what i discovered today

research at the phd level

Wednesday 2 September, 2009 September 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — illustratedcatalogueofmagic @ 4:40 pm

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.

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3 Responses to “Wednesday 2 September, 2009”

  1. JaneB Says:

    Is there anything in the ‘Life on the Margins’ special collection of papers? Geraint Coles was one of the editors… sorry, can’t bring the other details to mind right now

    • illustratedcatalogueofmagic Says:

      Oooh thanks for the suggestion! I will definitely look that up.

      Also I had no idea that anyone even knew about this blog…

  2. JaneB Says:

    ‘fraid your blog has been noticed! I came here through a link from someone else… Tipping has also written a paper or two about social and economic strategies in Bronze Age marginal environments which might be of interest?


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