The Science of Archaeology

The Occasional Curmudgeon by Gary L. Moore

A few years back, I was teaching an archaeological field school (at the Pigg Site, part of Lowery Ruins, in southwestern Colorado) for Colorado State University, mostly for inexperienced, undergraduate students. One of our gradual students (not enrolled in the field school) dropped by and was endeavoring to impress a couple of the female undergraduates. He was holding forth, telling the young ladies “all” about professional archaeology. It had been a long, hot day, and I must have been tired, but I had heard just about enough.

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A Well Regulated Militia

The Occasional Curmudgeon, Gary L. Moore

There are 404 students in Lyons Middle/Senior High School. In 2015, up until August 1, there had been 204 people killed in mass gunfire shootings (three or more people killed in one shooting) here in the United States. If that average continues, we may expect that about 360 people will die from mass gunfire shootings by year’s end. Or, on a local scale, about 90% of the Lyons Middle/Senior High School population who would have died

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