Imagine swimming in an underwater primeval forest that nature has preserved for over 50,000 years. Now you can if you are willing to dive 60 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, 10 miles offshore of Alabama.
Experts believe 2005’s Hurricane Katrina unveiled what had been buried…
Shelley Jackson’s Skin project, a 2095-word story published exclusively in tattoos, one word each on as many willing volunteers, so it can never be read in its proper order, but just exists, pulsing, out in the world at all times.
I am in love with everything that is this and I respect this artist completely.
i am actually very in love with this
CLEVELAND — The beer was full of bacteria, warm and slightly sour.
By contemporary standards, it would have been a spoiled batch here at Great Lakes Brewing Company, a craft beer maker based in Ohio, where machinery churns out bottle after bottle of dark porters and pale ales.
For those of you who don’t understand archaeology, I have made a diagram.
…makes me want to go to Stonehenge and tickle the rocks. See if it twitches.
Some of America’s first settlers turned to cannibalism, ‘powdered wife’ to survive, scientists say
Scientists revealed Wednesday that they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists at Jamestown, Virginia, survived harsh conditions by turning to cannibalism.
For years, there have been tales of people in the first permanent English settlement in America eating dogs, cats, rats, mice, snakes and shoe leather to stave off starvation. There were also written accounts of settlers eating their own dead, but archaeologists had been skeptical of those stories.
But now, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and archaeologists from Jamestown are announcing the discovery of the bones of a 14-year-old girl that show clear signs that she was cannibalized. Evidence indicates clumsy chops to the body and head of the girl, who appears to have already been dead at the time. (The Bettman Archive)
I know this shouldn’t be exciting to me because of how horrifying it would be to be reduced to starvation so extreme you eat your own to survive, but this is why archaeology is so great. People lie, but things can tell the truth.
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I got fancy finally and added some of the posters I have either taken part in creating or wrote on my own for this semester. Spoiler alert: One is all about beer in archaeology! Enjoy!
The animal handlers at the oregon zoo took chendra around to meet some of the other animals one day before the zoo opened. the sea lions were her favorite!
That is the happiest fucking elephant ever shit.
My Archaeology professors are awesome.
So what are the practical applications?
I don’t remember everything that happened last night…but I know at one point I said what the fox says.
- “Don’t step on the floor, the floor is lava!!!”— Children of Pompeii, 79 AD (via smaugey)