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An Age of Trump in the Anthropocene Epoch?

Stratigraphy is the science of rock strata; in geological terms, this translates to the science of time. But what IS time? Difficult to define, for certain, but most of us can agree that it marks the passage of events. 1,525 more words


The (Harris) Matrix, Part II: Making the Software Stratigraphy Leap

[Part I of this 3-part series introduced you to the concept of software stratigraphy. Part II explains how it’s done. Part III will provide a complete software Harris matrix for the game No Man’s Sky.] 1,807 more words


The (Harris) Matrix, Part I: Visualizing Software Stratigraphy


Edward Harris’s 1979 landmark work, Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy, from which sprouted the idea and practice of the Harris matrix, became my White Rabbit in 2017. 1,988 more words


Stratigraphy: Lost in Translation?

The Geological Society Club has been transformed into a new Specialist Group of the Society – the Geological Society Discussion Group.

All Fellows and guests are welcome to attend its meetings, at which a speaker will introduce a topic of current geological interest, leading to discussion over dinner. 418 more words


Help with archaeology: What is stratigraphy?

Many of our posts are focused on classical languages, but material culture is an equally crucial part of understanding antiquity. In this guest post, we introduce the science of stratigraphy the way that most non-archaeologists are likely to see it: through the Harris matrix. 1,232 more words

A Mud Doctor and Her X-Rays

I joke a lot about training to be a mud doctor because I study muddy sediment in my PhD research. But that comparison isn’t just a play on words. 723 more words

Field Work

Dig Day #9: Backfill Day!

Mallory Moore

November 14th was a very eventful day for all of the excavation teams here at Roosevelt Park. This day was our very last chance to dig as we backfilled all of our units after an hour into the class period. 485 more words

2016 Roosevelt Park Excavations