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A (less serious) Portrait of the Archaeologist as a Young Woman. The more substantial blog is here: http://middlesavagery.wordpress.com

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mtvother:

It was great seeing Michael Che kill it on last night’s Daily Show.

If you haven’t seen it, Che was in Inside Joke a while back and he was also awesome in it.

I’m sitting at the big shiny new Towson mall with three other white girls eating frozen yogurt right now, after spending the day studying this…

humanoidhistory:

Telescopic view of the Moon, from Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy, 1855 edition.

humanoidhistory:

Telescopic view of the Moon, from Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy, 1855 edition.

(Source: archive.org)

ancientart:

Hedgehog. Aryballos, opening in the left ear, metaphoric scales for the spine armor. Ancient Greek, ca. 600 B.C.E.
Courtesy & currently located at the Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany. Photo taken by Bibi Saint-Pol.

ancientart:

Hedgehog. Aryballos, opening in the left ear, metaphoric scales for the spine armor. Ancient Greek, ca. 600 B.C.E.

Courtesy & currently located at the Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich, Germany. Photo taken by Bibi Saint-Pol.

Reproduction of a fresco fragment of a frieze with nautilus. Painted by Emile Gillieron pere in 1915. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Reproduction of a fresco fragment of a frieze with nautilus. Painted by Emile Gillieron pere in 1915. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

acoustic-garden:

Loper (carpet), located in the Van Huursteeg, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands…

acoustic-garden:

Loper (carpet), located in the Van Huursteeg, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands…

(Source: nevver)

theolduvaigorge:

Middle Palaeolithic occupation in the Thar Desert during the Upper Pleistocene: the signature of a modern human exit out of Africa?

The Thar Desert marks the transition from the Saharo-Arabian deserts to the Oriental biogeographical zone and is therefore an important location in understanding hominin occupation and dispersal during the Upper Pleistocene. Here, we report the discovery of stratified Middle Palaeolithic assemblages at Katoati in the north-eastern Thar Desert, dating to Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 5 and the MIS 4–3 boundary, during periods of enhanced humidity. Hominins procured cobbles from gravels at the site as evidenced by early stages of stone tool reduction, with a component of more formalised point production. The MIS 5c assemblages at Katoati represent the earliest securely dated Middle Palaeolithic occupation of South Asia. Distinctive artefacts identified in both MIS 5 and MIS 4–3 boundary horizons match technological entities observed in Middle Palaeolithic assemblages in South Asia, Arabia and Middle Stone Age sites in the Sahara. The evidence from Katoati is consistent with arguments for the dispersal of Homo sapienspopulations from Africa across southern Asia using Middle Palaeolithic technologies” (read more/not open access).

(Source: Quaternary Science Reviews, in press 2013)

I was in the future yesterday

But now I’m in the past

One Girl Goes Hunting, a tale from Neolithic Orkney done Miyazaki style. See more: http://johngswogger.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/one-girl/

One Girl Goes Hunting, a tale from Neolithic Orkney done Miyazaki style. See more: http://johngswogger.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/one-girl/

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