Puppies have always gotten in the way of our work (fortunately): The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England. via Mashable Continue reading Roman Puppy Prints
I love the Bible. I’m a Christian and a person of faith, so that’s (supposedly) a given. However, I really do love what I consider to be this set of inspired texts that has influenced and shaped the development of our species to such an extreme level that it’s simply unimaginable to think what our … Continue reading Meant to Struggle
Wasn’t that called Raiders of the Lost Ark with Indiana Jones? The Temple Run movie would tell the story of “an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. via Warner Bros. developing Temple Run movie adaptation | Polygon. Continue reading Temple Run Movie?
I definitely just ordered Writing on the Wall as it combines two of my favorite things… the social internet and anthropological archaeology… Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common: They were their generation’s signature means of “instant” communication. Indeed, as Tom Standage reveals in his scintillating new book, social media is anything but a … Continue reading Writing on the Wall
After studying attic and koine Greek for years in college and graduate school, I always wondered what their sing-song language would have actually spoken if I could have “Bill and Ted’ed” it back into ancient Greece. This is pretty amazing… One of D’Agour’s colleagues, David Creese, from the University of Newcastle, managed to play a … Continue reading Reconstructing Ancient Greek Music
Learn something every day… Gorilla – Wikipedia: “The American physician and missionary Thomas Staughton Savage and naturalist Jeffries Wyman first described the western gorilla (they called it Troglodytes gorilla) in 1847 from specimens obtained in Liberia. The name was derived from Greek Γόριλλαι (Gorillai), meaning ‘tribe of hairy women’, described by Hanno the Navigator, a … Continue reading How Gorillas Got Their Name
One of my favorite pages on Wikipedia (and yes, our planet is going to get real interesting in a few hundred thousand years): Timeline of the far future – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “Due to its northward movement along the San Andreas Fault, the Californian coast begins to be subducted into the Aleutian Trench. Africa … Continue reading Happy Holidays from a Point of Pale Light
So insanely awesome (and yes, I will DRIVE up to Chicago for the Indiana Jones exhibit): UChicago College Admissions, Mischief Managed For those of you who have…: “According to Paul, this package was en route from him in Guam to his intended recipient IN ITALY (registered mail confirmation attached) when it must have fallen out … Continue reading Indiana Jones, UChicago and an Amazing Tale of Misplaced Mail