About Joe Jefferson

I am an archaeologist, living and shovel bumming in Reno while I get ready for grad school. I’m interested in mining and railroad archaeology, and in understanding interactions between different cultures – especially in ethnohistoric contexts. I also have somewhat of an interest in the mostly speculative field of exoarchaeology, and the (for now) completely speculative field of xenoarchaeology.

My wife Catherine is a tech writer for a computer security firm. Fortunately she enjoys exploring ghost towns, ruins, and rock art sites almost as much as I do. (I love you Honey!)