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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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November 16th 2011:The Impact of Women in Contemporary Archaeology

As in many other professions, the proportion of women entering the field of archaeology has increased substantially since the latter 20th century. Some statistics indicate that their numbers have actually exceeded those of their male counterparts in several areas, specifically in college enrollments and graduate programs. Is this changing demographic reflected in the archaeological hierarchy, specifically in numbers of senior professors, in decision-making roles in governmental agencies, and in the ownership and management roles at cultural resource companies? Those data yield more equivocal r

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Susan M. Chandler

Susan M. Chandler is President of Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc., a cultural resources management firm in Colorado that she founded in 1987. Ms. Chandler holds an M.A. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from the University of Colorado. She has worked extensively in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and El Salvador. Her publications include articles in American Archaeology, Utah Archaeology 1990, and chapters in numerous edited volumes. Ms. Chandler has authored or co-authored over 100 papers and reports on various aspects of cultural resources. Susan is past president of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists and the American Cultural Resources Association (ACR
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Julie K. Stein

Julie K. Stein is Executive Director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, where she remains Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Julie holds M.A and Ph.D. degrees (University of Minnesota). Her research focuses on geoarchaeology, especially sediments at archaeological sites and archaeological stratigraphy. She explores prehistoric coastal adaptations of the Northwest Coast, and the geoarchaeology of historical sites. She has published several books on Northwest Coast shell midden sites, including Is it a House? Archaeological Excavations at English Camp, San Juan Islands, Washington (2011), Vashon Island Archaeology: A View from Burton Acres S
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