Guest Posts

Archaeology and human osteology, and their related disciplines, heavily depend and rely on collaboration between various people, projects, institutions and countries worldwide.  Blogging can play a fundamental part in informing a new audience of new research approaches and discoveries in a variety of disciplines.  Blogging can open up research projects to the public and allows the opportunity for people with broad-based skill sets to inject their own knowledge into the project, often in new and interesting combinations.   Science is an inclusive discipline and actively 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 palaeoanthropological site in South Africa.  Hawks has openly called for people to join in the research first hand.

These Bones of Mine hopes to introduce the basics of human osteology to a new, inclusive 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 Web audience who do not have easy access to the teachings of topics within archaeology and human osteology, or to local archaeology societies.  Therefore I heartily welcome guest posts on a range of topics, from those who have something to say and whose projects or research is reaching out to both the public and active archaeological researchers and archaeologists alike.

Guest topics include, but are not limited to, the following range of subjects and disciplines:

  • Osteology (both human and non-human)
  • Archaeology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Archaeological Practice (experience of fieldwork, units etc)
  • Prehistoric and historic Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Palaeoanthropolgy
  • Ethnography
  • Palaeontology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Palaeobotany
  • Genetics
  • Palaeogenetics
  • Forensic Anthropology

Alongside outside subjects such as Human Rights Issues, Heritage at Risk and Cultural Sociology.  Any subject within these areas will be considered, and I am particularly keen on prehistory, human osteology, and the discussion of a holistic and multi-disciplinary approaches to studying archaeological sites and their material remains.

Please feel free to email me at the following address with ideas for blog posts: thesebonesofmine at

Do not be offended if the subject matter is not appropriate or if I do not reply quickly, I will try to reply to the email within a short period of time if possible.  The guest posts should be referenced as appropriate (Harvard academic style) and should not extend beyond 2500-4000 words in total length.  Images/photographs/plates are welcome as they often help to deftly illustrate a key point, as is the inclusion of the writer’s own thoughts and interests within their chosen topic.  As entry editor I will provide a Guest Blog Brief which details the guidelines (please see link below); however I am open to different ideas of presentation and engagement within the blog medium, such as vlogging.  I cannot offer any monetary funding, nor will I openly advertise commercial or private sector companies.  Thank you for your time.

The basic guest post guidelines can be found here.

Previous guest blogs include the following (top most recent):

12 Responses to “Guest Posts”

  1. Mark Brisson December 10, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    We are opening a new museum of Osteology in Orlando, Florida. I would like to send a Press Release with details. Can you send me your email so I can give you the details on 400+ animal and human skeletons we are bringing to Orlando.

    • These Bones Of Mine December 2, 2015 at 2:03 am #

      Hello Mark,
      A late reply but my email can be found on the about me page! Cheers.

  2. Jeff Nusser June 4, 2018 at 10:37 am #

    can anyone identify this as a human or non human bone?


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