Archives for December, 2009

News From Old Uppsala

[More blog entries about archaeology, history, uppsala, Sweden; arkeologi, historia, id√©historia, Uppsala.] Magnus Alkarp defended his PhD thesis in Uppsala on 21 November. I just read the book, and my opinion is that Alkarp definitely deserves his PhD. In fact, I believe that he probably deserves two such degrees: one in the history of ideas…

Names are one of the things that separate historical and archaeological thinking from each other. History is full of people of whom little is known beyond their names and perhaps a royal or ecclesiastical title, yet still they are considered to be historical personages. Meanwhile, a dead person found in a nameless prehistoric grave can…

Sunlight on Frost

[More blog entries about photography, frost; foto, frost.] More pix below the fold!

AIDS was discovered in gay men and the virus is more easily transmitted through anal than vaginal intercourse. For this reason, gay men (defined as “men who have sex with men”) have long been forbidden to donate blood in Sweden. Likewise, people who go to bed with a new hetero partner must wait three months…

The 81st Four Stone Hearth blog carnival will run at Spider Monkey Tales tomorrow, Wednesday. Submit great recent stuff to me or Michelle, your own or somebody else’s. Anything anthro or archaeo goes! The carnival needs hosts. It’s a great way to get some traffic and visibility in the anthro/archaeo bloggyspheroid. The next open slot…