In a recent article in this journal, Leonard Neidorf argues for a seventh-century date for the Old English poem Widsith , while countenancing the possibility that one portion of the poem was composed before the migration of the Angles and Saxons to Britain adventus Saxonum. The present article disputes the possibility of a pre- adventus date for this and other portions of Widsith. Metrical considerations tend to contradict such an exceptionally early dating, with ramifications for the categorization and interpretation of the poem as a whole. This article concludes that Widsith is not an ancient poem from a pan-Germanic distant past, but an encyclopedic Old English poem that turns inherited vocabulary to its own rhetorical purposes. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Rent this article via DeepDyve. Anderson, G.
2019 survey on dating and distance: how far are people willing to look for love?
Online dating fundamentally changed how we connect with others, and even how we date and fall in love. Yet, while you can connect with someone on the other side of the globe, most people say they are still looking for romance close to home. On dating apps, what location radius would you set as the max distance for matches?
Online dating fundamentally changed how we connect with others, and even how we date and fall in love. From Tinder to Bumble, Hinge, and.
Paleoclimatology in British spelling , palaeoclimatology is the study of climates for which direct measurements were not taken. Paleoclimatology uses a variety of proxy methods from the Earth and life sciences to obtain data previously preserved within rocks , sediments , boreholes , ice sheets , tree rings , corals , shells , and microfossils.
Combined with techniques to date the proxies, these paleoclimate records are used to determine the past states of Earth’s atmosphere. The scientific field of paleoclimatology came to maturity in the 20th century. Notable periods studied by paleoclimatologists are the frequent glaciations the Earth has undergone, rapid cooling events such as the Younger Dryas , and the fast rate of warming during the Paleocene—Eocene Thermal Maximum. Studies of past changes in the environment and biodiversity often reflect on the current situation, specifically the impact of climate on mass extinctions and biotic recovery and current global warming.
Notions of a changing climate probably evolved in ancient Egypt , Mesopotamia , the Indus Valley and China , where prolonged periods of droughts and floods were experienced. The scientific study field of paleoclimatology began to further take shape in the early 19th century, when discoveries about glaciations and natural changes in Earth’s past climate helped to understand the greenhouse effect.
It was only in the 20th century that paleoclimatology became a unified scientific field. Before, different aspects of Earth’s climate history were studied by a variety of disciplines. A new objective also developed in this period: finding ancient analog climates that could provide information about current climate change. Paleoclimatologists employ a wide variety of techniques to deduce ancient climates.
The techniques used depend on which variable has to be reconstructed temperature , precipitation or something else and on how long ago the climate of interest occurred.
Vintage travel ads show how Virginia beckoned tourists in the not-so-distant past
Historical justifications for most modern celebrations can be found in the ancient world. Ancient Romans exchanged gifts of figs and honey and would make sure to work part of the day as a good omen for the coming year. So, for that matter, was Gladiator, the previous foray into ancient legend by director Ridley Scott.
Subscriber Account active since. In early March, I said goodbye to my boyfriend outside Orlando International Airport after one of our usual visits back and forth. If I had known then what I know now, I would have kissed him longer or hugged him harder. I landed back in Massachusetts — where I’ve been living and working as a writer for most of our relationship — in a sea of uncertainty. COVID has just taken took hold of my state, as well as my home state of New York, in what seemed like the blink of an eye.
Businesses closed, work moved to the home, and states issued stay-at-home orders and restricted travel. I could have stayed in Florida longer, but work was calling, and my boyfriend also had finals to focus on. Before COVID, my boyfriend and I had been traveling more than 1, miles back and forth to see each other pretty frequently.
China is Treating COVID-19 With a Blast From the (Distant) Past
Illustration via iStock. The longest period BU couple Annie Heyman and Piers Klein had been physically separated since they began dating three years ago was two and a half months—her family lives in California, his in the Boston area, so they were apart most summers. While they are no strangers to communicating remotely, this time feels different, Heyman says. Many other couples at BU—and millions more across the globe—are facing the same uncertainty.
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The company announced that people can now expand their distance filters to match with anyone in their country. The app previously only allowed people to connect with someone within a mile range. Multiple dating apps have been updated since people started social distancing because of the COVID pandemic. Tinder gave everyone access to its Passport feature for free, which lets them swipe on people around the world, and Hinge built a button that tells daters when their match is ready to have a video date.
Long before Virginia was for lovers, the commonwealth tried other ways to lure tourists. For the first time, about Virginia travel brochures, most dating from the s to the s, can be seen online as part of the Library of Virginia’s digital collection. The brochures also can be viewed at the library, most of them in the Special Collections section.
The coronavirus outbreak has changed how people date. It’s brought long-distance couples together and let singles date a million people.
When stay-at-home measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID went into effect earlier this spring, something weird happened to our sense of geography. This had particularly brutal consequences for people who had been enjoying the giddy, touchy-feely early stages of a romance. But over the following weeks, as social-distancing protocols set in, the texting communication between Barcelo and his Bumble friend went from a steady stream of check-ins to a slow trickle of memes and occasional jokes.
When the coronavirus arrived, many people involved in romances that were just starting to materialize found themselves thrown into what felt like an involuntary long-distance relationship—and then watched their promising new fling sputter and slow down, in many cases to a complete halt. The loss of physical togetherness, for one thing, can take away some of the foundational experiences that lasting relationships are built on. The first few weeks or months of a dating relationship are typically considered to be some of the most magical.
The early stages of dating are also when new partners gather the context clues that help them understand and make sense of each other.
What can you do to make your Long Distance Relationship work?
After endless searching, you finally found someone worth holding onto. But through certain circumstances, you find yourself separated from the one you love by miles and miles of distance. First of all, be comforted in knowing that long distance relationships can absolutely succeed. In fact, most couples find themselves geographically separated at some point during their dating or marriage relationship.
Ghost Introgression: Spooky Gene Flow in the Distant Past evolutionary history of this pig species (dating back to about 5 million years ago).
A recent discovery at the White Sands National Monument has given us new insights into our prehistoric ancestors. Scientists have found fossilized footprints of ancient humans inside the much larger footprints of a giant sloth — prehistoric animals that reached 8 feet tall when on their hind legs, and with sharp claws said the be similar to those of the much smaller wolverine. The tracks suggest that the humans were stalking, or hunting the giant sloths — no small feat given the danger presented by this prehistoric prey.
Even though the giant sloth was a herbivore, it was well equipped to defend itself against smaller humans. The tracks suggest that humans relied on the element of surprise in taking down the larger, more powerful prey. An article printed last month in the journal Science Advances has documented what has been learned at White Sands thus far, but there are still more discoveries to make.
One of the questions yet to be answered is when this hunt took place. The Ice Age ended about 11, years ago and the fossil record of ground sloths indicates they were extinct by this time. Scientists have used an approach called relative dating to estimate a minimum age for the fossils. The trackways are located in a part of White Sands National Monument that is not accessible to the public. But once the research team has completed its work, photographs, video, plastic casts and other materials will be able to be displayed for park visitors.
Discoveries such as this help us to better understand our history, and the role our small part of the Earth has played in how we got here. We wish the visiting scientists the best as they continue to uncover and interpret clues from thousands of years past.