Loren Eiseley and Perspectives on Archaeology

“What,” my wife asks, “do you want to be Loren Eiseley?” No, I do not.  I do want to follow his example in my choice of a medium of expression.  Eiseley wrote his thoughts on subjects that interest me, like archaeology, time, and chance in the form of short articles published in popular magazines.  I believe if he were alive today he would write a personal blog.

I have written a large number of peer-reviewed scientific books, book chapters, and journal articles, which permit only a very narrow range of expression.  I have other things I would like to write about that find no place in such venues.

Hence this personal blog.

Author: Runnels

Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Classical Studies Boston University Archaeology Program and the Department of Anthropology