Welcome to Bones, Stones, and Books

Welcome to Bones, Stones, and Books! My name is Steph Halmhofer and I’m a bioarchaeologist and archaeologist on the southwest coast of Canada! I’m also a PhD student studying the use of archaeology and pseudoarchaeology by cults in North America.

About Me

On my website you’ll find a variety of blog posts. Some are designed to offer advice to students interested in pursuing archaeology/bioarchaeology as a career. Others are designed to offer resourceful information for students and early career archaeologists. And some provide an honest look at what it’s really like to be an archaeologist – the good, the bad, and the ugly of it. Some of my posts were written from my own perspective as a graduate student (I graduated with my MA from the University of Toronto in 2017), while others were written from my perspective as a professional bioarchaeologist and archaeologist! And many are written as general discussions about all the archaeological topics I’m interested in, like pseudoarchaeology and pop culture!

Tales from the Trenches

Now that you’ve had a brief introduction to my website, have fun taking a look around! You’ll find all my posts under “Tales from the Trenches”. You can also learn a bit more about my up-to-date experience and publications on some of my other pages. And if at the end you find yourself with questions or comments, feel free to contact me!

Contact Me