Category Archives: Archaeology

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The Students of MCAP: A Decade of the Moorpark College Archaeology Program

I have had several requests from old students for copies of the Moorpark College Archaeology Program (MCAP) class photos, so I thought I would collect them in one spot so students past and present can download a copy for themselves. … Continue reading

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Baby Needs New Hardcore Archaeological Footwear: Thoughts on Boots for the Archaeologist

As my students prepare for their various archaeological summer field schools, one of the most common questions I am getting concerns footwear.  What kind of boots should I buy?  When buying boots for the field, there are two basic concerns: … Continue reading

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There’s Something in the Air: The Story Behind My Photo in National Geographic Online

I had a true bucket list experience recently when I learned that my research would be featured in the January 29th, 2015 post of National Geographic Online, and that a photo of me would be included in the article.  The … Continue reading

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Kinkella’s Backpack Checklist of What to Bring on an Archaeological Dig

Several of my students have asked about what to bring with them on an archaeological project, so I thought I’d put together my Official SuperSmart Backpack Checklist Of What To Bring On An Archaeological Dig To Be More Comfortable Than … Continue reading

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Why the Isuzu Trooper is the Best Archaeology Field Vehicle Ever

As it is finals time at Moorpark College and I have several hundred papers to grade today, it seems like a perfect time to continue my archaeology blog!  I thought I would discuss the hotly contested world of archaeological field … Continue reading

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Kinkella’s Textbook Picks and Overall Textbook Philosophy in Teaching

I have gotten dozens of emails lately asking which books I use for class, so I thought I would put all of them down in one spot, and include a brief note on why I picked them over all the … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of the Flashlight in Archaeology

Bring two flashlights.  The combination can be variable; what matters here is that one light is a good multipurpose flashlight that can show you the way to the bathroom at night when you are forced through circumstances beyond your control … Continue reading

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