Archives for May, 2009

Archaeology Magazine’s May Issue

The readers of popular archaeology magazines have a much more international and escapist view of the subject than most professionals. Indeed, in the popular perception, one of archaeology’s defining characteristics is that its practitioners travel to exotic locales on a regular basis. In fact, professional archaeologists usually only work in one or two regions each,…

Sättuna Fieldwork Report On-Line

I’ve filed the Sättuna excavation report with the State Board of National Antiquities, the County Archaeologist’s office and the County Museum. And I’ve put it on-line at archive.org. Check it out if you’re into the Late Mesolithic! We didn’t get much data on the 6th century elite settlement.

Four Stone Hearth 66

It’s been more than two years since the last time I hosted the Four Stone Hearth blog carnival. Now it’s my turn again with number 66! Our first submission is a piece from Anne of the Spittoon blog about a recently published ginormous study of the population genetics of modern Africans. Africa is the part…

Damn Good Swedish Soul

Lately I’ve been listening a lot to Damn!‘s fourth album, Let’s Zoom In, that was released last year. Damn! is an unfortunately namned soul/funk octet from Malmö in southern Sweden, mostly known as a backing band for rapper Timbuktu. Excellent stuff, among the best music the country has to offer! Though the album’s main single…

Sb Twitter Feed

I intentionally stay away from Twitter. Too many internet-related things already fracture my concentration and keep me from reading books. I go only so far as to update my Facebook status a few times a week. But for those of you who have made Twitter part of your lives, or would like to try it,…

North Shore Battlefield

Spent the day metal detecting for Thomas Englund at the battlefield of Baggensstäket, anno 1719 (as blogged about before: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4). This was my third time there, and the first time I’ve helped on the northern half of the area across the water from where I live. Thomas found musket…

Prehistoric Reenactment Centre

My buddy from the Swedish Skeptics, author Peter Olausson, reports on a recent visit to the Ekehagen prehistoric reenactment centre in Västergötland. Ekehagen Prehistoric Village By Peter Olausson In Åsarp near Falköping, in a landscape littered with passage tombs, you’ll find Ekehagen. Founded in 1983, the centre has a number of houses built to show…

May Entertainments

One of these men is an extremely zany comics artist and celebrated wit. The other is a stuffy scholar in an abstruse field. We’ve had a three-day holiday thanks to Friday being 1 May — a red-letter day in Sweden since 1939. Here’s the entertainments I’ve enjoyed. Went with wife & kids to the local…