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Adrienne Valhalla
Works at Pagan Archaeologist, history buff. Activist. author, photographer
Attended Whatcom Community College
Lives in Sudden Valley, WA
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The Story of the Horse: How its unique role in human culture transformed history
Read online this 5 part feature on the history of the horse's unique relationship with humans, from when we tamed the species to its role in the afterlife and the re-introduction to the New World.
#archaeology   #anthropology   #history   #horses   #horselovers  
Painting, Chauvet Cave, France, ca. 30000 years ago. The earliest evidence for encounters between humans and horses is found at Paleolithic sites in Eurasia. Butchered horse bones indicate that early peoples used horses as an important source of food. But these swift and spirited animals also ...
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Tools Weren’t Invented in Europe, They Were Carried There 50,000 Years Ago
"Our new radiocarbon dates are older than any modern-human remains in Europe, suggesting that, on their way out of Africa, these groups of humans came through the Levant and colonized Eurasia from there,” said researcher Marjolein Bosch of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
Analysis of shells and human bones from a site in Lebanon suggests modern tools were in use
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Tools Weren’t Invented in Europe, They Were Carried There 50,000 Years Ago
"Our new radiocarbon dates are older than any modern-human remains in Europe, suggesting that, on their way out of Africa, these groups of humans came through the Levant and colonized Eurasia from there,” said researcher Marjolein Bosch of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
Analysis of shells and human bones from a site in Lebanon suggests modern tools were in use
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Five massive Bronze Age axes unearthed in Denmark
"The axes are incredibly beautiful. They were painstakingly laid out next to and on top of each other and it's likely they were buried as a sacrifice to the gods," Rassmann told the newspaper Vejle Amts Folkeblad.
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Archaeologists have made a world-class Bronze Age find on a small field in North Denmark.
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The Viking Age didn't begin with invasions - it began with peaceful trading.

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New research suggests that before attacking England, Vikings were busy visiting Denmark. Why? To sell reindeer antlers to comb-makers.
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funny how comb tech did not evolve as radically as disposable razor tech. 
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Kennewick Man related to Native Americans, Gene test results reveal

Initially it was believed Kennewick Man, a 9,000 year old skeleton found in Washington state, was of Polynesian or Ainu (tribal Japan) descent. New genetic test results have determined he is genetically more closely related to Native Americans than any other population; a result sure to only complicate the legal & scientific issues surrounding the ancient skeletal remains.
#KennewickMan #anthropology #archaeology #science 
Kennewick Man, referred to as the Ancient One by Native Americans, is a male human skeleton discovered in Washington state (USA) in 1996 and initially radiocarbon-dated to 8,340-9,200 calibrated years before present (bp). His population affinities have been the subject of scientific debate and legal controversy. Based on an initial study of cranial morphology it was asserted that Kennewick Man was neither Native American nor closely related to th...
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Five massive Bronze Age axes unearthed in Denmark
"The axes are incredibly beautiful. They were painstakingly laid out next to and on top of each other and it's likely they were buried as a sacrifice to the gods," Rassmann told the newspaper Vejle Amts Folkeblad.
Archaeologists have made a world-class Bronze Age find on a small field in North Denmark.
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Tools Weren’t Invented in Europe, They Were Carried There 50,000 Years Ago
"Our new radiocarbon dates are older than any modern-human remains in Europe, suggesting that, on their way out of Africa, these groups of humans came through the Levant and colonized Eurasia from there,” said researcher Marjolein Bosch of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
Analysis of shells and human bones from a site in Lebanon suggests modern tools were in use
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Tools Weren’t Invented in Europe, They Were Carried There 50,000 Years Ago
"Our new radiocarbon dates are older than any modern-human remains in Europe, suggesting that, on their way out of Africa, these groups of humans came through the Levant and colonized Eurasia from there,” said researcher Marjolein Bosch of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
Analysis of shells and human bones from a site in Lebanon suggests modern tools were in use
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Five massive Bronze Age axes unearthed in Denmark
"The axes are incredibly beautiful. They were painstakingly laid out next to and on top of each other and it's likely they were buried as a sacrifice to the gods," Rassmann told the newspaper Vejle Amts Folkeblad.
#archaeology   #BronzeAge   #Norse   #denmark  
Archaeologists have made a world-class Bronze Age find on a small field in North Denmark.
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Battle Armor of the 15th century
This video, made by The National Museum of the Middle Ages of Cluny, recreates actions a typical 15th century man in armor would perform, focusing specifically on demonstrating how agile one could be in a full suit of armor. The titles are in French, but the moves are simple enough to understand. Great video for dispelling many common misconceptions about medieval armor and fighting. Notice how brutal up-close and personal fighting could be!
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I study Druidry, Magick, Witchcraft, Ancient Celtic History, and Arthurian Legend; Photography, Writing, Yoga, Ancient Weapons/Warfare, Blacksmithing, Tarot cards, Runes, Tattoos, Teas, Numerology and Astrology, Mythology, Heathenism, World Folk music, reconstructing ancient long-lost instruments, the Bagpipes, violin/fiddle, piano and much much more. My occupation, if I have to define it, is: Thinker. No matter what "job" I am working, I'll never stop thinking and they can't take that away from me (insert Firefly theme song here).
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    all around nerd, 2001 - present
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Bellingham, WA - Mount Vernon, WA - Warrenton, VA - Woodbury, NJ - Charleston, SC - Cairo, Egypt
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Adrienne Valhalla is a Pagan following Northern European traditions, particularly Norse Heathenism. I am a re-constructionist as well, hoping to learn from the past  and apply those principles to the present. The word "Pagan" usually conjures ideas of "Wicca" in some people's minds...To be clear, I do not identify as Wiccan, but that is a separate debate entirely. I am going to college for my doctorates degree in Archaeology, focusing on Celtic peoples from the pre-Roman period and from the Arthurian period (5th-6th century AD). I love to learn about new cultures and societies. Someday I hope to--no, I WILL, travel the world.

Anti-Whaling activist, tree-hugger, and all around-environmental activist in as many ways possible.

Interests: Dr Who, Firefly, Serenity, Buffy (yes,I know, Joss Whedon-nerd right here), Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Torchwood, Monty Python, Harry Potter (Alan Rickman as Snape makes it all worth it), Legend of the Seeker (the books beat the TV series hands down IMHO), BBC Sherlock! BBC Robin Hood, The Tudors, The Young Turks (shout out to the liberal, progressive voice in online media www.tytnetwork.com / TYT Youtube Channel), Downton Abbey, Once Upon a Time, Rome (a masterpiece), Bones, Fringe, Ghost Adventures (aka Ghost Bros!), almost anything on the [past] History channel (nothing but alien shows now--they did NOT build the damn pyramids!), and uh Key and Peele are favorites just to name a slight few...

I am here to meet new people, both different and like-minded. Really, I don't bite.

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I have navigated this scary world through my teens and came out alive and mostly in tact....I think that's a big accomplishment in this world today. I am working on getting better at meeting and talking to new people so you should drop me a line! OH and I have a nice sword collection that I shamelessly brag about. OH and my DIY bow and arrows. No big deal ;-)
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