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Bone Quiz 14

Everyone get your thinking caps out, à la this classic story arc… because this is a tough one. Last week I stumbled upon something particularly interesting in my dissertation data set. At first I didn’t realize what it was, since … Continue reading

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Bone Quiz 13

Today is a great Friday. Not only is it a tolerable 31˚C here in Jaén, but the new materials I’ve requested from the museum storage units won’t get to the museum until Monday afternoon. This means that I get to … Continue reading

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Bone Quiz 12

This morning Antonio, one of the museum security guards, brought his young daughter and niece down to the basement so they could see me at work . They were both about 8 to 10 years old, proper Jiennense girls attired in … Continue reading

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Bone Quiz 10

Andalucía is known for many things: its abundant tapas, its undulating hills blanketed in olive groves, and its inhabitants impassioned tendency to “comer sus palabras” or “eat their words” by condensing the Spanish language in strange and beautiful ways, particularly … Continue reading

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Bone Quiz 7

As you may have surmised, I am back in Spain to finish up my dissertation fieldwork. This time around I’ll be here for five months which makes me happy – ¡Espero que esto es bastante tiempo para finalmente mejorar mi Español! … Continue reading

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Bone Quiz 5

We’re going to start this semester off slowly. I’m giving an easy quiz this time around, in the hope that it gives everyone a head start to their new year. Get it? A “head” start? I can’t give any more … Continue reading

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Bone Quiz 3

I just finished marking 200 student midterms with my fellow teaching assistants. This sort of grading maelstrom always hits your mental faculties like a tsunami, leaving behind an ineffable mixture of sorrow, concern, fatigue, incomprehension and despair in its wake. … Continue reading

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