Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly

Horse Toe Bones and 14,000 Year Old Human Shit

Originally posted on GeorgiaBeforePeople:
The oldest known evidence of human presence in North America is some pieces of shit excavated from Paisley Cave, Oregon.  Carbon-dating of this feces indicates humans crapped in the cave about 14,350 calendar years ago.  The…

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Happy International Museum Day!!

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Originally posted on the Virtual Curation Laboratory:
by Bernard K. Means This week I am doing research at the Museum of Himalayan Archaeology and Ethnography at HNB Garhwal University in Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand, India.  I’m not quite ready to discuss…

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End of a Chapter

I officially stepped down today as the Director and driving force of the Clovis Site and Museum (a.k.a. Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark). It was with mixed feelings that I decided it was time to move on from what has … Continue reading

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Visit Cahokia

This should be on the “bucket list” of anyone interested in America before the Europeans.  It is an enormous prehistoric city across the river from present-day St. Louis.  Even though much has been lost through carelessness, development, and the ravages … Continue reading

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Student Research Posters, Part 2

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Originally posted on the Virtual Curation Laboratory:
This past Wednesday, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (VCU UROP) sponsored an undergraduate research poster symposium.  Among those presenting at the VCU UROP symposium were students in my Visualizing and Exhibiting…

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Student Research Posters, Part 1

Originally posted on the Virtual Curation Laboratory:
by Bernard K. Means This past Wednesday, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (VCU UROP) sponsored an undergraduate research poster symposium.  Among those presenting at the VCU UROP symposium were students in…

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Appreciate Your Museums While They’re Around

Here are a few facts on this fun graphic.  Print and share!

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Suzanne Eckert Lecture; Telling their story through clay

Upcoming lecture at ENMU.

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Bison antiquus… in 3D!

When Dr. Selden was scanning pottery and artifacts from the collections earlier this year he took time to record a few of the spectacular bones from our many kills at the Clovis site. Here is a movable 3D scan of … Continue reading

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Near Fort Sumner, New Mexico Next Week? Why not visit the Bosque Redondo Memorial for some food and history?

It’s a remarkable and important place in American history. I would suggest it as a visit by anyone traveling in the West. This special event will give even more perspective. http://www.bosqueredondomemorial.com/  

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Can We expect to Find Ice-Age Artifacts in the Newly Melting Ice?

Our friends at Secrets of the Ice have some answers… The melting of mountain ice in recent years has led to the recovery of artefacts dating back to the Stone Age. The finds appear to be getting older and older … Continue reading

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Pleistocene Pecans (Carya illinoinensis)

Originally posted on GeorgiaBeforePeople:
The pecan tree is 1 of 17 species of hickory trees.  Hickories are native to North America and Asia and formerly occurred in Europe, but Ice Ages, beginning about 2.5 million years ago, wiped them out…

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