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The Archaeology of…Roanoke: The Lost Colony

I wrote a piece for Archaeology in the Community┬áthat was recently published on their blog. This educational archaeology non-profit is based in DC and emphasizes community archaeology with public engagement, hosting a variety of events. This piece is especially for … Continue reading

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As Seen on TV: The Mysterious Career of Ross Geller on Friends

I usually receive one of three reactions from people when I tell them I study anthropology. The first is confusion, because depending on their experiences some people have not heard of anthropology or are unaware that the study of humans, … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of… Chocolate

Those who observe┬áValentine’s Day have many options in how to celebrate their love, but many choose to do it with chocolate. The pairing is a result of Valentine’s Day becoming celebrated as a romantic holiday starting with Chaucer in 1382 … Continue reading

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As Seen on TV: Activity Markers on Bones S1E1

As a scholar of anthropology, I am frequently questioned about the plausibility of science on tv shows. This is especially true for the show Bones. Typically I’m asked if some forensic method or another Dr. Brennan employs is realistic. The … Continue reading

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In the News: A Beer for Sue

If you enjoyed my first post about the archaeology of beer and wine you may be interested to know that the Field Museum, Chicago’s natural history museum, recently announced that they are teaming up with Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. out … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of…Vampires

My first field school was a project investigating Medieval population demographics through the analysis of funerary excavations at various cemeteries in Romania, specifically in Transylvania. Before and after I went on this trip I got varying reactions from friends and … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of… Fermentation

Within the last few years, my hometown has seen a fortunate increase in both microbreweries and local distilleries. At one of my new favorite places to purchase craft beers I came across a beer that inspired this blog post.┬áThe Scottish … Continue reading

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