Study Cats in Italy; Ph.D. Required

Curious about cats? Completed your Ph.D? Competent in either aDNA or stable isotope analysis? Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Centre of Molecular Anthropology, University of Rome Tor Vergata to: unravel how the increasing bond with humans across a wide spectrum of socio-cultural contexts, from prehistoric farming communities to the ancient Egyptian and Medieval…… Continue reading Study Cats in Italy; Ph.D. Required

Academic Publishers Make Resources Available to Cope with COVID-19

The Penn Libraries have assembled a list of academic publishers who are making educational resources more readily available for researchers and teachers who are dealing with teaching or working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access varies by publisher but includes textbooks and some articles. Annual Reviews, for example, is making all their articles freely available,…… Continue reading Academic Publishers Make Resources Available to Cope with COVID-19

A Career in Classics and Anthropology, in and out of Academia

One person’s experience in and advice on combining classics, anthropology, and human osteology in a career: The Skeleton in My Closet by Kristina Killgrove. There’s some weird-sounding situations, like the quote below, that make me wonder what else was going on, but the advice is pretty solid. While there was interest among the students in…… Continue reading A Career in Classics and Anthropology, in and out of Academia

Scholarship for New York Archaeology Undergraduates

For New York state undergraduates interested in a career in archaeology,  the Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Fund 2018 awards $750 and a 1 year membership in the New York State Archaeological Association To apply for this award, a student must be a New York state resident enrolled in an accredited New York state college or…… Continue reading Scholarship for New York Archaeology Undergraduates

Nominate a Female Zooarchaeologist for the Dienje Kenyon Memorial Fellowship

Open to female zooarchaeologists currently enrolled in graduate school, the Dienje Kenyon Memorial Fellowship includes a $1,000 award and a plaque. Nominations for the award are due December 15, 2015. The official description: In honor of the late Dienje M. E. Kenyon, a fellowship is offered to support a female archaeologist in the early stages…… Continue reading Nominate a Female Zooarchaeologist for the Dienje Kenyon Memorial Fellowship

What Colleges Do NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners Come From, and Where Do They Go?

The National Science Foundation has just announced the winners of the 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study in science and engineering (this includes social sciences, such as economics and geography, as well as anthropology) at a university in the United States. 2,000 awards are offered, each…… Continue reading What Colleges Do NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners Come From, and Where Do They Go?

Archaeology Journals and Impact Factors

Those in tenure-track positions care a lot about impact factors; other people, not so much. Elsevier, which coincidentally also publishes academic journals, makes freely available  “three alternative, transparent and accurate views of the true citation impact a journal makes.” These are the Impact per Publication (IPP), Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), and ScImago Journal…… Continue reading Archaeology Journals and Impact Factors