I was doing that 10 questions thing but then chrome shat itself and it’s gone so I’m just not going to do it out of listlessness & laziness~
What I love the most about skulls is their “in your face” attitude
- by Ondřej Mlejnek
“A number of new works concerning the Moravian Upper Palaeolithic have appeared over the last thirteen years. This thematic review presents an overview of Upper Palaeolithic excavations conducted in the third millennium in Moravia and all major works on this topic. The review is structured chronologically, it begins with the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition (technocomplexes of Szeletian and Bohunician), continues with Early Upper Palaeolithic (Aurignacian) and Middle Upper Palaeolithic (Gravettian or Pavlovian) and ends with the Late Upper Palaeolithic (technocomplexes of Epigravettian and Magdalenian). The works which are not connected with any particular period, such as papers discussing raw materials, settlement strategies, regional overviews of the Palaeolithic settlement or synthesis, are mentioned in the last chapter. The main aim of this thematic review is to present recent results of research into the Moravian Upper Palaeolithic to a foreign audience” (read more/open access).
(Open access source: Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica, Natural Sciences in Archaeology 4(2), 2013 via Academia.edu)
- by S. De Luca, J. Viciano, J. Irurita, S. López-Lázaro, R. Cameriere and D. Botella
“The skeletal remains of an adult female have been exhumed in an 11th century tomb in the mediaeval Jewish cemetery of Ronda Sur, in the city of Lucena (Córdoba, Spain). Examination of the skull and mandible revealed evidences of bilateral condylar fracture and dislocation. Lesions were observed macroscopically and radiology was used as a complementary method of scrutiny, especially in cases of unclear observation. Irregular morphology of the condyles and coronoid processes, shallow glenoid fossa, altered and abnormal joint surfaces anterior to the glenoid fossa, and reduced height of both ascending rami were observed. Ante-mortem tooth loss, slight wear of occlusal surface and asymmetrical occlusal deposit of dental calculus were found. Radiologically, degenerative changes in the condyles and reparative bone in both coronoid processes have been identified. Dislocation of the condyles and lack of adequate treatment probably led to disruption of masticatory patterns and related structures, such as muscle attachments, articular disc and ligaments. Bilateral remodelled fracture and the altered appearance of the joint structures could probably mean that the individual survived the injury by several years. This type of fracture could be the consequence of direct blow to the mental or submental region that was transmitted in a direction that raised the mandible, causing the condylar head to collide directly with the mandibular fossa. Very few mandibular fractures in ancient skulls have been described in Spain, and this case is the first example found in a Spanish archaeological skeletal assemblage” (read more/open access).
(Open access source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 23:485-504, 2013 via Academia.edu)
Today in history: March 7, 1942 - Lucy Gonzalez Parsons dies.
Parsons was born around 1853 in Texas, probably as a slave, to parents of Native American, African American and Mexican ancestry. In 1871 she married Albert Parsons, who became one of the Haymarket Martyrs executed during the fight for the 8-hour day. Lucy Parsons was a prominent leader, speaker, and writer in defense of the “Haymarket 8” and in the workers’ movement in general. She played a major role in many of the historic events of the late 19th and early 20th century including Haymarket, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the anti-lynching movement, the campaign to save Sacco and Vanzetti, the Knights of Labor, and more.
After decades as one of the most prominent anarchists in the country, from the mid-1920s on Parsons became closer to the Communist Party. She joined the International Labor Defense, a communist-led organization that defended labor activists and unjustly-accused African Americans such as the Scottsboro Nine and Angelo Herndon. And in the late 1930s she is believed to have become a member of the Communist Party.
Parsons died March 7, 1942, in a house fire in Chicago. After her death, police seized her library of over 1,500 books and all of her personal papers. She is buried at Waldheim Cemetery outside of Chicago, near the Haymarket Monument. Parsons had the honor of being described by the Chicago Police Department as “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.”
(image: Lucy Parsons, arrested during an unemployment protest in 1915 in Chicago)
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
Today is the last day of their museum fundraising drive. Every little bit helps with the effort!!The Morbid Anatomy Museum will continue and expand the work of The Morbid Anatomy Library, a highly influential presence in the resurgence of the culture of curiosity. Since the Library’s inception, Morbid Anatomy has become a term unto itself; a phrase that embodies the intersections of art and medicine, beauty and death. We take as our inspiration cabinets of curiosity, and 19th century popular museums that gave spectacle, pleasure and curiosity equal primacy with education. Scholarly but never boring,serious but never dry, The Morbid Anatomy Museum will intrigue, educate and delight. http://morbidanatomymuseum.org/ http://brooklynartscouncil.org
Human skulls from the Luigi Calori collection, Institute of Human Anatomy, Bolonga
Synesthesia is a neurological trait that combines two or more senses. Synesthetes may taste the number 9 or attach a color to each day of the week. What color is your Friday?
From the TED-Ed Lesson What color is Tuesday? Exploring synesthesia - Richard E. Cytowic
Animation by TED-Ed
Learn how to braid your hair like the ladies in Game of Thrones.
I HAVE SHORT HAIR BUT ANY OF MY FRIENDS WITH LONG HAIR MUST DO THIS.
this is really cool but also look at the youtube channel of janet stephens, she recreates ancient hairstyles using tools and methods used in the time the style was popular
this is basically experimental archaeology