Tag Archives: archaeology

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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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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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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Archaeology in Ontario

I’ll be heading to Quebec next week for a conference in Wendake, organized by the Wendat community that lives there. I’m quite excited and nervous about the conference, but I’ll blog about that later. Tonight, I just wanted to post … Continue reading

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My Fantastic Four

Since I’ve been posting so much about Marvel Comics lately, it seems only right to pull this photo out of my archives. If you’ve never worked in the field, you may not realize just how slap-happy people can get. But … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

This is a picture of me taken several years ago in London, England alongside the Thames River.  While much of the Thames is just between two walls, there are areas in town were there is a semblance of beach. If … Continue reading

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