Category Archives: Travel

Archaeological fieldwork in Romania

In mid-October I had one of those hellish trans-Atlantic journeys that are the stuff of nightmares. I left for the Pittsburgh airport at 230 am, flew to Chicago, spent 9 hours in O’Hare, flew to Dublin, booked it through the … Continue reading

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Bone Quiz 21

Every human osteologist reaches a point in their life when they are forced to make a foray into zooarchaeology. My most recent brush with the world of skeletal fauna took place over the summer, when I spent a week visiting one of my friends … Continue reading

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Osteology Everywhere: Atlanta Edition

As you may have gathered by now, I’m always on the look out for osteology, especially when travelling. However, when I recently attended the AAPAs in Atlanta, I did not have to look very far. Rumours abounded that the conference hotel, … Continue reading

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SAAs – Orlando 2016

Yesterday morning I got up early and blearily watched sheets of pouring rain turn into pellets of hail, steeling myself to make the ten-minute trudge to the bus stop. Burdened with heavy bags and swathed in a flattering Ikea rain poncho, … Continue reading

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Osteology Everywhere: Elephant Edition

My life has been dominated by pachyderms of late because I’ve spent the last two and a half weeks  in Thailand. In late December, I visited real elephants for the first time at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary outside of Chiang Mai, … Continue reading

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Osteology Everywhere: Michigan Breweries Edition

This has been my first full summer in Michigan, so all of my time not spent teaching or engaged in course prep has been spent on the road, exploring what this state has to offer when temperatures are above freezing. … Continue reading

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SAA 2015: Reconstructing Iberian Copper Age Mortuary Practices

During my recent trip to San Francisco for the Society for American Archaeology meetings, I was co-author on a poster detailing new research on the Bioarchaeology of Looting. While I devoted the remainder of my trip to sampling as much regional cuisine as possible … Continue reading

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