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And the sea never rests

Svante Björck from the Geology Department, Lund University in Sweden is currently also visiting Chulalongkorn University. His lecture on Quaternary Sea Level Changes – A Complex Story was well attended. About 70-80 students and many staff members quickly filled the … Continue reading

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Rainy days in Les Eyzies

Spending a few weeks during the month of May in southwestern France sounds like a fantastic work-holiday. It usually is, but not this week, and not last week either. Since I arrived here in Les Eyzies nine days ago, it … Continue reading

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Abri du Poisson – a tragic story with a good ending

Yesterday I bought the book L’affaire de l’Abri du Poisson by Randall White. It is a translation from English to French, and sure I would have preferred to have the English edition, because my French is no longer good enough … Continue reading

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From Font de Gaume to Cap Blanc to Rouffignac

Today was entirely devoted to cave art – to the polychrome paintings of Font de Gaume, to the sculptures at Abri Cap Blanc, and to Rouffignac’s fantastic mammoths, bison, ibexes and horses. As always at Rouffignac, Fréderic Plassard, who knows … Continue reading

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Neanderthals here we come!

Finally the sun is shining again and temperatures are rising. This was fortunate, because today’s excursion went to Le Moustier, La Ferrassie, and to Abri Pataud. Had we had as much rain, as yesterday then the spirits may have reached … Continue reading

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Am sitting among thousands of people at CDG and am waiting for my flight back to Stockholm. The flight is delayed by half an hour, which gives me a bit of time to finally, finally write my next blog. I … Continue reading

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A hymn to Skåne

Arriving in Skåne (Sweden’s southernmost province) from Stockholm feels almost like arriving in a different country. The Swedish language sounds very different (heavy Scanian dialect called Skånska), the pace is different (slow motion), the landscape is different (rolling hills and … Continue reading

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