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Big Archeo Finding – via The Onion

New Evidence Suggests Humans May Have Been Dipping Crunchy Things Into Gooey Things Earlier Than Previously Thought KOOBI FORA, KENYA—Saying their findings could offer fresh insight into the dietary habits of our prehistoric ancestors, archaeologists from Rice University announced Tuesday … Continue reading

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2017 Marechal Foch Grape Harvest

This year proved my best harvest for a vineyard on to 17 years old now.  I spent a fair amount of time picking the grapes, but did no spraying, fertilizing, and only minimal weeding during the season. And here is … Continue reading

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Work Against the Machine

We await new construction at the Palisades Rec Center in DC starting perhaps today Monday, July 11, 2017.   Items from this area recovered yesterday. Two examples of fire-cracked rock here.  Ultimately, I found nothing of particular interest. I eventually dug … Continue reading

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My Three Sons on the Precipice

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Hawaiian Chunkey Stones

I never heard of the Hawaiian bowling stones known as maika until I saw these artifacts in the Kokee Natural History Museum in Waimea Canyon, Kauai.   With the same appearance as mainland chunkey stones, the ulu maika game apparently differed … Continue reading

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Blooming White in the Garden

I often notice flowers of different species will bloom simultaneously in matching colors.   In the garden right now, it’s white’s turn. From top to bottom:  taro, cilantro, waterlilly

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Suspicious Squirrel Deaths

Yesterday, I noticed a dead squirrel at the base of a sycamore tree in my yard.  I’ve seen plenty of squirrels fall out of trees only to bounce off the ground like rubber balls and go about their business so … Continue reading

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Latest Works of Art

Here are three pieces I recently completed. Above is a modified print produced by Frances Lubben.  I left the mountains (middle section) while painting in the upper section the night sky and lower section a glacial lake.   The constellation of … Continue reading

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Impressions on Prehistoric Pottery

Below is a sherd brought to me by a neighbor. I’ve seen these tight striations before (the two parallel patterns) and had always assumed it was a cord (only) that produced such impressions.  However, the zig-zag of 90 degrees suggests … Continue reading

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Those 130,000 Years Old Californians

Big archeo news with the publication of a Nature article claiming that hominids butchered a Mastodon 130,000 years ago in what is now San Diego, CA.   It’s a huge anomaly since the generally accepted date for humans in the Americas … Continue reading

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