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IWGP 2016: A Quick Recap

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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?
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A Gathering in Graz

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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 contingent – subletters.
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Architectural Feats in Oman Throughout the Ages

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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 lengthy coastline, and more. Amidst these natural wonders, humans have been building permanent structures in the...

Why Do Leaves Fall?

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It’s fall (or autumn) for those of us in the temperate, northern hemisphere. If you’ve ever wondered why leaves fall during the fall season, then I have good, quick read for you.
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anthraco2015: A Few Thoughts

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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 Heritage. This meeting is held every four years (or so) and I was excited that the location and timing allowed...

Best of Boston Summer 2015: Food, Sites, and Experiences

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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 to many U.S. cities I have travelled to and lived in. Secondly, it’s not as massive as New York or London (Though, I do love both of them!), which makes its less daunting for a...

Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.

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