Archives for December, 2007

Cool Sb Widget for Bloggers

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Yet another piece of news about Bob Lind’s most recent archaeoastronomical caper (previously covered here and here). The Scania County Archaeologist has had an independent contractor assess and document the damage done to an Early Iron Age cemetery by Lind and former geology professor Nils-Axel Mörner. The men’s interventions will be repaired and the site’s…

Dear Reader, welcome to the 76th instalment of the Skeptics’ Circle, your bi-weekly portal to the best skeptical blog writing on this or any other world-wide web. Greta Christina discusses muddled debates where the issue whether certain religious beliefs are factually true gets mixed up with the issue whether religion is mainly a force for…

Impressions of Birka

Responding to my call for archaeopix, Dear Reader Kristi offers us two pages out of her June 2005 travel journal, recording a visit to Björkö / Birka, site of Sweden’s first town c. AD 770-970. Explains Kristi: “I sketched the things that made an impression on me, from the island and the Birkamuseet. [...] Art…

Anthro Blog Carnival

The thirtieth Four Stone Hearth blog carnival is on-line at The Greenbelt. Archaeology and anthropology to satisfy even the most demanding of connoisseurs! While I’m at it, Dear Reader, let me ask you to please send me some good archaeological photographs or drawings, with a brief explanation of what they show, to be published here…

My Year in Blogging

Here’s one to send you into the vaults, Dear Reader: following John Lynch’s lead, I offer links to the first Aard entry of each month this year, each with its first sentence (disregarding carnival announcements). Jan. “I miss the porn surfers.” [link] Feb. “One thing I’ve never fought about with my ex-wife nor my wife…

A Blast From the Future

Johan Jönsson of Månskensdans has identified a lookalike of my future self: German musical singer Jerzy Jeske, “Multitalent und Darsteller bei mehr als 40 Premieren in 5 Sprachen”. Go Jerzy! There’s also a British actor who looks like I do currently, but I’ve forgotten his name. I think he was in a TV adaptation of…

Two Years of Blogging

In early October two years ago, we had a party. During that evening, a journalist friend helped my wife set up a (pseudonymous, s3kr1t) blog on Blogspot which persists to this day. I didn’t catch on immediately. I’d been a BBS aficionado since the late 80s, regularly spending an hour or two a day conversing…

Saturday Amusements

Yesterday myself & Junior met up with Paddy K. Sr. & Jr. and went to Cybertown, a laser-game place in central Stockholm. Here we paid SEK 60 ($11) per head and donned vests with laser sensors and attached laser guns, forming Team Blue. Teams Red and Yellow each consisted of five ten-year-olds, and Team Green…

This is really great. Everybody else has realised that Bob Lind’s new “discovery” was a canard. But today, local paper Ystad Allehanda’s credulous reporter nevertheless conveys the man’s ideas that Standing stones are unlikely to mark cemeteries. (They are in fact enormously common in early-to-mid-1st Millennium AD cemeteries in Sweden.) Many of the stones in…