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Friday, January 22, 2010

Thank Goodness for Bug Spray

Much like postmen, neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor . . . mosquitos? . . . shall keep anthropologists from their fieldwork. Here, Smithsonian anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes and three mysterious men donning mosquito nets are on Weedon Island, Florida in 1923 to excavate a burial mound. Note the man holding the trowel in a threatening manner, unbothered by the mosquitos. Click here to view the catalog record.

Lorain Wang, National Anthropological Archives

1 comment:

  1. This is a great picture! Who knew what scientists have to go through sometimes to collect their specimens or evidence!
    I have a new appreciation for the work they do!
    thanks for sharing!