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Attention archaeologists: Simon Frazer University, Canada

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Homepage of the Department of archaeology at Simon Frazer University: http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/faculty.html

Since Leslie Knapp’s chairship at the University of Utah has been celebrating with replacing of science by laboratorization of the Department of Anthropology, University of Utah, and absence of visible respect to the faculty, a research has started to see whether there is a case of similar activity, or it is a sort of innovation which has roots elsewhere. Although the task is to rescue science at the University of Utah, in fact the project has turned to a very exciting journey through the academic anthropological websites all over the world.

An example of most impressive scientific standing at this moment is the website of Department of Archaeology at Simon Frazer University.

It looks the researchers have been taking seriously the university seats, as well as have been respected by their chair, Dr. David Burney. All associated with the faculty have been listed respectfully including the faculty, adjunct faculty, Associate Faculty, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Limited term lecturer, Visiting scholars, and staff.

The archaeologists can see amazing publications on archaeology from all over the world. In fact the faculty websites with the list of the publications of the affiliated scholars are the primary source for gathering bibliographies on any scientific project.

A few publications from Simon Frazer University website below have been cited just to illustrate how seriously the scholars there have been taking the mission of serious science without any compromises:

Berna F., Goldberg P., Kolska Horwitz L., Brink J., Holt S., Bamford M., Chazan M. 2012. Microstratigraphic evidence of in situ fire in the Acheulean strata of Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape province, South Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 109 (20) E1215-E1220.

Burley, D. V. (2012). Exploration as a strategic process in the Lapita settlement of Fiji: The implications of Vorovoro Island, Journal of Pacific Archaeology 3(1): 22-34.

Coelho L, & Cardoso, H.F.V. (2013). Timing of blunt force injuries in long bones: The effects of the environment, PMI length and human surrogate model. Forensic Sciences International 233, 230–237.

D’Andrea, A.C., M. Richards, L.A. Pavlish, S. Wood. A. Manzo, H.S. Woldekiros. 2011. Stable Isotopic Analysis of Human and Animal Diets from Two Pre-/Proto-Aksumite sites in Northern Ethiopia. Journal of Archaeological Science 38:367-374.

Pavlish, L.A., H.G.V. Hancock, A.C. D’Andrea. 2011. The Basalts of the Independent State of Samoa. Pp. 279-284 in I. Turbanti-Memmi (ed.) Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry. Heidelberg: Springer.

Puentes K, Cardoso HFV. 2013. Reliability of cut mark analysis in human costal cartilage: the effects of blade penetration angle and intra- and inter-individual differences. Forensic Sciences International 231: 244-248.
Simms S., Berna F., Bey III G. (2012) "A prehispanic Maya pit oven? Microanalysis of fired clay balls from the Puuc region, Yuctatan, Mexico" Journal of Archaeological Science 40 (2): 1144-1157.

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