The Birth of a New Era

Back in 2012 there was a roiling debate amongst those who believed that the conclusion of the 13th Baktun of the Maya long count calendar represented a significant event.  The question was, did this momentous moment signal apocalypse or instead a moment of rebirth.  While popular media outlets (and Hollywood) focused on the apocalyptic interpretations, … Continue reading The Birth of a New Era


Archaeology, Oddities, and Tropes

Today Archaeological Oddities turns one week old!  Such a milestone!  Thank you to all of you who have stopped by, checked out the site, and read my posts.  On this momentous anniversary, I would like to take stock of what I see to be the purpose of this blog, and just what it is I’ve … Continue reading Archaeology, Oddities, and Tropes