Roy Halladay Jersey For Sale

This is a case of “Let the buyer beware.” I am an avid baseball fan, and living in St. Louis, my favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals. On of my favorite players – well ex-player now, is Jim Edmonds who played centerfield for the Cardinals from 2000 to 2008. Solast December my youngest daughter […]

Mississippian Era Suburb of Cahokia

I think I have written a post about this story before, but after almost 3,000 posts I’ll be damned if I can find it in my archives. At any rate, NPR has an interesting article (there is a link where you can listen to an audio version as well) on a Mississippian era suburb of […]

Happy Fourth of July: The Constitution

Usually, but not always, I post the entire Constitution on my blog. So here it is:

The Destructive Power of Luxor and Karnak

IPS has an interesting article on Luxor and Karnak. In many ways it reminded me of this post on the destructive power of the Parthenon (hence the title of this post). A couple of quotes will reveal why:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The Only Classical Musical Station in St. Louis Has Been Sold!

Worse yet it is to a company that is converting to a format of Christian Contemporary Music GAAK! Pardon me while I puke. The radio station was owned by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, there is a certain dubious quality to the sale:

Interesting Anthropology and Paleontology News

There is some interesting news relating to anthropology and evolution – over and above Darwinius masillae (which I will have a couple of posts about next week).

Networks of Plunder

Carl Feagans has an interesting post about an article by Byron Loosle on looting. Carl says: Interestingly enough, I empathize -as I’m sure most archaeologists and cultural resource managers do- with the commenter’s motivation to pick up and keep an “arrowhead.” But Loosle wasn’t speaking to the casual hiker that spots a projectile point on […]

Book Review: Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage

When I first heard about this book I knew I would have to review it. The question of who owns the items archaeologists dig up has been the subject of a long, and frequently bitter, debate. Here in the United States the debate centers around NAGPRA and the repatriation of human remains and artifacts. In […]

Blogging Will Be Light Today

Even though I have a ton of stuff to right about – the new paper on Paranthropous boisei for example – blogging will be light. Why?

What Makes Us Human?

I received a press release earlier today that I thought I would pass on to those who might be interested. Normally, I just delete these things, but this one looks really fascinating: