Weaving Environmental Knowledge and Oral Tradition

Oral tradition influences the way people interact with the social and physical world around them and transmits knowledge and institutions that affect cultural norms, behavior, and the environment.

Walls beneath the Waves

Geoarchaeological analyses in New York Harbor reveal intriguing evidence of past oceanic transgression even as we fortify our coasts for the future.

What Did the Moon Landing Do for Archaeology?

It is true that the moon landing did not do much for archaeology. Yet, the space program and the space race, the military-industrial complex of the late 1950s and 1960s, along with other lines of research, created the fundamentals of what we use in spatial technology in archaeology today.

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Archaeology

How can we build a diverse and inclusive archaeology when the unequal access to our discipline starts at such a young age? If we want to understand the nuances of human history, we must make sure it is not about rich white people . If you run public outreach programs, I invite you to think carefully about to whom you direct these programs, and who shows up, and make a change to broaden your audience. If we each do our part, we can build a discipline that is as diverse as the past peoples that we study.

Catching Birds in the High Arctic

There is more than one way to eat a dovekie in northern Greenland: they can be eaten frozen, boiled, or whole (excluding the feet and beak). In the past, many dovekies were prepared and stored for the long winter in one of two ways. First, a hunter could simply cache the birds under stones to keep hungry foxes and dogs at bay.

Lynne Goldstein

Lynne Goldstein has enjoyed a distinguished archaeological career, and numerous archaeological projects, publications, and committees benefit from her dedication and enthusiasm for the field.