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Welcome to Season 10, Bones fans and haters. I’m back for another season of unabashed snark and secret fan-girl-ing. My own week was full of Bones-style adventures – mystery human remains and an FBI agent! So join me in knocking back a couple dirty martinis while we hatelove on a new year of Bones.The Conspiracy in the CorpseEpisode SummaryBooth has been in jail for an indeterminate amount of time (but my guess is about 3 months over the summer). For the sake of narrative […]
This photo has been circulating wildly of late, purporting to show a couple "that have been holding hands for 700 years" (according to the University of Leicester's press release).The dig blog is a bit less, erm, truth-stretchy, labeling them as "a man and women [sic] buried side by side with their arms crossed together." Which is good because, well, where are their hands?Holding hands is a nice story. And it could be true. Buuuuut... one corpse's arm could have just been […]
I'm rather tardy in posting the August RBC, but classes started up again and I'm behind in pretty much everything at the moment. Not sure if I just didn't keep on top of the news last month or if there really were only two stories about classical bioarchaeology.19 August - Roman gold coin discovered in Sweden (Archaeology Magazine). Archaeo magazine goes the opposite headline route, downplaying the Roman-era (400-550 AD) gold coin found in a house where several people had been killed. […]
I popped into lab late yesterday afternoon, since my new TA Andrea was helping some students study for their first quiz in Human Osteology. Noticed an odd box on one of the lab tables--clearly handmade, not very well, of lightweight, stained wood with five holes poked in the top. I asked Andrea if it was hers, but it wasn't. It wasn't there Wednesday when we had class, and Andrea knew the TA for the Thursday afternoon intro to biological anthropology lab hadn't brought it in either.We opened […]
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