Ella Sophia Armitage – Mistress of The Norman Mottes

For our next early female archaeologist I want to introduce you to Ella Sophia Armitage. Armitage was a particular challenge for me, as many of the women I will introduce you to will be, since there is so little known about her as a person, other than she lived. It's aggravating  but this is the product of so many years of ignoring... Continue Reading →

The Loss of Aaron Swartz, the Need for Open Access, and a Comment on Depression.

Hey everybody! I know, it's Tuesday...I'm behind...yah...I'll get to fixing that. Before I do, I wanted to talk a little about Open Access and Aaron Swartz. There isn't a whole lot I can add to the discussion. What happened to Swartz, and what was going to happen to him was, in a word, horrible. It's horrible that... Continue Reading →

Where the Vikings Weren’t – The Newport Tower.

In our first installment of this series we looked over the actual factual, evidence of both Christopher Columbus and Leif Eiriksson discovering the Americas. Arguably, you could say Columbus discovered South America, and Leif the North. I would say, simply touching a rock on one park of a massive continent complex doesn't equal discovering both bits of America, but that's my opinion on the matter. Apparently some folks agree... Continue Reading →

Homeless Snake Goddesses, Virgin Hairstyles, and Ancient Fire

Not going to lie, Stats class is going to seriously hurt me, and I'm not having a fun time trying to track down my own articles for the readings class. But that's what you get when you try to be clever right? Because my school load is so demanding, I thought I'd cheer myself up with some nice freindly articles about... Continue Reading →

Amelia Edwards – The Godmother of Egyptology

I've been working on this series for a little more than a year now. Crafting and changing it. I finally decided on a format about six months ago, and figured, one more relaunch was worth a try. I've always been suspicious when I read a book on the history of Archaeology or attend a lecture that starts with the "Fathers of Archaeology"  and never mentions women, at all, ever.... Continue Reading →

Columbus was Second-ish: Who Discovered America Anyway? Mayhaps the Vikings?

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He set out on a bold new mission to reach out to new civilizations and boldly go where no one had gone before. Or was that Star Trek? Either way, when many of us were in grade school, we were taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Some of us, if we were lucky, were taught that he thought he had discovered Asia since he... Continue Reading →

Obligatory Happy Post-Apocalyptic Greetings!

I'm pleased to see so many of us survived the Mayan Doom Day known far and wide as the day the Mayan Calender ended, and then nothing of note happened. I hope despite that disappointing climax we all managed to have a happy holiday and new year. I saw the New Year in with an excellent Roller Derby match, but our team rocks... Continue Reading →

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