Category Archives: public archaeology

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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2015 Atlatl Day at Blackwater Draw

It’s been seven years since this fell on Halloween and it was great to see people dress in costume to come out; especially the little kids. Thanks to all who attended and supported the Mu Alpha Nu Atlatl Day again … Continue reading

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Prehistory Day 2015

Here are a few photos of the Blackwater Draw Open House and Prehistory Day.  Thanks to everyone who came out and especially those who dedicated a Saturday to make this event possible.  As usual, we were all so busy that … Continue reading

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Catching Up on the Blog

Too many projects and too few hands have meant that the Blackwater Draw blog gets neglected more than it should.  Too much time is spent in petty bureaucracy, assisting other researchers with their personal projects, and fixing the many problems … Continue reading

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Open House 2015

2 May 2015 – Prehistory Day and Open House at the Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark Join us for our part of New Mexico’s Cultural Heritage Month, May 2nd from 9:00 to 5:00.  This event is free and open to … Continue reading

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Five Truths About Graduate School That Nobody Tells You

Some Good Advice for Graduate Students From Psychology Today Online: Five Truths About Graduate School That Nobody Tells You The importance of shifting from the “student” to the “professional” mentality. Published on October 28, 2013 by Nathaniel Lambert, Ph.D. in … Continue reading

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Another Poster from the Paleoamerican Odyssey

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A Visit to Tonto National Monument

Recently, I was able to finally visit Tonto National Monument in southern Arizona a short drive from Phoenix.  Early April can be a beautiful time in the Sonora before the temperatures rise beyond the point of misery.  Much of the … Continue reading

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Late Paleoindian Bison

An interesting day, as usual.  The Late Paleoindian sediments have yielded many intact bison over the years that have to be seen to be appreciated. I decided to make an attempt to collect the forelimb as a whole.  Paleobond helped … Continue reading

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Prehistory Day at the Blackwater Draw NHL

Prehistory Day was successful, due to an excellent turnout, helpful volunteers, and great weather.  A special thanks goes out to the members of Mu Alpha Nu and their friends for helping out again this year.  Nearly 300 people turned out … Continue reading

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Anthropology and Reporting

I feel we are in a constant struggle with BAD journalism… from the local paper to Smithsonian Magazine to the History Channel, we constantly fight to print real information.  Catch phrases, bad researchers, political lobbyists and other liars confuse the … Continue reading

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