links for 2009-01-12

  • “A team of scientists exploring Springs Preserve with remote-sensing gear [Ground Penetrating Radar –ed.] has found what appears to be a prehistoric village of pit houses where as many as 30 Anasazi people lived about 1,300 years ago, the preserve’s archaeologist said Friday.” This is the full version of the ‘breaking news’ version I just posted.
    This is the project I was the archaeologist for from 2000 – 2005. We dug the pit house that yielded the radiocarbon dates.
  • "A team of scientists exploring Springs Preserve with remote-sensing gear have found what is believed to be a prehistoric village of pit houses where as many as 30 Anasazi lived about 1,300 years ago, the preserve's archaeologist said Friday."
    I was the archaeologist at the Springs from 2000 – 2005. We dug the partially excavated pit house they reference in 2003.

blivet – 11/8/2001

I was reminded by a thread on alt.fan.zevon of mondegreens. You know, misheard song lyrics like that one from Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, “the girl with colitis goes by”.

Lots of during and after work stuff going on, including some things that we were going to get done before the baby came. These include shampooing the carpet which is happening today and tomorrow. Thank Ghu, Audrey’s parents are still in town and want to pitch in. They have been wonderful.

I have no idea how you all are doing, I hope things are going well. No new memes here, just chopping wood and carrying water…

That baby Ian sure is cute though, he takes after his Mom.


Early note:
Traffic is always pretty strange on the way to and from work. I’m pretty used to being cut off several times on each trip. There are always several accidents. I live about five miles from the Preserve.

I try to imagine we’re all empty boats floating on a swift current. If I considered how dangerously these folks are driving, I’d be a basket case. Yesterday was just more surreal than most.

I hope you have a great day.