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Amazing Grace: Deep Histories of Black Freedom in the US

July 26, 2013


“She’s amazing, to be quite frank”. With that opinion, expressed by an archaeologist working on a site in Maryland’s Talbot County, I can only agree. Grace Brooks is amazing, and we should know more about her– and her family, friends and neighbors. Now, thanks to new archaeological work, we will. When she died in 1810, […]

“I am the Walrus”?

July 23, 2013


I am he as you are he as you are me And we are all together… I can’t help it; that was my reaction when I read the story in England’s Daily Telegraph; the headline is intriguing (Walrus remains found buried under St Pancras station in London; A Pacific walrus has been discovered among a […]

Reflections on Young People and Gender Categories

July 18, 2013


Note: I posted this on What Makes Us Human; reposting it here because I would be interested in dialogue with readers who might have had related experiences– please comment, but know all comments are moderated and there may be a delay before I get to them. The story from NPR is headlined Young People Push […]

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

April 21, 2013


I have to admit that I was a little mystified when Archaeology  online recently publicized research that used errors in working a single stone tool to propose that its less-skilled maker was probably a child. Not that I think the idea is implausible. Errors in production have been a staple of the archaeology of childhood […]

Execution Archaeology

April 13, 2013


Now there’s an arresting notion. A story from the online English-language edition of the German news magazine Der Spiegel tells us that “Germany sees rising interest in execution site archaeology: For years, few were interested in unearthing what lay beneath old gallows and scaffolds. But, in Germany, growing interest in “execution site archaeology” is throwing […]

Ain’t I a Woman?

March 19, 2013


Well, no, actually– not even 30% of one. But you sure are making history. That’s my gut reaction after being asked by BBC Radio to participate in a broadcast reacting to a news story published on the BBC website today. Tagline: Rocky Horror Show writer Richard O’Brien thinks of himself as 70% male and 30% […]

Really Richard

February 17, 2013


That’s the verdict of researchers at the University of Leicester who late last year, in a targeted research project, recovered skeletal remains they suspected could be those of Richard III, King of England from 1483 to 1485. I saved the link to the original story in the New York Times back in late September 2012, […]


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