Monthly Archives: July 2010

Allarps Bjär and the stone of manly men

Yesterday I took a little car trip to the central parts of Skåne (Scania). To the area located on the Tornqvist zone which is rich in remains of volcanoes (basalt necks). This time to a location named Allarps Bjär (Bjär … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience at Ale’s Stones

One of Swedens most famous archaeological sites is located here in the region Scania and is called “Ales stenar” (The Stones of Ale or Ale’s stones) and its located in a spectacular place by the ocean. It is also one … Continue reading

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Stromatolite or stromatoporoid?

I was going to write something clever about this nice and very “organic looking” stromatolite I found on Gotland this spring, but then I started to question if it really is a stromatolite and not a stromatoporoid? What do you … Continue reading

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Don’t destroy my artifacts you evil geologist!

Fig. One of the battle axes I cut open for my bachelor thesis. More on the results of that thesis in the future – when its done 🙂 Doing a proper study of the petrography of archaeological items is tricky … Continue reading

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The ghostly hills of Scania

I guess unlike USA, here in Europe a lot of features and formations in the landscape are man made. Just the fact that we have had a lot of monument building, industrial and farming cultures for thousands of years have … Continue reading

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Multicellular life at 2.1 GA – big news or not?

Multicellular life pushed back to (at least) 2.1 GA according to Nature magazine. Big news in the paleo community some would say. Too bad that this article is such epic crap in describing the discovery. “Up to now, conventional scientific … Continue reading

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