Thanks very much for joining me here at Time Machine! In the weeks and months to come, I will blog here regularly on what has long interested me most—the often invisible world of the past. You will find many other websites and blogs about archaeology, sites that will describe in mind-numbing detail the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the earliest known dates for millet farming in Mongolia, or the difference between a Gainey Fluted Point and a Crowfield Fluted Point. All those websites serve a purpose, of course, but you won’t find any of that rather tedious stuff here.
I am going to write about the things that I find really interesting. I’ll write about dead people (really dead people) and explore what they tell us about ourselves today. I’ll take you with me behind the scenes in the world of archaeology and tell you what the latest finds really mean. I’ll comment on movies and tv shows about the past. And I’ll share with you my thoughts on all the cool stuff I learn when I travel to places like Pompeii, Petra and Machu Picchu. Are you curious about which hotels in Cuzco have have authentic Inca architecture, or where you can imbibe the oldest known fermented beverage in the world?
I plan to have a lot of fun on these pages. Please stay tuned!