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Shovel bum comix of archaeological field life by Trent De Boer

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Published by Altamira Press in Walnut Creek, CA .
Written in English


  • Archaeology -- Field work.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementTrent de Boer.
LC ClassificationsCC76 .D35 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 129 p. :
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3291571M
ISBN 100759106827
LC Control Number2004008220

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Shovel Bum takes a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of American field archaeologists. Some of the episodes will have you in stitches; others will have you in tears. It's all great fun (in retrospect) for old hands and an education for aspiring archaeologists.   Topic: Shovel Bum: Comix of Archaeological Field Life by Trent de Boer. Pages: 2, Double spaced Sources: 1. Order type: Book Review Subject: Anthropology Academic level: Undergraduate Style: APA Language: English (U.S.) Order Description. Shovel Bum: Comix of Archaeological Field Life by Trent de Boer. This book intrigued me from cover to ending. A life style of shovel bums seems so interesting. Rural history, science, and realistic setting. An excellent write. Makes me want to be a shovel bum. Looking forward to more stories from this author. Well worth the price and saving in your library. Strong write, sail on Mr. Davis/5(3).   Shovel Bum represents a valuable expression of the worker's point of view. The book succesfully provides much needed insight in the nature of our industry and is accessible to readers of many different backgrounds. (Lithic Technology) Providing 'human context' is one of the things that zines do best, and Shovel Bum is no exception. Recommended/5(9).

ShovelBums, Clarkston, Michigan. K likes. Worlds largest provider of archaeology, cultural resource management, and and anthropology jobs and field schools/5(9). But, unlike unwed welfare mothers and highway underpass junkies, their plight is unknown and unheralded. No longer. The comix Shovel Bum, developed by de Boer and others in those late night beer sessions at the Motel 6, has now become a book, outlining the trials and tribulations of these unsung heroes of Edition: "Shovel bums" endure weeks of flea-bitten motel beds, greasy roadhouse food, tempermental field vehicles, and long stretches of boredom to practice that most romantic of intellectual endeavors-archaeology. Ignored by the profession, working for low wages and little respect, they represent the vast majority of practicing archaeologists in North America. Review of Shovel Bum/Comix of Archaeological Field Life Order Instructions: introduction. Your first paragragh. This should be modeled after the one provided in the instructions. 2. The summary of the book you are reviewing. This should be a thorough summary so that the purpose of the author (of the paper you are reviewing) is [ ].