Category Archives: Humanity

The scientific tourist #328 — Altar Q, Copan (west side)

This is the west side of Altar Q, from the ancient Maya site of Copan in Honduras. Or more accurately, it’s the west side of a very high-quality replica of the altar… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 8/13 – 8/19/2014

The past week’s selection of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for you… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #325 — the coffin of Harwa

The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago displays this coffin in an oddly understated way, packed in among a bevy of mummies and their grave goods. It belonged to a man named Harwa, who lived in the early 7th century BC… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #324 — Quirigua’s Stela C

Courtesy of the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibit, it’s Stela C from the Maya site of Quirigua in Guatemala… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #320 — Yak’ant’akw

On display at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, it’s a Yak’ant’akw (Speaking-through post)… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #319 — Huehueteotl

Found in the ruins of Teotihuacan, and now on display in Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, it’s Huehueteotl… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #316 — stela for Teti-nofer

A memorial stela dating from Egypt’s Late New Kingdom, now on permanent display at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 4/09 – 4/22

Last week’s Carnivalia wandered off into the weeds, so today you get a double-dose of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 3/26 – 4/01

The past week’s crop of science-related blog carnivals for your reading pleasure… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #309 — removed as part of NAGPRA

In the midst of a display of Mimbres pottery, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has this… somewhat passive agressive comment on NAGPRA… Continue reading

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