Tag Archives: anthropology

Working on the Re-model

I was told by a very wise museum professional last year that to hope to have a new museum in place inside a year was extremely optimistic.  Even a small one.  I think I could hear the word “crazy” in … 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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Dawn of the Dog Article

A very important and fascinating subject to undertake.  Here’s an interesting new article about the domestication of dogs from Science. Dogs were the very first thing humans domesticated—before any plant, before any other animal. Yet despite decades of study, researchers … Continue reading

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19 World Heritage Monuments Destroyed in Conflict

Okay, not fully destroyed in every case but needlessly damaged, often beyond recognition.  One good reason to document what we can while we can.  Often, these are just looked at as buildings or just someone’s property without understanding the window … Continue reading

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Sante Fe Archaeological Society

In the great state of New Mexico and looking for something to do this year?  Check out the lecture schedule in Santa Fe! September 9   Tim Maxwell (Director Emeritus, Museum of New Mexico, Office of Archaeological Studies) Chasing Beauty: The … 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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Creationism in Schools, dumbing down our kids

Standard-Bearer in Evolution Fight Eugenie C. Scott Fights the Teaching of Creationism in Schools http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/science/eugenie-c-scott-fights-the-teaching-of-creationism-in-schools.html?smid=pl-share

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Hot Buttered Humanity!

POPATH Hot Buttered Humanity With a subtitle like that, I’m either going to love it or hate it.  I love it.  It’s as eclectic as the mind of an anthropologist.  Check it out. “PopAnth translates anthropological discoveries for popular consumption. … Continue reading

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Panda’s Thumb

NO, this is not a blog about pandas. Hopefully, most scientists will recognize the reference. When I saw the title, I actually thought this was a Stephen Jay Gould tribute site.  Turns out that this is a great summation of … Continue reading

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Breaking News About Paleoindians at Clovis!!!

1936: Portales Daily News.  Note that there was no “Clovis” cultural group yet…\ Click HERE for the pdf, with bonus Coronado article OR link below: https://theclovissite.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/pdn1936.pdf

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Towards the Origin of America’s First Settlers

Interesting news from the genetics world.  We’re slowly building a clearer picture of early Americans. “A new genetic study of South American natives, published on the journal PLOS Genetics, provides scientific evidence to reformulate the traditional model and define new … Continue reading

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Cynthia Irwin Williams Lecture Set for February 8, 2013

The annual Cynthia Irwin Williams Lecture will be from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. It is free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Dr. Catherine Cameron, professor in … Continue reading

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