Category Archives: Archaeology

Limiting Your Child’s Fire Time

a bit of cheeky humor from the New Yorker: Limiting Your Child’s Fire Time: A Guide for Concerned Paleolithic Parents By Rachel Klein February 7, 2018 According to the most recent cave drawings, children nowadays are using fire more than ever … Continue reading

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Archaeology, anti-science, and media egos

CBC’s science show The Nature of Things is set to air a documentary that purports to prove the first humans in the New World came across the ocean from Europe and not, as most scientists think, via a land bridge … Continue reading

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The CDC bans 7 words and phrases from work conducted by their scientists

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Several readers sent me links to an odious new policy implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. This link to the Chicago Tribune‘s article, source of the…

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Beyond the Valley of the Mastodons and a Visit from Channel 8

Originally posted on the Virtual Curation Laboratory:
by Bernard K.  Means In a week, I will be travelling to the Western Science Center in Hemet, California, for the Valley of the Mastodons workshop and exhibit. In addition to 3D scanning,…

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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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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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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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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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