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Aardvarchaeology · 18h ago

Anticipation

14 months of no teaching gigs and several bad professional disappointments have brought me down a bit. So I checked my calendar for things to look forward to in the coming months. April. War...
Aardvarchaeology · 3d ago

March Pieces Of My Mind #2

“Qualitative research” seems largely to mean “anecdotal material with no statistical representativity”. I’m starting a support group for people who think the novel American Gods is not great, not bad, not particularly memorable. Woah-ho, dude. Lucid ...
Aardvarchaeology · 1W ago

March Pieces Of My Mind #1

A great thing about a cross-country skiing holiday is that you don’t feel any obligation t...
Aardvarchaeology · 1W ago

My Ancestry

Inspired by Karin Bojs’s and Peter Sjölund’s recent book Svenskarna och deras fäder, I’ve looked into my ancestry by means both genetic and genealogical. Here’s a few highlights. Like most S...
Aardvarchaeology · 3W ago

February Pieces Of My Mind #3

Couldn’t quite catch a word in an old Blur song. Turned out to be “jumbojet” with the stress placed on the wrong syllable. JumBOjet. Grötrimslyriker, as we say in Swedish. The Swedish Anti-T...
Aardvarchaeology · 1M ago

February Pieces Of My Mind #2

Nalin Pekgul: “Us Muslim immigrants used to invite Jehovah’s Witnesses to practise our Swe...
Aardvarchaeology · 1M ago

Why I Don’t Worry About Immigration

Aard regular Phil often expresses worry about the effects of immigration. This has reached the point where I’ve decided to collect a few points to explain why I am not worried. Phil recently...
Aardvarchaeology · 1M ago

Viking Imagery Contested On Pizza Box

A buddy & colleague of mine took this picture in an Eslöv pizza place, commenting drily that it’s a fine example of how the cultural heritage can be used. We’ve got Thor’s hammer, we’ve got ...
Aardvarchaeology · 1M ago

February Pieces Of My Mind #1

Me and Cecilia von Heijne have just submitted our paper on the coins from Skällvik Castle to a numismatic journal. Yay! Current Swedish Archaeology has just published my enthusiastic review of Cecilia Ljung’s doctoral thesis on 11th century burial mo...
Aardvarchaeology · 1M ago

January Pieces Of My Mind #3

Stockholm municipality’s high school authority is running an ad on Fb saying “Do not enrol your kid in the science programme. Consider vocational programmes instead. Like the cook programme....