Obligatory Happy Post-Apocalyptic Greetings!

I'm pleased to see so many of us survived the Mayan Doom Day known far and wide as the day the Mayan Calender ended, and then nothing of note happened. I hope despite that disappointing climax we all managed to have a happy holiday and new year. I saw the New Year in with an excellent Roller Derby match, but our team rocks... Continue Reading →

The 10 Most Not-So-Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica

Here perhaps is the only true puzzler on the list. Probably not for the reasons you think, but it does give me a moment to explain why Context is so important in archaeology. Lets start with what we do know about the Balls. The earliest reports of the Balls began in the late 1800's, but... Continue Reading →

The 10 Most Not-So-Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: Ancient Model Aircraft, Plus a Rant!

This appears to be more of a category than an individual artifact, it seems to cover a couple of different artifacts that share the common thread of vaguely looking like flying objects. Or at lest that's what you're supposed to think. Two major items stand out in this category, The Saqqara Bird and the Tolima Artifacts,... Continue Reading →

How the 165 million year old spider proves young earth creationism.

Yah. Read that title twice, I had too... This argument has been used on me several times now : "Since the ancient spider looks just like modern spiders, evolution is completely debunked, and God did it all."This claim is usually started with, "I'm not a scientist or anything, but..." Well, firstly, let me point out that you don't need... Continue Reading →

The New York Times and Spike TV Love American Diggers, Hate Uppity, Educated Women.

So this lovely piece of journalisum came across my twitter feed today...TV Digs Will Harm Patrimony, Scholars Say by Bill Carter. First, props to Mr. Carter for using big words in the title, no props however for making it sound like the archaeologists of the world just want to take away all the fun from poor Ric Savage and... Continue Reading →

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