Welcome to the third instalment of Fantastic Bones! We’re looking at another winged horse this week – there’s a lot of them – and today we’re doing the most metal of them all: the Thestral! Advertisements
On this instalment of Fantastic Bones and Where To Find Them we’re going to look at an animal with slightly simpler anatomy than last week’s hexapod Hippogriff! So please welcome our creature of the week – it’s everyone’s favourite adorable thief, the Niffler! Nifflers Nifflers are small, long-snouted creatures with fluffy black fur. In appearance they … More Fantastic Bones: Niffler
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Fantastic Bones and Where to Find Them! You can follow along on twitter with the hashtag #FantasticBones. For our first instalment we’re going to look at the creature that started it all – the hippogriff! Hippogriffs Perhaps best known as the delightful but easily offended Buckbeak from the Harry … More Fantastic Bones: Hippogriff
Welcome to an exciting new blog series that I’m doing called Fantastic Bones and Where to Find Them! I’ll be looking at mythological creatures and trying to work out their skeletal anatomy. This all was born of a lunchtime conversation in the archaeology lab about hippogriffs, which, as a six-limbed, flying quadruped, must have an intriguing … More Fantastic Bones and Where to Find Them
Recently I had to have my work laptop replaced with a different model. I’ve been using the machine for around three and a half years, my whole PhD, and I had a lot of custom settings making me more efficient. When I moved to the new machine, I found out just how many I had … More GUIDE: custom dictionary, autocorrect & chart templates to new machine
Something’s got my goat. There’s no use crying over spilt milk, but maybe there is use blogging about it so the milk doesn’t get spilt quite so often in the future! I research the time period when people were first milking their animals in Europe – and that usually excites a lot of interest from … More The first milking – what were they thinking!?
I’ve just gotten back from a fantastic conference in the Netherlands! It was the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. This year I was presenting my own PhD research and also giving a paper in lieu for a colleague who couldn’t be there, which would be the first time I had presented at … More EAA 2017 Maastricht