Christmas is Coming…It’s A Season of Joy, and a Time of Giving

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on December 19, 2011 in Archaeology |

Christmas is coming, The goose is getting fat, Would you please put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, A ha’ penny will do, If you haven’t got a ha’ penny, God bless you. Holiday giving and end-of-the-year generosity are old traditions that help to cheer us through the […]



Be an Archaeotourist…at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge!

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on December 9, 2011 in Archaeology |

Being an archaeotourist means spending some leisure time visiting sites and landscapes which evoke the ancient past.  Sometimes it may be possible to visit an active archaeological dig, a preserved ruin or earthwork site, a museum, or a reconstruction of an ancient site or community as it may have been experienced by the people who […]


Apparent Evidence of Archaic Period Forest Alteration in the Vosburg Site Archaeological District, Guilderland, New York

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on December 5, 2011 in Archaeology, Paleoecology |

Kindle(This is the sixth in a series of posts about the environmental context of human ecosystems and archaeological sites in eastern North America) Some of the earliest evidence of land clearing and related forest composition change in eastern North America has been summarized in the short Fieldnotes article, “Shaping the Forest with Fire–  A Very […]

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