Saturday, August 1, 2009

Welcome to Mental Debitage

- Adjective
1. Of or relating to the mind; intellectual: mental powers.
2. Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind: mental images of happy times.
3. Of, relating to, or affected by a disorder of the mind.
4. Intended for treatment of people affected with disorders of the mind.
5. Of or relating to telepathy or mind reading.
- Slang
6. Emotionally upset; crazed: got mental when he saw the dent in his new car.
7. Offensive Slang Mentally or psychologically disturbed.
- Origin
Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin mentālis, from Latin mēns, ment-, mind; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.

–noun Archaeology
1. lithic debris and discards found at the sites where stone tools and weapons were made.
- Origin
< F débitage, equiv. to débit(er) to cut up, saw up (< dé- + -biter, v. deriv. of bitte bitt) + -age.

Mental Debitage:
1. thought debris and discard found on the web, result of excess meditation on topics relating to archaeology, being a student, and life.
The mind of one Katie M. Biittner, currently a PhD candidate (ABD) in Anthropology (Archaeology) at the University of Alberta.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the definition of "debitage", Katie. I've learned something and it's not even 7.30 in the morning yet. Can I go home now? Consider yourself bookmarked and added to my Google Reader feeds.