anthropology

As Above, So Below

by meanlouise March 20, 2015 anthropology

Randy Cordova’s review in the Arizona Republic sums Archaeological horror flick “Once the characters go underground, things start happening. Not scary things, mind you, but things.”

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Alone in the Dark (2005)

by meanlouise January 31, 2015 anthropology

Alone in the Dark is a 1982 horror movie starring Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence and Martin Landau. Unfortunately, that’s not the movie we’re watching. We’re watching Alone in the Dark, a 2005 supernatural/archaeological horror movie starring Tara Reid, Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff. If that doesn’t give you a sufficient idea of how terrible this […]

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Cautious optimism about the postponement of Nazi War Diggers

by meanlouise April 1, 2014 academia

updated 2:30 p.m. EST with two more links at the end of the post. I was on campus until rather late last night and didn’t get a chance to update the list of articles critiquing and opposing the National Geographic Channel’s Nazi War Diggers, a proposed 4 part series which appeared to portray archaeology as […]

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Nazi War Diggers, part II

by meanlouise March 28, 2014 academia

Yesterday, I posted about a new NatGeo TV show, Nazi War Diggers. The list of blog posts and open letters criticizing the show continues to grow. Alison Atkin (Deathsplanation, doctoral researcher at The University of Sheffield Department of Archaeology) “Dear National Geographic Channel UK.” This post also contains a pdf of the letter the National […]

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Nazi War Diggers

by meanlouise March 27, 2014 academia

That title sounds like the lead-in to a post about craptacular SyFy movies. Or maybe a political post about the rhetoric around the NeoLiberal military-industrial complex. Sadly, it’s about neither of those things. Nazi War Diggers is an upcoming 4-part series on National Geographic International. TV Wise announced it will begin airing on May 13th. […]

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Halloween 2013

by meanlouise October 5, 2013 anthropology

Getting messages asking what this year’s Halloween theme is going to be and when I’m going to start posting. It’s October 5th already, isn’t it? But wait! I’m not 5 days behind! I can make this year’s theme Archaeology & Anthropology in Horror and then I’m actually ahead of the game because I’ve already been […]

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Let’s play cowboys and indians!

by meanlouise September 11, 2013 anthropology

On Monday (9/9/13) DC-area artist Gregg Deal appeared on WJLA’s News Channel 8 “Afternoon Report.” Deal went on the show believing he’d been invited into the program to talk about his performance art piece, The Last American Indian on Earth. Disclaimer: I backed this project during the last Indiegogo campaign and plan to support the […]

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ScienceOnline Climate – a few links

by meanlouise August 19, 2013 anthropology

Last week I went skipping off to the amazing and fun ScienceOnline Climate Conference for a few days. My scholarship focuses in large part on the ways knowledge about science, nature, and health are produced, deployed, understood, and/or acted on. My primary goal in attending this event was to get a better understanding of how […]

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On the subject of primates: Curious George, monkey or ape?

by meanlouise June 24, 2013 anthropology

As a child, I ran a bit hot and cold on the whole Curious George issue. I loved him when I was 5 and devoured all the books in short order (I was a precocious reader). In the first grade, much to the chagrin of our school librarian, I found the situation of a monkey […]

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Jim Croce cover band

by meanlouise May 31, 2013 academia

When I was a kid, our next door neighbors had a Hammond organ. They used to let me play it but their sheet music selection was pretty limited. Very limited. Let’s put it this way: if you ever form a Jim Croce cover band and need some funky organ breaks for “Time in a Bottle,” […]

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