Water in the Santa Cruz River

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”

Phoenix Comicon 2017 – Science Panels

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”

Blogging the bits and pieces

“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”