Tag Archives: anthropology

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

I’m going through some old files here in the lab, and came across an interesting book review by Jim Fitting from 1972.  He was looking at 3 books about ‘Science and Archaeology’, and asking the question anthropologists still debate today … Continue reading

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Geertz on cultural anthropology

This is one of my favorite quotes. I read it often when I get frustrated with how my research is going: “This backward order of things – first you write and then you figure out what you are writing about … Continue reading

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Bad ‘anthropological’ movie reviews

Most folks who know me know that I LOVE bad movies. There’s a limit, but with the right crew watching a film with you, some of the worst plots, strangest special effects and annoying characters can become downright hilarious.  When … Continue reading

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Plant domestication and my garden

Archaeologists spend a lot of time thinking about the origins of gardening, and eventually agriculture. What makes a person start caring for a set of plants? What makes them start to intentionally grow them? We know that people in several … Continue reading

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Wendake

Kwe! I just got back from a conference in Wendake, the Huron-Wendat Reserve in Quebec City.  There’s so much that I want to write about from this trip, but I need to figure out how to organize my thoughts.  So … Continue reading

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Year of silence

Wow, I haven’t posted in a year! I’ve been busy – I taught three classes per term this year instead of two, and I had some new preps, but a whole year, I can’t believe it.  I’m going to try … Continue reading

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Tweeting Indigenism

I want to write a bit about the experience I had using Twitter this semester with my upper level class.  David Silver just wrote a nice piece about his experience with Twitter this semester, and while I was nodding my … Continue reading

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