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Online ambassador for policing course[edit]

I'm incorporating a semester-long Wikipedia assignment into my policing course at Weber State University. Would you be willing to be the Wikipedia ambassador for our course? The assignment will closely follow the Wikimedia Foundation's suggested syllabus with the exception that I'll give them a list of pages they can choose from. I'm computer savvy and have done some HTML coding, but I'm new to editing/writing on Wikipedia. If you could help, that would be great! Profmwilliams (talk) 21:25, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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Can I get you to weigh in here? I think the additions are undue, but my revert of the additions was reverted - and discussion doesn't seem to be taking place. Very frustrating. Ealdgyth - Talk 14:17, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Sure -- it'll be tonight; I'm at work. (I did just edit Offa on my phone while waiting in someone's office, but I can't usually do that!) Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 14:25, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
I never try to edit wiki on my phone. I do occasionally do some from my iPad but.. the phone is too small. I'm impressed you can! Ealdgyth - Talk 14:27, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

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Nature article on Neanderthals[edit]

There is an article in this week's edition of Nature on the chronology of the Neanderthals that relies heavily on C14 dating. Apparently the late dates for Neanderthals are erroneous and a result of contamination by "young carbon" and "should be set to one side." The "Supplementary information" file provides more information and states that "It is now clear that the majority of the previously determined radiocarbon ages obtained from Mousterian contexts are erroneously young." It may be worthwhile having a sentence on this in the Contamination section. If you don't have access to the article (actually a "Letter") I can email you a pdf. Aa77zz (talk) 07:12, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't have access, so a PDF would be great; I'll email you so you have my email address. Thanks for the heads up. I saw the addition you made to the interpretation section; looks good to me -- are you thinking that there should be a note in both the interpretation and contamination sections? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 10:19, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
I wrote the above before I had looked carefully at the article. I now don't think you need to touch the Contamination section. It might be possible to flesh out my short paragraph very slightly with a little more info on the sample selection and on the steps necessary to avoid contamination. Perhaps it would be worthwhile adding the age of the Neanderthal specimens. Aa77zz (talk) 12:28, 21 August 2014 (UTC)