Having just down-loaded and read the Jan 2009 Society for American Archaeology’s Archaeological Record in order to read the Killick and Goldberg article entitled A Quiet Crisis in American Archaeology (all about how Europe and Britain are outstripping the US in terms of archaeological science), I was pretty shocked by a statement in a later… Continue reading British archaeology ahead of the US – but still falling short
Texas Death Row records
A friend linked me to the online archive of the 'Offender Information' and recorded statements of those executed by the State of Texas since around 1982. It's fascinating, in a really horrific and heart-rending way. I should say that I am opposed to the death penalty, though I haven't overly examined the issue beyond considering… Continue reading Texas Death Row records
Neanderthals wore body paint?
A team led by Professor Joao Zilhao from Bristol University working at two sites in Murcia, Spain, have found evidence of shells containing pigment residue dating to 50,000 years ago on a Neanderthal site. This includes lumps of a yellow pigment, red powder mixed with reflective black material, and the shells themselves which were coated… Continue reading Neanderthals wore body paint?