Here’s where archaeology took me this summer (from the last week of June to the last week of August):

Pennsylvania

Ohio

Illinois

Indiana

Missouri

Arkansas

Oklahoma

Texas

New Mexico

Arizona

Nevada

Oregon

California

Louisiana

Tennessee

Kentucky

West Virginia

wanderingpine:

casethejointfirst:

aehtela:

catsandrocks

Notice how there’s nothing in the Big Bend? That’s because it’s a miserable swamp.

Hey!  We’re not a miserable swamp, only a mildly inconvenient swamp thank you!

For all my rage towards that place, I really do love it. It’s a very peaceful place. Except for the alligators, mosquitos, wild hogs, scary locals, and eerie blackwater rivers, of course. It really is a fantastic place, so much natural and human history.

wanderingpine:

casethejointfirst:

aehtela:

catsandrocks

Notice how there’s nothing in the Big Bend? That’s because it’s a miserable swamp.

Hey! We’re not a miserable swamp, only a mildly inconvenient swamp thank you!

For all my rage towards that place, I really do love it. It’s a very peaceful place. Except for the alligators, mosquitos, wild hogs, scary locals, and eerie blackwater rivers, of course.


It really is a fantastic place, so much natural and human history.

aehtela:

catsandrocks

Notice how there’s nothing in the Big Bend? That’s because it’s a miserable swamp.

aehtela:

catsandrocks

Notice how there’s nothing in the Big Bend? That’s because it’s a miserable swamp.

I want to start a new 24-hour chain restaurant called Offal House. Who’s with me?

In preparation for my “All-Weekend-Finish-It-or-You’re-Totally-Screwed Thesis Writing Session,” aehtela made this sign for me as a general warning to my family.

In preparation for my “All-Weekend-Finish-It-or-You’re-Totally-Screwed Thesis Writing Session,” aehtela made this sign for me as a general warning to my family.

Texas only takes a liberal approach towards two things: Traffic laws and the use of ranch dressing.

catsandrocks:

International UFO Museum, Roswell NM


(They did XRF analysis on some of the “flying saucer” wreckage 😍)

Posted to wrong blog!

Turns out XRF research CAN be fun!

Driving through Nevada on our way back to Texas, we took the Extraterrestrial Highway past Nellis Air Force Base and Area 51. I contributed to the Extraterrestrial Highway sign, and we stopped off at the Little A’Le’Inn (featured in the movie “Paul.” I’ve been frantically writing in the car whenever we’re moving.

Fun!

fromquarkstoquasars:

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 8/22/14 — Orion Over El Castillo
Happy (almost) first day of the weekend! In honor of this spectacular event, we bring to you the constellation of Orion as it majestically hoovers over El Castillo.
Orion is host to a wide variety of objects found at various distances from Earth. Most notably, the constellation is home to the Great Orion Nebula – a brilliant nebula found within the asterism of Orion’s Sword. It’s also home to the Trapezium cluster, the Horsehead nebula, Barnard’s Loop and the Flame nebula.
El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, is the central pyramid at Chichen Itza. The Mayan’s had an incredibly keen eye for astronomy and a love of mathematics. They built structures that lined up with different astronomical events, which allowed them to keep rather precise time. This paved the way for the invention of some of the most complicated calendars ever created – none of which predicted when the world will end. Nor did they know the temple would make such a moving backdrop for an image taken thousands of years after construction ended.
Sources & Resources: http://bit.ly/1pZygJr
Image Credit; Stephane Guisard/UNAM/INAH


Remember everyone: It’s about the culture. I see this as an image of El Castillo with Orion as the backdrop. Still a powerful image. So many people witnessed this, and now we see it as they did.

fromquarkstoquasars:

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 8/22/14 — Orion Over El Castillo

Happy (almost) first day of the weekend! In honor of this spectacular event, we bring to you the constellation of Orion as it majestically hoovers over El Castillo.

Orion is host to a wide variety of objects found at various distances from Earth. Most notably, the constellation is home to the Great Orion Nebula – a brilliant nebula found within the asterism of Orion’s Sword. It’s also home to the Trapezium cluster, the Horsehead nebula, Barnard’s Loop and the Flame nebula.

El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan, is the central pyramid at Chichen Itza. The Mayan’s had an incredibly keen eye for astronomy and a love of mathematics. They built structures that lined up with different astronomical events, which allowed them to keep rather precise time.
This paved the way for the invention of some of the most complicated calendars ever created – none of which predicted when the world will end. Nor did they know the temple would make such a moving backdrop for an image taken thousands of years after construction ended.

Sources & Resources: http://bit.ly/1pZygJr

Image Credit; Stephane Guisard/UNAM/INAH

Remember everyone: It’s about the culture. I see this as an image of El Castillo with Orion as the backdrop.

Still a powerful image. So many people witnessed this, and now we see it as they did.

archaeologychannel:

Happy Wednesday! Enjoy the archaeology cartoon of the week!

I’ve been looking at puppies all morning, and I found this in my “Dogs” tag!

archaeologychannel:

Happy Wednesday! Enjoy the archaeology cartoon of the week!

I’ve been looking at puppies all morning, and I found this in my “Dogs” tag!