Well the end of the year is rolling around and it’s time to roll out the Palaeo Project Challenge. It’s a bit late this year as, well Andy and I forgot quite simply. We had it all planned and ready to go after Vegas and then, errr, nothing. Still, better late than never and there’s still a month to go, so we’d suggest only small projects this time around.
For those not familiar, the idea is for people to sign up to challenge themselves to get some palaeo-related work done. Everyone has a paper they never finished, a long overdue review hanging over them, a stack of ‘must read’ papers that have been there for 6 months, or some data to enter. Those little things that are always needing doing but never quite get high enough up the priority list. Well, put them to the top and declare them as such and get things going.
Simply leave a comment below in the thread and let us and the other readers know what it is you plan to do. Obviously there’s no real commitment here, just you wanting to get it done and a bit of peer pressure once you have announced it. So, trawl that hard-drive and sort through those piles of papers and think about what needs doing. This is open to all, not just academics, so you artists can get those pictures finished and interested people go to the museum you intend to or buy and read that book you’ve been eying up.
You have until the 1st of January, so get going!
Oh yes, and do please spread the word of this on your blogs etc.