Archives for September, 2007

Cub Scout Archaeology

Two weeks ago when I worked for Thomas Englund and Bo Knarrström at the 1719 battlefield on Skogsö, I came across a variant on a type of archaeological site that I’ve blogged about before. A site where children have built and abandoned something, but this time it wasn’t a tree house ruin: to me it…

Google Definitions

I was musing about how haphazardly I learned about certain indispensable software and information sources. Then it struck me — maybe there are people who don’t know about Google Definitions? OMG! I’ve got to tell them! I use Google Definitions daily. It’s an on-line meta-dictionary, collecting definitions from all over the web. To use it,…

Welcome Bergh’s Students

Here’s a link page that I used during a talk about internet culture to advertising students at Bergh’s on 28 September. This blog entry will move down the page as I write new ones, but I’ll leave the link page on-line. Bookmark it in your browser! If you, Dear Reader, weren’t at the talk and…

Doctoring My Spin

From today’s issue of free subway paper Metro, I translate: Hey there… … Martin Rundkvist, 35, the archaeologist who has found a unique 16th century sword in the woods. How did you make the find — through cutting-edge methods? — I sat down in the lotus position and took in the vibrations with my astral…

Tangled Bank 89

Welcome everyone to Aardvarchaeology and the 89th Tangled Bank blog carnival. Aard is strictly focused on whatever strikes the fancy of its archaeologist proprietor. The Tangled Bank provides a leafy warren for all little furry bloggers with an interest in the life sciences. We have good stuff here, so dive in! Beasties RPM at Evolgen…

Djurhamn Sword

Found an early-16th century officer’s sword at the Harbour of the Sheaf Kings. I tried to keep it quiet, but now the mainstream media want my ass. I’m seeing the County Archaeologist about an excavation permit this afternoon. More anon. Media coverage: Metro, Radio Skaraborg, SVT, ABC-nytt, Radio Stockholm, Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens Nyheter, Östgöta Correspondenten,…

The twenty-fourth Four Stone Hearth blog carnival is on-line at Paddy K’s Swedish Extravaganza. It’s a particularly populous and witty edition. Check it out! Archaeology and anthropology to scratch your pubic lice and soothe your fear of the cave bear. The next open hosting slot is on 24 October 7 November. All bloggers with an…

Felicia Likes Bees

A guest entry, graciously granted by Secular Humanist warrior queen Felicia of Life Before Death, with her own photograph. As I start writing this post*, the air has an autumn tang to it, it is windy, and definitely not as warm as it could be in August. And yet, the bees are working. There’s something…

Swedish 1909 Cannabis Enthusiasm

The excruciatingly witty and multi-talented David Nessle has been alerted by his erudite father to a long enthusiastic article about cannabis in the classic Swedish 1909 dictionary Nordisk Familjebok (uggleupplagan). This dictionary was in every home with any pretentions to literacy and social respectability. A stoner among the dictionary’s contributors, pharmacology professor Oskar Teodor Sandahl…

Seizure City

Swedish young skankers Seizure City are a new outfit with the Clash and the Skatalites looming large in their pedigree. Reedy kickass singer Tanja knows her glottal stops and is an archaeologist’s daughter. Let’s hope the band takes off so she can have a proper career in the music business instead of sliding back into…