I warned you all, I really did and now he’s gone and joined the blogosphere. Be prepared for the bizarre, the brazen, the batty, the bloody incredible and the downright bonkers. The Archaeologist (now
Curious) is part of Planet Blog. Please give him a warm welcome.
So I have finally started a blog, who am I and why have I done it.
Well first I am an archaeologist, and am curious, in both senses of the word. I am fascinated by an awful lot of things, and believe that the motto of the Royal Society ‘take nobody’s word for it’ is the best one for any archaeologist, historian or scientist to follow. And I am curious in the sense that I am prepared to do things that would be considered somewhat eccentric, if it would prove a point.
For example this is an eighteenth century butterfly net. How did it work? Some writers considered it clumsy and impractical, I didn’t think so, so I made one to find out. Perhaps one day I will tell the story. You may wonder if I wore knee breeches and a tricorn hat to try out the net, I did…
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