In the past few days I have been processing batches from the Spretta Meadow core. After tonight, these will be entirely ready to go through the SPT phase. It hasn’t taken too long to get them to this state — maybe six hours in total. That’s for about 40 samples.
I also checked out several books from the library. There are surprisingly few anthropology books about the landscape — Ingold, Bender, Ucko, and Tilley are the only ones coming to mind, and three of those are archaeologists — so while that makes it easy to research it also means that there is not a lot of variety.
I would really like to read what someone has written about the social strategies that people develop for life in marginal environments.