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“The Materiality of Everyday Life”: Commentary

April 29, 2012


Back from the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, this year held in Memphis. I had been invited to be one of two discussants for a session organized by Cynthia Robin, professor anthropology at Northwestern University, and Lisa Overholtzer, finishing her PhD dissertation there. For me, the pleasure of seeing these colleagues, and […]

Summer kitchens, wives, and the “domestic sphere”

August 2, 2010


Summer in the world of US archaeology means field schools: and so the news about archaeology is dominated by stories from local papers in which broader project goals take a back seat to stereotypes of discovery and treasures. Although one of my purposes in this blog is to critique news coverage of archaeology, taking on […]