All posts tagged with history of archaeology

Link: Graeme Barker on work at Shanidar

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Nature’s Ewen Callaway interviewed Cambridge archaeologist Graeme Barker about his recent resumption of fieldwork at Shanidar, Iraq: “Archaeologists ousted b...

Quote: Cowgill on statistical methods

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George Cowgill is an archaeologist with a long interest in promoting the unfortunately rare good use of statistics by archaeologists. He has a paper within t...

Framing big questions in archaeology

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Keith Kintigh and colleagues have a brief report in PNAS this week about “Grand challenges for archaeology”. They summarize a series of conversations and a s...

Do archaeologists have soul?

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Sara Perry has a guest post on Savage Minds, describing the process of developing an archaeological field school focused on heritage studies: “Creativity, In...

Check out Trowelblazers

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If you’re interested in the history of archaeology, you are going to really love “Trowelblazers”, a Tumblr site with short biographies of female trailblazers...

More on the reclamation proclamation

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Michael E. Smith comments on the Chagnon/Sahlins flap from the perspective of archaeology: “Chagnon, Sahlins, and science”:

Dorothy Garrod remembrance

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Cambridge has produced an article about the accomplishments of archaeologist Dorothy Garrod, the first female professor in the institution: “The groundbreaki...

Open every box

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Fascinating: “Unique Canine Tooth from ‘Peking Man’ Found in Swedish Museum Collection”

The Ur-museum

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This is a fun story: “The story behind the worlds oldest museum, built by a Babylonian princess 2,500 years ago”.

Narrow anthro

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Archaeologist (and blogger) Michael E. Smith writes some thoughts about “Why anthropology is too narrow an intellectual context for archaeology.”

Hawass shark-jump

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Kate Taylor reports a bizarre story of the continuing troubles of Zahi Hawass: “Using History to Sell Clothes? Dont Try It With the Pharaohs”.

Lewis Binford dies at 80

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Lewis Binford died last Monday. I have been waiting for a good obituary to be published. The Wall Street Journal’s effort (“Archaeologist Binford Dug Beyond ...

Quote: Adovasio on Clovis

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In John Noble Wilford’s article about the new pre-Clovis archaeological site, Buttermilk Creek, Texas, James Adovasio gets the last word about advocates of t...

Lascaux anniversaire

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Bing today has made their image a beautiful photo of Lascaux, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the cave’s discovery.

Wheel in the sky

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In my e-mail this morning from Marco Langbroek:

More on Gertrude Caton Thompson

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After my post on Gertrude Caton Thompson’s permit problems, a reader referred me to Caton Thompson’s memoirs (Mixed Memoirs, 1983, and sadly out of print.) A...

Permit problems circa 1928

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While reading the history of paleontological excavations in the Fayum, I found many articles dealing with the area’s classical archaeology. One article, by G...