It was the obligatory Halloween content over at Bones Don’t Lie, but I had too much else on my plate to link to it then. The question is, how can you tell if a buried ancient skeleton was that of a witch (in the anthropological sense)? Does the mouth full of iron nails mean something? […]
Posts Tagged ‘archaeology’
¶ That Doggerland existed is not news (do you expect breaking archeology news in the Daily Mail?) but here are some cool images of this lost land. I am still waiting for someone to create an authentic Pagan tradition based there. ¶ Ethan Doyle White interviews a Norwegian scholar of Paganism and esotericism, Egil Asprem. […]
¶ After reading this article, I think I will write something for Fate magazine about how Tenochtitlan was really a Mexica overlay on a forgotten Roman colony. Should be good for a few chuckles. ¶ After a long hiatus (in comic book years), Asterix the Gaul returns. ¶ An old acquaintance, Loretta Orion, pops-up in […]
¶ An insightful interview with Pagan musician Sharon Knight. ¶ Why TED talks are lying to you. ¶ This is what a dolmen should look like — “This enormous structure is the Soto dolmen in Trigueros, Spain, which has been returned to its prehistoric glory after a nine-year restoration. The mound is 60 metres across […]
There are people who think that in order to do so, you have to learn “their” language, as spoken centuries ago, because the gods don’t keep up or something, let alone communicate in non-verbal ways. All right, then. You want to deal with Werunos (Sanskrit, Varuna), keeper of cosmic order? Talk this way. It’s all […]
This is what happens when a parasitologist/archaeologist muses on the origin of mythology. It gets interesting at about the 6:30-minute point. And this is a very famous turd in English archaeology.
Some of the eighteenth-century hermits employed by rich landowners were in fact characterized as “Druids.” Campbell clearly had fun with his quest for real hermits. At Hawkstone in Shropshire, a bare-footed and venerable Fr Francis regularly posed with his stock-in-trade: a skull, an hourglass and book. Although replaced at times by an automaton, Hawkstone’s hermit […]
Here is the Beeb with a story about an ancient monument in Scotland: “Excavations of a field at Crathes Castle found a series of 12 pits which appear to mimic the phases of the moon and track lunar months.” Then they trot out that stale old idea that ancient people needed to build giant monuments […]
My first year as an undergraduate, I lived a in four-person dormitory suit. One day I entered the (rectangular) room of my suite-mate Bill and found that he had placed his bed, desk, etc. at diagonal angles to the walls. “I got tired of everything being so rectilinear,” he said. It was funny how Bill’s […]
A multi-media site about the excavation of the Anglo-Saxon era ship burial at Sutton Hoo in1939, with archival footage from the British Musem and more. It is often believed to be a king’s burial site, since it contained armor and weapons, a lyre, gold coins, and many rich grave goods from different places.