It's Airy Monday with news of academic import for our various communities. This week: an important Hellenistic tomb discovery; another Stonehenge mystery solved; mysterious Arctic disappearences;. the archeology of religion; and how serotonin can actually poison you.
From northern Greece: the discovery
of an important Hellenistic tomb from the time of Alexander the Great is exciting archeologists.
Meanwhile at Stonehenge: an extra-dry summer has (accidentally) solved
one of the sites most-persistent mysteries.
Anthropologists have uncovered (through genetic evidence) an astonishing mystery
: the first indigenous tribes that inhabited the Arctic apparently disappeared without a trace.
Pagan blogger Ethan Doyle White interviews
a major religious studies academic researcher who specializes in the study of indigenous cultures and the archeology of religion.
Pleasure or pain? Evolutionary biologists are discovering the surprising ways
in which serotonin (usually associated with maintaining our emotional balance) is also a potent pain-inducer used by a variety of venomous critters.