I have spent most of my discretionary time over the last few weeks working on this website and the data that it contains. If you know me personally, you know that there isn't a lot of "discretionary" time to go around in my household these days. I'm happy I was able to put some effort into the EWHADP to get it going, and I'm pleased with the results so far. Thank you to all that have provided data, feedback, and encouragement.
I have more house data to add, but I will need to slow down for a bit and focus on some other things. First among those is my presentation for the 2014 SAA meetings: I'm opening a new front in my research and giving a presentation on Neandertal families (the abstract is here -- you have to click on the tiny "more" after the title to be able to read it). This will be a model-heavy paper, focused on trying to make some statements about what family size and composition may have been like during the Middle Paleolithic. It builds on the analysis in a recent paper of mine in AJPA. I'm really interested in figuring out ways we can suss out aspects of prehistoric hunter-gatherer demography and social organization while keeping the household/family unit in the foreground. It's too bad the record of Neandertal domestic structures isn't better.
But, anyway, I hope I get a chance to meet some of you in Austin. I took the plunge and spent nearly $14 to have business cards printed up with the logo and web address. I think the logo is nice. I will buy a beer for the first person that gets it as a tattoo. Okay . . . I'll buy a beer for every person that gets it as a tattoo.
A Few Corrections
I have updated the inventory pages for the states with "new" sites in the database: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Bibliographic references for three sites were missing from the database:
I have corrected three small errors in the GIS dataset, replaced the maps on the website, and made new GIS files available for upload here.
Andrew A. White