B.A. Anthropology, Archaeology minor

wishing to learn more about osteoarchaeology, paleopathology, and bioarchaeology

needing to satisfy my curiosity of people, cultures, and places.

I'll try to keep this blog as academic and anthropology-related as possible. For my personal page full of dancing gifs, check out ichwanderegern.tumblr.com

 

sixpenceee:

If you thought the post on twins sharing consciousness was awesome, wait until you hear this.

A 44-year-old French man one day went to the trip to the doctor’s because he felt a pain in his left leg. He’s a married man with two kids and a steady job.

Doctor’s found that he had hydrocephalus as a child (when your brain is filled with fluids) so they decided to run some brain scans.

What they found was that the majority of his head was filled with fluid. Over time, the buildup caused his lateral ventricles to swell so much that his brain had been flattened to a thin sheet.

Doctors estimated that his brain mass had been reduced by at most 70%, affecting the areas in charge of motion, language, emotion, and, well, everything.

Shockingly, he was fine. While his IQ was only 75, he wasn’t mentally challenged. He held a steady job, raised a family, and didn’t have trouble interacting with others.

Over time, his brain had adapted to all that pressure, and even though he had fewer neurons that most, Jacques was still a fully functional human being.

The doctors drained the fluid and while his brain is much smaller now, he is still a healthy individual with a normal life.

SOURCE

skeptv:

Hunting for skeletons on the Thames

Human bones excavated from London’s lost cemeteries tell stories of the city’s residents going back thousands of years

Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24028

via New Scientist Video.

colourzoid:

T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Emir Abdullah, Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Salmond, Sir Herbert Samuel H.B.M. high commissioner and Sir Wyndham Deedes and others in Jerusalem.

colourzoid:

T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Emir Abdullah, Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Salmond, Sir Herbert Samuel H.B.M. high commissioner and Sir Wyndham Deedes and others in Jerusalem.

Anthropology suit

I’m wearing my anthropology suit to work today. Jacket from the field school last year, and my “anthropology” beaded necklace. Form your own mental pictures.

colourzoid:

A mine explodes close to a British artillery tractor as it advances through enemy minefields, 2nd Battle of El Alamein, October 1942

colourzoid:

A mine explodes close to a British artillery tractor as it advances through enemy minefields, 2nd Battle of El Alamein, October 1942

CORSETS ARE NOT BIRTH CONTROL!

you-cant-waist-train-in-that:

I received an ask about this, and it really worried me. Basically, if anyone tells you that corsets/waist training/tightlacing will stop you from getting pregnant, TELL THEM TO FUCK OFF.

Waist training is not an effective method of birth control! It isn’t healthy to waist train while pregnant…

Now that I have health insurance again, I can go get my ear checked out. You know, the one that’s been bothering me since Summer 2013 Field School.

nezua:

stevewyshywaniuk:

slim:

Chineasy: The easiest way to learn Chinese

I like this.

these are cute! and helpful (at least to me, judging from these).
i like what Shaolan Hsueh has to say about her Kickstarter project:
"The real agenda behind this project 
is to bridge the gap between the East and the West.
'I want to give the West a real understanding and knowledge of China 
and Chinese culture through their own eyes rather than through layers 
of packaging, manipulation or loss in translation. Chineasy will become the first step for anyone in the world who wants 
to understand China, Chinese culture and its language. It is educational, social, cultural and inspirational. I am demonstrating the beauty of this deep and ancient culture with a modern interpretation through sleek modern design. For me this is also an arts project, as I grew up in an artistic family. I am connecting the dots by going back to my artistic upbringing, and connecting my life's journey through the East and 
the West.'”

nezua:

stevewyshywaniuk:

slim:

Chineasy: The easiest way to learn Chinese

I like this.

these are cute! and helpful (at least to me, judging from these).

i like what Shaolan Hsueh has to say about her Kickstarter project:

"The real agenda behind this project 
is to bridge the gap between the East and the West.

'I want to give the West a real understanding and knowledge of China 
and Chinese culture through their own eyes rather than through layers 
of packaging, manipulation or loss in translation. Chineasy will become the first step for anyone in the world who wants 
to understand China, Chinese culture and its language. It is educational, social, cultural and inspirational. I am demonstrating the beauty of this deep and ancient culture with a modern interpretation through sleek modern design. For me this is also an arts project, as I grew up in an artistic family. I am connecting the dots by going back to my artistic upbringing, and connecting my life's journey through the East and 
the West.'”

(Source: creativebloq.com)

oosik:

Pequeña lección en Nahualt.

Nice to know I’ve been pronouncing “Nahuatl”, “ahuehuete” (cypress tree), and “ahuacatl” (avocado) correctly all this time. I belive the x/sh is also true for Maya dialects.

(Source: cazadordementes)

Joke of the day.

marshmallowreina:

katherinearandez:

roseonabeach:

frostedsammy:

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching a street performer do some excellent juggling. The juggler notices that the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up on a large wooden box and calls out, “Can you all see me now?”

“Yes.”
“Oui.”
“Sí.”
“Ja.”

(Source: flyingscotsman)