Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Falling in Love with French Antiquities

The NY Times has a very nice piece on archaeologist Randall White of NYU and his research in Paleolithic archaeology in the Perigord area of France. That is the home ground of Cro-Magnon research just down the road from the famous cave art at Lascaux. Though not professionally grounded in the archaeology of the area, I've always had an interest as my first archaeology professor and advisor at Tulane, Harvey Bricker, did his dissertation research there at Abri Pataud. He was always telling us stories in class, and his discussions on his research on burins was a factor that pushed me into lithic analysis.

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