"Correlated with the evidence for cultural elaboration are signs of environmental and physiological stress. Analyses of [Upper Paleolithic] skeletons from southwestern France indicate that from the Aurignacian/Gravettian to the Solutrean/Magdalenian there was a decrease in human stature and an increase in evidence for nutritional stress. As these problems dissipated at the end of the glacial period, much of the evidence for social, artistic, and ceremonial complexity disappeared." From: European Prehistory. A Survey. 2nd Ed. Springer, 2011.
Posts in group history
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
Führerbunker - Hitler took up residence in the Führerbunker on 16 January 1945, and it became the centre of the Nazi regime until the last week of World War II in Europe. Hitler married Eva Braun there during the last week of April 1945, shortly before they committed suicide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Führerbunker
Ragıp Soylu on Twitter "“When Turkish Embassy in Washington was hosting African Americans for social event in 1950s, it caused a diplomatic crisis. US Senate warned Turks not to take them in. The State Dep advised Turks to take African Americans from the back door. Turks refused. #MartinLutherKingDay”" https://twitter.com/ragipsoylu/status/952961794087313413
Lithuanian Book Smuggler Vincas Juška, Late 19th Century - "For some context: Lithuanian book smugglers transported Lithuanian language books printed in the Latin alphabet into Lithuanian-speaking areas of the Russian Empire, defying a ban on such materials in force from 1864 to 1904. Opposing imperial Russian authorities' efforts to replace the traditional Latin orthography with Cyrillic, and transporting printed matter from as far away as the United States to do so, the book smugglers became a symbol of Lithuanians' resistance to Russification." https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/7qij8v/lithuanian_bo...
Found: Evidence of a Long-Lost Scottish Monastery "Archaeologists may have found where one of the country's oldest manuscripts was written. " https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/evidence-long-lost-scot...
Kit Chapman on Twitter “Science Twitter thread! This is about something a bit different. This is Captain Jimmy Robinson. He is the only person killed discovering a new element. It's an important story you probably don't know.” https://twitter.com/chemistrykit/status/951435189187743744
Stanford Libraries on Twitter “It's here, the new @ParkerLibCCCC on the web. Free access is now available for this amazing collection--no paywall--and images are #IIIF compatible! Happy exploring, downloading and discovering! https://t.co/EplxNEjnFa #mss” https://twitter.com/stanfordlibs/status/951217985858846720
Rubicon: In 49 BCE, perhaps on January 10, Julius Caesar led a single legion, Legio XIII Gemina, south over the Rubicon from Cisalpine Gaul to Italy to make his way to Rome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubicon#Julius_Caesar
Mary Hitchman on Twitter “An account by a medieval Chinese visitor to Byzantium - "They are very skilled sexually, and clever at weaving ... Cereal is scarce." #wherearethecornflakes” https://twitter.com/maryhitchman/status/950339142373773312
DPLA on Twitter “We'll take their side! African American servicemen at Mount Revard, France during WWI take a break for a snowball fight, from the collection of @umnlib via @MnDigLib. #museumsnowballfight” https://twitter.com/dpla/status/949011375145279488
John Overholt on Twitter “So cool! Little Victorian wooden models used for teaching about geological formations: https://t.co/yhVSOUyPDf They look like delicious fudge in a candy box!” https://twitter.com/john_overholt/status/948561738810740736
Quite Interesting on Twitter “It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts. BILL VAUGHAN (1915-77)” https://twitter.com/qikipedia/status/948152257291399169
Bashir Mohamed on Twitter "“I want to talk a little about Violet King. You may know her as the first Black lawyer in Alberta and first Black female lawyer in Canada. She was also a self-declared 'lawless woman," stood up to hoards of bagpipe playing men, and committed her life to social justice. -thread-”" https://twitter.com/bashirmohamed/status/948271304351694848
The Hundred-Seven on Twitter “Today in 1949 @TuskegeeUniv alum Jennie Patrick was born Was 1st African-American woman to earn a PhD in Chemical Engineering” https://twitter.com/The107_hbcu/status/948029445318770688
Open Culture on Twitter “1.5 Million Slavery Era Documents Will Be Digitized, Helping African Americans to Learn About Their Lost Ancestors https://t.co/DT67ZgwvBJ” https://twitter.com/openculture/status/947593458012876804
Deeds Not Words on Twitter “Watch journalist Anita Anand tell the fascinating story of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh - descendant of Sikh royalty, goddaughter of Queen Victoria and pioneering suffragette. https://t.co/eOh2jnrgKn #Suffragette #PrincessSophiaDuleepSingh #AnitaAnand” https://twitter.com/dnw2018/status/946688402405122048
Meet 100-year-old Emil Hopner, Nazi escape artist "Long-time Los Gatos resident Emil Hopner, who turned 100 today, talks about his escape tactics during World War II." https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/29/meet-100-year-old-emil...
Mongolian 'Game of Thrones' Revealed in Ancient Engravings "Stone pillars found in the Mongolian desert contain inscriptions revealing an ancient power struggle between leaders of a vast empire." https://www.livescience.com/61277-mongolian-stone-structures-...
The woman who posed as a man to study medicine at Edinburgh University "James Barry was something of a reluctant feminist pioneer, helping to break through the glass ceiling for women in the 19th century. But his accomplishment of being the first female doctor in Britain would not to be known publicly for 100 years after his death." https://www.scotsman.com/news/education/the-woman-who-posed-a...