Came across the above site name during our records search in California. Other gems included Slash Gordon and The First Site.

Came across the above site name during our records search in California. Other gems included Slash Gordon and The First Site.

The skeleton war. I remember the skeleton war.

The skeleton war.


I remember the skeleton war.

This is my underwater archaeology persona. In Florida, it fits! In the desert, not so much.

This is my underwater archaeology persona. In Florida, it fits! In the desert, not so much.

My Kelty TP2 tent. The rainfly fold up so you can stargaze, and if the weather turns foul, you can roll it up from inside. I’m very happy with this upgrade.

Eagle Lake, CA

Finally some water for our underwater research!

jedhenry:

I just learned about painter John Brosio. Wow. 

Here’s his website: http://www.johnbrosio.com

I once caught a crab that big. It was delicious.

theolduvaigorge:

Viable paleosol microorganisms, paleoclimatic reconstruction, and relative dating in archaeology: a test case from Hell Gap, Wyoming, USA

  • by Brigid S. Grund, Stephen E. Williams and Todd A. Surovell

"Living soil microorganisms are ubiquitous and could provide unrealized contributions to paleoenvironmental, dating, and other archaeological research. We evaluated the effectiveness of a previously proposed microbiological technique for paleoclimatic reconstruction (which has been applied but not adequately verified), and also introduced and tested a preliminary method of using soil microbe density for relative dating. Soils from a sample column representing a complete chronosequence at Hell Gap, Locality I, Wyoming, were cultured on three different solid media. To test the paleoclimatic reconstruction method, trophic group data were tested for serial correlation and compared to soil and phytolith analyses formerly completed at the site. Microbial trophic group composition significantly correlated to soil pH, but not to prior precipitation reconstructions. Further refinement is required before the paleoclimatic reconstruction method can be implemented with confidence. Additionally, microbial density decreased with age, suggesting a temporal signature within the sample column and that density could potentially be used as a relative dating technique" (read more/open access).

(Open access source: Journal of Archaeological Science 46:217-228, 2014 via Academia.edu)

New relative dating methods are very important!

team-joebama:

cleophatrajones:

Did this cat save the town from financial ruin or something?

it’s bill clinton’s cat so probably

aehtela

This is essentially us when we are out taking photos.

team-joebama:

cleophatrajones:

Did this cat save the town from financial ruin or something?

it’s bill clinton’s cat so probably

aehtela This is essentially us when we are out taking photos.

From Nevada to Oregon: Dark and Grainy

earthstory:

Wildfires rage throughout Pacific NorthwestIt’s been a dry year so far in the Pacific Northwest, including areas like Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, leading to a major outbreak of wildfires across the area over the past few days and weeks.This image from NASA’s Terra satellite was taken last Thursday and it shows a number of different fire locations as seen from space.In general the situation has improved in the past 24 hours as humidity has increased throughout the area, but the last week has been rough. There are simply too many fires for me to really be able to count how many there are or how much area has been burned by these fires from press reports. Evacuations have covered thousands of people at various points.The one I will highlight is the Carlton Complex fire burning in Washington State. It was ignited by lightning strikes last week and became a complex fire when 4 separate fires ran into each other. That fire has burned an area 4x the size of the city of Seattle, consumed over 200 homes, and led to the death of a person who suffered a heart attack while trying to protect his home. That fire is noteworthy in that it is already by far the largest wildfire in that state’s recorded history. That I’m highlighting it doesn’t mean it’s the only damaging one, but it’s the one that has gotten the most press due to both the size and the damage to people’s property.-JBBImage credit: NASA/Discoverhttp://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2014/07/18/numerous-wildfires-rage-hot-dry-pacific-northwest/#.U813vIBdXzYRead more:http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/07/20140716-092942.htmlhttp://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=84042http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/helpful-weather-coming-washington-wildfires-24642511http://infotel.ca/newsitem/wildfires-dying-down-in-parts-of-bc-thanks-to-cool-weather-and-rainfall/it11693http://www.king5.com/news/local/Washington-wildfires-Monday-267937131.html

We saw smoke many times from the fire burning in the southwest.

earthstory:

Wildfires rage throughout Pacific Northwest

It’s been a dry year so far in the Pacific Northwest, including areas like Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, leading to a major outbreak of wildfires across the area over the past few days and weeks.

This image from NASA’s Terra satellite was taken last Thursday and it shows a number of different fire locations as seen from space.

In general the situation has improved in the past 24 hours as humidity has increased throughout the area, but the last week has been rough. There are simply too many fires for me to really be able to count how many there are or how much area has been burned by these fires from press reports. Evacuations have covered thousands of people at various points.

The one I will highlight is the Carlton Complex fire burning in Washington State. It was ignited by lightning strikes last week and became a complex fire when 4 separate fires ran into each other. That fire has burned an area 4x the size of the city of Seattle, consumed over 200 homes, and led to the death of a person who suffered a heart attack while trying to protect his home. That fire is noteworthy in that it is already by far the largest wildfire in that state’s recorded history. That I’m highlighting it doesn’t mean it’s the only damaging one, but it’s the one that has gotten the most press due to both the size and the damage to people’s property.

-JBB

Image credit: NASA/Discover
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2014/07/18/numerous-wildfires-rage-hot-dry-pacific-northwest/#.U813vIBdXzY

Read more:
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/07/20140716-092942.html
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=84042
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/helpful-weather-coming-washington-wildfires-24642511
http://infotel.ca/newsitem/wildfires-dying-down-in-parts-of-bc-thanks-to-cool-weather-and-rainfall/it11693
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Washington-wildfires-Monday-267937131.html

We saw smoke many times from the fire burning in the southwest.