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Humanity’s Vessel: a new project that is as exciting as it is envy-inducing

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (Exodus 20:17)

So that final phrase is fairly open-ended, but is thy neighbor’s Watson Fellowship covered? Because if it is, we’re screwed. We say this after receiving an email [...]

Very cool – a new finding at the National Museum of the American Indian

OK, call me thick if you will, but I had never noticed a cool feature of the National Museum of the American Indian here in Washington, DC. As I have mentioned before in a few posts, there as a small, but spectacular, collection of four native craft displayed in the main foyer of the museum: [...]

Andean reed boats – ingenious AND lovely

We recently went over to The National Museum of the American Indian again (nice having the place so close) and in the big, main foyer, where recreations of native watercraft are on display, I found this boat, a miniature version of a reed boat used by the people who lived around Lake Titicaca in Bolivia [...]