Little River Canyon

I went up to Little River Canyon National Preserve on Saturday while waiting to close on my house. The canyon and falls are lovely, and I also saw a lizard, a submerged historic quern stone, evidence of controlled burning, and only two ticks (that I know of..).

Little River Canyon from one of the overlooks
Late 19th century quern stone at the falls (the washer-shaped thing at lower left, underwater). I’ll try to remember to bring a polarizing filter next time!

New job!

I’m delighted to announce that I have accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Chemistry and Geosciences at Jacksonville State University in northeastern Alabama, to start mid-August 2021!

I visited the area a couple of weeks ago to do some house-shopping and meet some of my wonderful new colleagues in person (the whole interview was conducted online, due to the pandemic). I found a house I like and am planning to move in mid-July. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with a diverse group of geoscientists and am excited to start this new chapter!

TAG 2021

Next weekend (April 30-May 2) I will be participating in the US Theoretical Archaeology Group annual meeting, as part of the session “Archaeology of and for Environmental Justice” (Sunday at 3:45 pm Pacific Time). This year, the conference is fully online and registration is free. I hope to see you there!

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