n91_w1150 (by BioDivLibrary)
A WWII trench art coffin with a skeleton inside. The coffin lid, marked Italy 1945, slides open to show a skeleton. When the lid opens, the skeleton reveals an erect penis.
only true minnesotans will understand
Here’s a couple of pictures I took back in May of the ongoing excavation of James Fort/Jamestown. This is the cellar where archaeologists made the gruesome discovery of the body of an approximately 14-year-old female whose remains had clear indicators of butchery.
Named “Jane” by the researchers who examined her, she is the only known victim of survival cannibalism at the settlement, though texts from the time suggest other individuals suffered the same fate during the period known as the Starving Time. Jane’s cause of death is unknown, and it is not certain whether her death was directly related to survival cannibalism or if she died of other causes before her remains were eaten.
Jane’s skull (as well as several other bones that show obvious cut marks) are currently on display at The Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium. Pictures are not allowed within this museum, but more images (and discussion) of her remains can be found here and the press release about the discovery and analysis can be found here.
Oh my god my six-year-old self would be nerding out so hard looking at this.
Photos by me.
Aboriginal groups remained on an archeological site slated for development by the City of Gatineau even after Wednesday’s 3 p.m. deadline imposed by city officials.
Protesters have been at the site, at the intersection of Saint Antoine and Jacque-Cartier streets, round-the-clock for about a month since 3,000-year-old native artifacts were found on the site.
On Tuesday, Roger Fleury, one of the organizers of the protest, received a letter from the law firm Gowlings, representing the City of Gatineau, demanding that protesters leave the site by 3 p.m. Wednesday or face an injunction and be held liable for damages against the property. Read more.
Lagertha week || day two - favourite quote
“You couldn’t kill me if you tried for a hundred years.”
Vessel with Snake-Lady Scene
Maya, A.D. 600-900Furnishings; ServicewareSlip-painted ceramic
4 1/8 x 3 13/16 in. (10.41 x 9.65 cm
Drawing-break: Sophie Hatter, from Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle. I love the film, but I love how she talks to the hats in the book!