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My master’s thesis is a study of anthropomorphic figurines from the Neolithic of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia. So I thought I’d try my hand at making a couple. Disclaimer: I’ve never worked with clay before today. And I’ve made … Continue reading ?
From the I’m-shocked-to-find-bribery-and-deceit-in-Walmart’s-plans department. The New York Times is reporting in an expose a laundry list of wrong-doing on the behalf of Walmart that resulted in the building of a supercenter very, very near the grounds of a major cultural … Continue reading ?
I’m a little late with this, but I’ve been busy all day. The remains found at a carpark in Leicester, England have been confirmed to be that of King Richard III by Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist of the University of … Continue reading ?
Simcha Jacobovici -an apparent purveyor of pseudoscientific “discovery” related to biblical mythology is suing Joe Zias for “libel.” This is a tactic skeptics have seen of those peddling in woo lately, particularly in Europe where libel laws are a bit … Continue reading ?
Today, I had the privilege to attend a presentation by Dennis Downes at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, Texas. There were perhaps 100 or so people in attendance, many elderly or retired types, and many seemed to share interests with … Continue reading ?
I previously blogged about the “American Digger” trash-TV show that features a former fake wrestler as the star of his own show digging up relics for profit and how there’s a movement via Change.org to get this show cancelled. If … Continue reading ?
A new friend recently re-introduced me to an old friend. I was at the TAS (Texas Archaeological Society) Field School in June where I made a lot of new friends. One of these friends always had a iced coffee drink … Continue reading ...
They're stealing the possibility of understanding a culture or civilization. They're going for the loot, and leaving the data behind in the piles of dirt the discard in heaps, forever lost as contexts to the past. Continue reading ?
This isn’t a post about archaeology, anthropology, or even science. It’s about consumer fraud, to which I’m a victim And the perpetrator appears to be a very large corporation. But I don’t think the corporate management at AT&T is aware … Continue reading ?
What’s a water dowser do when his method is demonstrated time and again to be nonsense on stilts? Turn to dowsing for graves, I suppose. It wasn’t mentioned if the dowser who worked for Mississippi landowner about to lose a … Continue reading ?
I’ll still be blogging here, but I’ve also just launched a new site called SciCulture (www.sciculture.com) and it’s my hope to entice a few new bloggers to make it their home. So if you know anyone that might be interested, … Continue reading ?
Michael Cremo is the author of the pseudo-archaeological tome Forbidden Archaeologist and has a regular column in that woo-woo rag Atlantis Rising. In the March/April column, Cremo revisits the so-called Calaveras skull, which was long-ago revealed as a hoax. Cremo is … Continue reading ?
So, if Palestinians are an "invented people," then equally, too, are the Americans and the Israeli's. Neither the United States or Israel existed prior to 1776 and 1948 respectively. Continue reading ?
I came across this article today on the Serendip forum at Bryn Mawr College. The author posts photos and a transcript of several “napkin notes,” a Bryn Mawr tradition for communicating with the dining facility (which I find fascinating by … Continue reading ?
So we should clue he and those who think like him in. Spread the word. If you have a blog or a site that can share it, go to the links below and embed this Prezi slide show. This is … Continue reading ?
Here’s a line I noticed on a mystery-monger site, posted by some well-meaning, if somewhat ignorant, significance-junkie. “… the often ridiculously closed society of “mainstream” Archaeologists, who sometimes prevent truths from seeing the light of day in order to save … Continue reading ?
"Humans and fire are interconnected all the way back to our beginnings," said Thomas W. Swetnam, principal investigator on the grant and director of the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. Continue reading ?
http://thescienceforum.org and http://thescienceforum.net There once was an Internet forum called The Science Forum. Then our friend, who owned the software, database, and all the writings of our community decided to move on with his life and sell to more capable … Continue reading ?
I rarely mention the passing of notable people on this blog. But I find that I have to make time and space for an archaeologist who’s been so influential on so many. Lewis Binford, 79, passed away at his home in Kirksville, … Continue reading ?
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