I rarely get to cross paths with people ShovelBums has helped so I set up this link where you can virtually buy me a beer if you like and I will drink it in real life :-) The best part? If you do support ShovelBums this way you get to have your name inscribed on The Hall Of The Chosen and receive eternal good field and lab karma - quite a bargain!

And if you are broke and can't donate? Welcome to your profession! :-) I'll buy the drinks. But no worries, I run ShovelBums solely to help you out. And I do hope ShovelBums is able to help you in a meaningful way in your career and someday we get to meet up and have a drink either virtually or in person.

Current Jobs on ShovelBums. Click Jobs! at the top of the page for a complete list.

  • Archaeological Services, LLC, a cultural resource management company based in Vancouver, WA, is seeking LOCAL field archaeologists for project-to-project work for the upcoming field season in Washington and Oregon. Fieldwork will include Phase I cultural resources surveys and Phase II testing projects, as well as potential laboratory duties and report assistance. Qualified candidates must have: · Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field; · Completed an accredited archaeological field school; · At least 6 months of archaeological field experience with a professional cultural resources firm; · Experience performing archaeological survey and excavation; · Ability to work in diverse…

  • Archaeological Services, LLC, a cultural resource management company based in Vancouver, WA, is seeking LOCAL field archaeologists for project-to-project work for the upcoming field season in Washington and Oregon. Fieldwork will include Phase I cultural resources surveys and Phase II testing projects, as well as potential laboratory duties and report assistance. Qualified candidates must have: · Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field; · Completed an accredited archaeological field school; · At least 6 months of archaeological field experience with a professional cultural resources firm; · Experience performing archaeological survey and excavation; · Ability to work in diverse…

  • Stell is a seasoned veteran- and woman-owned small business providing expertise and innovation across the resilience, environmental, restoration, and compliance service sectors. Position Overview: Archaeological Field Directors reconstruct cultures of the past through the archaeological record, and have extensive knowledge of archaeological inventory, testing, and excavation techniques Responsibilities: * Successfully plan, conduct and manage Phase I inventory, Phase II evaluation, and Phase III data recovery efforts * Actively assist in the manual excavation of probes and test units * Treat and analyze pre-contact and historic period artifacts. * Conduct archaeological research and analysis. * Prepare technical reports of methodology, findings,…

  • ???? ON CALL ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIANS FOR PACIFIC LEGACY, INC. OFFICES LOCATED IN BERKELEY AND EL DORADO HILLS, CALIFORNIA Pacific Legacy, Inc., a Cultural Resources Management firm, is accepting resumes for On-Call Archaeological Technicians for a variety of projects throughout California, including Northern California, Foothills, Bay Area, Central Valley and Sierras. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Anthropology or related field, and two years fieldwork experience in the Great Basin and California. Work schedules during the field season may vary from short term (i.e. a few days) to long term (over several months) field work. Candidates must…

  • 5-10 Field Archaeologists across Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Field Archaeologist Brown and Gay Engineers (BGE) is seeking archaeological field technicians for field work during summer 2017 through the remainder of the year in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. This is an hourly position on project basis, however future work is eminent. Pay will be determined by education and experience. Job Qualifications: · Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in anthropology or a closely related field required. · Previous CRM field experience or academic archaeological field school. · Experience in pipeline, utility transmission, petrochemical exploration projects highly preferred. · Experience in Texas, Oklahoma and…

RIP Leonard Nimoy March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015
Spock: An inspiration to generations of scientists...

“...of all the souls I've encountered in my travels, his was the most human.” 

#LiveLongandProsperSpock. You always have, and always will be, my friend. #GoodbyeSpock #Vulcan #RIPSpock #Spock

You can share this video on twitter with this short URL http://bit.ly/Spocks_Burial_In_Wrath_of_Khan

 

 

Welcome to R. Joe's ShovelBums.org!

Your Adventure in Archaeology Starts Here.

ShovelBums is the worlds largest provider of Archaeology, Academic, and Cultural Resource Management (CRM) related jobs. Since 1999 ShovelBums has filled over 30,000 positions in academia, archaeology and CRM.

If you are looking to start a career in archaeology or CRM it begins, and ends, here. This is where your peers and mentors all started (except the really old ones that I worked with back in the day when we only heard about jobs by word of mouth, fax machines, and printed letters).

ShovelBums is also home to the Comprehensive International Guide to Archaeology, Anthropology and CRM Field Schools.

How do I post a job R. Joe?

If you are a member of the ShovelBums mailing list you can send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  I, or a moderator, will receive a notification that a message is pending and I will check it out to be sure it meets the standards of ShovelBums. I will then (usually) approve it right away and it will immediately be sent out to the 16,500+ members of ShovelBums.

The great thing? If one of the members of ShovelBums is not the right fit for the position, it is likely they know someone who is! 

You can read more about the how and why you should be using ShovelBums for your academic or CRM position announcements here (Hint: its cheap and huge!)

I'm not a member of the ShovelBums list, how do I join?

First: Get a chicken...

Folks,

 

I am in the process of preparing the 2nd edition of the ShovelBums 2015 Comprehensive International Archaeology, Anthropology and CRM Field School Directory to be emailed out on Monday March 2nd. If your professor/administrator has not posted your programs field school yet now is the time to do it. And please encourage who ever is posting it to register on the site (that info is on the field school page) so they (or a flunky) can update it later :-)

 

About The ShovelBums 2015 Comprehensive International Archaeology, Anthropology and CRM Field School Directory:

 

If you are just getting started with your career in archaeology/anthropology it is important to realize that a field school is imperative to your future career!  A field school will not only open your mind first hand to the wonders of archaeology but it will also lay the ground work for building relationships that will span your whole career.  Case in point: At the SAA's in Memphis

2015 Archaeology, Anthropology and CRM field schools are now online.

You can submit your field school here

And read the most recent ShovelBums Newsletter (which includes a summary of all field schools up to Feb 19th)

 to find out about an incredible opportunity for 8 students to attend a free field school, all expenses included, plus airfare and a stipend!

High Res version of the newsletter 

Low Res version of the newsletter

 

As students face the resumption of classes and snow bound field workers are tasked with lab jobs to see them through the lean months we all face a similar challenge. How do we not loose our willpower with not only New Years Resolutions, but also when confronted with the day to day grind of voluminous database entry and excruciating artifact sorting and analysis?  I read a very interesting article today on this subject on i09 How to Make Your Willpower Stronger -- According to Science.

A brief summary of the article is in this list.  But do read the whole article it is really very interesting.

You have died of dysentery - Oregon Trail MSDOS

 

Dating back to the days when you could count the number of ShovelBums in the country on two hands after three bourbons comes the greatest treasure trove of MSDOS (that's Microsoft Disk Operating System kids) games ever.  You can play these *now* for free, in your browser, with no plugin needed.  So now it't time to hitch up your oxen (its ethnology in action!) , put on your fedora (this is why your office bound PI dresses the way they do), or pull out your Duke Nukem Laser Gun (because, well, its kinda fun):

 

paul revere time capsule, 1795

X-ray of time capsule

 

Paul Revere, Samuel Adams Time Capsule

 

The (modern) public is getting its first glimpse inside a time capsule dating to 1795 and believed placed by Samuel Adams and other Revolutionary War figures that will be opened live on Monday at 6pm and go on display Tuesday evening at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. 

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