Categories: Archaeology, Article Reviews

Feature creep

by Cornel  

My last post provided some details about my current "work in progress". Things have been progressing quite nicely since then, and the new version of PaleoArchives is just about to hit a milestone, as the user interface is nearly feature complete. I comp… more »

Work in progress...

by Cornel  

The lack of new posts over the past few days is not due to forgetfulness or a diminishing interest in updating the blog. I've just been spending every single minute of my free time working on PalaeoArchives, an online database of Romanian Middle Palaeol… more »

International symposium on chert and other knappable materials

by Cornel  

Two weeks ago I participated at a very interesting international conference on chert and other knappable materials. As you can tell from the published abstracts, a wide range of topics were discussed and quite a few interesting results were presented. W… more »

Maps, maps, and more maps!

by Cornel  

I've been doing a lot of GIS work recently, and as a result I've become more or less obsessed with geospatial data. While hunting for good, free sources on the web I came across two sites that I thought I should share. The first provides geological and… more »

Evolving the German ideal?

by Cornel  

First of all, I should say that this post shouldn't be taken too seriously. It represents a simple elaboration on my first impressions of the Neanderthal museum, which I visited last summer. I must also note that at the time of my visit I was exceedingly… more »

Histories of archaeology

by Cornel  

I've always been interested in the more, shall we say, juicy aspects of the history of the discipline, in the personal histories of archaeologists who left their mark. Archaeologists are interesting people, and histories of the discipline could indeed ea… more »

virtual skeletons

by Cornel  

I'm currently TAing a course on Forensic Anthropology, one which, for a variety of reasons beyond anyone's control, does not have a good lab component. Because of this, I really wanted to share a few good links to virtual skeletons with my students. Afte… more »

Sally Binford interview

by Cornel  

I came across this interview with Sally Binford a couple of years ago, when writing a paper on the intellectual biography of Lewis Binford. At the time the blog in which it was posted was a rather obscure one, at least in academic circles. Now, however,… more »

Neanderthal speech, BBC style

by Cornel  

A fellow TA showed me this wonderful little video, in which Patsy Rodenburg, apparently "one of the world's top voice coaches" (see BBC web site linked below), attempts to reproduce Neanderthal speech with the help of a colleague. The results are hillari… more »

Some interesting links

by Cornel  

In the last few days I came across interesting free sources of old French publications, including full volumes of l'Anthropologie. I thought I'd start this blog by sharing them with the world: 1. Persee 2. Gallica That's it for now. It's 3am over h… more »