Blagotin – a movie about the earliest shrine in Europe

I just discovered a movie (made in 1993) made about the excavation of a shrine at the Early Neolithic Starcevo culture settlement of Blagotin in central Serbia that we helped excavate many years. Tina Greenfield and I were staff members on the project many years ago. I directed the survey and the recovery and analysis…

New article published

Here is a link to our new article on the origins of milking in Europe. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00438243.2015.1029076#.VTevNiG6dMw It has huge implications also for the Near East. Essentially, it proposes that goats were the first animals to be milked and that it began early in the Neolithic. Sheep and cattle were not milked intensively for thousands of years.…

Congratulations to Annie Brown

Annie Just submitted her MA thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba. Her thesis is entitled “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: WILD ANIMAL EXPLOITATION DURING THE NEOLITHIC OF THE CENTRAL BALKANS”. It explores wild animal exploitation patterns in the database that i collected many years ago.