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The Best Kept Secrets in Archaeology: The numbers no one knows, but everyone talks about.

Author(s): Doug Rocks-Macqueen

Year: 2015

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How many professional archaeologists are there? How much do they make? How many women are archaeologists? Where do they work? It has been 20 years since the data to answer these questions was gathered through a survey and published in the report The American Archaeologist: A Profile by Melinda A. Zeder. However, there has yet to be a follow up project. Our only profile of professional archaeologists is arguably out of date, signficantly. This paper uses a variety of different data sources to build up a profile of current American archaeologists and what has happend in the intervining years. While it is not possible to replace such a large scale survey as the one undertaken 20 years ago, this paper will layout what we know, a current profile, and our gaps in knowledge.

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The Best Kept Secrets in Archaeology: The numbers no one knows, but everyone talks about.. Doug Rocks-Macqueen. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434077)


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United Kingdom Western Europe

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min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America