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.


Open Access Issue of Geoarchaology commemorates Karl Butzer

The newest issue of the journal Geoarchaeology is a festschrift for Karl Butzer, author of Archaeology as Human Ecology, who passed away in 2016.  The journal includes articles on the Negev, Mexico, and Guatemala, as well as a paper on the geoarchaeological examination of a mass grave site from the recent Iraq War. All open …