What I wrote in April for @Forbes and @Mental_Floss
In April, I wrote the following stories for Forbes and mental_floss (excluding my Bones reviews, which have their own posts here).
- 4 April - Mass Grave from War of 1812 Gives Archaeologists First Evidence of Buckshot Injuries. This is a cool re-enactment (experimental forensics, I guess) of injuries from this war found on skeletons in a mass grave in Canada. The article included the term "proxy buttocks" so you know you want to click through.
- 9 April - Why You Can't Stow a Skull in the Overhead Bin. News of a German professor being detained in Italy after buying a human skull prompted me to write about why that is a bad idea.
- 15 April - What Media Stories Got Wrong about the Death of These Shackled Skeletons. tl;dr - the date. Click through to find out how the AFP screwed up their understanding of BC dates.
- 22 April - Roman Villa Mosaics Inspired These Gorgeous Archaeological Rugs. That dude who found a Roman villa in his backyard? Yeah, he's an internationally acclaimed rug designer. Sooooo prettttty.
- 26 April - Just How Old Is C-Section Birth? I revised a post I wrote a while back for mental_floss, particularly in light of the news that the first direct evidence of C-section was found in an 18th century Hungarian mummy.
Coming up in May... more Bones reviews, pathological case studies, and a post on interesting ancient recipes, to name a few.