Author Archives: virgoharbor

New podcast interview on Time to Eat the Dogs

Listen to my latest interview on Michael Robinson’s excellent Time to Eat the Dogs podcast. Advertisements

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Adventures in Archaeology

My new book is now out and available from University Press of Florida.

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Adventures in Archaeology, due out this fall from University Press of Florida

“Transcendent. A brilliant, thought-provoking exploration of the role of archaeology in understanding the recent past…”— James Delgado.

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“Polar, Barely.” TLS review of The Greatest Show in the Arctic

“Going beyond the single viewpoint of expedition commanders, a succession of engagingly written and sometimes brilliantly researched volumes has ­produced new and detailed accounts of one expedition after another, enriching the official published and archival resources with newsprint, memorabilia and … Continue reading

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Roald Amundsen Memorial Lecture

P.J. Capelotti, Penn State Abington’s resident explorer and research associate of the Polar Center at Penn State, delivered the fifth annual Roald Amundsen Memorial Lecture on Dec. 3 in Oslo, Norway.

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Whale bones in the Smithsonian

Read my latest interview: the Washington Post wanted to know where the whale bones in the Smithsonian came from.  The answer has a lot to do with the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Review from Svenska Dagbladet of The Greatest Show in the Arctic

Torgny Nordin of the Stockholm daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet has an extensive review of The Greatest Show in the Arctic: the American exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905.   “Capelotti’s purpose is to describe what happened and analyze why the expeditions … Continue reading

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