I was taking water samples from around Santa Fe Ranch’s property to establish what the local oxygen isotopes in the water looked like prior to sampling archaeological cattle and sheep tooth enamel from the site. Lo and behold, there was water in the Santa Cruz River, flowing north from Mexico, with some lovely cottonwoods inContinue reading “Water in the Santa Cruz River”
I was fortunate enough to take part in two science panels at Phoenix Comicon this year, which are part of the 90+ hours of continuing education credit hours offered to teachers at the conference. It was a great experience. Colonialism and invasive species are explored throughout science fiction, and sci fi became a great entryContinue reading “Phoenix Comicon 2017 – Science Panels”
Growing up and currently living in a land-locked area, it took me a while to figure out why there was a gas station in the middle of the harbor in Vancouver. My co-author Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman and I presented in the “Archaeologies of Empire and Environment” at the 2017 Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting inContinue reading “SAAs Vancouver 2017”
I represented the Stanley J. Olsen Laboratory of Zooarchaeology at ASM’s first-ever Take a Look Day. Here I am at the ready with common Arizona animal skeletons to help answer visitor questions.
One of the parts of my work that is difficult to explain is training people to tell the difference between human and non-human bone. So every two years or so, the bioarchaeologists and zooarchaeologist at the Arizona State Museum are invited to do a 2 hour training. I happen to be the zooarch at theContinue reading “Headed to San Xavier Tribal Monitor Training”
See full at anth.umd.edu. Many congrats to the P.I.s: J. Homer Thiel, Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, and Jeremy Moss!
Late 18th-century paintings from the native peoples of Pitiquito
“For in the seemingly little and insignificant things that accumulate to create a lifetime, the essence of our existence is captured.” James Deetz, In Small Things Forgotten: The Archeology of Early America, 1977, p. 161. As part of my time in Tucson, I have had the privilege to take part in some awesome events, programs, and discussions. TheContinue reading “Blogging the bits and pieces”