Jeff Babb
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Avelines's Hole: An Unexpected Twist in the Tale
(University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, 2019)Aveline’s Hole is the largest known Early Mesolithic cemetery in Britain, previously thought to have no evidence for subsequent burial activity. Thus, it came as some surprise when the results of a recent ancient human DNA ... 
Supporting Teachers in Times of Change: The Job Demands Resources Model and Teacher Burnout During the COVID19 Pandemic
(RedFame, 202010)Burnout in teachers has been broadly investigated, but no studies have investigated burnout in teachers during a pandemic. The current study is based on a survey of 1278 Canadian teachers and examined whether the Job ... 
Sliding Down Inclines with Fixed Descent Time: a Converse to Galileo's Law of Chords
(Canadian Mathematical Society, 200812) 
The Brachistochrone Problem: Mathematics for a Broad Audience via a Large Context Problem
(Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics & Information Age Publishing, 2008)Large context problems (LCP) are useful in teaching the history of science. In this article we consider the brachistochrone problem in a context stretching from Euclid through the Bernoullis. We highlight a variety of ... 
Skeleton Cave, Leigh Woods, Bristol
(University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, 2017)An account is given of the discovery and excavation of this small cave in the 1960s. It is recorded that archaeological finds were made, but of these, only a single human mandible can now be traced. Radiocarbon dating shows ... 
Prediction of the Moisture Content of Eastern Canadian Corn using Measurements of Capacitance and Test Weight
(NRC Research Press, 198901)A statistical regression model for rapid prediction of moisture content based on measurements of dielectric capacitance and test weight was developed for Eastern Canadian corn (Zea mays L.). For 336 samples of the 1986 ... 
Mathematical Concepts and Proofs from Nicole Oresme: Using the History of Calculus to Teach Mathematics
(2005)This paper examines the mathematical work of the French bishop, Nicole Oresme (c. 1323–1382), and his contributions towards the development of the concept of graphing functions and approaches to investigating infinite ... 
The Aveline's Hole 9 Cranium: A Partial Solution to a Long Standing Enigma
(University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, 2012)Aveline's Hole is both one of the bestknown sites with early human skeletal material in Britain and one of the most problematic in its history. First discovered and explored at the close of the 18th century, it yielded ... 
A chronogeographic look at Mesolithic burials: an initial study
(Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie SachsenAnhalt, 2016)Over the past decade we have focused on two interrelated topics within Mesolithic burial studies, the relationship between burial number and burial date, and the chronology of Mesolithic sites with burials. Related to this ...