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!