Is It Always Wrong to Eavesdrop?

I like to know things – to be in the loop even if I’m not technically in the circle. I’m just nosey I suppose. At least this trait is useful if I want to investigate in my field of study, after all, a professional archaeologist told me “we are just nosey people.” I agree withContinue reading “Is It Always Wrong to Eavesdrop?”

Natural Treasures of Alabama (Part 1)

When I tell you that I once had no concept that Alabama could be the slightest bit interesting I mean every word of that sentence. It’s sad really – I’ve always been bored living here – all the things I want to see and do lie elsewhere. I suppose everyone feels that way at someContinue reading “Natural Treasures of Alabama (Part 1)”

Even With Some Setbacks…

“Sometimes life takes you into a dark place where you feel it’s impossible to breathe. You think you’ve been buried, but don’t give up because, if truth be told, you’ve actually been planted.” Karen Gibbs I have had several ups and downs lately. I feel like that’s everyone though – especially with the disagreeable stateContinue reading “Even With Some Setbacks…”

Volunteering at Moundville, AL

Moundville, AL is a prehistoric site, inhabited by Mississippian peoples from about AD 1000 to AD 1450. It features 29 earthen mounds, dwellings used to sit on and around. (read more about it here. ) I was not aware of this fascinating place until I read about it in one of my classes “Buried CitiesContinue reading “Volunteering at Moundville, AL”

Escape to Transylvania County, NC (part 2)

“Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkein I know- its a terribly over-used yet wonderful quote that you find on travel-themed jewelry and journal covers in Hobby Lobby. Honestly it’s so befitting for the feeling of total wanderlust that comes with exploratory travel. In the mountains of Transylvania County I had no phoneContinue reading “Escape to Transylvania County, NC (part 2)”

Escape to Transylvania County (part 1)

Last Friday I packed my bags and headed for the most remote place I could find in the South. I had booked a week-long stay in Balsam Grove, NC – which is in Transylvania County. The Pisgah National Forest, the town of Brevard, and Dupont National Forest (as well as a good chunk of theContinue reading “Escape to Transylvania County (part 1)”

Locked In Love

(Hmmmm…when I phrase the title like that it sounds like a trap.) Well – I’m making a play on this concept. Today I visited Leeds Historical Park in the city of Leeds, AL. It’s a very pleasant drive and it was such a pretty day to visit a park. I took several pictures (all theContinue reading “Locked In Love”

Defining Culture

“Culture – 1. The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. 2. The customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group.” Culture is a system of attitudes, beliefs and values that are learned by a group of people and influence how they behave. In generalContinue reading “Defining Culture”

Intro and Short Bio

Introductions first: My name is Sherri and I am a student of Anthropology, attending Arizona State University online. I chose this major because I love people and history fascinates me (though I hated it in high school). The idea of learning from people who are different from me in almost every way is exciting andContinue reading “Intro and Short Bio”