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A mostly archaeological-related blog, but I also occasionally post photographs, wildlife/conservation related things, and other stuff I find interesting and/or important. A bit of variety's good for you!
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nprglobalhealth:

Images from an epidemic.

Shots in and around Kailahun, Sierra Leone where the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded continues unabated.
The latest bad news is that the lead doctor at the largest government-run Ebola isolation ward has now also come down with the disease.

Photos:  Jason Beaubien, NPR

(via megacosms)

— 13 hours ago with 146 notes
#ebola  #disease  #help  #Africa  #ebola terrifies me  #and the world's current events have made me really sad lately  #people are pretty fucking awful  #and then we have this to contend with  #it's a miracle we're even still here 

britishbullet replied to your post “Gone Digging - be back soon!”

"and if you’re not, well," WELL I’LL JUST PINE AFTER YOUR FIELDWORK THEN. :P Have fun! Enjoy yourself and stay safe!

Aw thank you, I am! It’s been pretty brutal, but exciting :D Come dig (you’ll need a snorkel, it’s been torrential!)

If anyone wants to check out the shenanigans > 

Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology Project

— 4 days ago with 2 notes
#britishbullet  #archaeology  #fieldwork  #dig dig dig  #Australia we're a-coming! 
irisharchaeology:

Iron Age stone head from Corleck, Co. Cavan, Ireland, c. 1st century AD. It has three faces 

irisharchaeology:

Iron Age stone head from Corleck, Co. Cavan, Ireland, c. 1st century AD. It has three faces 

— 1 week ago with 51 notes
#archaeology  #Ireland  #ancient  #iron age  #face  #sculpture 
Gone Digging - be back soon!

Just an explanation as to why I’m so quiet - and will will be so quiet - until after August 3rd. Currently doing fieldwork 9-5 and 7/7 days a week, but also moving house and job-hunting in the spare time I have in the evenings… yes, haha, it’s as tiring as it sounds! I’ll try post interesting things about the dig I’m on every now and then, but otherwise please excuse this interruption to your regular prettysweetlemons tumblr schedule.

Most of you archaeology followers are all off on fieldwork anyway, and if you’re not, well, I’m not jealous of your not-achy muscles. No sireee. Not even a little.

My ass is gonna look fantastic what with all this heavy soil-bucket lifting. It’s a good work out.

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
#semi-hiatus I guess  #enjoy the silence while it lasts  #I'll be back  #going all archaeology crazy about pot lids and spindle whorls  #and fish hooks  #and querns  #gosh I just love excavating 
2 days in on a 21-day dig

And I’ve got 5.5 hours left to sleep and I’m not sleeping yet, aaaargh. Sleep, woman, sleep!

Here, have a photo of a nice medieval fish hook I found.

— 1 week ago with 8 notes
#fieldwork  #archaeology  #medieval  #history  #fish hook  #iron 
Gushy Post Ahead - Thanks for Everything

I’m turning 23 tomorrow, and I’ve now been graduated a whole year, so I have to write about it because that’s the kind of thing you do when you turn a whole year older, right…? Anyway, the ending is more about you, yes you, and how awesome I think it is that you’re reading this and that you follow me because you thought (mistakenly or not) that I was interesting, and to let you know you mean a lot to me along with everything else that’s happened in the last 365 days!

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— 1 week ago with 6 notes
#personal  #birthday melodrama  #archaeology  #I'm getting older so archaeologists'll find me more attractive  #gettit?  #hehehe  #I sure know about me  #I'm turning twenty-threeee  #everything'll be alright  #if you just give the cake to meeeee!  #I have a 6am wake up call for 3 weeks - yes 21 full 9-5 days - of digging  #I'm both excited and scared  #I'm gonna be sore  #and freckly by the end of it  #digging for glory! 
malformalady:

The skull-shaped Snapdragon Flower Dragon(Antirrhinum majus) seed pod. The Antirrhinum, commonly known as the snapdragon has been a popular garden plant for many years.  Also known as the dragon flower, its common name derives from the resemblance of the flower to a dragon’s head.Yet once the flower has died, leaving behind the seed pod, something a little more macabre appears.  The dragon – just a visual metaphor after all – appears to have a skull.

malformalady:

The skull-shaped Snapdragon Flower Dragon(Antirrhinum majus) seed pod. The Antirrhinum, commonly known as the snapdragon has been a popular garden plant for many years.  Also known as the dragon flower, its common name derives from the resemblance of the flower to a dragon’s head.Yet once the flower has died, leaving behind the seed pod, something a little more macabre appears.  The dragon – just a visual metaphor after all – appears to have a skull.

(via ryanbroadley)

— 2 weeks ago with 18035 notes
#snapdragon  #Antirrhinum majus  #pods  #plants  #skulls  #flowers  #gardens  #beautiful 
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