Skeleton Games

Osteoarchaeology, archaeology, and pretending to be an adult.

bro-boner:

It’s days like this that I like to remember that the Irish government are ever proud of the Spire of Dublin.

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It’s literally a 400 ft metal spike sticking out of the ground. It was supposed to be done for the new millennium but they didn’t start building it until 2002.

And it’s supposed to be self-cleaning but it doesn’t work and there’s no way to clean it.

Ireland.

thefoxdenshop:

Just added this HUGE Ram Skull to the shop! It has a whopping width of 80cm tip to tip! It’s horns are gorgeous! You can find this awesome skull on the shop now! - www.intothefoxden.com #thefoxden #taxidermy #osteology #naturalhistory #wildlife

thefoxdenshop:

Just added this HUGE Ram Skull to the shop! It has a whopping width of 80cm tip to tip! It’s horns are gorgeous! You can find this awesome skull on the shop now! - www.intothefoxden.com #thefoxden #taxidermy #osteology #naturalhistory #wildlife

vintagepug:

100TH POST Duke of York (later George V) who appears to have dressed up his pug as Queen Victoria

vintagepug:

100TH POST
Duke of York (later George V) who appears to have dressed up his pug as Queen Victoria

comickibitzer:

rlottery:

therapsida:

slendermoon:

Sometimes I’m confused by Canadian stereotypes but then I realize that we literally dump maple syrup onto the snow, wait for it to get gooey and then scoop it up with a stick and eat it

you better not be fucking with me canada is this for real

it is all too real

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100% accurate

(via aristocleia)

archaicwonder:

The Scottish Declaration of Independence, April 6th 1320

The Declaration of Arbroath was made in the form of a letter, composed in Latin and submitted to Pope John XXII in the year of 1320. Its purpose was to get the pope to acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country’s lawful king, to assert Scotland’s status as an independent, sovereign state and to defend Scotland’s right to use military force when unjustly attacked. It was most likely drafted in the scriptorium of Arbroath Abbey by Abbot Bernard on behalf of the nobles and barons of Scotland. Eight earls and about forty barons attached their seals to the Declaration. The following is one of its most popular excerpts:

"As long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."

The Declaration of Arbroath represents the founding of the Scottish nation and it has been credited as being part of the inspiration for the American Declaration of Independence.

Photos and info about each Individual seal…

PDF transcript and translation of the Declaration of Arbroath…