Monthly Archives: April 2011

Migrating Fish Below Chain Bridge

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Stone Axes found near Amusement Parks

Okay, I admit the title of the post is a little misleading. A grooved stone axe in the Smithsonian’s collection of Anthropology stirred a bit of a toponymic mystery.  The label stated a provenience “near Chevy Chase Lake”.   Me and … Continue reading

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Dr. Dennis Stanford presents his theory for the first people in the Americas

On Saturday morning in Falls Church, VA., Smithsonian’s Dennis Stanford spoke about his theory of the first Americans and his new book that will be coming out at the end of the year.  The talk was nothing short of fascinating.  … Continue reading

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Tools for the Finisher

Both these artifacts are from the Smithsonian’s Anthropology archives, with a provenience of Prince George’s County, MD. Although similar in shape to other “points” and “bannerstone/atlatl weights” in the collection, both are oversized and demonstrate an exceptionally fine craftsmanship. Admittedly, … Continue reading

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Crow Vandalizes Artwork at the PMOP

In the course of building a nearby nest, the crow pictured below raids a taxidermied cardinal for feathers.

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PMOP Interview series: Travis Jackson, founder of Windian Records

Travis Jackson, the White Indian, or “Windian” discusses his record label.

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Hornet’s Nest

This triple-decker hornet/wasp nest featured a three level, multiple-use structure with unparalleled views of the Potomac – just more exclusive housing going up in the Palisades!

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