Flint Knapping

On Monday, Terry Ozbun from Archaeological Investigations Northwest gave a flintknapping demonstration to my intro to archaeology class.  It was a perfect time for the demonstration as we have covered many tool types from Oldowan technology up to Clovis (quite a sweep!).  I am tired of gesturing at photos and drawings of tools on PowerPoint […]

Archaeology Matters

One of the themes that emerged from the back to back conferences I attended recently (hence no blogging) was that Archaeology Matters. Actually, Archaeology Matters was the theme of the Northwest Anthropological Conference, held in Portland March 27 to 30th.  Paul Minnis gave a great key note speech on Utilitarian Archaeology.  He discussed some of the […]

Back to the Source: 40th Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association

I just got home from Anchorage, Alaska, where I spent the last few days at the Alaska Anthropological Association Meetings.  I presented a paper on my work with northern ceramics as part of the Cape Espenberg Session.  I focused on the challenges specific to studying northern ceramics, including methodological issues, environmental constraints, and mobility issues […]