Saturday, January 06, 2007

2007 is the new 2006

Well, one more year has gone and been replaced by a new one. I enjoyed a wonderful 2006 (much, much better than the dark year known as 2005), and hope that 2007 brings with it even better things for everyone around.

One of my resolutions is to endeavor to be more constant about posting to this blog. I'm not in the business of making predictions, but I know for a fact that 2007 will be an interesting year for paleoanthropology, and especially Paleolithic archaeology: there's new dates on the horizon, new debates emerging, and new ways to look at the record that should make for a stimulating year of debates and discussion.

I also want to take a moment to thank all the readers of the blog and all the people who left me feedback since I started this baby up, either as comments on the blog or through other channels. I'm heartened to see that my musings about things prehistoric are interesting enough for people to take the time to read, and hope to continue providing stimulating food for thought in the coming months!


Anne Gilbert said...


I don't know if 2007 is going to be the new 2006. What I do know is, your predictions about this year being an exciting one for paleoanthropology and prehistoric archaeology are probably going to come true. Among other things, there will likely be many more blasts in the ongoing "hobbit wars". And, as usual, there will be more "did they or didn't they" stuff re Neandertals. On all sides of whatever debate is going on there. As for the rest of it, who know? I, for one, am going to keep mentioning your blog wherever I can, to those who may be interested in such things.
Anne Gilbert

Julien Riel-Salvatore said...

Anne, thanks for the post... yeah, 2007 should be a good one... thanks for the continuing support, it's much appreciated!!