Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Archaeologist Job Opening in South Florida

I'm pleased to post the following job advertisement. Please do apply.


Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Department of Anthropology seeks an Outreach Coordinator (position number 979770) for its grant-funded Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) office in downtown Ft. Myers, Florida. The Coordinator will report to our FPAN office in Ft. Lauderdale. The Coordinator must be knowledgeable about Florida archaeology and the overall mission of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), assist the Regional Director with public outreach and other center efforts, and supervise staff and volunteers. A Master's degree in an anthropology or related field or a Bachelor's degree in anthropology or related field and two years of experience in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field are required. Professional experience with public outreach, public interpretation, education, or heritage tourism required. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, access a variety of buildings or field sites, and have a valid driver’s license. Applications and personal information (CV/Resume, names of references, other supporting materials) must be completed on-line through the Office of Human Resources website at, position no. 979770.

FAU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-6057, TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fruit bat fellatio? Really?


Tan M, Jones G, Zhu G, Ye J, Hong T, Zhou S, et al. (2009) Fellatio by Fruit Bats Prolongs Copulation Time. PLoS ONE 4(10): e7595. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007595

You must watch the video! (Yes, there's video.)  The choice of music (yes, there's music) struck me as very strange.

Sorry for the digression from the main theme of the blog, whatever exactly that is.