Archaeology with Digital Style

Humans have altered every environment in which they have lived. Even before the industrial age, even before the written word, even before villages, humans have changed the land on which they subsist. It… Continue reading

Why Study History?

Why Study History? By Peter N. Stearns as published on the American Historical Association website. “People live in the present. They plan for and worry about the future. History, however, is the study… Continue reading

Learning from the Material Past

Context: After a long day left to my own devices, I can create a disaster zone. Those who know me well, know I also have a compulsive need to put everything in its… Continue reading

Public Archaeology: Failing the Public, Failing Archaeology

I had a roommate that used my trade as a pickup line. I kid you not. He would walk across a crowded room at a bar filled with young lawyers and lobbyists in… Continue reading

The History Echo

History makes noise. It reverberates off any hard surface and muffles slowly into soft ones. You may not recognize it at first, but when you know it, the reflection of sound is unmistakable.… Continue reading

A Beginning and Ending

How often do you think about the items that pass through your hands every day? A bowl, plastic glasses, your shoes, a bottle of beer? Do you ever wonder when it was first… Continue reading

War and Ignorance

I am a child of the late 70’s born in the U.S. My parents were politically contemplative, opinionated and sometimes active. They actively disagreed with the world. They actively disagreed with each other.… Continue reading