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Windover presentation for the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Master Naturalist Program, May 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life and Death at Windover presentation, May 11th at 6:30 pm, for the Space Coast Regional Chapter of the Florida Master Naturalist Program. UF IFAS Brevard County Extension Service 3695 Lake Dr, Cocoa, Florida 32926

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Author’s talk at the Barrier Island Center, Melbourne Beach, FL, February 25, 2017.

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THE BODY BLOG WINS A SILVER MEDAL IN THE FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION 2016 PRESIDENT’S BOOK AWARDS!!

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FINALIST IN THE FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION 2016 PRESIDENT’S BOOK AWARDS!!

 

 

 

 


The Mass of Men w AwardJUST Updated! The award-winning novel, The Mass of Men
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Body Blog front coverJUST RELEASED! The Body Blog: Explorations in Science and Culture
Natural selection has been honing the human form for millions of years. During that time, our brains have enlarged, our mouths have gotten smaller, our guts have been streamlined, and we’ve inhabited every ecological niche on the globe. And although we are a single species, with bodies that are both adaptable and intellectually malleable, how we live impacts our bodies in vast and often astounding ways. It all comes down to culture.

This book explores the numerous ways our bodies are affected by culture. Why do we mutilate our teeth, tattoo our skin, bind our feet, or deform our heads? How do some of our most intriguing cultural inventions – cooking our food, transplanting organs, transfusing blood, or treating infectious disease – impact our survival?

What about some of the darker aspects of culture? Why do we bury our dead? When did cremation first take root? How did embalming evolve? What compels the act of cannibalism, necrophilia, or grave robbing? These questions provide insight into our species, for how we treat the dead speaks volumes about how we view the living.

The Body Blog celebrates the fascinating and complex processes that keep us alive and the impact of culture on our remarkable bodies.

 

Windover facial reconstruction

Facial reconstruction of Burial 125 from the Windover population. (November 2015)

 

Windover Brev Museum event group

Windover Exhibit opening at the Brevard Museum of History and Science, with Drs Marrinan (FSU), Schultz (UCF), and Thomas (FSU). (November 2015)

 

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The Body Blog: Soul Searching…

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The Body Blog: The Fear Factor

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The Body Blog: Playing Defense

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The Body Blog: Fire Down Below

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The Latinos Post – Rapid-Dectection Ebola Tests Proves Reliable, Safe, and Speedy

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The Body Blog: Hooking through History

brain scan

Latinos Post – Memory Tests Could Warn Against Future Development of Alzheimer’s

rats

The Latinos Post – Do Rats ‘Dream’ of Food? New Research Indicates They Just Might

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The Latinos Post – New Fossil Reveals Creature’s Bizarre Head

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The Body Blog: Eight-Legged Envy

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The Latinos Post – Over 800 Ultra-Dark Galaxies Discovered within the Coma Cluster

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The Latinos Post – The Next Mass Extinction is Now Underway, and Humans are to Blame

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The Latinos Post – Secrets of the Heat-Tolerant Saharan Silver Ants

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Latinos Post – New DNA Evidence Clarifies Kennewick Man’s Ties to Native Americans

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The Body Blog – My Father’s Daughter

The European Space Agency Release Images Of Mars

Latinos Post – Methane-Filled Meteorites May Hint at Life on Mars

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Latinos Post – Equatorial Dino Mystery Solved

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The Latinos Post – New Ruling Extends Protection to Captive Chimps Used in Biomedical Research

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The Latin Post – Beachgoers Beware: Danger Lurking off Florida Coasts

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Latin Post – Snapshot Serengeti Captures African Wildlife at its Best

Baby Killer Whale Born At SeaWorld San Diego

Latin Post – Surfer Joins the Ranks of SeaWorld Critics

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The Body Blog: I See Dead People

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Latin Post – Ancient DNA Provides Clues to Migration, Language, and Lactose Tolerance

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Latin Post – How Big is “Big” When We’re Talking Dinosaurs?

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The Body Blog: Body Double

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Latinos Health – How do you Thwart HIV? By Cutting Off its Food Supply

Hurricane Earl Heads Toward U.S. Coast

The Science Times – Why Wait for Hurrican Season when you can Make One in the Lab?

African dispersal

The Science Times – Out of Africa by way of Egypt: New Genetic Data Points to Egyptian Route for Original Human Migration

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The Science Times – Dino Debate Continues: New Analysis Indicate they were Warm Blooded

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The Body Blog – Bald and Badass

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The Science Times – Ancient Skull Shows Signs of Lethal Combat

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The Science Times – Giant Telescope Construction Continues atop Hawaiian Volcano, Despite Protests

Stalactite Caves Put Temporary Halt On Separation Barrier's Construction

The Science Times – Cave Deposits May Help Predict Future Weather Patterns on our Warming Planet

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The Science Times – Gene Sequencing and Color Mapping Reveal Potential New Species among Flamboyant Panther Chameleons

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The Science Times – Endangered Jaguars May Lose Designated Land if Area Ranchers have their Way

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The Body Blog – A Meditation on Decapitation

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The Science Times – Archaeologists Track the Birth, Life, and Death of the 3,000-Year-Old Egtved Girl

Rhino

The Science Times – Hunter Pays $350,000 for the Opportunity to Kill Endangered Black Rhino

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The Science Times – Oldest Stone Tools Discovered in Kenya, Pushing the Technology Back Some 700,000 Years

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The Science Times – Panda Poo Reveals a Mismatched Gut

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The Science Times – New Research Isolates Speech Center in the Human Brain

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The Science Times – A Special Mother’s Day Gift: A Baby Beluga

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The Science Times – Record-Setting Drought Forces California Salmon to Take the Highway

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The Science Times – New and Improved Stem Cells Have the Potential to Restore Sight and Heal Damaged Brains

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The Science Times – NASA Hopes to Rely on Algae and Bacteria for Oxygen Production on Mars

opah fish

The Science Times – Up From the Depths: The First Warm-Blooded Fish

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The Science Times – He Said, She Said: Actually, They Both Say When it Comes to Where Hunter-Gatherers Live

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The Body Blog – The Circumcision Decision

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The Science Times – Macaques Prove Quite Handy with a Hammer

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The Science Times – Meet Velociraptor’s ‘Nosey’ Cousin

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The Science Times – Dietary Supplement Linked to Hemorrhagic Stroke

 

The Science Times – Egyptian Mummified Animals Contain Hidden Surprises

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The Science Times – On the Ebola Front, Good News for Liberia, Caution for Neighboring Countries

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The Science Times – ‘Brainy’ Robots May Revolutionize Underwater Exploration

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The Science Times – China Hikes Cigarette Tax in Hopes of Curbing Consumption

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The Science Times – For the Mom Who Has Everything, How About a Martian Crater?

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The Science Times – Spiders Sprayed with Graphene Weave Futuristic Webs

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The Science Times – New Research Reveals Measles Weakens Immune System for Up to Three Years

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The Science Times – How to Avoid Chocolaty Fat Blooms? X-rays Reveal the Answer

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The Science Times – Is Virtual Reality Finally Getting Real

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The Science Times – Red Blood Cells Reveal Trap Door for Malaria – How This Parasite Finds Its Way In

**Embargo: Oklahoma City, OK** Strong storms, likely spawning tornadoes, damaged homes in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area May 6, 2015.

**Embargo: Oklahoma City, OK**
Strong storms, likely spawning tornadoes, damaged homes in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area May 6, 2015.

The Science Times – Heavy Rain and Twisters Sweep the Midwest

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The Science Times – The Obesity Wave Hits European Shores and Ireland is Drowning

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The Science Times – New Guidelines Show Promise in Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

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The Science Times – Bacteria to the Rescue: New Treatments for a Deadly Common Infection

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The Science Times – Quake Shakes Papua New Guinea

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The Science Times – Poultry Pathogens Sweep the Midwest

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The Science Times – No Fuel, No Problem: New Technology May Make Interplanetary Travel on Electromagnetic Propulsion

tracheal splint

The Science Times – Take a Deep Breath: Patients find Relief through 3D Printing

polar bear

The Science Times – As Global Temperatures Rise, Species May Plummet

 

If you want to check out the segment I filmed for the Weather Channel on the yellow fever outbreak in Sanford in the 1800s, they're rebroadcasting it tonight (Nov 9th) at midnight and throughout the week. The series is American Supernatural and the show is entitled "The Dead Zone."

If you want to check out the segment I filmed for the Weather Channel on the yellow fever outbreak in Sanford in the 1800s, they’re rebroadcasting it tonight (Nov 9th) at midnight and throughout the week. The series is American Supernatural and the show is entitled “The Dead Zone.”

SILVER MEDAL WINNERS!
Let Burn and The Mass of Men won silver medals in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association Book Awards!

FAPA Award Winners

Let Burn book award

Mass of Men award

NEWS!!
“Let Burn: The Making and Breaking of a Firefighter/Paramedic” and “The Mass of Men” have been chosen as finalists in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association Book Awards, in the Memoir and Fiction categories.

Brevard Notes filming
June 3, 2014 at 6:30pm
Melbourne, Florida

Cemeteries as Living History symposium
June 21, 2014 at 9:00am
Historic Rossetter House Museum, Melbourne, Florida

How the Dead Died lecture
June 25, 2014 at 3:00pm
Maitland Public Library, Maitland, Florida

Florida on Fire lecture
June 25, 2014 at 7:00pm
Maitland Public Library, Maitland, Florida

WESH 2 News Interview – Historic Cemeteries in Florida
May 2, 2014 at 10:00am
Florida Historical Society, Cocoa, FL

FOCUS Interview Premier
May 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
Brighthouse Networks Channel 49

Archaeology of Death Lecture
May 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm
North Brevard Genealogy Society
Titusville Public Library, Titusville, FL

First in the Dirt: The Origins and Evolution of Archaeology in Florida
Florida Anthropological Society Annual Meeting
May 10, 2014
Punta Gorda, FL

The Intersection of History and Archaeology
Chair of Panel Discussion
Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting
May 22, 2014
Ft. Myers, FL

Weather Channel Special filming
April 8, 2014 at 9:00am
Sanford History Museum, Sanford, FL

Orange County Scrapbook filming
April 10, 2014 at 2:00pm
Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL

FOCUS TV program
April 14, 2014 at 6:00pm
Melbourne, FL

Searching Sand and Surf: The Origins of Archaeology in Florida presentation
April 17, 2014 at 7:00pm
Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy
South Florida State College, Avon Park, FL

Evidence for Medicine at the 7,000-year-old Windover Site
April 29, 2014 at 11:45am
Feilden Lifelong Learning Center
Indian River State College, Okeechobee, FL

Life and Death at Windover Lecture
March 8, 2014 at 10:30am
Polk State Archaeology Club
Polk State College
Winter Haven, Florida

Florida on Fire lecture
March 11, 2014 at 11:45am
Feilden Lifelong Learning Center
Indian River State College
Okeechobee, Florida

Archaeology of Death lecture
March 13, 2014 at 6:30pm
Merritt Island Public Library
Merritt Island, Florida

Exploring Ancient Florida lecture
March 15, 2014 at 11:00am
Women in Science
Orlando Science Center
Orlando, Florida

Archaeology of Death lecture
March 20, 2014 at 5:30pm
Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum
Loxahatchee River Historical Society
Jupiter, Florida 33469

Searching Sand and Surf Book Release
March 28, 2014 at 7:00pm
Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute
435 Brevard Ave, Cocoa, Florida 32922

Florida on Fire lecture
February 5, 2014 at 10:00am
Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge Museum in Stuart, Florida

America Unearthed
February 8, 2014 at 9:00pm
History 2 Channel

Life and Death at Windover Book Signing and Lecture
February 8, 2014 at 11:00am
Town Hall of Melbourne Beach, Florida

Life and Death at Windover Book Signing and Lecture
Archaeological Institute of America, Jacksonville Chapter
February 15, 2014 at 12:00pm
Bldg. 51, Rm 1205
University of North Florida AAUW in Jacksonville, Florida

Chasing Bones: An Archaeologist’s Pursuit of Skeletons Lecture
February 18, 2014 at 11:45am
Feilden Lifelong Learning Institute
Indian River State College in Okeechobee, Florida

Amelia Island Book Festival
February 21 and 22, 2014
Featured Author and Panel Discussant
FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center 76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee

Life and Death at Windover Lecture and Book Signing
Jacksonville Historical Society
February 24, 2014 at 6:30pm
317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202

Florida on Fire lecture
February 27, 2014 at 7:00pm
House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar in Stuart, Florida

Florida on Fire lecture
January 8, 2014 at 7:00pm
The Great Outdoors RV/Golf Resort in Titusville, Florida

Windover Lunch Lecture and Book Signing
January 11, 2014 at 11:30am
Indian River County Historical Society
305 Acacia Road, Vero Beach, FL 32963

Florida on Fire lecture
January 15, 2014 at 12:00pm
Mico Library
Brevard County Libraries in Sebastian, Florida

Florida on Fire lecture
January 17, 2014 at 6:00pm
Trout Lake Nature Center
520 E Cr 44 in Eustis, Florida

Life and Death at Windover presentation
January 18, 2014 at 10:30am
Central Florida Mensa Regional Gathering
Doubletree Hilton at Sea World, Orlando

Florida on Fire lecture
January 23, 2014 at 11:00am
Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival
Titusville, Florida

Exploring Ancient Florida lecture
January 28, 2014 at 11:45am
Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning
Indian River State College
Okeechobee, Florida

Exploring Ancient Florida
December 2 at 12:30
Brandeis National Committee
Palm City, Florida

Bones and Bodies
December 17 at 12:00pm
Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning
Indian River State College
Okeechobee, Florida

Windover Lecture
November 14 at 4:00pm
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky

Life and Death at Windover presentation
November 19 at 12:00pm
Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning
Indian River State College
Okeechobee, Florida

Florida on Fire lecture
October 10 at 7:00pm
Central Florida Anthropological Society
Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida

Exploring Ancient Florida lecture
October 12 at 4:00pm
Amelia Island Museum of History
Peck Center Auditorium in Fernandina Beach, Florida

Archaeology of Death lecture
October 19 at 2:00pm
Downtown Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida

Archaeology of Death lecture
October 25 at 7:00pm
“In the Dirt” Lecture Series
Florida Historical Society, Cocoa, Florida

Exploring Ancient Florida lecture
October 26 at 10:00am
Ormond Beach Historical Society
42 North Beach St, Ormond Beach, Florida

Life and Death at Windover lecture
September 4 at 10:00am
Jacksonville Museum of Science and History
Jacksonville, Florida

Windover Lecture
Military Officer’s Association of America
September 19 at 9:00am
Indian River Colony Club
Melbourne, Florida

Exploring Ancient Florida lecture
September 21 at 1:00pm
Museum of Arts and Sciences
Daytona Beach, Florida

Florida on Fire lecture
Native Plant Society
September 25 at 6:30pm
Enchanted Forest in Titusville, Florida

 

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