Category: writing

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Field Green: Book Review

It must be a memoir.  A reader —  or a fact-checker — could challenge any number of things, especially names, including the name of the author.  But there can be no doubt about the...

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Tintagel in Late Antiquity

Tintagel in Late Antiquity was a conference, held in Truro, Cornwall, April 21-23.  Although I am pretty much an outsider, both to archeology and to Cornwall (a transplanted American!) I’m really glad I went...

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Gesture and Speech

This book makes human evolution look more exciting and provocative than I would have thought possible. In particular, it explains why, when we know that many, probably most plants and animals have evolved to...

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A Serving of Casual Insults

Most mornings, often before breakfast, I find myself in a righteous fury about having been forced to do some stupid thing to meet the incomprehensible demands some huge global server, presumably for the convenience...