Little Gaijin turned Shovelbum.

Small girl from Washington state goes to Japan and comes back an archaeologist.

I'm Anna.

My name is Anna and I am a Washington-based archaeology student and local shovelbum'er. I currently work in Cultural Resource Management as a field tech and have experience in cave excavation, lithics analysis, shovel testing and whitty sarcastic quips. In 2018, I got the opportunity to work within the Northern Great Basin at an incredible site called "Connley Caves" as part of my field school education and training. Aside from archaeology, I dabble in flintknapping, digital art, web design, science fiction writing and various other nerd things...

I'm at the start of my career. Through this blog, I hope to share my journey with others, and illustrate the woes and triumphs of a total noob in the world of archaeology. Trust me, there's bound to be a lot of dirt in here.


My recent projects and other dirt-clad endeavours.

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