Monthly Archives: January 2011

Decorative Prehistoric Pottery

Most markings on prehistoric pottery in our region results from the fabrication process – most commonly impressions created by a corded paddle. Of the many sample sherds I’ve seen from the Palisades, the decorative pattern as pictured on the signage … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

With the new parking lot and entrance to the Palisades Park now complete, it’s remarkable how similar this public development resembles the private development in the Palisades.   That model goes something like this:   Start with demolishing a four square, then … Continue reading

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Crop Circles on the Potomac

As the Potomac River continues in half-frozen, half-liquid mode, strange concentric circles appear.

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PMOP Interview Series Kicks Off

Our first featured guest in the PMOP interview series is Dr. Cristian Castillo-Davis.  Cristian is a Molecular Evolutionary Biologist who talks about the past, present, and intriguing future of our genetic code.

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The Economy

Today’s newspapers are full of strategies for kickstarting the struggling US economy.  The big talk often seems confined to the media ether.   At ground level, in the middle of the National Mall, an economic absurdity unfolds.  I refer to the … Continue reading

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