Archives for April, 2007

Why Blog?

My dear scibling and fellow big-nose European Bora, over at the one Sblog that comes before Aard in the alphabetical list, has “tagged me with a meme”. That is, he has handed me a coat of chainmail. No, he’s sent me a chain letter, with a blogging assignment. I usually don’t bother about these things…

Ask a ScienceBlogger

Seed has just revamped and re-launched the “Ask a ScienceBlogger” feature on the Sb front page . This time only one blogger answers each question. With a heavy dominance around here for bloggers in the life sciences, we’re unlikely to see many questions that I’m equipped to answer with more than a silly joke or…

The Aged Aged Man

I’ll tell thee everything I can; There’s little to relate. I saw an aged aged man, A-sitting on a gate. “Who are you, aged man?” I said, “And how is it you live?” And his answer trickled through my head Like water through a sieve. I’m a birthday boy! Half-way to 70. Why not read…

Fornvännen’s Spring Issue

Yesterday the spring issue of Fornvännen, Journal of Swedish Antiquarian Research, arrived from the printers. I’m proud to be one of its editors.

Pigeon Holes of Time

Early Vendel Period baldric mounts from the Ottarshögen barrow, Vendel parish, Uppland. Archaeological periods are defined by artefact types. For instance, the Early Neolithic of Sweden is defined by the appearance of Funnel Beaker pottery, thin-butted flint axes and pointed-butt axes (and a long list of other things). Before these types appear, the period has…