Archaeology, and all of it’s related disciplines, heavily depend on collaboration between various people’s, projects, institutions and countries worldwide. Blogging can play its part in informing a new audience of goings on, recent finds and new approaches in research in various disciplines. Blogging can open up research projects to the public and allow opportunities for various sets of people with broad-based skill sets to inject their own knowledge into projects, often in new and interesting combinations. Science is an inclusive discipline and encourages a broad audience to digest and produce results based on research and experiments adhering to a peer review process. An interesting example comes via John Hawks own advertisement of the Malapa Soft Tissue project, a project which aims to investigate hominin skin preserved from a 2 million year old site in South Africa, and openly calls for people to join in the research.
These Bones of Mine hopes to introduce the basics of human osteology to a new and disparate audience, whilst also discussing and highlighting interesting news from the archaeological world and beyond. I also hope it to be a site where information can be passed on to interested sectors of the internet audience. Therefore, I heartily welcome guest posts on a range of topics. These include, but are not limited to, the following range of subjects:
- Osteology (both human and animal)
- Physical Anthropology
- Archaeological Practice (experience of fieldwork, units etc)
- Prehistoric Archaeology
- Medical Anthropology
- Forensic Anthropology
Alongside outside subjects such as Human Rights Issues, Heritage at Risk, Cultural Sociology, and Literature or Music. Any subject within these titles will be considered, and I am particularly keen on prehistory, human osteology, and the effects of an holistic and multidisciplinary approach to the research of archaeological remains.
Please feel free to email me at the following address with ideas for blog posts: thesebonesofmine at hotmail.com
Do not be offended if the subject matter is not appropriate or if I do not reply quickly the academic year is quickly filling up with approaching essay deadlines, dissertation research and conferences to attend. The guest posts should be referenced as appropriate (Harvard style) and not extend beyond 2000 words. Images are welcome, as is the inclusion of the writers own thoughts and interests. I cannot offer any monetary funding, nor will I openly advertise commercial or private sector companies. Thank you for your time.
Previous guest blogs include the following (top most recent):
- ‘Bones in the Backyard: Bringing Forensic Anthropology into the Science Classroom‘ by Shivani Lamba.
- ‘Welcome to Commercial Archaeology: A Biased Introduction‘ by Charles A. Hay.
- ‘Grampus Heritage & The EU Leonardo Da Vinci Training Programme‘ by Joanne Wilkinson.
- ‘Archaeology and Me: A Volunteers Perspective‘ by Dr Mike Young.
- ‘History of Medical Coding‘ by Susan Gorgalini.
- ‘Petra Impressions‘ by Francisco Peres.
- ‘The Elysium Theatre Company Presents The Medieval Heritage Event The War of the Roses‘ by Eleanor Chadwick and Emily Evans.
- ‘Photography Vs Laser Scanning in Forensic Archaeology & CSI Contexts‘ by David Errickson.
- ‘Cannibalism In Archaeology Part 1: Recognition and Debate‘ by Kate Brown.
Further updated posts can be found on the ‘Guest Posts‘ tab.