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Post holes, walls, and an Ojibwe medicine lodge

I was reading People of the Lakes by Time-Life about the Ojibwa and I saw this amazing photo of people using a medicine lodge from the early 20th century.  What struck me about this photo was the fact that the lodge … Continue reading

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I posted about my day at the Markham Museum for “Day of Archaeology 2015” and my post is now live! For more, read the post at the Day of Archaeology website!

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Chaco “Roads”?

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I’ve been reading about the prehistoric southwest, particularly Chaco canyon. In Chaco canyon around 9000-1100 AD there was an extreme fluorescence of complexity that has led to a large amount of debate.  Particularly Great Houses and Great Kivas. These are … Continue reading

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More Anti-Homeless Architecture

Another editorial discussing the Twitter storm over anti-homeless spikes. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/how-cities-use-design-to-drive-homeless-people-away/373067/ I particularly liked the discussion about how some new structures are starting to subvert expectations, and are actually consulting skateboarders when designing outdoor spaces!   See also: Defensive Architecture Archive: … Continue reading

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Setting my sights

How do people use public space?  Where does public space come from?  Can the ways people use public spaces now help us understand ancient public places like Stonehenge, Mayan plazas, or the Acropolis?  Can archaeological explorations of past public places … Continue reading

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