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Medusa and the Queen of Swords

The Queen of Swords.

 Athene and as the Medusa. As Perseus seizing knowledge through skill and craft. The head as the source of wisdom, the serpents as untameable power, the woman beheaded for knowledge beyond her feminine station, the woman wisdom that still turns fools to stone even in death. 64 more words


A Post-processualist practices medicine (re-cycled from my Facebook site)

10.00 am Patient brought by nurse to doctor.

10.01 am Doctor wonders if she herself exists; decides she probably does on the basis of cogito ergo sum… 263 more words


Day....10...The Plaster and the Scanner

I looked in the mirror at 6 today.. the days have taken their toll not a good day to meet the DG.

Chedworth at 7.30 is very beautiful. 537 more words


2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered

Discovery News:

An international team of researchers has discovered the remains of a Phoenician ship that sunk in the waters off the island of Malta around 700 BC, Maltese authorities announced this week. 239 more words

Borchard Park Fieldwork: Week 2 Update

Tuesday, August 19th, we began our second week of shovel-testing at Borchard Park. The day’s field crew consisted of Brad Jarvis, Ken Kosidlo, and Barry Wittig. 537 more words


What Bronze Age Wine Snobs Drank

It’s hardly news that the ancients drank wine—the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all imbibed, as did pretty much any other civilization in which alcohol wasn’t prohibited for religious reasons. 505 more words

Singing Rocks

In archive news: Worked with researchers today who were interested in the study of “ringing rocks” used in ceremonial rites. We surveyed maps of ceremonial places, images of stones, and recordings of the rocks “singing” a mystical tune when struck with other rocks, rubbed with fingers, or scraped using antlers and other tools. 22 more words