Category Archives: Indoors

Huronia Museum and Ouendat (Wendat) Village

Visited the Huronia Museum and Ouendat Village this weekend with my family, and we loved it. The museum itself was a typical small museum, with exhibits on the history of the area, focussing on some of the marine disasters and … Continue reading

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Pompeii vs ROMpeii Markets

One of the things I loved seeing at Pompeii were the shopfronts.  I loved seeing the counters, and imagining people standing around waiting for their food, negotiating, gossiping, and enjoying themselves.  I took countless photos of these shopfronts, completely enchanted … Continue reading

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#ROMpeii Exhibit

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the display of human remains over the past year. I’ve written a few blog posts about it, and I’ve seen my views develop and change. Visiting the ROM’s new Pompeii exhibit, #ROMpeii, … Continue reading

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Latrines and Public Toilets

Is there such a thing as a ‘private’ public space?  I’m not talking about privately owned space that is opened up to the public (will get to that someday), but rather spaces that are public, but provide privacy.  Is that … Continue reading

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Architecture and Death

This TED talk by Alison Killing is excellent! In it, she talks about how architecture can affect the way our deaths, and how the rise of centralized hospitals has dramatically changed death. A fascinating conversation starter!  

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Underground Seattle: Cherie Priest’s BONESHAKER

Cherie Priest’s excellent steampunk book BONESHAKER is based on the premise that an epic digging machine dug under the city of Seattle and unleashed a mysterious gas. This gas killed people, but then reanimated their bodies. The victims are called … Continue reading

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Published! Capacity of non-dwelling spaces

Some personal news now.  An article that I have been working on for what seems like forever has finally been accepted, and is online ahead of print at the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. This article is based on my PhD … Continue reading

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