J Henry Fair
"Red mud" bauxite waste from aluminium production containing significant amounts of heavy metal contamination, in Darrow, Louisiana.
These aerial images show the damage caused by industrial pollution, but they also capture the striking vivid colours created by toxic waste. Fair’s pictures look like abstract expressionist paintings.
Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”
Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.
"We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it."
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Agate-hilted Kard Dagger
- Dated: 18th or early 19th century
- Culture: Ottoman
- Measurements: blade length 10 1/2 inches
The single edged watered blade had a flaring design at the spine, being decorated with gold overlay with inscribed panels on one side and on the spine and with floral panels on both sides. The silver bolster comes with chased decoration.
The hilt is made of translucent brown agate with gilt rivets, and has a small circular cavity inlet to either side, probably for inlays. The gilt silver spine is chased with meander while the leather-covered scabbard comes with floral chased silver mounts.
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