The Rogers Archaeology Lab blog turned three years old earlier this summer. In those three years we have shared with you posts about fieldwork in Mongolia, North American archaeology, our work with the River Basin Surveys Collections, anthropological theory, computer modeling, and more. If you missed any of our posts, you can find a handy list of everything we’ve blogged about on our blog index.
We are far from the only archaeology lab with a blog. In the last decade, it has become increasingly more common for archaeologists, archaeology labs, or organizations to communicate with the general public about their research – or about archaeology in general - via social media. There are in fact so many archaeology blogs out there, that the blogs themselves have become the subject of research. We were recently contacted by one researcher who wanted to know more about our blog.
Fleur Schinning is a graduate student at Leiden University in The Netherlands where she specializes in Heritage Management. Her master’s thesis focuses on the use of blogs and social media, and how they contribute to the accessibility of archaeology in The Netherlands. As part of this research, Fleur is studying several US and UK blogs, including ours. She is interested in questioning the readership of these blogs in order to find out more about exactly how blogs contribute to public archaeology.
If you are excited about archaeology and archaeology-related blogs and you are interested in participating in this research, you can find Fleur’s questionnaire HERE. The survey is anonymous and should take no more than five minutes.
We are not involved in this research project in any way but as archaeology bloggers we are very interested in the subject matter, and we are looking forward to reading about Fleur’s findings in the future!