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.
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!
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!