I write about archaeology, science, and culture (loosely defined). As an archaeologist, I use animal bones and other artifacts to investigate past human behavior and the interrelationships between people and animals. As a writer, I’m interested in discovering forgotten stories, little oddities, and missing links. I like thinking about material culture, whether an ancient stone tool, a historic building, or a modern piece of technology.
The Northwest Loop Trail at the Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain, near Titusville, New Jersey. Ted Stiles was a biologist and professor at Rutgers University. For more on the park and its trails, see Hidden Trenton and the Mercer County Park System.
An attractive, if poorly provenienced, banded slate bannerstone from Michigan. Ralph T. Coe Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art.