Location: Washington         Length: 7 min.

The Shovel Bum saga moves into its third installment, produced by ALI's Guy Prouty and featuring Trent DeBoer's drawings and real voice. T-Bone and Betsy have forsaken Arkansas and moved to Washington. T-Bone now runs survey crews on the US Army's Yakima Training Center. Defying unexploded ordnance, flat tires, rattlesnakes, unfriendly MPs, suspicious Canadian soldiers, closed roads, and tank caravans, the crew finds some remarkable prehistoric sites and lost Army gear while enjoying the rugged landscape and winning bowling trophies.

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Produced by Guy Prouty and Trent de Boer

Copyright 2007 by Dutch Circus and Archaeological Legacy Institute

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Review of Shovel Bum: Comix of Archaeological Field Life (IA, The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology)

Shovel Bum: An interview with archaeological chronicler and comic underdog Trent de Boer (Lost at Sea Magazine)

Shovel Bum: The Interview (About.com)

Special Issue: Cartoons in Archaeology (SAA Archaeological Record, Vol. 5, No. 5, November 2005)

Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Yakima Training Center