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Effective Conference Presentations and Networking

Note: Shocking as this was to discover, today marks the sixth birthday of the Bone Broke blog. My first post, “OsteoMenagerie I: The Navicular“, went up on May 2, 2013.  It is tempting to open this post with a snarky … Continue reading

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AAA 2017 – Washington D.C.

I moved to the UK at the beginning of October, so it no doubt seems strange that I scheduled a trip abroad less than two months later. However, the quick turnaround was for a worthwhile anthropological cause: in late November … Continue reading

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Huns, Romans, and lecture series at Cambridge

One of the things that I miss most about my time at the University of Michigan is the sheer number of talks that I was able to attend, from Department of Anthropology colloquia, to archaeology brown bags, to the Evolution … Continue reading

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Syllabus: Inequality and the Body in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology

As you may know, I spent this past year in Pittsburgh, figuring out when and where it is appropriate to say “yinz” and eating Pittsburgh salads. However, I also had a position at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Comparative … Continue reading

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AAPAs 2017 – New Orleans

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SAA 2017 – Manipulated Bodies: Investigating Postmortem Interactions with Human Remains

I’m currently in Vancouver, spending a few extra days in the city after attending the 2017 Society for American Archaeology meetings. At the moment I’ve been waylaid by a merciless head cold, but you don’t have to be at the … Continue reading

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Bone Broke Year in Review 2016

As 2016 vanishes into the aether like a monitor lizard slipping into the waters of Lumpini Park, it is time to reflect on the last year at Bone Broke. A picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll just leave … Continue reading

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Recent Publications

As an academic, one of my favorite moments is when I receive proofs for a new article – it’s a feeling up there with freshly laundered sheets, cookies warm from the oven, and waking up to the smell of frying bacon. That’s why I … Continue reading

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Top Ten Dissertation Writing Tips (as illustrated by cats)

Ah, September. That time of the year when mornings become crisp, foliage is newly painted in scarlet and amber hues, and graduate students are gripped with a crippling sense of guilt in regards to all of the writing they did … Continue reading

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The Grand Challenges for Archaeology: A Blogging Carnival

A few years ago I participated in a Blogging Archaeology Carnival organized by Doug Rocks-Macqueen, a man whose surname manages to combine aspects of both lithic analysis and 1970s British rock. The carnival tasked participants with answering one question per month, beginning in November … Continue reading

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