First Review for Built on Bones!

So, I spent this week doing a lot of things. One of my favorites was freaking about my photoshopped proximity to lifetime hero author Neil ...

Monday, 28 January 2013

sorta-non-academic highlights of #wac7

So, in advance of a more in-depth reflection on my participation in the 7th Quadrennial World Archaeological Congress at the Dead Sea, Jordan, I've pulled together a little storify and bits and pieces of things and projects that seemed pretty fun but were perhaps not obviously related to teeth, the neolithic, or my immediate interests...

Starting, of course, with an awesome trip to Petra which is pretty much all over my instagram account but highlights are: bored donkey tout dude checking his texts while waiting for tourists;

 and this, the first view you get of the famous Treasury building coming down the Siq approach.

Conference wise, my favourite quote has to be from the rather vigorous keynote given by Prince El Hassan bin Talal, in his thundering Harrow accent, where he referred to the people of the middle east as 'hell's firewood'. Harsh.

And of course, no conference is complete without a ridiculous Indy reference, here's mine (spotted by @lornarichardson):

Indiana jones...shops here   

 (and response from @lemoustier: "I see a nice conference outfit there on the mannequin" ...)

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archaeologist. dental anthropologist. yes, that's a real thing. Author of Built on Bones, available in February 2017 (UK), May 2017 (USA) from Bloomsbury.



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