tastefullyoffensive:

[theoatmeal]
art-of-swords:

[ NEWS ] Archaeologists say Anglo-Saxon sword discovery “couldn’t have been better scripted”
By Ben Miller 
X-rays will be carried out on an Anglo-Saxon sword found alongside beads, bodies and more in neolithic Wiltshire
Archaeologists have praised the timing and good fortune of a barrow dig on Salisbury Plain which has culminated in the discovery of 13 Anglo-Saxon graves, adding to around 62 already found at the site during previous excavations.
A surprising Anglo-Saxon burial, found in a crouched position, a range of weapons, including spearheads and shield bosses, and the fourth example of a brooch-bearing woman were among the highlights during five weeks of investigations at Barrow Clump, a Neolithic settlement which later became a Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery,
“The finding of the Anglo-Saxon sword, by Steve Winterton, couldn’t have been better scripted,” said Phil Andrews, of Wessex Archaeology, who admitted that this year’s excavations had exceeded his “relatively modest” expectations.
“Perhaps my most satisfying moment was the discovery of Lieutenant Colonel Hawley’s late 19th century excavation trench – something we had failed to find in previous seasons.
"Having a cherry-picker on site on Thursday gave us a chance to see the results of our work from above.
"The final burial was lifted on Friday and all recording completed. The last people left site on Saturday and by the end of Tuesday the excavation trenches had been backfilled and we said our farewells to Barrow Clump.
“It proved to be a very good year for beads, particularly glass, with a range of shapes, sizes and colours found with three of the female burials.
“Barrow Clump has always come up with pleasant surprises, and it is without doubt a site to remember for all the right reasons.”
Processing and post-excavation work will continue for the rest of the year, including x-rays of the sword.

Sources: Copyright © 2014 Culture 24 | Photo source © Wessex Archaeology

art-of-swords:

[ NEWS ] Archaeologists say Anglo-Saxon sword discovery “couldn’t have been better scripted”

  • By Ben Miller 
  • X-rays will be carried out on an Anglo-Saxon sword found alongside beads, bodies and more in neolithic Wiltshire

Archaeologists have praised the timing and good fortune of a barrow dig on Salisbury Plain which has culminated in the discovery of 13 Anglo-Saxon graves, adding to around 62 already found at the site during previous excavations.

A surprising Anglo-Saxon burial, found in a crouched position, a range of weapons, including spearheads and shield bosses, and the fourth example of a brooch-bearing woman were among the highlights during five weeks of investigations at Barrow Clump, a Neolithic settlement which later became a Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery,

“The finding of the Anglo-Saxon sword, by Steve Winterton, couldn’t have been better scripted,” said Phil Andrews, of Wessex Archaeology, who admitted that this year’s excavations had exceeded his “relatively modest” expectations.

“Perhaps my most satisfying moment was the discovery of Lieutenant Colonel Hawley’s late 19th century excavation trench – something we had failed to find in previous seasons.

"Having a cherry-picker on site on Thursday gave us a chance to see the results of our work from above.

"The final burial was lifted on Friday and all recording completed. The last people left site on Saturday and by the end of Tuesday the excavation trenches had been backfilled and we said our farewells to Barrow Clump.

“It proved to be a very good year for beads, particularly glass, with a range of shapes, sizes and colours found with three of the female burials.

“Barrow Clump has always come up with pleasant surprises, and it is without doubt a site to remember for all the right reasons.”

Processing and post-excavation work will continue for the rest of the year, including x-rays of the sword.

Sources: Copyright © 2014 Culture 24 | Photo source © Wessex Archaeology

architecture-city:

Mont St Michel

Minas Tirith

architecture-city:

Mont St Michel

Minas Tirith

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the-richie:

"They gon’ drive out the black element to make the galaxy quote, unquote, safe for white folks. And Jedi’s the most insulting installment! Because Vader’s beautiful black visage is sullied when he pulls off his mask to reveal a feeble, crusty, old white man! They tryin’ to tell us that deep inside we all wants to be white!" ~ Hooper X

That or it’s just more likely that Luke and Leia’s parent(s) would be white because they’re both, rather conspicuously, white. 

the-richie:

"They gon’ drive out the black element to make the galaxy quote, unquote, safe for white folks. And Jedi’s the most insulting installment! Because Vader’s beautiful black visage is sullied when he pulls off his mask to reveal a feeble, crusty, old white man! They tryin’ to tell us that deep inside we all wants to be white!" ~ Hooper X

That or it’s just more likely that Luke and Leia’s parent(s) would be white because they’re both, rather conspicuously, white. 

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jaffameister:

Keep forgetting to do this, but here we go!I do arty-drawy-things, if you didn’t know. And I’ve started doing commissions for said arty-drawy-things! Attached is my first piece of commission work (Completed for two of my friends’ wedding Anniversary) to give you an idea, though I can do different styles if it’d tickle yer fancy more. Basing off of the rates for the previous commission, any work I do would be charged hourly, at £7 an hour. I don’t keep a strict record of how much time I spend to a tee, but I can make an estimate and it’ll more often than not be a multiple of five to make things easier.If anyone’s interested, pop me an ask, or if you’d rather, you can contact me at thejaffameister@gmail.com and we can discuss exactly what it is you want done, and I can draw up some preliminary sketches and we can work from there!

jaffameister:

Keep forgetting to do this, but here we go!

I do arty-drawy-things, if you didn’t know. And I’ve started doing commissions for said arty-drawy-things! Attached is my first piece of commission work (Completed for two of my friends’ wedding Anniversary) to give you an idea, though I can do different styles if it’d tickle yer fancy more. 

Basing off of the rates for the previous commission, any work I do would be charged hourly, at £7 an hour. I don’t keep a strict record of how much time I spend to a tee, but I can make an estimate and it’ll more often than not be a multiple of five to make things easier.

If anyone’s interested, pop me an ask, or if you’d rather, you can contact me at thejaffameister@gmail.com and we can discuss exactly what it is you want done, and I can draw up some preliminary sketches and we can work from there!

iwriteaboutfeminism:

So far so good, Tuesday night in Ferguson. 

"We numerous, we unpredictable, we wondering why an already gung-ho police force are finding more and more excuses to use excessive force, we tweeting about it"

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tastefullyoffensive:

Famous Quotes That Have a Completely Different Meaning When Said by a Different Person [via]

Previously: Fitness Quotes Over Pictures of People Drinking

"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Eminem Interview

(Source: youtube.com)