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! The Untold Stories of Archaeology’s Women

By Brenna Hassett, Suzanne Pilaar Birch, Rebecca Wragg Sykes, and Tori Herridge

Stories of pioneering women in the “digging” sciences have been skewed toward those who were White, wealthy, and networked. The TrowelBlazers project aims to reset our imagination—and our future.

For Women’s History Month, it has become traditional to rifle through the great names of the past, pluck out a few that strike the imagination and have the appropriate gender marker, and dust them off for a new audience. We should know—we run the TrowelBlazers project, a largely community-sourced archive of biographies of women in the “digging” sciences: archaeology, geology, and palaeontology.


Happy holidays!

This might just be my best attempt yet at an Icelandic layer cake!

Wishing you all the best for the holidays and the oncoming year.