Goat Roast 2002

Monday, 22 April 2002

to­day was the an­nu­al Anthropology Department Goat Roast. At nine in the morn­ing some an­thro ma­jors and the profs, us­ing stone tools pro­duced in the Lithic Technologies class, butchered a goat and a sheep. keep in mind that prop­er­ly pro­duced ob­sid­i­an stone knives are some­thing like 5times sharper than a surgeon’s scalpel. so the ac­tu­al cut­ting part was pret­ty easy. then they were mari­nad­ed, ke­babed and grilled to per­fec­tion. not to men­tion the oth­er great foods that ac­com­pa­nied it: goat cur­ry, chili, sal­ad, noodles, pota­to dish­es, and won­der­ful peanut butter/​ choco­late bars. when an­thro peo­ple get to­geth­er the par­ties are great. es­pe­cial­ly since most of the side dish­es were recipes from around the world. i’m go­ing to buy the new an­thro club tshirt too its pret­ty nice. i got to do some flint knap­ping my­self, but since i have nev­er tak­en the class, i’m not too good at it. how­ev­er, i did get a nice sharp flake that i cut my thumb with. i would have died very ear­ly if i had been cro-magnon. cleanup sucked most­ly be­cause we were all numb with cold but hey if that is the price you pay to be an an­thro nerd with all the oth­er an­thro nerds (profs in­clud­ed) so be it. hot damn i had fun!