Since my 10-year blogiversary is coming up I decided I might re-post some stuff from the past this coming week. For starters, here’s the post that started it all:
Welcome to ArchaeoBlog:
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of archaeology. We here at ArchaeoBlog are dedicated to providing you, the
reader, with timely and entertaining links and commentary on all things
old and covered in dirt. Our crack team of researchers, analysts, writers,
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and amuse the Web readership.
The information here covers the range of archaeological inquiry, from gold
and silver to even more fascinating things such as sloth dung. Needless to
say. We try our darndest to make it all sound fascinating, but really,
there’s only so much one can do with sloth dung (writing about it anyway,
in a manner that will not cause sudden bouts of intense narcolepsy).
Nevertheless, we will try to cover a wide range of topics, all more or
less suitable for family viewing.
First off, you may view my (archaic, soon-to-be-updated) web page at acagle.net. Once I get a new design ready, the new site should be a tad more interesting, with more links and some of my own scribblings. I have far more space at my current ISP then at previous ones, so hopefully most of my dissertation (the text anyway) can go up.
A couple of notes:
– I started out using Blogger.com mainly because it was free. By 2008, however, it was become unwieldy mainly due to the security measures that they started to impose. Which is fine, as far as it goes, but they eventually had me entering the stupid security tests every time I posted something. Every time I, the frickin’ blog administrator posted something! I tried to get them to knock it off, but I found it impossible to contact anyone there. So I blew ‘em off. I’ve been putting my other little blog there for the past year or so, but I might move it over here, too.
– Yeah, I never actually updated my site. . . .some day! Maybe.
– When I first started I made a single post with a bunch of stories in each one. I don’t remember why I did that, but IIRC it had something to do with the connection or something being bad so instead of trying 5 posts and constantly fouling them up, I just did one big one. It eventually settled down though.
– I love one of the first stories I linked to, which, sadly, is no longer available it seems:
Archaeologists mistake 1940s patio for Viking village
Archaeologists have admitted to having been made to look “very silly” after mistaking a 1940s sunken patio for a 9th century Viking village.
Fife County Archaeologist Douglas Spiers says his team concluded the slabs found in the back garden of a Buckhaven home had originally been hauled by Norse settlers from a nearby beach.
Actually I just noticed that the first post was on January 22. Hmmmmm. I’d thought it was the 9th or 10th. *harumph* Oh well, looks like I’ve got a couple weeks yet. Ah well, no matter, I’ll still keep posting a few oldies but goodies until then.