The History of Museum Technologies and Digital Participation

In their article, Four steps in the history of museum technologies and visitors’ digital participation, Christensen traces the history of curation toward digital participation. They assert that exhibited objects are in dialogue with their surrounding paratexts. In this discussion, Christensen draws from examples of the Bode Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Dr. Johnson’s…… Continue reading The History of Museum Technologies and Digital Participation

Rock-Art Vandals: An Assessment of Public Interactions with Archaeological Resources

“Rock Art Vandals: An Assessment of Public Interactions with Archaeological Resources.” Research presented at the Anthropology Research Symposium, Humboldt State University, March 24, 2016. Abstract This project studied the public opinions and discussion of the effects contemporary humans have at archaeological rock art sites in the United States. Preservation of rock art sites is attempted…… Continue reading Rock-Art Vandals: An Assessment of Public Interactions with Archaeological Resources

An Introduction to Paranormal Anthropology

This is a brief lecture I put together in 2016 while I was assisting with a course on the Anthropology of Religion. This post is my outline for the lecture. What is Paranormal Anthropology? Paranormal Anthropology- -An interdisciplinary branch of anthropology with close ties to concepts from the anthropology of religion and consciousness, as well…… Continue reading An Introduction to Paranormal Anthropology

Modeling Consciousness in Archaeology: A Non-Invasive Approach

Presenting at the 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium presented by the Humboldt State University Library Abstract Modeling the thoughts and beliefs of ancient persons is an arduous calling for archaeologists, as this data falls into the intangible realm. Often the most direct material link to the ancient mind is found in rock art. With resilience to…… Continue reading Modeling Consciousness in Archaeology: A Non-Invasive Approach

Meme and My Friends: The Dynamics of Merry-making

“Meme and My Friends: The Dynamics of Merry-making,” November 29, 2012  Collaborative poster presented at the 2012 Anthropology Undergraduate Research Symposium, Humboldt State University. Presented by Casey Dobbins, Jaqueline Farrington, Racheal Marte-Taylor, Cherilyn Neider and Nikki Martensen