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Welcome back, everyone, to the second half of this season's Bones. The premiere happened while I was hanging out with real biological anthropologists at this year's American Association of Physical Anthropologists conference, so I didn't have time for my favorite fake anthropologist last ...
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The way I've set up this semester's upper-level Human Origins class includes an in-class lecture on Tuesdays and then an in-class lab period on Thursdays. For most of the semester, we've been poring over hominin skull casts, but that's gotten a bit repetitive and the students and I are all ...
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I wish I'd had as cool a professor as you!

Without cooking, I'd have eaten the veg and roots, and happily gone for the watermelon salad. But I bet some fancy restaurant somewhere would serve the marrow and nuts.

Obviously years of competitive cooking shows have influenced the H. Sapiens' meals, as there was a lot of nice preparation and plating. Particularly impressive using only early stone tools.

(I expected a monolith to show up at the photo of one hominin chasing another away from its food supply.)
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21 January - Britain's oldest brain (York Archaeology). While not exactly Roman in date, this preserved brain goes back to the 6th century AD, which is all kinds of cool. Can't wait to read about what they find out from this organ! 31 January - About the funerary ritual of Sanisera's necropolis ...
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Have you ever wondered exactly when a certain group of plants or animals first evolved? This week a groundbreaking new resource for scientists will go live, and it is designed to help answer just those kinds of questions. The Fossil Calibration Database, a free, open-access resource that stores carefully ...
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All in one site, excellent! No more vague Google searches trying to figure out what branched off when.
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12 January - Roman link to local cemetery (Luton Today). Seven Roman cremations were found during a dig at a modern cemetery in England (30mi north of London). No more has been reported, though. 20 January - Graeco-Roman necropolis discovered in Alexandria (Ahram Online).
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I wish the dental practice I go to was called "The Temple of Castor and Pollux" instead of "(Neighborhood it's in) Family Dentistry".

Admittedly, everyone working there is Filipino or Chinese, so it wouldn't be Castor and Pollux, but I'd accept some  Southeast Asian god name.
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It was yet again a slow month in Roman bioarch news, so here's the month of December to kick off your new year... Roman Empire. 3 December -- Shackled individuals found in Gallo-Roman cemetery in southwest France (Past Horizons). Well, this is a super interesting find.
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This Saturday, from 9:15-10am, I'll be presenting (with my grad student, Andrea Acosta) a poster about teaching Human Osteology. It's in a session called "Triumphs and Tribulations in Teaching," and it's sure to be a fun session and discussion (that part starts at 10:15).
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Ancient malaria patients, the anthropologist will see you now.
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That's the right spirit. It is never too late to try to cure them. 
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In case anyone is interested the original research paper is available online (open access)
Climate-driven introduction of the Black Death and successive plague reintroductions into Europe
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/02/20/1412887112
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Alright, I know I've been remiss in posting... anything. But the spring semester started on January 6 (yes, really! I don't know why it's that stupidly early), which left me pretty much zero time between semesters to plan for my courses, particularly given the kiddos' daycare/school was closed ...
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Reminds me of the classic Lily Tomlin line: "I wanted to be somebody. Maybe I should have been more specific."
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I am an assistant professor at the University of West Florida, the bioarchaeologist for the Gabii Project, and principal investigator of the Roman DNA Project.  My current research involves osteological and biochemical analysis of Roman populations.
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