Skeleton Games

Osteoarchaeology, archaeology, and pretending to be an adult.

eoblivion:

Young Navajo Churro Sheep skull… Dermestids, degreasing, and a peroxide bath.

thebrainscoop:

Teeth rows of a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Often times the teeth of a shark are the only evidence of that species’ existence in the fossil record - their cartilaginous skeletons fail to preserve with the same frequency. These teeth, however, are not bone - they’re modified placoid plates; in other words, scales. 

thebrainscoop:

Teeth rows of a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Often times the teeth of a shark are the only evidence of that species’ existence in the fossil record - their cartilaginous skeletons fail to preserve with the same frequency. These teeth, however, are not bone - they’re modified placoid plates; in other words, scales. 

prettydeadstuff:

Sometimes I just have to take a moment to absorb the fact that these are two adults of the same species…

(German Shepherd/Small mixed breed)

aleyma:

Dragonfly helmet, made in Japan in the 17th century (source).

High-ranking lords began to embellish their helmets with sculptural forms so that they could be visually located on the battlefield. Exotic helmets (kawari kabuto) also allowed leaders to choose symbolic motifs for their helmets that reflected some aspect of their personality or that of their collective battalions. This helmet is shaped like a giant dragonfly. In Japan, the dragonfly is symbolic of focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down and sideways while continuing to face forward. In addition, in ancient texts Japan was often referred to as Akitsushima (Land of the Dragonflies), because of their abundance. They were also thought to be the spirits of rice, since they are often to be found hovering above the flooded rice fields. - from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts description

aleyma:

Dragonfly helmet, made in Japan in the 17th century (source).

High-ranking lords began to embellish their helmets with sculptural forms so that they could be visually located on the battlefield. Exotic helmets (kawari kabuto) also allowed leaders to choose symbolic motifs for their helmets that reflected some aspect of their personality or that of their collective battalions. This helmet is shaped like a giant dragonfly. In Japan, the dragonfly is symbolic of focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down and sideways while continuing to face forward. In addition, in ancient texts Japan was often referred to as Akitsushima (Land of the Dragonflies), because of their abundance. They were also thought to be the spirits of rice, since they are often to be found hovering above the flooded rice fields. - from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts description

strangebiology:

The Ankole-Watusi is a breed of African cattle with enormous horns. Like many other animals with headgear, the horns are used for defense, mating, and to relieve their high body temperature. Blood is pumped into the honeycomb matrix inside their horns, where it is cooled off by wind. 

The first photo is by Miloš Anděra.

Three cows (female cattle) in a fight by RLBarn on Flickr. They are only trying to establish dominance, not really hurt each other.

A herd photographed by Charles Hood of Antelope Valley College.

Mama and Calf from Beef Magazine.

Photo by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.

Lurch set the world record for largest steer horns. They are 3 feet in circumference, 7 feet long, and 100 pounds each. 

CT Woodie set the record for largest circumfrence of horns in a bull. His horns were uneven and in two out of the three photos I have seen of him, he was standing like that.

University boards must be forced to appoint more women, says NUS

BBC:

Scottish universities should appoint more women to their governing bodies or be forced to do so, according to the National Union of Students.

NUS Scotland says the boards are dominated by men and the proportion of women is far too low.

A new voluntary code last year committed universities to improving the boards’ equality and diversity.

The body that represents universities says progress is being made and is confident more women will be appointed.

NUS Scotland argues that, if universities cannot meet their own commitments to improving the diversity and gender balance of boards, legislation should be introduced to make this mandatory.

Vonnie Sandlan, NUS Scotland women’s officer, said: “It’s incredibly worrying that, despite committing to strengthening the gender balance in their governing bodies, so many universities are still lagging behind. This is clear evidence that self-regulation does not seem to be enough to bring about gender equality on the boards that run our universities.”

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jangojips:

persimmondiospyros:

I don’t know who designed the shirt for my college Anthropology club but they sure know how to make nerds feel at home. Anyone want to get sorted into their proper Anthro house?

ARCHAEOLOGY. (and biological anth…I mean I *am* a bioarch….)

(via mortavita)

straightdating:

a playlist to play as background music while fighting for your rights #YesAllWomen

Track List:

Problem - Natalia Kills | Cold War - Janelle Monae | Power & Control - Marina & the Diamonds | Boys Wanna Be Her - Peaches | Salute - Little Mix | I Am The Best - 2NE1 | Warrior - Ke$ha | Kiss with a Fist - Florence + the Machine | Do It Like A Dude - Jessie J | Bad Girls [NARS Remix] - M.I.A | Break You Hard - Natalia Kills | Just A Girl - No Doubt | So What - P!nk | All Men Are Pigs - Studio Killers | Zero [RAC Remix] - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

slay listen [HERE]