Bill (Rathje) used to comment on the irony of garbage – “in sight and out of mind” … Here at Disney the garbage cans are everywhere, and the place completely spotless.
Today I’m in the Clark Center at Stanford, hub of the Bio-X Program – bioengineering and more. Steve Quake (Stanford Bioengineering and Applied Physics) is hosting a meeting of The Human Document Project – [Link] With us are Laura Welcher (Long Now Foundation), Tim D. White (Palaeoanthropology, Berkeley), Michael Fischer (Anthropological Sciences, Canterbury, UK), Andreas […]
From the archives of Bill Rathje – some images of his life and work. More at archaeographer.com – [Link]
Alan Steel and Supply – Redwood City. Thoughts of Bill Rathje and the project we did with Ed Burtynsky back in 2005 – [Link] and [Link]
Archaeology in the Making is in production – [Link] I am editor with Bill Rathje and Chris Witmore. With many friends and colleagues we explore the human face of archaeology. Chris and I have added a post script to the Preface about Bill Rathje and Lew Binford. Lew Binford passed away during the final preparation […]
Bill Rathje died last Friday. Inventor of garbology, pioneer in anthropological approaches to contemporary material culture, expert in ancient civilizations, prescient, daring, and, above all, a great and warm person, larger than life. He had been ill for a long while, but I always thought he’d get better when his doctors found the right medication, […]