1. 21:19 9th May 2014

    Notes: 1155

    Reblogged from ancientart

    ancientart:

    The House of Cleopatra and Dioscorides. Located on the island of Delos, Greece.

     ”Cleopatra, daughter of Adrastus of Myrrhinous, set up this image of her husband Dioscorides…” So reads the Greek inscription written on the state-base. As you may have already noted, these statues, and the house which contained them, were not owned by the famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII. Rather, an Athenian couple, offering us insight into residential life on Delos during the 2nd century BC. ‘Cleopatra’, after all, is a name of Greek origin.

    The house itself is fairly typical of the larger homes in the town’s Theatre Quarter district, with 12 rooms arranged around 2 open courtyards. The placement of these statues within the house may have been significant in relation to visibility from the streets outside, for the pleasure of their owners, or for impact on visitors to the household.

    Recommended reading: Lisa Nevett’s Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity (2010). Photos courtesy of and taken by: Bernard GagnonHeiko Gorski, and Geraki

     
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    policymic:

39 people were shot in Chicago this weekend, and the media barely covered it

On a news weekend dominated by the LA Clippers and their racist owner Donald Sterling, a horrific story flew completely under the radar: 39 people were shot in Chicago.
These shootings wrapped up an especially violent string of April weekends in the city. The Huffington Post reported 27 people shot in the three-day span ending April 6, with 36 shot and four killed the following weekend. Matters only worsened from there, as Easter weekend closed with a whopping 45 shot and 8 killed. By April 28, the month’s total number of people shot on weekends alone stood at 147.
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    policymic:

    39 people were shot in Chicago this weekend, and the media barely covered it

    On a news weekend dominated by the LA Clippers and their racist owner Donald Sterling, a horrific story flew completely under the radar: 39 people were shot in Chicago.

    These shootings wrapped up an especially violent string of April weekends in the city. The Huffington Post reported 27 people shot in the three-day span ending April 6, with 36 shot and four killed the following weekend. Matters only worsened from there, as Easter weekend closed with a whopping 45 shot and 8 killed. By April 28, the month’s total number of people shot on weekends alone stood at 147.

    Read more 

    (Source: micdotcom)

     
  3. 12:00 25th Apr 2014

    Notes: 283

    Reblogged from archaeologicalnews

    Skeletons of foetus, heavily pregnant woman and crammed men found at York church

    archaeologicalnews:

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    The bones of a foetus and its heavily pregnant mother have been found in a chamber of All Saints church in York, where three men were found “shoved” into a tomb with grave markings designed to ward off evil spirits during the early 13th century.

    Ancient serviceable drains, pottery fragments dating from Roman times to the 18th century, entrenched Viking pottery and Anglian pieces with possible links to the baptism of St Edwin, the 7th century King of Northumbria, have also been discovered in the Lady Chapel, where a medieval-style tile pavement has been laid in an English parish church for the first time in 500 years. Read more.

     
  4. 11:59

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    Reblogged from zomganthro

    zomganthro:

    thejunglenook:

    markscherz:

    scienceshenanigans:

    science-sexual:

    sciencesideofturnblrofficial:

    galifreyanfromshiganshina:

    We should really fund the science side of tumblr

    Yes please, give me money

    Yes

    *holds out hands*

    Alms. Alms for the poor grad students.

    HALLELUJAH

    fund my field work and I’ll give you all the adorable primate gifs you want

    If you give me money I won’t have to sell my sexy excavation photos, and trust me NO ONE wants to see those.

    (Source: fullmetalweabo)

     
  5. 11:58

    Notes: 114

    Reblogged from zomganthro

    thejunglenook:

Working with Primatologists.

    thejunglenook:

    Working with Primatologists.

     
  6. 11:15 24th Apr 2014

    Notes: 97

    Reblogged from archaeologicalnews

    Bloody souvenir not from decapitated French king: DNA

    archaeologicalnews:

    Two centuries after the French people beheaded King Louis XVI and dipped their handkerchiefs in his blood, DNA analysis has thrown new doubt on the authenticity of one such rag kept as a morbid souvenir.

    The contents of an ornately-decorated gourd alleged to hold traces of the king’s dried blood has long been the subject of scientific disagreement, with tests throwing up contradictory results.

    On Thursday, a team from Europe and the United States said they had sequenced the full genome of the DNA in the squash, and found it was unlikely to be from someone tall or blue-eyed—both features ascribed to the 18th century monarch. Read more.

     
  7. Forgot to say, but I got the job! Getting paid to do anthropology and photography, so I’m a pretty happy person over here. Not to mention the project itself is going to be awesome.

     
  8. 22:35 22nd Apr 2014

    Notes: 11559

    Reblogged from drkrislynn

    drkrislynn:

anthropologyadventures:

fencinghominid:

pbstv:

Meet Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old ancestor of ours. Though she looks like an ape, her knees were close together, just like a human’s! That positioned her feet directly under her body and made walking easier. 
See the final installment of Your Inner Fish tomorrow night (4/23) on PBS at 10/9c.

Look at that strut

Get it, Lucy.

Damn dats fabulous you sexy girl lol no homo tho (teehee)

Dam you’se a sexy hominid

    drkrislynn:

    anthropologyadventures:

    fencinghominid:

    pbstv:

    Meet Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old ancestor of ours. Though she looks like an ape, her knees were close together, just like a human’s! That positioned her feet directly under her body and made walking easier. 

    See the final installment of Your Inner Fish tomorrow night (4/23) on PBS at 10/9c.

    Look at that strut

    Get it, Lucy.

    Damn dats fabulous you sexy girl lol no homo tho (teehee)

    Dam you’se a sexy hominid

     
  9. 11:27 17th Apr 2014

    Notes: 274

    Reblogged from valdanderthal

    irreverentideas:

    Pathology museum, Vienna. 

     
  10. 11:29 16th Apr 2014

    Notes: 11

    I have an interview in 30 minutes! Wish me luck!

     
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    thebrainscoop:

Filming with anthropologist Dr. Robert Martin, talking about the biological imperatives of breastfeeding for human mothers and babes. Gotta have those long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids for yo’ brain. (at The Field Museum)

    thebrainscoop:

    Filming with anthropologist Dr. Robert Martin, talking about the biological imperatives of breastfeeding for human mothers and babes. Gotta have those long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids for yo’ brain. (at The Field Museum)

     
  12. 13:19 9th Apr 2014

    Notes: 31

    Reblogged from theladygoogle

    Tags: facial reconstruction

    theladygoogle:

    The reconstructed face of an archbishop who was beheaded in the 14th century

    (Source: strangeremains)

     
  13. Sent in my passport application so in one month I should be in Greece! I’ll be studying ancient science and medicine in the Greek islands for a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to be there. 

    Also sent in an application for a grant to travel to NYC this summer to visit all of the museums so send some good vibes that I get funding to pursue some of my research!

     
  14. 10:12

    Notes: 120

    Reblogged from dead-men-talking

    catafalques:

    pre-columbian peruvian skulls (owned by the DoD…) at the nmhm, silver spring, MD. 

     
  15. 09:31 6th Apr 2014

    Notes: 5765

    Reblogged from falabaloo

    Tags: neil degrasse tysonquotes

    Favourite quotes by person: Neil deGrasse Tyson

    (Source: gotchaeleven)