The B is Back

Archaeologists uncover human settlement dated to the dawn of civilization

Aşıklı Höyük, a mound near the banks of the Melendiz River in southern Turkey, lies not far from the site of Çatalhöyük. Dated to about 7500 B.C., Çatalhöyük is famous for being one of the oldest and largest Neolithic sites ever found.

But Aşıklı Höyük dates back even earlier, to about 8000 B.C. Though less known and considerably smaller than Çatalhöyük, archaeological excavations at Aşıklı Höyük have revealed a richly informative window on small-town life about 10,000 years ago, long before the pyramids, ziggurats, palaces, and other monumental features of the emerging, more expansive ancient cities of Mesopotamia and Egypt emerged on the landscape.

First investigated by Professor Ian A. Todd in 1964, full-scale excavations of the site didn’t take place until 1989 under Ufuk Esin of the University of Istanbul. It became one of the largest excavations of the region, and is still the subject of archaeological investigations and research. Read more.

god I’m thinking about it and I have a) pissed myself on a landing while drunk only to clean up, shower and do laundry pristinely enough that nobody had a clue what I was talking abt the next day (though I left my passport on the pavement outside the apartment and had it returned to me two weeks before I was due to leave for Germany for a year) , b) vomited on morrigan-disapproves hallway wall after getting food poisoning from gay mayonnaise and c) vomited neatly onto my own shoes on my very first tumblr meetup after spending an hour and a half giving random straight guys tons of ally cookies because when I drink vodka I’m an idiot

I wasn’t even drunk for b) but honestly I have no capacity for moderation when it comes to alcohol

anonymous asked:

I've been opening up about my trauma/PTSD more and more in the past two weeks and I'm starting to feel - desensitized? Like it didn't even happen to me? Is this normal?

Completely common. It’s a coping mechanism and might be a sign you need to either a. pull back just a bit or b. increase your self-care/self-soothing when you’re doing your processing.

omng my favorite thng is chana masala topped with onions n squeezed lemon juice with some roti i miss my friend when will she b back why wont my professor email me back vicodin is making me so emotional 😢