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This Saturday, from 9:15-10am, I'll be presenting (with my grad student, Andrea Acosta) a poster about teaching Human Osteology. It's in a session called "Triumphs and Tribulations in Teaching," and it's sure to be a fun session and discussion (that part starts at 10:15). I'm looking forward to visiting St. Louis for the first time, seeing lots of old friends, and making new ones.Here's an image of the poster we're presenting (click to embiggen). If you're desperate for a PDF, just […]
The way I've set up this semester's upper-level Human Origins class includes an in-class lecture on Tuesdays and then an in-class lab period on Thursdays. For most of the semester, we've been poring over hominin skull casts, but that's gotten a bit repetitive and the students and I are all fatigued by the varying sagittal crests, supraorbital ridges, and foramina magna positions. To shake things up, this week I asked the students to create dishes to bring to a pot-luck hominin […]
February brought a ridiculously huge number of announcements about new bioarchaeological finds. For all the stories, you should follow Powered by Osteons on Facebook. Here I have collected last month's Roman and Roman-adjacent finds:Roman ProvincesThe "oldest brain's"original home (York Archaeo)21 January - Britain's oldest brain (York Archaeology). While not exactly Roman in date, this preserved brain goes back to the 6th century AD, which is all kinds of cool. Can't wait to […]
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