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It’s interesting that no pregnant women or infants were found in the cemetery. Even though medieval male religious orders rarely treated women, because it was considered indecent, we’d expect a few to be found in most cemeteries dating to this period. Dying in childbirth, and infant mortality were very high…
We were actually lucky enough to see Little Foot in situ in the breccia in South Africa. This is a fascinating article. Advances in technology give archaeologists the ability to learn new things from old finds. It’s always exciting…
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One of the problems with politicizing science is that it obscures even the most basic truths, for example that the earth has natural cycles that cause climate change. While the rhetoric of some proponents of climate change may have a religious zeal, the scientific information is not “religious.” It’s just plain old fact.
The sound of ice thudding and crunching against the ship’s hull wakes me, and the pain is stunning.
…My hands are chained together, so I lift them as one and push tangles of ivory hair out of my eyes. It must be night. During the day, light seeps into the hold and turns it gray. Now all is blackness. My world is little more than stench and sound. People breathe all around me. Some breathe deeply, still asleep. Others pant in pain. Near the prow, a man sobs. We’ve spent eleven days together in this dark sewer, listening to rumors fly. Some think we’re going to a slave market in Iceland…
Young Thyra’s journey from Denmark to North America is not an easy one.