Monthly Archives: February 2013

Lavers versus vajrAchArya: was a unicorn really there?

Most students of Indian archeology and history are very familiar with an animal called the unicorn on the seals of the IVC/SSVC. According to one census they are present on 1159 seals collected from various Indus sites (approximately 2/3rd of … Continue reading

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The end of the heathens

In 438 BCE the 12 meter image of the great goddess Athena made by the foremost of the yavana idol makers, Pheidias under the patronage of Perikles was installed at the Acropolis in Athens. It was built with 1.1 tons … Continue reading

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Some musings on the age of the ichthyosaurs

Ichthyopterygia (colloquially ichthyosaurs in this note), like many other reptilian clades, is well known to the lay reader but remains mysterious in terms of its origin. The ichthyosaurs first appear in the fossil record around the second half of the … Continue reading

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