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About handyatmurlo

I am a Latin teacher at Regis Jesuit High School. I earned my MA at CU Boulder and my BA at UMass Amherst. I have spent my summers working in Italy as an archaeologist at three different sites. One I have worked at for 10 years at Poggio Civitate at Vescovado di Murlo. I have worked at the Villa of Maxentius in Rome for 2 years, before the project ended. I also spent 2 summers at the FSU excavations in Cosa.

Being Better Gatekeepers of the Knowledge Bank

Originally Posted on Day of Archaeology Blog: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/being-better-gatekeepers-of-the-knowledge-bank/ This summer was my first not in the field in over a decade (I know an apt time to write a day of archaeology post but it is the first time my brain … Continue reading

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Digital Archaeology Course- Learning about Metadata and Focal Depth

So this summer instead of excavating, I decided to take a course on Archaeology (my first in almost 5 year). I am super excited to be reading academic articles and discussing these themes with colleagues and learning new skills. We … Continue reading

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Roma- with 100% more passports!

So I left off with Sara getting an upgrade for our hotel. That night we walked down to Campo di Fiori to get dinner at Open Baladin, where Sara made another friend. We wandered back via the Imperial Fora. The … Continue reading

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Cosa, Pisa and Cinque Terra- Italy 2017

So after the summer I had last year, I decided to take this one off from excavating to allow myself some time to relax and get my head back on straight (jumping into the school year and school play last … Continue reading

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Future Shock

With the winter break and my schools service projects I have had some time to read and reflect on a lot of different topics in my life. And there has been a lot to think about: a new Administration entering … Continue reading

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Archaeology or Ecology: The need of Archaeology in High School

The chance to sit and write is a challenge being a teacher, it usually only happens during the breaks or when I am traveling. Hence this post right after the Annual Meeting of AIA/SCS. This however has been an idea … Continue reading

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The Cost of Being Outside

School is on Thanksgiving break which means that I now have time to do some of my own  archeological work. For the last few months I have been meaning to put this event into words here but then the school … Continue reading

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