Landscape of Secrets

In the mountains of northern Spain, an archaeologist is tracking how caves, dugouts, and  shelters were used in guerrilla warfare in the Spanish Civil War and the decades of strife that followed. The scars of this period remain raw, and make studying the archaeology of the period difficult.

Archaeology
Landscape of Secrets
Archaeologists confront painful memories of the Spanish Civil War
September/October 2017

The Spirited Life and Sad End of the First Indian-American Children’s Book Author

This biographical piece tells the largely forgotten story of a trail-blazing man of letters, and the first South Asian writer and thinker to make an impact in the United States.

Atlas Obscura
The Spirited Life and Sad End of the First Indian-American Children’s Book Author
Dhan Gopal Mukerji was a prolific writer and an early cultural ambassador between East and West.
June 16, 2017

The Blackener’s Cave

Deep in a lava tube in Iceland is what might be the oldest surviving Viking Age structure in the world. Is it evidence of a band of outlaws or rituals to suppress a world-destroying fire demon? I also provided photographs for the piece.

Archaeology
The Blackener’s Cave
Viking Age outlaws, taboo, and ritual in Iceland’s lava fields
May/June 2017

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