High school students taught me how to teach

It was almost 30 years ago, in the final few days of my undergrad. I was walking into the department office for some last minute paperwork. Vince was walking out. He said he was glad he bumped into me. Vince was a bit older than the rest of us. He was already married and had…

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A snapshot of Finnish Anthropology in 1975, as seen from the outside

This week, I blogged about the Fifth International Directory of Anthropologists, published in 1975. Of course, I couldn’t resist looking at what Finnish content might be in there. The Directory lists 13 anthropologists in Finland in 1975, down from 18 in the first edition in 1938. Seven are listed in Helsinki and three in Turku,…

Archeothoughts 2018 annual

The year started and ended with pseudo-archaeology, and it has been one of the main themes. I began with a reaction to CBC’s uncritical coverage of the Solutrean Hypothesis on the Nature of Things’ Ice Bridge episode, and ended with an assessment of critical thinking in Curse of Oak Island fan communities. The conclusion of…