Via Jack Sasson
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new electronic, open-access journal Forum Kritische Archäologie. The journal has as its goal to further discussions of critical archaeology, especially within the framework of the German-speaking archaeological community but also beyond it. We seek contributions that engage critically with existing interpretations within archaeological discourse and practice as well as those that move toward development of new, theoretically informed scenarios for interpreting the past. Forum Kritische Archäologie sets neither temporal nor geographical limits; all archaeologies, from Paleolithic studies to archaeology of the contemporary period, are equally welcome. The first set of papers is now on-line (www.kritischearchaeologie.de). As an introduction to the journal’s basic aims, these essays by an international and diverse group of scholars address the question “What is critical archaeology?”
Contributors to Forum Kritische Archäologie 1 (2012):
Meredith S. Chesson
Jason De León
Hans Peter Hahn
Randall H. McGuire
Leila Papoli Yazdi
Maria Theresia Starzmann
Constance von Rüden
Via Chris Rollston-
Amihai Mazar of Hebrew University has been elected to membership in the prestigious Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities….Kudos to him for this much deserved honor (and my gratitude to Sam Wolff for bringing this to my attention).
Indeed, congratulations! The Israeli archaeologists from Tel Aviv and Hebrew University are doing brilliantly!
Eric has posted more photos- this time day one’s digging action. Why does it look like the ladies are doing most of the work?
Of course they should. Except in America, where if you express any faith intention in your business and expect your employees to exhibit the same faith, you can, and will, be sued.
The Voss Lighting Company of Lincoln, Neb., doesn’t hide its religious light under a barrel. “Our biblical mission,” an online statement reads, “is to ‘sell’ our lighting products so that we may ‘tell’ everyone we can about God’s soul-saving, life transforming gospel message…” Perfectly legal, says Patrick Holman, an attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. “The Commission has no problem with a corporation having religious values,” he says. But Holman does have a problem with a corporation using religious values to make hiring decisions. Holman and the EEOC are representing an Oklahoma man, Edward Wolfe, who says he was denied a job at Voss because he wasn’t Christian enough. “It’s unique,” Holman says. “I haven’t seen anything like it since I’ve been here.”
You can have religious values- you just can’t put them into practical use to determine who you hire. Because who you hire is the government’s business. Eventually Churches which actually hire Christian pastors will be sued by the angry atheists who wish to be pastors instead.
I’ll go ahead and say it now- you’re welcome!
I’m calling Denmark over Germany (!) and the Netherlands (which has played miserably) over Portugal. Two upsets, I know… but there it is-