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As I promised, here is the topic/question for your bonus blog:

Over the semester, we’ve talked about a wide variety of sites and cultures. Which one do you think is the most important, captivating, interesting, exciting, etc.    Discuss why.

The bonus blog (which is worth the same as all other blogs and is a true bonus) needs to be posted by 5pm on Monday (the 29th) – Regular word count  but no response is required. Make sure you choose the “Bonus Blog” category when you post it.

Welcome to ANP264: Great Discoveries in Archaeology

Welcome to ANP264: Great Discoveries in Archaeology.  We’ll be talking in detail about the class (assignment, student responsibilities, schedule, blah, blah, blah) in detail on the first day of class.  However, there are a couple of things that I’d like to point out/have you do ASAP:

  • You’ll be receiving an (automatically generated) email with login/password info for the course website by next weekend – keep an eye on your inbox for this.  Sometimes the MSU spam filter catches these emails.  So, if you haven’t received yours by then, give me a shout via email or talk to me in class.
  • Go and sign up for a Gravatar account (http://en.gravatar.com/). A Gravatar (glabbally recognized avatar) is a profile image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog (ie. the course website).  To get an account, just go to the Gravatar website, and sign up using your MSU email (using your MSU email is key).  This is a class requirement!
  • While it isn’t required, I suggest you sign up for a Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com) and follow me (http://twitter.com/captain_primate).  Twitter is a nice way for us to stay connected out of the classroom.  I also regularly send out interesting class related stuff over Twitter – in this case, I will use the #anp264ss13 hashtag (if you don’t know what hashtasgs are or how to use them, check this out)
  • Open Access and Open Educational Resources are a big deal in this class.  You should spend a little time becoming familiar with the Creative Commons licenses – they are important.