“Everything you want a scientist to be”

— Blue-checked person on Twitter

I write about archaeology, science, history, and culture (loosely defined). Recently, I’ve been searching out history and nature on an E-bike when I can.

As an archaeologist, I use animal bones and other artifacts to investigate past human behavior and the interrelationships between people and animals – especially passenger pigeons, and especially at the Archaic Lamoka Lake Site in New York. The Archaeology section has some of my publications.

As a writer, I tell the stories of the archaeologists and explorers of the 1920s and 1930s in Jazz Age Adventurers. I also like thinking about material culture, whether an ancient stone tool, a historic gas station, or a modern piece of technology, and discovering forgotten tales, little oddities, lost histories, and missing links. Sometimes, there’s music.