B.A. Anthropology, Archaeology
wishing to learn more about osteoarchaeology, paleopathology, and bioarchaeology
needing to satisfy my curiosity of people, cultures, and places.

 

Urethral syringe used in 19th century venereal treatment declared best archaeological find

archaeologicalnews:

Alan Humphries, the Librarian of the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, identified this as a urethral syringe used to treat ailments in men by injecting substances directly into the penis.

Sarah Bond, of London’s Museums of Health and Medicine, suggested that this is a syringe for delivering…

CONFIRMED: the Shrine of Jonah/Mosque of Yunus (Nineveh, Mosul, Iraq) has been destroyed

What 'The Golden Girls' Taught Us About AIDS

artisansoulleader:

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,
The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.
It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…
It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D

artisansoulleader:

thepowerofmoonlight:

Learnt an interesting thing today on this arabic course,

The original Arabic number system looked like this, the one we now use.

It was designed so each character had the corresponding number of angles to the number, so the number 1 has 1 angle, 2 has 2 angles, 3 has 3, 0 has none etc…

It is so obvious now, I’ve always assumed its one of those things that just is, with no logical explanation, but here it is, perfectly simple and satisfying

My jaw is legit on the floor right about now :D

Women Listening To Men In Art History

I was kind of thinking of skipping school today. I mean, how much is there to learn about the Aztecs anyway?

Marissa Cooper, The OC

MARISSA YOU FOOL YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN.

(via casethejointfirst)

When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’

It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?

Sandi Toksvig (via suzythered, learninglog)

strangeremains:

Forensic scientists compile guide on how to identify child abuse, starvation
Forensic scientists from North Carolina State University published a paper in which the researchers “outline common diagnostic characteristics and patterns of non-accidental injuries and neglect as a result of nutritional deprivation” that can be used by investigators to identify child abuse and starvation.  Read more.

strangeremains:

Forensic scientists compile guide on how to identify child abuse, starvation

Forensic scientists from North Carolina State University published a paper in which the researchers “outline common diagnostic characteristics and patterns of non-accidental injuries and neglect as a result of nutritional deprivation” that can be used by investigators to identify child abuse and starvation.  Read more.

Expert: Lake Hopatcong snake an anaconda, but I was 'sworn to keep my mouth shut'

archaeosharon:

So this is happening near me.  Really??

The guys at work are pulling up National Geographic and David Attenborough to learn more. Love it.

Expert: Lake Hopatcong snake an anaconda, but I was 'sworn to keep my mouth shut'

So this is happening near me.  Really??

Lost "Sleeping Beauty" Mummy Formula Found

lilmisshistory:

This little girl doesn’t look like she’s sleeping, she looks like a doll. 

Welcome to my quarter-life crisis.

Hallucinatory 'voices' shaped by local culture, Stanford anthropologist says