Author Archives: JB

Osteology Art: Alba Iulia

Hello from Alba Iulia, Romania! After a mere 42 hours of travel, I arrived back in Transylvania on Thursday, July 13, to continue working on the collaborative project I began back in October. After arriving, and fortifying myself with my … Continue reading

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Osteology Everywhere: Mohonk Edition

As part of my summer campaign to explore the Hudson Valley region (read: to avoid working on manuscripts/cursing at R), I recently bought an annual membership to Mohonk Preserve. The preserve is just outside of the town of New Paltz, … Continue reading

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Osteology Everywhere: Storm King Edition

I’m spending part of this summer in southern New York, and have been doing my best to distract myself from various overdue manuscript drafts by exploring the area. To that end, a few friends and I went to an outdoor … Continue reading

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Osteology Everywhere: Heliconia Edition

When I spent a week at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine last year to visit my friend Cleo, the experience made me realize how little I know about the natural world. The names of even basic north-eastern birds … 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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Wolff’s Law

Ever heard the expression “use it or lose it”? That pithy phrase encapsulates Wolff’s law, an anatomical rule that describes how bone grows and changes over time. The law was developed by German surgeon Julius Wolff, whose name you will now always remember … 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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Pop Culture Archaeology: Suicide Squad

This past weekend I found myself on the world’s longest flight – 15 hours and 10 minutes from New York to Taipei. It’s a staggering amount of time to sit in one place, and for me it was part of a longer 32 … Continue reading

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