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Category Archives: Osteology Everywhere
This is the view currently visible outside of my window: For a variety of reasons, I’m spending a few months in a city that is, quite appropriately, locally dubbed “The White Grave”. What with the weather and the monotonous slog that … Continue reading
Yesterday afternoon I was staggering home from a nine-hour stint alone in the museum basement, when I was so struck by something I saw on the sidewalk that I went back to take another look. Now, to fill you in on my frame … Continue reading
On Friday night I took a much needed break from dissertation work. Instead of staring at my Excel spreadsheets with a furrowed brow, I went out for beer and tapas to celebrate my roommate finishing the two-day long ordeal that is … Continue reading
This sculpture sits at the entrance of Madrid’s Chamartín train station. While dragging fifty-plus pounds of luggage up a nearby escalator, I was struck by its resemblance to one specific bone from the human body. Name both the element and the … Continue reading
Artificial cranial deformation, à la Late Horizon Peru? Admittedly, I’d had a few pints before the walk home, but I can’t be the only one that sees this: The orbits are a little irregular, but I’m still struck by the … Continue reading
I spotted these clouds on my way home from campus a few nights ago. My initial reaction was “Wow, those are some young-looking clouds!”… Osteologists: able to add a morbid tinge to even the most compelling natural landscapes.
One of my friends over at Lawnchair Anthropology runs a series of posts titled Osteology Everywhere. Being the enormous osteo-nerd that I am, I’ve long admired his ability to find unappreciated glimpses of anatomy in everyday life. While exploring the … Continue reading