This week, we got to spin our own yarn out of wool. We used drop spindles—mine was a top-whorl drop spindle, meaning the whorl is located near the top of the shaft. It was really difficult at first, but after getting a few tips from the professionals, I got pretty comfortable doing it. That’s not […]Read More FSEM Reflection 3: Making Yarn
For the last two years I have been working on researching a Roman-Egyptian terracotta figurine owned by USC and housed in the USC Archaeology Research Center. Over the last two years this project has produced some interesting results. This piece originally presented some interesting questions. I wanted to know what this was representing, who […]Read More The Smiting King… What’s the Deal?