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Wheelock, ND – Herman Gerling Family

This morning the Facebook told me I posted about the Gerling Family 5 years ago today. It just so happens I am working on an article about Wheelock. So here is an update on the Gerlings (complete with typos – … Continue reading

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Punk Archaeology Conference 5 Year Anniversary – The Real Story

Today is the 5th anniversary of the epic Punk Archaeology conference the Sidestreet Grill in Fargo, N.D.  You really should download and read my article Punk Archaeoseismology, which is presented in artisinal Richard handwriting.  Probably there are other good pieces … Continue reading

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Archaeology of Care–Gölcük, Turkey 1999 Revisited

Jump over to Bill Caraher’s blog and read about the archaeology of care.  He made me dig a little deeper into my recollections. On Thanskgiving Day 1999 I was in Turkey duing a survey of recent earthquake damage.  We visited … Continue reading

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Archaeogrieftourism

I am bored when people weep over the destruction of Nineveh. Their brief public wailing has no tie to the basalt roots carved by waves of conquest and cruelty. Do they imagine that Shamshi-Adad would hold hands with them, and … Continue reading

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Your Enthusiasm for Protecting Antiquities Cost Army Pfc. Edward J. Herrgott His Life

Your Enthusiasm for Protecting Antiquities Cost Army Pfc. Edward J. Herrgott His Life  [Listen to us discuss this and similar issues on the Caraheard Podcast] The full tale of Pfc. Herrgott, the first Minnesotan to die in the Iraq war … Continue reading

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Le Grand Meaulnes (The Lost Domain) and Battlefield Archaeology

Alain-Fournier’s only masterpiece, Le Grand Meaulnes, recounts the twisting journey of 15 year old François Seurel, whose life is buffeted by the arrival of the older boy, Augustin Meulnes.  Together and apart, they wander to a hidden, isolated manor, which … Continue reading

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Farewell, Roosevelt School

The Roosevelt Elementary School (now the Roosevelt Learning Center), burned down Saturday night (6/15/2014).  The building was built in 1920, and featured a beautiful stairway flanked by two huge marble columns.  I walked through those doors many, many times (a … Continue reading

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thro.out greek style

From Jacque Tati’s Playtime.   The clip is from a tradeshow scene, where everyone, even American tourists, can see the wonders of a modernist Paris.  thro.out greek style

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The Hiawatha Asylum

The Hiawatha Asylum is (or was) at terrible place.  I don’t want to write about it.  But it has been in the news today.  This is a pretty good story and video: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/05/sd-native-american-insane-asylum/2137011/  Here is a good article you might … Continue reading

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Not All That Funny

This is a revised post.  I misread the tone and intent of the article “Losing Face”  in the Appendix.  The author and editors quickly listened to my concerns, and I decided I was wrong and hot-headed (not news to some of you). … Continue reading

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