Archive for the ‘Archaeologist’ Category

January 4th, 2010 - 8:36 pm § in Archaeologist

Yemen is a Beautiful Mess

A couple blogs that I’ve been reading lately, now that Yemen is in the news again.[...]

December 30th, 2009 - 9:20 pm § in Archaeologist


Today I decided to let my ASOR membership lapse.[...]

November 18th, 2009 - 6:51 am § in Archaeologist

Finders Keepers?

John Tierney makes an ass of himself again, this time discussing cultural property.[...]

October 26th, 2009 - 8:17 pm § in Archaeologist

Hey, I’m Famous!

Well, not really…but my work is featured in the new exhibition on the Royal Cemetery of Ur.[...]

August 4th, 2009 - 10:38 pm § in Archaeologist

When on Google Earth #70

The 70th installation of When on Google Earth.[...]

April 17th, 2009 - 8:36 pm § in Archaeologist

An Update on the MASCA Affair

From a friend “on the inside” (as it were), I have some good news: supposedly, at least a dozen of the axed researchers have been given new positions within the museum. MASCA’s still done for, but their continued employment has been provided for by curatorial departments and donor[...]

February 5th, 2009 - 8:44 pm § in Archaeologist, Geek

When on Google Earth? #3

Q: What is When on Google Earth?A: It’s a game for archaeologists. Q: How do you play it?A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture. Q: Who wins?A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game. Q: What does the winner get[...]

February 2nd, 2009 - 10:40 pm § in Archaeologist

A Response from Hodges (and my response to it)

On Friday I received a letter from Richard Hodges in response to my letter protesting his dissolution of MASCA (see here). His letter was clearly tailored as a direct response to my letter, but some paragraphs seem to have been boilerplate. If so, I take this to mean that mine was one of many such [[...]

January 5th, 2009 - 8:30 pm § in Archaeologist

The End of MASCA?

Even though I bill myself on the “about” page of this blog as an archaeologist, I haven’t actually posted much here about archaeology. So here goes. Well, actually, it’s not so much about archaeology, per se, as it is about my old stomping grounds, the Museum Applied Scienc[...]

July 16th, 2008 - 10:31 pm § in Archaeologist


Really. It says so right on my “About” page. I know that I’ve been blogging pretty much exclusively about my tech hassles at work, but I also do other things too. Not much, to be sure, but still… Anyhow, last summer I built a bedroom in our basement for my father-in-law. (It[...]