Category Archives: Humanity

Carnivalia — 5/27 – 6/02/2015

The past week’s (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for your reading enjoyment… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #359 — Ahuizotl

A ferocious mythical creature, and namesake of a notable Aztec warrior… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 4/22 – 4/28/2015

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The scientific tourist #356 — pseudoglyphs

It may be that when you look at this vessel, you’re thinking two things: 1) The decoration on it looks Mayan 2) You can’t read any of it If so, you’re right on both counts — it’s a Mayan vessel, but … Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #353 — Hammurabi’s Code

Here, on display at the Louvre in Paris, is the Code of Hammurabi — a compilation of legal rulings dating back to about 1754 BC… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #352 — Pula Arena

Brought to you from the scenic town of Pula, Croatia — it’s an ancient Roman amphitheater, best known as the Pula Arena: But this is no mere antiquity.  The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side … Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 3/11 – 3/17/2015

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

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The scientific tourist #350 — bog iron, and the tools to produce it

On display at the National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik — it’s bog iron, and some of the tools needed to produce it… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #349 — Montezuma Pithouse

Some years ago, I told you about the (very inaccurately named) Montezuma’s Castle structure in Arizona. Today, you get to see a pithouse down the road from it… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 2/11 – 2/17/2015

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