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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
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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noisyspoon:

SUPER bummed I missed this on my most recent trip to Cali. Road trip, buddies?

devidsketchbook:

THE ART OF URS FISCHER

Spread across MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (april 21 - august 19,2013 ), the first survey in the United States of the Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural works while creating an unexpected landscape in both venues.


Ghoulish mud man from the Asaro River Valley, New Guinea, dons a helmet of dried clay and smears mud over his body to portray an evil spirit
National Geographic | July 1969

Ghoulish? Super awesome, you mean!

Ghoulish mud man from the Asaro River Valley, New Guinea, dons a helmet of dried clay and smears mud over his body to portray an evil spirit

National Geographic | July 1969

Ghoulish? Super awesome, you mean!

(Source: vintagenatgeographic)