A Real Live Archaeologist

This Wednesday I was the guest speaker at Joey Schotland’s World History class. Joey teaches at Another Course to College, a charter school in Brighton. In fact, it’s located at 20 Warren Street, about 150 yards from the house where I lived with Kelly and Gavin (104 Warren) and across the street from St Elizabeth’s…

Race to the Moon

The latest web site I wrote for American Experience is for the film “Race to the Moon” about the Apollo 8 mission that was the first to send me out of earth’s orbit and around the moon. The film premieres on Halloween, Monday October 31, 2005 and is really good. Here’s a photo taken by…

Viva Las Vegas

“Las Vegas: An Unconventional History” is an American Experience 2-part film premiering on PBS November 14 and 15, 2005. Here’s the site. It’s a fun story about a place that seems like a shallow joke. But the beauty of the film is that while there is plenty of goofy kitsch–Rat Pack, 1970s tourism commercials–these segments…

Iraq book review

A number of recent books have been published about the history and culture of Iraq, in large part a response to the 2003 invasion and current military situation there. Here’s the link to my review in the Nov/Dec 2005 Archaeology Magazine. I had limited space so was unable to give more props to perhaps my…

New Blog

So, The point of this blog is to create links to various professional works of mine. As I have time, I’ll also being posting stuff that I’d written before and is floating out there. The justification of this blog is that when people ask me what I “do” I can point them here and then…