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Illustration by Heywood Sumner
Stevens, F., 1933. Stonehenge today & yesterday. Library of Alexandria.

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Illustration by Heywood Sumner

Stevens, F., 1933. Stonehenge today & yesterday. Library of Alexandria.

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EXCERPTS >|< Stone Age Tools (1947)


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A series of Animated GIFs excerpted from Stone Age Tools, a demonstration by M. Leon Coutier, archaeologist and former President of the Societe Prehistorique Francaise, of his technique for making replicas of Palaeolithic tools and weapons, including hand-axes, scrapers, gravers and flint arrowheads. Filmed at the former Institute of Archaeology, Regent’s Park, London in June 1947. An important archeological record.

We invite you to watch the full video HERE.

I realize he’s just whacking out a preform or crude biface, but I cringe at the fact that he’s not applying any pressure to the underside of the stone being struck.

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pinnipeds on Flickr.

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An harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) and south american fur seal (Arctocephalus australis).

I wrote an article about phylogenetics and pinnipeds (french, sorry) with many pictures :
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Russian archaeologists have resumed excavations in a remote site near the Arctic Circle in the attempt to understand a perplexing find of medieval mummies clad in copper masks.

Roughly 1,000 years old, the mummies were found during a series of excavations that…

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I would like a chocolate monkey please.

thejunglenook:

I would like a chocolate monkey please.

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On April 16, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt designated Utah’s Natural Bridges region as a National Monument. Nature hasn’t provided all its wonders: The centuries-old Horsecollar Ruin is an ancestral Puebloan site abandoned 700 years ago, but it’s in an excellent state of preservation, including a little disturbed kiva with the original, albeit unrestored, roof and interior. Two granaries have doors with an ovular shape, not unlike a horse collar that gives the site its name. Zeke Johnson, the first curator for Natural Bridges National Monument, “rediscovered” the ruins in 1936. He wrote:

I am very much thrilled over a discovery I made the other day. I was working about half way between Sipapu and Kachina Bridges and at lunch time I was in the narrow canyon where the sun does not shine very much at that time of year, but I could see that about thirty feet above me the sun was shining warm and bright on the cliff. I crawled up a broken ledge thinking that it would be nice to eat my lunch there when to my surprise I saw a ledge full of houses, within 80 yards of the trail over which I have walked for more than twenty years. There is one large kiva with the roof almost complete and a fine ladder standing in the hatchway with the small willows still holding the rungs in place. I could not tell how many rungs are on the ladder because of the debris which the pack rats have piled up around its base; only three and a half feet show between the top of the pile and the hatch. Beside the kiva are two well-preserved stone and adobe houses with no roofs but walls which are in a fine state of preservation. A small barrel shaped structure abuts against one of the houses. Six or eight rooms with walls of fine masonry but partly torn down are also on the ledge. There is a lot of broken pottery and flaked stone lying about. I picked up six arrow points and several broken ones. You know, I felt like a foolish kid to have passed so near these ruins for so many years and not know of their presence, but someone had found them before I did many years ago; a few pits have been dug in the ruins but the kiva has not been touched.

Photos by Neal Herbert. Source: National Park Service.

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Historical Convention Merch

  • from The Aporetic

"After the most recent OAH a friend a col­league, Adam Roth­man, suggested a line of T-shirts. We came up with a few ideas. Feel free to add your own.”

***I think this goes for all conferences.

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Hippopotami were feared by the Egyptians because these animals are very destructive and dangerous. By making these statues the Egyptian hoped to controle those dangers and keep them at bay. The lotusflowers painted on the animals are symbols of fertility and the marshes where hippo’s mostly stayed. The goddess Taweret is a pregnant hippo and was worshipped by pregnant women to protect their unborn child. 
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1960 - 1878 BC. 
Found in middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb of Senbi II
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience hippopotamus 

Hippopotami were feared by the Egyptians because these animals are very destructive and dangerous. By making these statues the Egyptian hoped to controle those dangers and keep them at bay. The lotusflowers painted on the animals are symbols of fertility and the marshes where hippo’s mostly stayed. The goddess Taweret is a pregnant hippo and was worshipped by pregnant women to protect their unborn child. 

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1960 - 1878 BC. 

Found in middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb of Senbi II

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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And lead us not into the swamps but deliver us from mosquitoes. For thine is the state, federal, and interested parties. Amen. 
Thank you, Baby Jesus.

This has definitely been the best moment of my day, y’all.


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oosik:

And lead us not into the swamps but deliver us from mosquitoes. For thine is the state, federal, and interested parties. Amen. 

Thank you, Baby Jesus.

This has definitely been the best moment of my day, y’all.

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Academics Write Papers Arguing Over How Many People Read (And Cite) Their Papers

Studies about reading studies go back more than two decades

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xiphoidprocess asked: My department is surprisingly musically-inclined, and we keep joking about starting a band called The Misanthropologists. Only I'm not joking. Want in?

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anthropologyadventures:

ABSOLUTELY.  100% yes.  I’ve been wanting to write a song about Australopithecus.  Let’s do this.  

ME TOO PLEASE. Need a soprano?

We will have amazing harmonies.  Xiphoidprocess is better at guitar than me so maybe I’ll play rhythm.  I feel like we need a drummer drkrislynn

This has incredible potential.

Should I write cute marimba music for this or do you guys want me to completely make love to a drumset and shred the shit out of that double bass pedal?

McGill University has a departmental band made up of undergrads, graduate students and Dr. Andre Costopolous who is now the Dean of Students. The are a metal cover-band and they have the best name ever: Megalith

I always reblog Megalith. As an added bonus, here’s the poster I made to advertise their last show:

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IT GOT EVEN BETTER

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Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who reads ancient scrolls written in a forbidden tongue and summons nightmarish beings from beyond the mortal plane.

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