The 17th Conference of the International Working Group for Palaeoethnobotany (IWGP) took place in Paris from July 4th-9th 2016. Attending this conference has been on my academic to-do list for years. Why the delay?
It’s no secret that many archaeologists leave their homes and go off to conduct fieldwork for weeks, even months, at a time. This is typical for archaeology graduate students. Often we leave behind family, friends, partners, pets, plants, and a not-so-obvious […]
There are a number of fields that examine aspects of ancient plants. Sometimes the terminology gets a bit confusing so this short post will walk you through the background of some terms and what they actually mean.
Oman is currently a hotspot for travellers. It’s also a place that is receiving increasing attention by archaeologists. Oman features a stunning landscape, which includes an expansive sand dune desert, a myriad of wadis (intermittent rivers), numerous mountainous outcrops, a […]
You won’t see the Catlins on your typical tourist lists of must-see places in New Zealand. This is probably because it is a bit out of the way. This post details what we decided to see and some tips for […]
This past summer the 6th International Anthracology Meeting (anthraco2015) was held in Freiburg, Germany. The meeting was jointly organized by the Department of Geobotany, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, and the Tree-ring Lab of Baden-Wuerttemburg State Office for Cultural […]
This past summer I was in Boston for a total of three weeks. Before that, I never spent much quality time in the city. I really liked Boston for a number of reasons. First off, it’s quite clean in comparison […]
In August 2015, I flew back to Boston to participate in a week-long wood anatomy and archaeological charcoal identification workshop at Boston University. The course was generously put on by Dr. John (Mac) Marston and Boston University’s Environmental Archaeology Lab […]
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