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 cool stuff, you know, hair, snakes, and fire…what better?

I have a big soft spot for experimental archaeology, and I’m simply in love with this hair style. I may need to see if I can torture my hair into this style some time. I bet it was very cool in the summer, and once up, rather secure. Anyway, if you or someone you know did this to themselves, please send me pic!

 

 

You can watch the amazing video at LiveScience or  read more about the project on yahoo at Oldest Roman Hairstyle Recreated for First Time.

 

Athenian ‘Snake Goddess’ Gets New Identity

I like this one too, just because I like how they used light imaging to get a better look at what the painting looked like. I love the detail that can be recovered this way. Also, if this does turn out to be a depiction of Demeter, she’ll be the oldest know image of the earth goddess.

 

Mesolithic people using fire to encourage plant growth is pretty dang cool, and clever. Not quite agriculture, but pretty damn close. These Middle Stone Age genius might have been using controlled burns to encouraging the growth of their favorite foods, like hazelnuts, crab apples, and raspberries.

 

 

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