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.


Johnny B. Goode’s Story – From His Mother’s Perspective

She remembered taking money out from gathering crop And buying Johnny’s guitar at a broker shop In 1958 Chuck Berry wrote the story of Johnny B. Goode. Two years later, he retold Johnny’s story, this time from the perspective of his mother, who bought him his guitar and his bus ticket to Hollywood. The Georgia …