Grötkräkla, “porridge sceptre”
The Four Stone Hearth blog carnival first opened its gaudy tent flap almost four years ago, in October 2006. Since then, 50 blogs have hosted it, 32 of which are still active. The record for most 4SH hostings is shared by Afarensis and Remote Central, both of which have hosted seven carnivals. Well done, everybody!
Here are the submissions for the 100th instalment:
- Krys at Anthropology in Practice discusses the Piltdown hoax.
- Dan at Neuroanthropology writes about linguistic relativism, the idea that our language forms our world rather than the other way around.
- Raymond at The Prancing Papio presents a study suggesting that a girl having brothers delays her menstruation and sexual activity.
- Eric (formerly of The Primate Diaries), meanwhile, discusses a paper on the evolution of menopause in women.
- Franco at Culture Potion talks about eskimo art with loads of wonderful pics.
- Ciarán at Ad Hominin discusses the recent study suggesting that tool use may be a million years older than we thought.
- Judith at Zenobia presents Queen Boran who was made Great King of Persia in AD 629.
- Colleen at Middle Savagery talks about archaeological field schools and management styles.
- And finally, I’ve got a paper out that stimulated some interesting blog discussion regarding the goals of archaeology.
The carnival rarely gets many submissions: as you can see, even this even-number instalment got only nine counting my own. This means that bloggers don’t care much about the Four Stone Hearth. Does the carnival have regular readers that follow it around to the various venues where it appears? Dear Reader, if you are a committed 4SH regular, please say so in a comment.
Blog carnivals seem to be going out of fashion. The Skeptics’ Circle, The Tangled Bank and The Carnival of the Godless have all folded. Months pass between instalments of the History Carnival. And I’ve decided to let go of the Four Stone Hearth. Anybody want to take over as its coordinator? I’ve paid the domain registration for the next twelve months. Will #100 be the last time the Four Stone Hearth is lit?