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Recent Publications: Emeritus Professor Schiffer’s Latest Book

Michael Schiffer, Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus, has announced his newest book, Spectacular Flops: Game-Changing Technologies that Failed. Chapter 1 is an introduction that discusses why behavioral archaeology can furnish insights into these kinds of technological failures. Chapters 2–13 are case studies of specific technologies, ranging from the first automobile (1769) to the nuclear-powered bomber. The final chapter presents limited generalizations about the processes leading to spectacular flops. The book is published by Eliot Werner Publications and is available from Amazon, etc. (Anthro News date: 1/25/2019)