I am currently a Lecturer in Anthropology, Archaeology, and sometimes STS (Science, Technology, and Society) for branch campuses of both Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh.
When I’m not flailing away in a cloud of chalk-dust seemingly trying
to tease thought from the air, I am sometimes in the lab performing research
using a technique called Neutron Activation
I'm interested in this stuff because, in my undergraduate youth, I earned a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and combined them in grad school at Penn State in Anthropology studying archaeological materials. This gave me a great excuse to play around with incredibly complex pieces of scientific equipment, and a nuts-and-bolts background into studying Science, Technology, and Society.
I encourage you to investigate my web pages about the Archaeological Sites of the Southwest. I've
spent 12 summers in Mesa Verde
National Park in
In addition to honing skills in research and teaching at Penn State, I met my beautiful and brilliant colleague, wife, and fellow adventurer, Elisa Beshero-Bondar, who has a homepage.
Well, thanks for bearing with this rather crude pre-FaceBook page of mine. If you have any comments of suggestions or just want to say "Hi!" feel free to send me e-mail: ghb1 at psu.edu
Farewell and Cheers!