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The People Have Spoken: 2014's Top Ten Most Popular <i>Subversive Archaeologist</i> Blurts
Happy New Year to you, Dear Reader. If you're new here, this list of the ten most popular Subversive Archaeologist blurts of 2014 will give you a taste of the variety and depth of discourse at this web locality. If you've been here before, you might see som...

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Christmas in England: Seventh and Last
No longer in England. But this is the actual Christmas bit, including the run-up. On the 22nd I travelled south to Oxfordshire, hoping to get another taste of the best ale I ever had. That was in the summer of '77, which I spent at Exeter College, Oxford. I...

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Christmas in England: Part Fire; Part Water.
Yesterday was the day-long " Bridges over troubled waters " symposium at TAG 2014 in Manchester. I was there not to present a paper, but to be the discussant, which is a role usually reserved for experts in the matters under consideration. Unfortunately the...

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Christmas In England. Part deux, December 13, 2014
Much better, thank you! I woke up this morning to dry floors, lit bathing facilites, and a ceiling light that stayed off! I had a buffet breakfast that included rashers of bacon—including back bacon A.K.A. Canadian bacon—spotted Dick, Cumbrian sausage, stew...

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Christmas In England. Part deux, December 13, 2014
Much better, thank you! I woke up this morning to dry floors, lit bathing facilites, and a ceiling light that stayed off! I had a buffet breakfast that included rashers of bacon—including back bacon A.K.A. Canadian bacon—spotted Dick, Cumbrian sausage, stew...

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Christmas In England. Part One
If you've been on the dark side of the moon for a while, you may not know this: your Subversive Archaeologist has accepted an invitation to be the discussant for a session at TAG Manchester 2014 . So, here I am, live blogging the trip, from the Brittania Co...

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Is It Science If It's "Just" Criticism?
I'm used to being upbraided for my often-disparaging treatment of archaeological and paleoanthropological inferences that I find unpersuasive [at best] or ludicrous [at worst]. So, this morning it was déjà vu all over again when noted scholar  Pat Shipman t...

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Compliments of the Season . . .
Artist unknown* Season's Greetings! That’s what an old friend of my parents, a perspicacious salesman, used to say when he arrived at our front door for his annual—pre-Christmas cocktails—visit. In retrospect, it was an eerily early act of cultural sensitiv...

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Compliments of the Season . . .
Artist unknown* Season's Greetings! That’s what an old friend of my parents, a perspicacious salesman, used to say when he arrived at our front door for his annual—pre-Christmas cocktails—visit. In retrospect, it was an eerily early act of cultural sensitiv...
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