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The praying mantis crawls over your arm

the starfish murders it’s leg,

and sometimes, nothing good comes out of pain.

You rode my body thin and left me dying on the tarmac… 91 more words


Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?

I always find myself invariably distracted by random human interest articles,  attracted to artistic reviews rather than practical current affairs in my online news wanderings.  My latest distraction was an article in the NY Times about a photographer who took  555 more words

Art Love

A window into 16,000 years ago

Although the skeletons found at Faraoskop (our current site) were all buried ~2000 years ago, the site itself shows evidence of occupation dating back to over 16,000 years ago. 417 more words


Makgadikgadi Pan

The Makgadikgadi Pan, a salt pan situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana, is one of the largest salt flats in the world. 848 more words

The Holistic Expedition Of Africa

Violence, trauma, and hunter-gatherers

(Dewar, 2010)

A fascinating project I’m currently working on involves twelve ~2000 year old San hunter-gatherer skeletons.

These were found in Faraoskop Rock Shelter, where they were (likely) all buried at the same time. 423 more words


Spitzkoppe and Brandberg

Today’s journey was from the campsite just south of Cape Cross seal colony, along a fairly nice gravel road heading east into the interior – which was hot.   230 more words


Let's Get Small

I said earlier than it seemed likely that archaic hominid living in special environments, for a long time (sometimes more than a million years) inevitably developed high-quality adaptations to those environments, and since such alleles are easily transmitted, modern humans were likely to pick them up. 139 more words