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About George Crawford

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

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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Preprint of 3D Data Paper for Clovis Artifacts from the Gault Site available on SocArXiv — SELDEN3D

Preprint of 3D scan data for selected artifacts from the Gault Site (41BL323) in Central Texas, USA, available on SocArXiv. via Preprint of 3D Data Paper for Clovis Artifacts from the Gault Site available on SocArXiv — SELDEN3D Save

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Preprint of 3D Data Paper for Clovis Artifacts from Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark available on SocArXiv — SELDEN3D

Preprint of 3D scan data for selected artifacts from Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark (LA3324), New Mexico, USA available on SocArXiv. via Preprint of 3D Data Paper for Clovis Artifacts from Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark available on SocArXiv — SELDEN3D … Continue reading

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Solar Astronomy at Stonehenge — Wessex Guided Tours

Originally posted on Stonehenge News and Information: Most people are aware that Stonehenge is somehow aligned to the annual movements of the Sun. Each year thousands of pilgrims, druids and party-goers gather in celebration, hoping to witness the most famous … Continue reading

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Reality of Climate Fluxuation

I saw this on a young anthropologist’s Tumblr page this morning and really appreciated it.  I could not find an author’s name to credit it properly so I hope someone can point me in the right direction.  A pen name … Continue reading

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Heinrich Events Caused Annual Mass Whale Strandings during the Pleistocene and early Holocene

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Despite the universal chorus of politicized alarmists, earth is currently experiencing a period of relative climatic stability compared to the dramatic climatic fluctuations that occurred during the Pleistocene.  The presence of vast ice sheets in the…

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3D Clovis Wrench, Shaft Straightener or Rope Tool — selden3d

While there are a number of theories regarding what this particular mammoth bone artifact from the Murray Springs site (AZ EE:8:25[ASM] [10885 B.P.]) may represent, some more plausible and well-supported than others, I certainly could not pass up the opportunity … Continue reading

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3D Clovis Blade Core from Kincaid Shelter — selden3d

While scanning Clovis points at the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, we also took the opportunity to scan a Clovis blade core from Kincaid Shelter. TARL-CLOVIS-41UV2-908-2489 by Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr. on Sketchfab Many thanks to the faculty and staff … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: James J. Hester

In Memoriam: James J. Hester from: The SAA Archaeological Record — September 2016, Volume 16, Number 4 Vance Haynes I recall meeting Jim while he was a graduate assistant for Professor Frank C. Hibben at the University of New Mexico.This … Continue reading

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