I've been steadily involved in the cast iron community for several years now. I've focused primarily on the 19th century cookware, and within that primarily griddles, with skillets being a fairly close second. That culminated in the publication of the project I cooked up more or less immediately after becoming enthralled with cast iron--The Cast … Continue reading Calling All Cast Iron Kooks
Still Looking at that Caveman in the Mirror
Another exciting development in the history of our closest cousins, this post talks about the incredible hunting prowess of the Neandertals, and what that means for understanding their cognitive capabilities.
The State of the ‘Spin, January 2023
I have to start this post with a sincere apology for the radio silence over the last few months. If you've kept up with social media, you know that we ran into a big snare with our immigration status in Germany and chose to head back rather than allow our savings to dry up completely … Continue reading The State of the ‘Spin, January 2023
Settling in, I think.
At a bit of a jumping off point, this post gets into the more official and professional direction of Pedal Powered Anthropology now that we’ve started to set up our base here in Germany.
Das Alte Rathaus
Our first visit to the inside of the Alte Rathaus turned out to be much more impressive and comprehensive than I could've anticipated. I don't know what my expectations were, but they were definitely exceeded.
Leipzig’s Many Castles, part 1: Schloss Schönfeld.
In this post we meet the first of 20 Saxon castles, and the first of many here in Germany
Weird Wild World
Pedal Powered Anthropology occupies a strange niche within the broad spectrum of what can be considered academia. My focus during my undergrad was biological anthropology, and I had spent over a decade studying it before even starting school for it. And then within that umbrella, my focus, such as there can be one at that … Continue reading Weird Wild World
Ye Old Yorn in Ye Side
In this brief post we look at ways language, including alphabet, can change over time and how that change isn't always smooth, and can have lasting impacts that we don't even realize.
The World’s Oldest Instruments Are Probably Older Than You Think.
A short discussion of the Geißenklösterle flutes, and just how amazing they are.
The Grandparents of My Cousin
In this very basic write up, we meet Homo heidelbergensis, the top competitor for our shared ancestor with the Neanderthals.