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WASHINGTON—In a significant discovery that sheds new light on the region’s history, archaeologists excavating a site on Capitol Hill reportedly unearthed evidence this week suggesting that humans once passed laws there. The team of researchers...
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Apologies, but as a historic archaeologist who used to work in Washington D.C....this struck me as so funny and ACCURATE,  it might be seen as reality, and end up in many textbooks!  Hope it received wide distribution to those on Capital Hill!  Many thanks to those at The Onion.  You always make my day.
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Interesting and well done website for archaeologists,anthropologists..and well, everyone!
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So how does one get on the San Antonio team either as a researcher, writer, or shovelbum?
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I understand they've discovered near an artifact near the Alamo which bears my ancestor's Assay Mark on it..should look like a small Anchor..which locates it's production to the Birmingham Assay Office.
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Actually it DOES make me homesick, LOL. I don't even know if Aston Hall has been preserved. Certainly hope so.
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Sorry, have been abducted, hopefully back soon..
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Booo........lol
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Introduction
Professional Forensic and Medical Anthropologist.  Historic Archaeologist (17th-century Europe, and the American Mountain Men era!) Archival addict. Science and technical writer. Lobbyist. 

Prefer my History NEAT, not decorated in rumor, razzle-dazzle, racism, wishful thinking, or tall tales.

Amazed and saddened at the Dumbing Down of America.

Very annoyed that my Wanderlust is currently curtailed by squeaky brakes. 

Bad habits - Reading too many journals, searching for answers to questions no one cares about, accepting people as they are, and being too curious about everything.

Don't watch the Telly anymore...unless it's tuned in to Formula 1 racing, the Baltimore Orioles, or the Baltimore Ravens...or something on the History or Science Channels.  

Mea culpas to the nice people who invite me to join their internet gaming sites. They take up too much space on my hard drive, so please don't be offended when I don't accept.  

Love to travel, love to fly, love to sail, love trains, love Tall Ships. Fond of the scent of soil at dawn, the ocean, and cold winter nights when you can actually see the night sky! Love old maps, and discovering small, out-of-the-way museums.  

Love Music-  ALL TYPES!  Gregorian, Baroque, Classical, Ethnic, Latin, Eclectic, Jazz, English Music Hall, Opera, Sondheim, Broadway, Punk, World, Celtic, BAGPIPES, Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, Rock n'  Roll! Gilbert and Sullivan, anyone? There's a Howdy Do!

PASSIONATE about history, archaeology, how the Brain works, what triggers DNA sequences to flip and switch, and why do psychotropic meds drain patients of D3? Is dark matter really composed of positrons? Yes, I really DO lead an exciting life! 

If you're nosy and simply HAVE to know my birthday..it's still once a year. :) I'm a citizen, but was not born in the USA. (Proud to be Brummie!)   

Umm..my favorite color is red, not fond of pink. 

What's my Sign? I never understand why people ask me this. It's red and round, and says ALTO.  My other sign hangs on my front door, and says "No Solicitors."  

That's all, folks!





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Well...I'm Still Sucking Air!
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Professional medical-forensic Anthropologist; Historian; Archaeologist, Geneologist, Lobbyist, Science Writer and Editor. Trained by the best!
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  • DigiScribe, CRM
    Medical-Forensic Research Anthropologist , Archaeologist; Science, Tech and Commercial Writer, Historian, Contract Genealogist. Started out in P.R. & Market Research. Love those Stats!, 1993 - present
    Contractor - Archaeological, Historic, Medical research. Trends and Stats...tourism, economic, health, etc. Geneology - North American, Britain, and Europe (can translate French and Deutch if necessary...but am slow in Espanol!) Chesapeake and Early Colonial American History and Archaeology. Write (too much?) for clients.
  • Lobbyist (both Federal and State levels))
    On request, investigate, strategize, and write testimonies for/against proposed Congressional and State legislation (e.g., NAGPRA, ADA, healthcare and historic preservation issues). and related newspaper editorials., 1990 - 2013
    There's nothing so satisfying as embarrasing a politician with their own words! Darn..wish I lived near Washington D.C. again...
  • Martin Marietta Environmental Systems
    Science, User Manuals, and Newsletter writing, (involved knowledge of environmental laws and active legislation), promotional events, watching for biz opportunities,
  • Smithsonian Institution, Forensics Dept.
    Inquisitive, and Overly Curious Grad Student
    Graduate work in forensics, 17th-century cemetery site with 19 individuals. Would love to return and do isotopic and DNA studies..(hint? :)
  • Arbitron
    Statistician - Radio Ratings
    Yes! I was one of those annoying people who translated your radio and television watching behaviors into reams of statistical data, which the major networks used to cancel your favorite shows!
  • Santa Fe Palace, Jamestown, Patuxent Point, etc
    Forensic Archaeologist
    It's nothing like Indiana Jones..but if your love history, mystery, the smell of the Earth...and don't mind the occasional soggy bottom.....it's positively addictive!
  • MedHealth
    Proposal Writer, Health Trends, writer
    The original idea was to start MedScape on the Internet...however, MedScape beat us to the punch by several months, and several million dollars.
  • Phillips Crab House
    (Summer job) Salad Shooter! Dishwasher!
    Summer job at the beach! Love those crab cakes!
  • Martin Marietta Data Systems
    Advanced Inventory Database Project
    Basically, database management of a corporate furniture and supplies inventory, used to determine if it was better to maintain and item or junk it.
  • Dodson & Associates
    Tourism trends research and stats, PR, event planning, contributing writer to monthly newsletter
    Also..speech writing, Power Point Presentations, helped run an association for local hotels and motels, and found myself lassooed into Mountain Man history and geneology.....Time to ketch up!
  • Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
    Volunteer, Forensic Arch, Research Historian, writer, 1988 - 1993
    Whatever was needed, I was eager and willing....but I still feel guilty about the day a sudden gust of wind blew a PP skeleton into the middle of the Boy Scout camp :(
  • Franklin Mint
    Commercial Copywriter!
    Wrote brochures and historic information inserts for assorted coin collections marketed by the mint.