Frans Ferdinand Blom: Danish Dixie Bohemian Archaeologist

Frans Blom 1922. Source: Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, Public Domain

“My first encounter with a cave filled with human skulls and bones occurred in 1928 at Huxjal.” Frans Ferdinand Blom knew how to start an article. His bio is now up at Jazz Age Adventurers.

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 access and can be downloaded for free