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Why would a journal called "Scientific Data" publish bad data? The Chandler/Modelski city-size problem

Scholars interested in changes in city size over long periods of time often turn to one or both of two encyclopedia compilations of data: Tertius Chandler’s, Four Thousand Year of Urban Browth (Chandler 1987), and George Modelski’s World Cities:...
by Publishing Archaeology on Jun 9, 2016

Revise as you Write or Finish the WIP?

At 47K, I’m more than 3/4 of the way through my “first draft” of my WIP, War Unicorn, Book 3. I feel a bit stymied as it has now become a rather complicated story and I want to write on several places. I found that I needed to dele...

UPSIDE DOWN TATTLE TALE

The tattle tale. The teacher’s pet. The one who always seems to catch everyone else doing wrong. He expectantly waits intently for that next bad move. He thrives on the trouble that others get into.… Continue Reading… The post UPSIDE DO...
by Let There Be Pets on Mar 21, 2016

TATTLE TALE

The tattle tale. The teacher’s pet. The one who always seems to catch everyone else doing wrong. He expectantly waits intently for that next bad move. He thrives on the trouble that others get into.… Continue Reading… The post TATTLE TA...
by Let There Be Pets on Mar 21, 2016

Don't create confusion by redefining standard concepts

Archaeology sometimes seems to exist in its own little scholarly world. Compared to other disciplines, we have strange and highly distinctive kinds of data—sites and artifacts. These weird data require odd specialized methods, from lithic refitting...
by Publishing Archaeology on Jan 21, 2016

Take Prayer Serious, It Might Have To Save Your Life

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” – James 5:16 (KJV) This is just an encouragement and a reminder to help you rememb...
by In Step With Christ on Feb 27, 2015

Is archaeology relevant? Is "relevance" irrelevant?

The topic of relevance seems to be cropping up more frequently in archaeology. Our findings from the past are claimed to be relevant to contemporary concerns. I have no quibble with this viewpoint (Smith 2010), and indeed, my urban blog, Wide Urban W...
by Publishing Archaeology on Feb 14, 2015

35th National Games Kerela Opening Ceremony mp4 download

35th National Games Kerela Opening Ceremony mp4 download being today trending news. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, starting today all athletes participating in the 35th National Games wished for. “My best wishe...
by Today Trending News on Feb 1, 2015

Resolved: No Resolutions

To finish this week of posts I want to re-visit one I wrote two years ago and develop it slightly. Resolved: To make no New Year’s Resolutions for me to do, but to cling to the One who is at work in and through me according to His perfect plans fo...
by Biblical Preaching on Jan 2, 2015

Lowongan Kerja RISC Indonesia

RISC is an independent oil and gas consultancy firm. We have been working in partnership with companies for over 20 years, supporting their interests in the oil and gas industry and offering a broad and innovative perspective on oil and gas projects...
by Lowongan Kerja CPNS dan BUMN on Oct 29, 2014

"Global history" that leaves out half of the globe

One would think that a work that claims to be "global" in scope would cover the entire world. So what should we make of the new book, A Companion to Global Historical Thought, that leaves out half of the globe? Is this ignorance, oversight, condescen...
by Publishing Archaeology on Jun 10, 2014

James C. Scott thinks archaeology is worthless

Many archaeologists working on complex societies like to cite the works of James C. Scott, the political scientist/anthropologist/historian at Yale University. His works on peasant resistance (Scott 1976, 1985, 1990) are influential in the archaeolog...
by Publishing Archaeology on May 26, 2014

Disciplines in Windsurfing

Windsurfing used to be only one type of board fitted out with one type of sail, much like any other sailing category. Over the years however, as different competition styles and windsurfing spots were adopted, the equipment went through huge changes...
by How to Windsurf 101 on May 22, 2014

Anthropology: The Empire on which the Sun Never Sets (Part 1)

Questions and debates about the end of anthropology are highlighted here for their potential value in revealing what the ‘crisis talk’ in the discipline really means, and what it may be masking. In this article the reader is invited to reflect on...
by Zero Anthropology on May 16, 2014

Anthropology: The Empire on which the Sun Never Sets (Part 2)

Anthropology as a discipline, and anthropology as curiosity about difference or as a philosophy of the human condition, certainly overlap but they are not the same. Enforcers of the discipline have tended to monopolistically speak in the name of the...
by Zero Anthropology on May 16, 2014

Anthropology: The Empire on which the Sun Never Sets (Part 3)

Within the question of the professionalisation of the discipline lies a still largely unexplored area of how Anthropology serves as a western, largely white, middle-class mode of ‘consumption’, specifically the consumption of knowledge about the...
by Zero Anthropology on May 16, 2014

PT. Indo Kompresigma – Receptionist

PT. Indo Kompresigma – A company specialized in the marketing and service of KAESER compressors and related products. This to be able to give professional pre-sales advice, consulting and after sales service. Due to our business development, PT. In...
by Lowongan Kerja CPNS dan BUMN on May 4, 2014

Why haven't you read Blanton & Fargher (2008)?

The book, Collective Action in the Formation of Pre-Modern States, by Richard Blanton and Lane Fargher, is the most important work published on ancient and premodern political dynamics for several decades. I just realized that I have yet to write a p...
by Publishing Archaeology on Mar 25, 2014

Urban scaling arrives in archaeology

Urban population dynamicsThe first application of the methods of urban scaling to archaeological data was published last week (Ortman et al. 2014). This should be the first of a series of archaeological applications of urban scaling research, a trend...
by Publishing Archaeology on Feb 17, 2014

Are Archaeologists Welcome in the Anthropocene?

As I'm sure most readers are aware, the "Anthropocene" is a term for our current geological/environmental epoch on earth. It was coined to reflect the fact that today and in the (geologically) recent past, humans have had an enormous impact on the ea...
by Publishing Archaeology on Jan 30, 2014


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