COVID-19 officially sucks. Thankfully, Rob Nelson is posting great content at StoneAgeMan to help you get through this quarantine, and one of those pieces is a new article by yours truly.
Just as I was wondering if I should continue this blog, I received an awesome message from Anna Hansen of sparpedia.dk! She said that she loves my site, and wanted to feature it in Sparpedia’s list of Top Zoo and Wildlife Blogs of 2020!
Rob Nelson, owner of Untamed Science and now StoneAgeMan, has recently published another of my articles on his revamped website. This post focuses on tree-ring dating, or dendrochronology – a powerful archaeological dating technique.
Happy World Wildlife Day! I believe I’ve set a world record for time elapsed between blog posts, as it’s been three weeks since my last entry. Here’s what’s been going on, along with some exciting news.
Here’s a cool article from the anthropology website SAPIENS, written by Josie Glausiusz. It deals with Neanderthals; and, more specifically, how they make us rethink our definition of “species.”
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just had another article published on StoneAgeMan! This latest post begins a discussion on archaeological dating methods, because learning about the past requires solid procedures for determining how old objects are.
Conservation often involves changing people’s behavior, ideally in ways that help both them and wildlife. There are many disciplines that provide strategies for how to initiate behavior change, and two of the overarching “flavors” are behavioral science and social marketing. This blog post by Sara Isaac of Marketing for Change does a good job of explaining the differences between the two approaches.
Often, the persecution of predators like jaguars (Panthera onca) is blamed – at least in part – on livestock depredation: jaguars kill cattle, and hence people kill jaguars. But what happens when there are no cattle? In areas where human communities do not rely on livestock for their livelihoods, would they be more tolerant of jaguars? That is the question that Jillian Knox and her co-authors set out to answer.