When everyone needs to dry things - clothing, food, paintbrushes - what does your context do (or avoid)?
For anyone looking for something to read.
This is an interesting read about how our language is affected by the internet and how our lives in general are affected by the internet. Give it a read.
I just conducted my first ethnographic study with actual research and actual participants. And for homework too! Zoidberg sums it up
nerdin’ out in the 47-hateeeeeeee!
aw hi bby
Yep that happened.
Thanks Archaeology Trowels and Tools!
HOW TO MUNSELL YOUR COFFEE
“Mmmm baby want to do some vertical excavation?”
“Ascertain the dendrochronology of my labia while you’re down there.”
“Calibrate my wiggles.”
“Consider me a depositional unit and let your trowel do the work.”
“If my sex life is a stratigraphy, you should be my next layer.”
“Let’s see how long your half-life is.”
“You know, the anatomically modern human’s pelvis is different than a Neanderthal’s … wanna check?”
- by Silvia Ghirotto, Vincenza Colonna, Anna Sandionigi, Stefania Vai, Emmanuele Petiti, Giorgio Corti, Ermanno Rizzi, Gianluca De Bellis, David Caramelli, Guido Barbujani
“The Etruscan culture is documented in Etruria, Central Italy, from the 8th to the 1st century BC. For more than 2,000 years there has been disagreement on the Etruscans’ biological origins, whether local or in Anatolia. Genetic affinities with both Tuscan and Anatolian populations have been reported, but so far all attempts have failed to fit the Etruscans’ and modern populations in the same genealogy. We extracted and typed the hypervariable region of mitochondrial DNA of 14 individuals buried in two Etruscan necropoleis, analyzing them along with other Etruscan and Medieval samples, and 4,910 contemporary individuals from the Mediterranean basin. Comparing ancient (30 Etruscans, 27 Medieval individuals) and modern DNA sequences (370 Tuscans), with the results of millions of computer simulations, we show that the Etruscans can be considered ancestral, with a high degree of confidence, to the current inhabitants of Casentino and Volterra, but not to the general contemporary population of the former Etruscan homeland. By further considering two Anatolian samples (35 and 123 individuals) we could estimate that the genetic links between Tuscany and Anatolia date back to at least 5,000 years ago, strongly suggesting that the Etruscan culture developed locally, and not as an immediate consequence of immigration from the Eastern Mediterranean shores” (read more).