Surviving 536 CE
Cultural Trends & Surviving Volcanic Winters
Marriage Ovens & Maternal Tattooing
Stinging cheese & other subversions
Birds, Bows, & Bangin' Books
Ritual uses & toys
Art, Cavalry, & Divination Games
Moth prevention & beds worth dying in
Rebels, Canals & Poisons (oh my)
Bat news & ancient friendship rings
🎓 Seafaring, War & Textiles
Micro-reviews from my recently-read pile: anthropology in the Eastern Eurasian plains, neolithic navigation tricks, & ways to source yarn.
🎓 Heating Oil Fraud, Ancient Fire & Ice Volcanoes
Micro-reviews from my recently-read pile: ancient marriage politics, Mediterranean dyes, Hittite architecture & whales throughout the ages.
🎓 Women, War & Weird Beliefs
Micro-reviews of media I consumed recently, articles about powerful women in history, and reflections on travelogues and war.
Reading Roundup: Edible Entrails & Self-Fermenting Wine
Micro-reviews of media I consumed recently, articles about non-western foods, textbooks about the Bronze Age, & the Citibank v. Revlon case.
Reading Roundup: Unconventional Gods & Elitist Fashions
A wide-ranging reflection on what I learned in January, mostly about the history of fashion, ancient infrastructure, economy and war.