Xanthe

Creator of the BDSM Universe

Hello!

williamshatner:

So I’m new to this but old to Social Media.  My purpose for being here is to blog about my experiences online and get out of the 140 character limit.

I have tried turning on the /ask feature but it’s just fills my inbox with random posts and questions that I see everywhere else. 

I’m going to try to do something different here - to manage the topic of conversations.  If you follow me you must wait 2 weeks before you can reply (it’s not my rule; it’s Tumblr.)

I look forward to discussing topics.  If you follow me on other social media sites you’ll know I take everything with a bit of fun; hopefully that will continue on this site as well.

I have to get started on my first blog.

My best, Bill

Modern population boom traced to pre-industrial roots

archaeologicalnews:

The foundation of the human population explosion, commonly attributed to a sudden surge in industrialization and public health during the 18th and 19th centuries, was actually laid as far back as 2,000 years ago, suggests an extended model of detailed demographic and archeological data.

The Public Library of Science One (PLOS ONE) recently published the analytical framework developed by Aaron Stutz, an associate professor of anthropology at Emory University’s Oxford College.

"The industrial revolution and public health improvements were proximate reasons that more people lived longer," Stutz says. "If you dig further in the past, however, the data suggest that a critical threshold of political and economic organization set the stage 1,500 to 2,000 years ago, around the start of the Common Era. Read more.