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The power of coincidence

Humans are pattern-spotting animals, of course, and a great many false findings rest on our attempting to find reproducibility and significance in patterns that are effectively random. 390 more words

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Seminar CCXIV: how a seventh-century ship was built, and then abandoned

You may remember, a long time ago, before this blog even, when the powers-that-be in the modern city of Istanbul decided it was time to expand the metro system of the city, started digging and almost immediately found themselves trying to put a tunnel through what was evidently… 1,028 more words

Institutions

Elusive Wartime Remains in Loch Ewe

Jonie and Richard Guest search for underwater remains from the last war – by Richard Guest (NOSAS).

We had it on good authority – a record of an eye witness – that at the end of the last war the 6” artillery which had been positioned at Rubha nan Sasan on the west side of the entrance to Loch Ewe was dumped over the cliffs.  596 more words

General Archaeology

What impact did the European Age of Discovery have on forests in Iberia? During the 16th – 18th c., what characterized an ‘Iberian’ ship? How are ancient forests and individual trees represented in the shipbuilding records of history and archaeology? 280 more words

Ancient Forests