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Gods, Graves, Glyphs Weekly Digest #4

Africa
'Astonishing' skull unearthed in Africa
  Posted by Kermit
On News/Activism 07/10/2002 1:00:11 PM PDT · 114 replies · 28+ views


BBC Online | 10 July, 2002 | Ivan Noble
/media/images/38125000/jpg/_38125056_hom Wednesday, 10 July, 2002, 18:00 GMT 19:00 UK 'Astonishing' skull unearthed in Africa Toumai: Oldest ancestor? Image: MPFT By Ivan Noble BBC News Online science staff This is a picture of the recently unearthed human-like skull which is being described as the most important find of its type in living memory. It's the most important find in living memory Henry GeeNature It was found in the desert in Chad by an international team and is thought to be approximately seven million years old. "I knew I would one day find it... I've been looking for 25 years," said Michel...
 

Ancient China/Korea/Japan
Archaeologists Announce Discovery Of Underwater Man-Made Wall (Very Old)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/26/2002 7:57:18 AM PST · 851 replies · 40+ views


China Post | 11-26-2002
Archaeologists announce discovery of underwater man-made wall 2002/11/26 The China Post staff Underwater archaeologists yesterday announced the discovery of a man-made wall submerged under the waters of the Pescadores Islands that could be at least six and seven thousand years old. Steve Shieh, the head of the planning committee for the Taiwan Underwater Archaeology Institute, said the wall was discovered to the northwest of Tong-chi Island in the Pescadores towards the end of September. The stone wall, with an average height of one meter and a width of 50 centimeters, covers a distance of over 100 meters, Hsieh said. The...
 

The Relationship Between The Basque And Ainu
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/25/2004 3:44:16 PM PDT · 63 replies · 135+ views


High Speed Plus | 1996 | Edo Nyland
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BASQUE AND AINU INTRODUCTION The language of the Ainu bear-worshippers of Northern Japan has generally been considered a language-isolate, supposedly being unlike any other language on earth. A few researchers noticed a relationship with languages in south-east Asia, others saw similarity with the Ostiak and Uralic languages of northern Siberia. The Ainu look like Caucasian people, they have white skin, their hair is wavy and thick, their heads are mesocephalic (round) and a few have grey or blue eyes. However, their blood types are more like the Mongolian people, possibly through many millennia of intermixing. The Ainu...
 

Sand-Covered Huns City Unearthed
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/10/2002 5:43:05 PM PDT · 98 replies · 105+ views


China Daily | 10-8-2002
Sand-covered Huns city unearthed 10/08/2002 XI'AN: Chinese archaeologists recently discovered a unique, ancient city which has lain covered by desert sands for more than 1,000 years. It is the first ruined city of the Xiongnu (Huns) ever found, said Dai Yingxin, a well-known Chinese archaeologist. The Xiongnu was a nomadic ethnic group, who for 10 centuries were tremendously influential in northern China. The unearthed city occupies 1 square kilometre in Jingbian County, in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, adjacent to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the north of the country. It is believed that the city was built by more...
 

Shanghai Two Milleniums Older Than Previously Thought
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/11/2004 4:31:47 PM PDT · 17 replies


ABC News Online | 8-11-2004
Wednesday, August 11, 2004. 6:01am (AEST) Shanghai two millenniums older than previously thought China's thriving and modern metropolis of Shanghai was first established nearly 6,000 years ago, about two millenniums earlier than previously estimated, experts and state press have said. Newly discovered artefacts in Shanghai's outskirts prove the first inhabitants migrated from neigbouring Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces more than 6,000 years ago, Song Jian, director of the Shanghai Cultural Relics Management Commission, told AFP. Mr Song said new archaeological evidence, including pieces of a human skull, show that today's teeming city of 17 million was first populated some 2,000 years...
 

Ancient Egypt
4,000-year-old seal of Egyptian pharaoh found in stable ruins on Scottish estate
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 06/28/2002 6:25:13 PM PDT · 13 replies · 19+ views


UK Independent News | 05 June 2002 | By Paul Kelbie Scotland Correspondent
4,000-year-old seal of Egyptian pharaoh found in stable ruins on Scottish estate By Paul Kelbie Scotland Correspondent 05 June 2002 An ancient Egyptian seal belonging to a pharaoh who died almost 4,000 years ago has been uncovered in the rubble of a Scottish stable block. The delicately carved soft blue-grey stone, which measures only 45mm (2in) in height, was found during excavations of Newhailes, a 17th-century country house in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh. The seal is highly polished and bears a series of hieroglyphics inside a royal cartouche, which experts have been able to identify as an official seal of office...
 

Black Pharaoh Trove Uncovered
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 01/20/2003 2:39:11 PM PST · 23 replies · 9+ views


BBC | 1-20-2003 | Ishbel Matheson
Monday, 20 January, 2003, 17:47 GMT Black pharaoh trove uncovered The Nubian kings ruled 2,500 years ago By Ishbel Matheson BBC, Nairobi A team of French and Swiss archaeologists working in the Nile Valley have uncovered ancient statues described as sculptural masterpieces in northern Sudan. The archaeologists from the University of Geneva discovered a pit full of large monuments and finely carved statues of the Nubian kings known as the black pharaohs. The Swiss head of the archaeological expedition told the BBC that the find was of worldwide importance. The black pharaohs, as they were known, ruled over a mighty...
 

Black pharaoh trove uncovered
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 01/29/2003 6:07:01 AM PST · 14 replies · 18+ views


BBC, Nairobi | Monday, 20 January, 2003, 17:47 GMT | By Ishbel Matheson
Black pharaoh trove uncovered The Nubian kings ruled 2,500 years ago Monday, 20 January, 2003, 17:47 GMT By Ishbel Matheson A team of French and Swiss archaeologists working in the Nile Valley have uncovered ancient statues described as sculptural masterpieces in northern Sudan. The archaeologists from the University of Geneva discovered a pit full of large monuments and finely carved statues of the Nubian kings known as the black pharaohs. The Swiss head of the archaeological expedition told the BBC that the find was of worldwide importance. The black pharaohs, as they were known, ruled over a mighty empire...
 

The Cat in Ancient Egypt
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 01/31/2003 2:29:42 PM PST · 162 replies · 1,101+ views


Tour Egypt | FR Posts 1-30-2003 (April 1st, 2001) | By Ilene Springer
The Cat in Ancient EgyptBy Ilene SpringerAfter the pyramids and the kohl painted eyes, almost nothing evokes more awe and mystery than the fascination ancient Egyptians had with cats.They were not only the most popular pet in the house, but their status rose to that of the sacred animals and then on to the most esteemed deities like no other creature before them.Cats domesticate the ancient EgyptiansAlthough no one can pinpoint the time exactly, we know that the cat was domesticated in Egypt, probably around 2000 B.C., and that most modern cats are descendants of the cats of ancient...
 

Egyptian style pyramids discovered in a remote region of Uzbekistan!
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 06/28/2002 6:05:31 PM PDT · 47 replies · 76+ views


Pravda | 11:30 2002-06-19 | Yelena Kiseleva ( Translated by Vera Solovieva )
SO, PYRAMIDS, OR SOMETHING ELSE? A joint expedition of Russian and Uzbek archaeologists has discovered several ancient pyramids in Uzbekistan. According to the scientists, these 15-metre-high constructions concealed for human eyes may be at least 2,700 years old. The ancient pyramids were discovered in a remote mountains area, in Kashkadaryin and Samarkand regions, in the south of the country, BBC reports. Archaeologists state that the discovered pyramids are similar to that ones of Giza, Egypt, though in contrast of them, Uzbek pyramids they have a flat surface. According to the experts, thanks to their remoteness, the pyramids were not taken...
 

Excavations at Karnak Temple complex... with rewarding results.
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 11/28/2002 7:36:37 AM PST · 6 replies · 13+ views


Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 | FR Post 11-27-2002 | Nevine El- Aref
21 - 27 November 2002 Issue No. 613Heritage Current issuePrevious issueSite map Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Send a letter to the Editor Recommend this page Print-friendly Fruitful seasons Excavations at Karnak Temple complex have been focusing on areas hitherto little explored, with rewarding results. Nevine El-Aref takes a look Priests of the first millennium BC resided in the area beyond the fourth pylon of the Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. It is here and at the temenos (outer temple) wall built by the same Pharaoh, the Osirian zone, and the courtyard between the eighth and ninth...
 

Rock Art Clue To Nomad Ancestors Of Egyptian Pyramid Builders.
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 04/05/2003 5:11:26 PM PST · 4 replies · 5+ views


The Guardian (UK) | 4-5-2003 | Tim Radford
Rock art clue to nomad ancestors of Egyptian pyramid builders Stone age cattle herders left religious imagery which was to re-emerge in Valley of Kings Tim Radford, science editor Saturday April 5, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Rock art etched on cliff walls in the eastern Sahara more than 6,000 years ago could spell out the answer to one of archaeology's great puzzles - where the ancient Egyptians came from. The answer? They were there all the time. The pyramid builders made their first entry in the archaeological record 5,000 years ago. This appearance was so abrupt that it has provoked...
 

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greek Bronze Fished From Sea Dazzes Italy
  Posted by u-89
On News/Activism 04/01/2003 11:15:04 AM PST · 26 replies · 113+ views


Yahoo News/Reuters | 01-04-03 | Estell Shirbon
Ancient Greek Bronze Fished from Sea Dazzles Italy By Estelle Shirbon ROME (Reuters) - Italy unveiled an ancient Greek bronze statue of a dancing satyr on Tuesday, five years after Sicilian fishermen dragged it from the Mediterranean seabed in one of the most important marine archaeological finds ever. The 2,500-year-old satyr went on public display inside Italy's parliament in Rome, where it will spend two months before being moved to a permanent home in Mazara del Vallo, the fishing village in western Sicily nearest to where it was found. "The sea has given us back an extraordinary heirloom of our...
 

The Antikythera Mechanism: Physical and Intellectual Salvage from the 1st Century B.C.
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/14/2004 3:01:21 PM PDT · 14 replies


USNA Eleventh Naval History Symposium | 1995 | Rob S. Rice
The Antikythera mechanism was an arrangement of calibrated differential gears inscribed and configured to produce solar and lunar positions in synchronization with the calendar year. By rotating a shaft protruding from its now-disintegrated wooden case, its owner could read on its front and back dials the progressions of the lunar and synodic months over four-year cycles. He could predict the movement of heavenly bodies regardless of his local government's erratic calendar. From the accumulated inscriptions and the position of the gears and year-ring, Price deduced that the device was linked closely to Geminus of Rhodes, and had been built on...
 

Cyclops Myth Spurred by "One-Eyed" Fossils?
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/10/2004 10:57:41 PM PDT · 16 replies


National Geographic News | February 5, 2003 | Hillary Mayell
The tusk, several teeth, and some bones of a Deinotherium giganteum, which, loosely translated means really huge terrible beast, have been found on the Greek island Crete. A distant relative to today's elephants, the giant mammal stood 15 feet (4.6 meters) tall at the shoulder, and had tusks that were 4.5 feet (1.3 meters) long. It was one of the largest mammals ever to walk the face of the Earth... To paleontologists today, the large hole in the center of the skull suggests a pronounced trunk. To the ancient Greeks, Deinotherium skulls could well be the foundation for their...
 

Victor Davis Hanson: The Ancient Greeks – Were they like us at all?
  Posted by quidnunc
On News/Activism 05/04/2004 8:33:07 PM PDT · 25 replies · 6+ views


The New Criterion | May 2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
The classical Greeks were really nothing like us — at least that now seems the prevailing dogma of classical scholars of the last half-century. Perhaps due to the rise of cultural anthropology or, more recently, to a variety of postmodern schools of social construction, it is now often accepted that the lives of Socrates, Euripides, and Pericles were not similar to our own, but so far different as to be almost unfathomable. Shelley’s truism that “We are all Greeks” has now become, as we say, “inoperative.” M. I. Finley, the great historian of the ancient economy, spent a lifetime to...
 

Ancient India
Ahmad Hassan Dani (Indus Valley script)
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/12/2004 10:20:30 AM PDT · 16 replies


Harappa | January 6, 1998 | interviewed by Omar Khan
...my friends like Asko Parpola, Professor Mahadevan, and the Russians Professors who have worked on this subject. They have all been working on the assumption that the language of the Indus people was Dravidian, that the people who build the Indus Civilization are Dravidian. But unfortunately I, as well as my friend Prof. B.B. Lal in India, have not been able to agree with this... On the other hand, I have been talking to Prof. Parpola that certainly this is an agglutinative language, there is no doubt. That has been accepted by all of us. Dravidian is an agglutinative language....
 

Ancient Italy
Move Over, Pompeii
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/10/2004 10:03:10 AM PDT · 5 replies


Archaeology, Volume 55 Number 2 | March/April 2002 | Jarrett A. Lobell
One of the world's best-preserved Bronze Age villages has been found at Nola, a few miles from Vesuvius, during routine tests before construction of a shopping center. A catastrophic eruption of the volcano, known to have taken place between 1800 and 1750 B.C., left this "Prehistoric Pompeii" in a state of remarkable preservation... Although much of the structure of the prehistoric huts was destroyed by the eruption, falling ash and volcanic mud hardened to create a kind of mold of the village in reverse, much like the casts of the victims of Vesuvius' more famous eruption. In addition to...
 

Epigraphy and Language
Celtic Found to Have Ancient Roots
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 07/01/2003 5:48:39 AM PDT · 153 replies · 61+ views


NY Times | July 1, 2003 | NICHOLAS WADE
In November 1897, in a field near the village of Coligny in eastern France, a local inhabitant unearthed two strange objects. One was an imposing statue of Mars, the Roman god of war. The other was an ancient bronze tablet, 5 feet wide and 3.5 feet high. It bore numerals in Roman but the words were in Gaulish, the extinct version of Celtic spoken by the inhabitants of France before the Roman conquest in the first century B.C. The tablet, now known as the Coligny calendar, turned out to record the Celtic system of measuring time, as well as being...
 

Precolumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Court Blocks Study Of Ancient Bones Pending Appeal (Kennewick Man)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 02/23/2003 5:14:18 PM PST · 30 replies · 9+ views


SF Gate | 2020-2003
<p>Eight anthropologists who want to study an ancient skeleton must want until a federal court has heard an appeal of the case by four Northwest tribes that consider the bones sacred.</p> <p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision, made last week, prevents any study of the 9,300-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man, which scientists have sought to examine since 1996.</p>
 

Date Limit Set On First Americans
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 07/22/2003 6:11:50 PM PDT · 32 replies · 7+ views


BBC | 7-22-2003 | Paul Rincon
Date limit set on first Americans By Paul Rincon BBC Science A new genetic study deals a blow to claims that humans reached America at least 30,000 years ago - around the same time that people were colonising Europe. Kennewick Man, a 9,300-year-old American The subject of when humans first arrived in America is hotly contested by academics. On one side of the argument are researchers who claim America was first populated around 13,000 years ago, toward the end of the last Ice Age. On the other are those who propose a much earlier date for colonisation of the continent...
 

Debate Over a Skull [NYT Letter to Ed.]
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 06/22/2003 5:01:21 AM PDT · 8 replies · 7+ views


NY Times: Letters | 6-22-03 | C. LORING BRACE
To the Editor: "The Beginning of Modern Humans" (editorial, June 15) states that a newly discovered Ethiopian skull more than 150,000 years old is "recognizably modern to paleoanthropologists but not to most of the rest of us." It does not look recognizably modern to this paleoanthropologist, and it is a much less probable candidate for being the ancestor of the modern European human than the European Neanderthal is. I have superimposed the outlines of the crania being compared. Statistical analysis of a battery of measurements shows that the European Neanderthal is more closely related to modern Europeans than to anyone...
 

Explorer Thor Heyerdahl, 87, Dies
  Posted by Vigilant1
On News/Activism 04/19/2002 3:19:18 AM PDT · 35 replies · 25+ views


AP, via Newsday.com | 19 April 2002 | DOUG MELLGREN
By DOUG MELLGREN, Associated Press Writer April 19, 2002, 4:42 AM EDT OSLO, Norway -- Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian explorer who crossed the Pacific on a balsa log raft to prove his theories of human migration, has died at 87. Heyerdahl, whose book "Kon-Tiki" on the daring 101-day voyage sold millions of copies, stopped taking food, water or medication in early April after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. He died Thursday night in his sleep at home in Colla Michari, Italy, said his son, Thor Heyerdahl Jr. Heyerdahl had been hospitalized near there in late March when he...
 

In the Footsteps of Heyerdahl
  Posted by Richard Poe
On News/Activism 08/16/2002 1:32:09 PM PDT · 29 replies · 8+ views


RichardPoe.com | August 16, 2002 | Richard Poe
WHEN THOR HEYERDAHL died in April, the mass media fell oddly mute. Some readers told me that they learned of the great Norwegian explorer’s death only a week later, by reading my eulogy on the Internet. Such apathy seems hard to fathom. Every schoolboy once read Kon-Tiki and dreamed of conquering the waves as Heyerdahl had done. Perhaps, imbued with the modern philosophy of "safety first," today’s journalists no longer wish to encourage such dreams. Media apathy has likewise greeted Dominique Goerlitz – Heyerdahl’s apprentice and heir apparent. On July 20, this 35-year-old German schoolteacher landed in Alexandria, Egypt, after...
 

Myth of the Hunter-Gatherer
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 08/13/2004 12:07:48 AM PDT · 3 replies


Archaeology | September/October 1999 Volume 52 Number 5 | Kenneth M. Ames
On September 19, 1997, the New York Times announced the discovery of a group of earthen mounds in northeastern Louisiana. The site, known as Watson Brake, includes 11 mounds 26 feet high linked by low ridges into an oval 916 feet long. What is remarkable about this massive complex is that it was built around 3400 B.C., more than 3,000 years before the development of farming communities in eastern North America, by hunter-gatherers, at least partly mobile, who visited the site each spring and summer to fish, hunt, and collect freshwater mussels... Social complexity cannot exist unless I it...
 

Scientist: Oldest American skull found
  Posted by CobaltBlue
On News/Activism 12/03/2002 10:09:59 AM PST · 32 replies · 8+ views


CNN | December 3 2002 | Jeordan Legon
<p>The "Peñon Woman III" skeleton was found near Mexico City International Airport.</p> <p>But perhaps more significant than the bones' age, researchers said, is that they were found while digging a well near Mexico City International Airport. Because the remains were discovered outside the United States, scientists will be able to study the DNA and structure of the skeleton without the objection of Native American groups, who can claim and rebury ancestral remains under a 1990 U.S. law.</p>
 

Scientists Wait To Examine Kennewick Man (Update)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/10/2004 10:56:41 AM PDT · 18 replies


IOL | 8-8-2004 | Tomas Alex Tizon
Scientists wait to examine Kennewick Man August 08 2004 at 04:58PM By Tomas Alex Tizon For a few days last week, the top forensic anthropologists in the United States thought they were finally going to get their chance to study Kennewick Man. The eight-year legal battle over the 9 300-year-old bones, one of the oldest skeletons found in North America, appeared finished after five northwest Indian tribes decided not to pursue their case to the US supreme court. The tribes claimed that Kennewick Man was an ancestor and should not be desecrated by scientific study. Two courts ruled in favour...
 

Secrets of old mask still hidden, duo say
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 01/30/2004 6:44:11 AM PST · 5 replies · 12+ views


Deseret Morning News | Monday, January 26, 2004 | By Joe Bauman
A mysterious ancient stone mask from Mexico has spoken but apparently only to say that its people's written language remains undeciphered. BYU's Stephen Houston holds a copy of ancient script from Mexico. He disagrees with claims that "Teo Mask" words have been deciphered.Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News A study by Brigham Young University archaeologist Stephen Houston and his colleague from Yale University, Michael D. Coe, say the mask disproves earlier claims that the language had been cracked. Their paper is to be published in "Mexicon," a journal about news and research from Mesoamerica. The title is "Has Isthmian Writing Been...
 

Skeletal Remains May Be 11,000 Years Old (Lake Jackson, Texas)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/09/2002 11:17:39 AM PDT · 108 replies · 53+ views


Houston Chronicle | 8-9-2002 | Terry Kliewer
Aug. 9, 2002, 10:45AM BONING UP ON HISTORYSkeletal remains may be 11,000 years old By TERRY KLIEWER Copyright 2002 Houston Chronicle LAKE JACKSON -- The gummy clay of coastal Texas holds plenty of secrets, but it may have given up one of its oldest when routine excavation near here uncovered prehistoric human bones. John Everett / Chronicle Archaeologist Robert d'Aigle unearthed bones three years ago in the San Bernard River National Wildlife Refuge in south Brazoria County. He may have found only the third human skeleton in North America that dates back at least 10,000 years. The bones -- a...
 

Skeleton Case Challeges 'Native American'
  Posted by anymouse
On News/Activism 09/10/2003 9:06:22 PM PDT · 18 replies · 8+ views


Associated Press | 9/10/08 | WILLIAM McCALL
With both sides clashing over the definition of "Native American," an appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether a 9,300-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man belongs to scientists or Indian tribes. The Interior Department has been fighting with scientists over control of the bones since they were discovered in 1996 along the banks of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Wash. Anthropologists want to do research on the skeleton. But then-Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt ruled three years ago the bones should be handed over to the tribes for reburial. Last October, U.S. Magistrate John Jelderks overturned Babbitt and approved research on...
 

Space dust to unlock Mexican pyramid secrets
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 03/18/2004 5:34:06 PM PST · 9 replies · 12+ views


Reuters via MSNBC | Updated: 01:58 PM PT March16, 2004 | By Alistair Bell
Space dust to unlock Mexican pyramid secrets Muon detector could point scientists to hidden burial chambersTwo vendors sit near the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, where physicists are using a muon detector to look for hidden burial chambers. TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico - Remnants of space dust that constantly shower the world are helping unlock the secrets of a 2,000-year-old Mexican pyramid where the rulers of a mysterious civilization may lie buried. Deep under the huge Pyramid of the Sun, north of Mexico City, physicists are installing a device to detect muons, subatomic particles that are left over when cosmic...
 

Columbus
Young Bones Lay Columbus Myth To Rest
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/12/2004 8:16:56 AM PDT · 17 replies


The Guardian (UK) | 8-11-2004 | Giles Tremlett
Young bones lay Columbus myth to rest Giles Tremlett in Madrid Wednesday August 11, 2004 The Guardian (UK) A centuries-old historical row over the whereabouts of the body of Christopher Columbus appeared to have been solved yesterday when scientists in Spain conceded that the corpse buried at Seville's gothic Santa Maria cathedral was not that of the famous explorer. Instead, the bones they studied were probably those of his lesser known son, Diego, who was a small and weedy man, unlike his father. Christopher Columbus's body, the experts say, almost certainly lies back in the "new world" he sailed to...
 

Anthropology and Biology
Another Branch of Human Ancestors Reported
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 03/05/2004 3:30:34 AM PST · 22 replies · 9+ views


NY Times | March 5, 2004 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Another species has been added to the family tree of early human ancestors — and to controversies over how straight or tangled were the branches of that tree. Long before Homo erectus, Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy, more than three million years ago) and several other distant kin, scientists are reporting today, there lived a primitive hominid species in what is now Ethiopia about 5.5 million to 5.8 million years ago. That would make the newly recognizied species one of the earliest known human ancestors, perhaps one of the first to emerge after the chimpanzee and human lineages diverged from a common...
 

Human tools found in Antarctica
  Posted by djf
On News/Activism 01/20/2004 5:03:51 AM PST · 49 replies · 112+ views


Early morning Today show | 1/20/2004 | NBC
There was just a very short blurb about finding evidence of settlements in Antarctica, along with pictures of tools, that indicate man was there 2-300 years before it was officially discovered in the 1800's. I am searching for links but haven't found any yet.
 

Petite skull reopens human ancestry debate
  Posted by Michael_Michaelangelo
On News/Activism 07/02/2004 7:55:48 AM PDT · 119 replies · 228+ views


New Scientist | 7/1/04 | Will Knight
Petite skull reopens human ancestry debate 18:47 01 July 04 NewScientist.com news service The remnants of a remarkably petite skull belonging to one of the first human ancestors to walk on two legs have revealed the great physical diversity among these prehistoric populations. But whether the species Homo erectus, meaning "upright man", should be reclassified into several distinct species remains controversial. Richard Potts, from the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, and colleagues discovered numerous pieces of a single skull in the Olorgesailie valley, in southern Kenya, between June and August 2003. The bones...
 

Prehistoric Images Threatened by Fungi (French Scientists Surrender To Mold)
  Posted by WaveThatFlag
On News/Activism 05/06/2003 7:10:52 AM PDT · 17 replies · 9+ views


Wall Street Journal | Tuesday, May 6, 2003 | BENJAMIN IVRY
<p>Cave paintings are among man's earliest and most precious recorded creations, and those in Lascaux, near Montignac in the Dordogne region of France, are among the most celebrated and admired of their kind. Dating back some 17,000 years, they feature over 1,500 pictures of animals, many of unique beauty and dynamism.</p>
 

A New Look at Old Data May Discredit a Theory on Race
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 10/08/2002 7:11:27 AM PDT · 20 replies · 8+ views


NY Times | 10-8-02 | Nicholas Wade
Two physical anthropologists have reanalyzed data gathered by Franz Boas, a founder of American anthropology, and report that he erred in saying environment influenced human head shape. Boas's data, the two scientists say, show almost no such effect. The reanalysis bears on whether craniometrics, the measurement of skull shape, can validly identify ethnic origin. As such, it may prompt a re-evaluation of the definition of human races and of ancient skulls like that of Kennewick Man. "I have used Boas's study to fight what I guess could be considered racist approaches to anthropology," said Dr. David Thomas, curator of anthropology...
 

Scientist Says Monkey Thought Extinct May Be Swinging Through Trees in Africa
  Posted by Leroy S. Mort
On News/Activism 02/06/2004 3:01:12 AM PST · 5 replies · 6+ views


AP | Feb 6, 2004 | John McCarthy
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A species of monkey thought likely to be extinct may still be swinging through the trees in Africa, according to an anthropologist. The Miss Waldron's red colobus monkey was declared likely extinct in 2000 by a team that included W. Scott McGraw, an assistant professor of anthropology at Ohio State University. None had been seen since 1978, but McGraw said Wednesday he has evidence the species survives. Two years ago, McGraw retrieved the skin of a monkey a hunter killed in Ivory Coast that had the markings of the red colobus, he said. The pelt had...
 

(Good News For Democrats) Scientists: Hard heads a key to survival
  Posted by presidio9
On News/Activism 02/13/2004 12:54:46 PM PST · 12 replies · 176+ views


CNN | Friday, February 13, 2004
<p>Get it through your once-thick skull. Scientists say the bulky craniums of the human ancestor, homo erectus, may have helped the species survive some aggressive mating rituals.</p> <p>After studying fossils in a region called Dragon Bone Hill in China, anthropologist Russell Ciochon of the University of Iowa concluded males of the species were clubbing one another over the head, probably to win females.</p>
 

Scientists Say Warfare Began After People Formed Villages
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/16/2003 5:33:47 PM PDT · 44 replies · 14+ views


Seattle Times | 9-16-2003 | Dan Vergano
Scientists say warfare began after people formed villages By Dan Vergano Gannett News Service From ancient Troy to today's Iraq, warfare forms the backdrop of human history. But anthropologists, archaeologists and other scholars tend to disagree on war's origins: Some see it as an ailment of civilization and others say it has deeper roots. Two anthropologists from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, suggest that although people could have come into conflict before civilization, archaeological remains of burning homes, fleeing refugees and slain captives show simple raids steadily maturing into full-scale warfare as humans settled into villages and society became...
 

Spider mite upsets evolutionary theory
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/10/2004 10:16:36 PM PDT · 11 replies


New Scientist | 19:00 28 June 01 | Hazel Muir
The false spider mite has been revealed as the first known animal to make do with only one set of chromosomes, challenging traditional theories of evolution... Using standard sequencing techniques, Weeks's team found the mites' chromosomes to be very different. As far as the researchers could tell, none of the mites carried two identical copies of any particular gene. They conclude that the species is exclusively haploid. Weeks thinks being exclusively haploid might give the animals an evolutionary advantage... This genetic state may be rare simply because diploidy was "frozen" early in evolution and other animals haven't had the...
 

Why Humans and Their Fur Parted Ways
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 08/19/2003 5:41:06 AM PDT · 138 replies · 61+ views


The New York Times (Science Times) | August 19, 2003 | NICHOLAS WADE
Illustration by Michael Rothman Before An Australopithecus, sporting full-bodied fur about four million years ago. After An archaic human walked fur-free about 1.2 million years ago, carrying fire on the savanna ONE of the most distinctive evolutionary changes as humans parted company from their fellow apes was their loss of body hair. But why and when human body hair disappeared, together with the matter of when people first started to wear clothes, are questions that have long lain beyond the reach of archaeology and paleontology. Ingenious solutions to both issues have now been proposed, independently, by two research groups analyzing...
 

Pyramids
Door Shuts on Pyramid's Mysteries
  Posted by ramdalesh
On News/Activism 09/17/2002 11:49:07 PM PDT · 15 replies · 9+ views


BBC NEWS | September 17, 2002
Tuesday, 17 September, 2002, 07:55 GMT 08:55 UK Door shuts on pyramid's mysteries A fibre optic camera was inserted inside the door Hopes of unlocking the secrets of the Pharaohs have hit an obstacle after a robot sent into the heart of Egypt's Great Pyramid in Giza has found its way barred. Scientists will study the footage and prepare for another expedition With audiences watching on live television, the miniature robot - dubbed the Pyramid Rover - crawled about 65 metres (71 yards) up a narrow tunnel to explore a mysterious shaft blocked by a limestone door. When it got...
 

(On TV Tonight) Egyptian Pyramid Mysteries To Be Explored Live On TV
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/16/2002 4:48:33 PM PDT · 76 replies · 10+ views


National Geographic | 9-13-2002 | Nancy Gupton
Egyptian Pyramid Mysteries to Be Explored Live on TV Nancy Gupton for National Geographic News September 13, 2002 With modern technology and a little bit of luck, archaeologists hope to solve two of ancient Egypt's mysteries next week in a live television broadcast. The scientists will attempt to probe the inside of a blocked shaft in the Great Pyramid of Giza, and will also open the oldest intact sarcophagus found in modern times. Zahi Hawass, director of Egypt's antiquities and a National Geographic explorer-in residence, stands beside the oldest intact sarcophagus found in modern times. Both have been sealed for...
 

The Pyramid mystery
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 10/12/2002 8:27:02 AM PDT · 14 replies · 8+ views


Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 | 10 - 16 October 2002 | Nevine El-Aref
The Pyramid mystery There is much speculation about the Great Pyramid and why its design followed such an elaborate pattern. Nevine El-Aref studies the options. The Giza Pyramids: do they mirror the stars? The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza has been in the limelight again. This time attention is focusing on one of its lingering questions: why were small shafts built into its structure, and what is behind the so-called "blocking stone"? While probing last month with a pint-sized robot inside the southern shaft leading from the Pyramid's Queen's Chamber -- broadcast live on television -- the National...
 

Robot explores SECOND shaft, discovers matching door (Great Pyramid)
  Posted by Thinkin' Gal
On News/Activism 09/24/2002 7:40:58 AM PDT · 55 replies · 30+ views


Yahoo (AP) | Mon Sep 23,11:40 AM ET | By DONNA BRYSON, Associated Press Writer
Robot explores second shaft, discovers matching door Mon Sep 23,11:40 AM ET By DONNA BRYSON, Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt - Scientists using a robot have discovered yet another door deep inside the Great Pyramid, Egypt's head archaeologist said Monday. Friday's discovery followed the robotic revelation on live, international television Sept. 17 of a chamber behind a similar stone door in another shaft in the pyramid the pharaoh Khufu built more than 4,000 years ago. "This find in the northern shaft, coupled with last week's discovery ... in the southern shaft, represents the first major new information about the Great...
 

Robot seeks answer to pyramid mystery!
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 08/27/2002 7:23:35 PM PDT · 17 replies · 8+ views


The Times | August 27, 2002 | By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent
World News August 27, 2002 Robot seeks answer to pyramid mystery By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent A MYSTERIOUS passage in the Great Pyramid at Giza will be explored by a robot next month in an attempt to unravel one of the final secrets of the last remaining wonder of the Ancient World. The Pyramid Rover will be sent to find out what lies beyond a blocked, 8in-square shaft that has puzzled researchers since its discovery in 1872. The custom-built machine will climb 210ft along the channel, which leads upwards from an unusued and apparently unfinished room known as the Queen’s...
 

Robot to go back to Great Pyramid!
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 11/28/2002 7:31:37 AM PST · 12 replies · 7+ views


The Egyptian State Information Bureau | November 23, 2002 | Editorial Staff
November 23, 2002 Robot back to Great Pyramid Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawas said the Robot, Pyramid Rover, will return to the Great Pyramid of Cheops after Eidul Fitr to continue the endeavours to unravel the mystery of the pyramid. “The Robot will enter the Northern hole in the pyramid, as it entered the southern one earlier,” said Hawas. Another door is expected to be uncovered, Hawas said, to protect the burial chambers and funeral furniture of the king. Co-studies are conducted with the U.S. side to explain the...
 

The Secret Doors Inside the Great Pyramid
  Posted by SteveH
On News/Activism 03/22/2003 10:05:38 PM PST · 8 replies · 10+ views


"Official Website of Dr. Zahi Hawass" | 3/22/2003 | Zahi Hawass
The Great Pyramid of Khufu has always fascinated people because it is the only ancient wonder of the world that exists today. It is also possible people are fascinated because Khufu’s pyramid, especially the interior, is very complex. The modern entrance to the pyramid was created in the Ninth Century A.D. by el-Mamoun son of Haroun el-Rhasied. The true entrance is above this one. This passage goes down through the pyramid, and then connects to another corridor that ascends to the King’s and Queen’s Chambers. The original passage continues downwards into an unfinished chamber directly under the pyramid. Discussion about...
 

Zahi Hawass searches for the "Hidden" Chamber (Update on the "door" found in the Great Pyramid!)
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 04/11/2003 7:14:16 AM PDT · 33 replies · 15+ views


IOL | November 28 2002 at 02:24PM | By Owen Coetzer
Khufu and the chamber of secrets November 28 2002 at 02:24PM By Owen Coetzer History calls it a tomb. Yet no mummy was ever found in it. It is attributed to the 4th Dynasty pharaoh Khufu, (Cheops in Greek) yet the only reference to his name is upside-down in red paint on some quarry blocks discovered by sheer accident in an almost totally inaccessible pressure-relieving vault high above the so-called King's Chamber. In fact, no inscriptions of any kind appear anywhere in the Great Pyramid. And absolute proof is still needed - after some 4 500 years - to attribute its...
 

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101 posted on 08/14/2004 6:32:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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Here's the weekly Gods Graves Glyphs ping list digest link for issue 4. It is not complete because a number of retroactive additions (older threads that antedate the list) must have been pushed to page two of the keyword, and I can't get any keyword topics to come up on page two. FR growing pains?
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102 posted on 08/14/2004 6:34:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very cool list dude...


103 posted on 08/14/2004 7:22:52 PM PDT by abner (http://www.swiftvets.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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Thanks!


104 posted on 08/15/2004 7:34:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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105 posted on 08/16/2004 9:36:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs -- Weekly Digest #5
The next alteration to the digest might be to switch it to the more easily maintained profile page. Digest notices will then be sent as private messages. Having a single, growing page, and sending the messages private, would be easier on FR's bandwidth, and allow editing out of typos and problems. If so, I figure that September is soon enough. ;') And that will be the last alteration for the foreseeable.

Anatolia
Italian Archaeologist: Anatolia - Home To First Civilization On Earth ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/22/2003 9:14:54 AM PDT · 55 replies · 143+ views


Beku Today | 6-20-2003
Italian Archeologist: Anatolia - Home to First Civilization on Earth Prof. Dr. Marcella Frangipane is trying to convince scientists that Anatolia is the source of civilization on earth, and not Mesopotamia, as historians have claimed. 20/06/2003 13:20 After 13 years of work in the Aslantepe Mound Orduzu, Malatya, Frangipane says the archefacts she uncovered prove that the first civilization was established in Anatolia. According to Frangipane, the swords he found in Aslantepe and the palace, are the oldest in the world. These findings contradict everything in history books. Frangipane held a seminar, accompanied by a slide show, entitled 'Anatolia and...
 

Ancient Greece
Ancient Golden Mask Unearthed (Thracian) ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/20/2004 3:54:16 PM PDT · 27 replies · 566+ views


IOL | 8-20-2004
Ancient golden mask unearthed August 20 2004 at 06:14PM Sofia, Bulgaria - Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed a 2 400-year-old golden mask in the tomb of an ancient Thracian king, a newspaper said on Friday. The mask bears the image of a human face and is made of 500 grams of solid gold, the project's lead archaeologist Georgi Kitov told the local Trud daily. The discovery was made on Thursday near the village of Shipka, 200 kilometres east of Sofia. Kitov, who is at the excavations site, could not be reached immediately for comment. Dozens of Thracian mounds are spread throughout...
 

Ancient Italy and Rome
Ancient Rome's fish pens confirm sea-level fears ^
  Posted by ckilmer
On News/Activism 08/16/2004 5:06:16 AM PDT · 90 replies · 1,870+ views


New Scientist | 09:30 16 August 04 | Jeff Hecht
Ancient Rome's fish pens confirm sea-level fears 09:30 16 August 04 Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition. Subscribe and get 4 free issues. Coastal fish pens built by the Romans have unexpectedly provided the most accurate record so far of changes in sea level over the past 2000 years. It appears that nearly all the rise in sea level since Roman times has happened in the past 100 years, and is most likely the result of human activity. Sea-level change is a measure of the relative movement between land and sea surfaces. Tide-gauge records show that the sea level has...
 

Dietler Discovers Statue In France That Reflects Etruscan Influence ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 02/19/2004 3:22:01 PM PST · 1 reply · 14+ views


University Of Chicago Chronicle | 2-19-2004 | William Harms
Dietler discovers statue in France that reflects an Etruscan influence By William Harms News Office This image depicts the reconstruction of the statue Michael Dietler found at Lattes in southern France. An image of the statue is positioned in the torso area of the figure of the warrior." A life-sized statue of a warrior discovered in southern France reflects a stronger cultural influence for the Etruscan civilization throughout the western Mediterranean region than previously appreciated. Michael Dietler, Associate Professor in Anthropology, and his French colleague Michel Py have published a paper in the British journal Antiquity on the Iron Age...
 

Etruscan Engineering and Agricultural Achievements: The Ancient City of Spina ^
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/17/2004 9:05:30 AM PDT · 7 replies · 112+ views


The Mysterious Etruscans | Last modified on Tue, 17-Aug-2004 15:36:27 GMT | editors
Over the centuries the belief lingered on that here had been a great, wealthy, powerful commercial city that dominated the mouth of the Po and the shores of the Adriatic, a city of luxury and splendor, a kind of ancestor and predecessor of Venice, founded more than a thousand years later. Classical scholars also knew about Spina, for ancient literary sources indicated that there must once have existed a thriving maritime trading settlement of great economic importance, until the Celtic invasion of the Po valley destroyed it... The final key to its ultimate discovery came from aerial photography. Some...
 

Huge Etruscan Road Brought To Light ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/17/2004 3:38:42 PM PDT · 29 replies · 22+ views


Discovery News | 6-16-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
Huge Etruscan Road Brought to Light By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News The Excavated Road June 16, 2004 ó A plain in Tuscany destined to become a dump has turned out to be an archaeologist's dream, revealing the biggest Etruscan road ever found. Digging in Capannori, near Lucca, archaeologist Michelangelo Zecchini has uncovered startling evidence of an Etruscan "highway" which presumably linked Etruscan Pisa, on the Tyrrhenian coast, to the Adriatic port of Spina. Passing through Bologna, the ancient "two-sea highway" runs just a few meters away from today's modern highway which links Florence to the Tyrrhenian coast. "It all started...
 

Lost No More: An Etruscan Rebirth ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 04/15/2003 10:36:32 AM PDT · 4 replies · 17+ views


New York Times | 4-15-2003 | John Noble Wilford
Lost No More: An Etruscan Rebirth By JOHN NOBLE WILFORDNY Times, 4-15-2003 HILADELPHIA ó The Romans relished their founding myths. Aeneas, a fugitive from fallen Troy, anchored in the mouth of the Tiber River and there in the hills of Latium rekindled the flame of Trojan greatness. Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars and a sleeping beauty, were suckled by a she-wolf and grew up to establish the city destined for grandeur. In reality, though, the Romans owed more than they ever admitted to their accomplished predecessors and former enemies on the Italian peninsula, the Etruscans. They were known...
 

Ancient Middle East
DNA to reveal source of Dead Sea Scrolls ^
  Posted by missyme
On News/Activism 08/18/2004 7:32:12 PM PDT · 11 replies · 799+ views


Jerusalem Post | August 16th, 2003
Authorities are hoping that DNA testing of animal bones discovered in excavations at the Qumran plateau will reveal the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Archeologists believe the findings will resolve the debate sparked nearly half a century ago with the discovery of the biblical manuscripts in 11 separate caves on the shores of the Dead Sea. Prof. Oren Gutfield of Hebrew University, who participated in the excavations, is attempting to ascertain the relationship between the scrolls and their place of discovery. "What we will do now are DNA tests to these bones in order to compare DNA results from...
 

DNA to reveal source of Dead Sea Scrolls ^
  Posted by yonif
On News/Activism 08/17/2004 9:43:31 PM PDT · 31 replies · 641+ views


Jerusalem Post | Aug. 18, 2004 | SARAH KATZ
Authorities are hoping that DNA testing of animal bones discovered in excavations at the Qumran plateau will reveal the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Archeologists believe the findings will resolve the debate sparked nearly half a century ago with the discovery of the biblical manuscripts in 11 separate caves on the shores of the Dead Sea. Prof. Oren Gutfield of Hebrew University, who participated in the excavations, is attempting to ascertain the relationship between the scrolls and their place of discovery. "What we will do now are DNA tests to these bones in order to compare DNA results from...
 

Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave ^
  Posted by technomage
On News/Activism 08/16/2004 9:09:34 AM PDT · 327 replies · 4,109+ views


AP | 8/16/04 | AP
AP: Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave KIBBUTZ TZUBA, Israel (AP) KARIN LAUB Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small...
 

Israeli cave linked to John the Baptist ^
  Posted by Between the Lines
On Religion 08/16/2004 11:00:29 AM PDT · 8 replies · 202+ views


MSNBC | Aug. 16, 2004
Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small water jugs used in baptismal ritual. "John the Baptist, who was just a...
 

Ancient Persia
Ancient Persian fleet surrenders it's mysteries ^
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 08/21/2004 1:17:11 AM PDT · 6 replies · 243+ views


New Zealand News | 8/21/04 | SIMON COLLINS
Secrets of an ancient Persian armada sunk off the coast of Greece 2500 years ago are being dredged up by modern archaeologists. A team from Greece, Canada and the United States has just completed a second expedition to retrieve artefacts from 300 ships of the Persian King Darius that were wrecked in a storm off the Mt Athos Peninsula, northern Greece, in 492BC or 493BC. Aucklanders will be among the first to hear the results today when three of the expedition leaders present their findings in a free public lecture at Auckland University. In two trips so far, last October...
 

Archaeologists find signs of ancient advertisements from Sassanid era  ^
  Posted by BlackVeil
On News/Activism 08/21/2004 2:34:39 AM PDT · 10 replies · 197+ views


Tehran Times | August 21 2004 | Anon
TEHRAN (MNA) -- During the latest season of excavations of the northern gate of Takht-e Suleiman, an ancient Zoroastrian fire temple located in northwestern Iran, the stamps of two seals were discovered which indicate that objects entered Takht-e Suleiman from other regions with special tags attached to them which seem to be advertisements. They signify that an early form of advertising was being practiced during the Sassanid era (224-642 C.E.), Yusef Moradi, the head of the excavation team, said on Friday. ìThe team began its excavations in early August and found the stamps of two seals at the upper levels...
 

Swallowed by the Sands ^
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/21/2004 8:26:26 AM PDT · 1 reply · 1+ view



"The Persians set forth from [an] oasis across the sand," Herodotus wrote. "As they were at their midday meal, a wind arose from the south, strong and deadly, bringing with it vast columns of whirling sand, which entirely covered up the troops and caused them wholly to disappear." Recently, however, human remains, daggers, metal arrowheads, and other objects likely associated with just such an army were accidentally discovered by a group of geologists working in the northwestern desert. Now a multidisciplinary team of archaeologists, geologists, and surveyors has been dispatched to determine whether this remote site is the graveyard...
 

Britain
Country House Mystery Of The Book Lost for 400 Years ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/14/2003 7:32:39 PM PDT · 14 replies · 27+ views


The Telegraph (UK) | 10-15-2003 | Nick Britten
Country house mystery of the book lost for 400 years (Filed: 15/10/2003) A 1583 catechism found at Hardwick Hall raises intriguing questions over its origin and who hid it. Nick Britten reports An unrecorded Elizabethan book detailing the basics of the Christian faith has been found discarded behind oak panelling at a country estate, where it is likely to have lain undiscovered for 400 years. L'ABC des Chrestiens was found by a joiner during restoration work at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. The book was published in 1583 by a French protestant but no record of it has been found and mystery...
 

China, Korea, Japan
Ancient Relics Discovered In Kaesong Industrial Complex (Korea - Bull) ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/16/2004 10:29:31 AM PDT · 16 replies · 289+ views


The Chosun Ilbo | 8-16-2004
Ancient Relics Discovered at Kaesong Industrial ComplexThousands of historical remains such as figures of bull images were found at the Kaesong Industrial Complex. Korea Land Corporation has conducted a joint excavation with North Korea since last June in 12 areas of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in which relics were distributed, and discovered a huge amount of historical remains from the Old Stone Age to the Chosun (Joseon) Dynasty. Iron figure bull image found at Gaesong Industrial Complex./Yonhap The figures of bull images were found where a Koryo Dynasty building had been, and were probably buried during construction as part of...
 

China puts Korean spat on the map  ^
  Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism 08/18/2004 7:17:08 PM PDT · 6 replies · 248+ views


Asia Times | China puts Korean spat on the map | David Scofield
China puts Korean spat on the mapBy David Scofield The controversy over whether the ancient, ethnically Korean kingdom of Koguryo was historically Korean or historically part of China simmers, and it divides historians, politicians and patriots on both sides in Northeast Asia. The kingdom stretched well into present-day Manchuria in the north and encompassed most of what is North Korea in the south. And, to roil the waters, some academics suggest that China's recent cartographic interest in the Koguryo region has a precedent in Beijing's relatively late public claim that Taiwan is and always has been an inalienable part...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, and PreClovis
'Arlington Springs Woman', 13,000 Years Old Human Skeleton, California Island ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/03/2002 4:41:32 PM PDT · 52 replies · 171+ views


Newsday.com | 9-3-2002 | Bryn Nelson
A Second LookArmed with better technology, archaeologists return to the resting place of North Americaís oldest known inhabitant Revisiting the past is never easy, and revisiting an old excavation site on a canyon wall makes for a particularly dicey trip. Especially when it no longer exists. Yet a recent return by scientists to the final resting place of Arlington Springs Woman, the oldest known inhabitant of North America, has provided a striking demonstration of new technology's power to restore the past and preserve it well into the future.SNIP ( click here for entire article) So far, he's obtained 16 dates...
 

Explorers Find Ancient City in Remote Peru Jungle ^
  Posted by burrian
On News/Activism 08/18/2004 7:43:43 PM PDT · 27 replies · 940+ views


Reuters | 8/17/04 | Marco Aquino
LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - An ancient walled city complex inhabited some 1,300 years ago by a culture later conquered by the Incas has been discovered deep in Peru's Amazon jungle, explorers said on Tuesday. U.S. and Peruvian explorers uncovered the city, which may have been home to up to 10,000 people, after a month trekking in Peru's northern rain forest and following up on years of investigation about a possible lost metropolis in the region. The stone city, made up of five citadels at 9,186 feet above sea level, stretches over around 39 square miles and contains walls covered in...
 

Maryland Dig May Reach Back 16,000 Years ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/17/2004 6:05:45 PM PDT · 23 replies · 610+ views


Newsday | 8-17-2004
RAWLINGS, Md. -- Robert D. Wall is too careful a scientist to say he's on the verge of a sensational discovery. But the soybean field where the Towson University anthropologist has been digging for more than a decade is yielding hints that someone camped there, on the banks of the Potomac River, as early as 14,000 B.C. If further digging and carbon dating confirm it, the field in Allegany County could be among the oldest and most important archaeological sites in the Americas.
 

Pyramids
Rock art clue to nomad ancestors of Egyptian pyramid builders ^
  Posted by jimtorr
On News/Activism 04/05/2003 3:58:57 PM PST · 6 replies · 18+ views


The Guardian | Saturday April 5, 2003 | Tim Radford, science editor
Stone age cattle herders left religious imagery which was to re-emerge in Valley of Kings Rock art etched on cliff walls in the eastern Sahara more than 6,000 years ago could spell out the answer to one of archaeology's great puzzles - where the ancient Egyptians came from. The answer? They were there all the time. The pyramid builders made their first entry in the archaeological record 5,000 years ago. This appearance was so abrupt that it has provoked fantasies of alien landings, mysterious civilisations or an invading master race. But in Genesis of the Pharaohs, published on Monday by...
 

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106 posted on 08/21/2004 9:06:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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107 posted on 08/21/2004 9:14:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Your organization puts me to shame! Thanks for taking over.


108 posted on 08/21/2004 9:16:19 AM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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At the end of "Annie Hall", Woody Allen sez, we have things work out in art because they rarely do in life, or words to that effect. Same thing applies for the www. ;')
109 posted on 08/21/2004 9:24:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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To: SunkenCiv

thankyouthankyouthankyou.


110 posted on 08/21/2004 11:22:38 AM PDT by happygrl
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs -- Weekly Digest #6

Anatolia
Ancestors Of Turks Came To Anatolia In 2000s BC
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/27/2004 9:18:36 AM PDT · 27 replies · 370+ views


Turkish Press | 8-27-2004
Ancestors Of Turks Came To Anatolia In 2000s B.C. AFP: 8/27/2004 ERZURUM - Various archeological and cultural findings prove that Turks had come to Anatolia around 2000s B.C., Associated Prof. Semih Guneri said on Friday. Prof. Guneri and his team recently unearthed artifacts in excavations in Turkey's eastern provinces of Erzurum and Hakkari. According to experts, steles discovered by Associated Prof. Veli Sevin in Hakkari in the past will shed light on the question of ''When did Turks first come to Anatolia?''. Experts started to discuss this matter when a statue head which was sculpted around 2000s B.C. and was...
 

Ancient Greece
The Argonaut Epos and Bronze Age Economic History
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/25/2004 10:30:51 PM PDT · 2 replies · 72+ views


Economics Department, City College of New York | Revised May 14, 1999 | Morris Silver
The island group of the northeast Aegean (Lemnos, Lesbos, Chios, and others) was the cradle of the culture which created the prehistoric cities of Polichne on Lemnos and Therme on Lesbos, both of which may be considered the earliest urban centres in Europe. Their origins can be traced back as far as the end of the fourth millennium B.C.. ... The origins of these "urban" settlements, at least in the case of Poliochne, may be traced back much further than the time of the founding of Troy. ... Troy with its long-lived occupation, is but a small fortified village...
 

Franchthi Excavations: 17,000 Years of Greek Prehistory
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/22/2004 8:41:28 PM PDT · 1 reply · 79+ views


Indiana University | Last Updated 11 May 1996 | KTG
Prehistoric Figurines from Franchthi Cave by Lauren E. TalalayFranchthi Cave has produced the second largest collection, after Corinth, of Neolithic figurines from the Peloponnese. Forty-five possible pieces came to light during excavations, and subsequent study classified 24 animal and human images unequivocally as "figurines." Of those, two are dated to the Early Neolithic, one to an Early/Middle transitional phase, eleven to the Middle Neolithic, six to the Late Neolithic and four to the Final Neolithic. This chronological distribution accords well with what is known from the rest of southern Greece where EN figurines are rare. The pattern stands in...
 

SCIENTISTS REVISIT AN AEGEAN ERUPTION FAR WORSE THAN KRAKATOA
  Posted by Mike Darancette
On News/Activism 10/24/2003 11:14:14 AM PDT · 22 replies · 126+ views



For decades, scholars have debated whether the eruption of the Thera volcano in the Aegean more than 3,000 years ago brought about the mysterious collapse of Minoan civilization at the peak of its glory. The volcanic isle (whose remnants are known as Santorini) lay just 70 miles from Minoan Crete, so it seemed quite reasonable that its fury could have accounted for the fall of that celebrated people. This idea suffered a blow in 1987 when Danish scientists studying cores from the Greenland icecap reported evidence that Thera exploded in 1645 B.C., some 150 years before the usual date. That...
 

Ancient Middle East
Marsh Arabs, Modern Sumerians
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 05/14/2003 4:07:17 PM PDT · 13 replies · 27+ views


Oregon Live | 5-14-2003 | Joe Rojas-Burke
Marsh Arabs, modern Sumerians 05/14/03 JOE ROJAS-BURKE Amid the ruined temples of a civilization abandoned 4,000 years ago in southern Iraq, archaeologists on a 1968 expedition noted a striking parallel: Fragments of the long-extinct Sumerian civilization they were unearthing seemed to depict the present-day lives of the nearby tribal people. From Our Advertiser They speared fish from slender wooden boats, herded water buffalo and fashioned fantastic vaulted houses from the few building materials the marshes had to offer: reeds, clay and buffalo dung. Their secluded villages dotted the vast marshes and stream-braided lower reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers....
 

First Toilet And Sewer System Of Prehistoric Period Found In Van
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/24/2004 8:16:56 AM PDT · 34 replies · 720+ views


Turkish Press.com | 8-22-2004
First Toilet And Sewer System Of Prehistoric Period Found In Van Anadolu Agency: 8/22/2004 VAN - The first toilet and sewer system of prehistoric period was found in an Urartian castle in Gurpinar town of eastern province of Van. In an interview with the A.A correspondent, Istanbul University Eurasian Archaeology Institute Director Prof. Dr. Oktay Belli said on Saturday that they had unearthed a toilet in the western part of Cavustepe Castle built by Urartian King Sarduri II in 764 BC. ''We revealed that Urartian architects had formed a sewer system before building the castle. The toilet and sewer system...
 

Second Temple Village Uncovered
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/26/2004 9:04:41 AM PDT · 24 replies · 608+ views


Jerusalem | 8-25-2004 | Etgar Lefkovits
Aug. 25, 2004 23:03 | Updated Aug. 26, 2004 11:02Second Temple village uncoveredETGAR LEFKOVITS Israeli archeologists have uncovered a 5,000-year-old Canaanite city and a 2,000-year-old Jewish village from the Second Temple period alongside each other in the Modi'in area. The adjacent ancient sites, which were known to exist but previously lay untouched, lie on a barren, wind-whipped hilltop spanning 120 dunams near the present-day Israeli town of Shoham. The area of the sites was to be converted into an industrial zone, but the finds ñ which include the remnants of ancient streets in each city, being excavated now by archeologists...
 

Stone Circles In Saudi Arabia
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/25/2004 11:42:13 PM PDT · 23 replies · 246+ views


Science Frontiers | No. 3: April 1978 | William R. Corliss
Enigmatic circular stone formations reminiscent of those in Europe are found on remote hilltops and valleys throughout Saudi Arabia. The rings are 5 to 100 meters in diameter and are surrounded by stone walls a foot or two tall. Some of the rings have "tails" that stretch out for hundreds of meters. From the air, the patterns have a striking resemblance to designs etched in Peru's Nazca plateau. Little is known about the circles and virtually nothing about their purpose.
 

Uncovering Ice Age Archaeology In Jordan
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/24/2004 8:05:50 AM PDT · 10 replies · 265+ views


Daily Star | 8-24-2004 | Staff
Uncovering Ice Age archaeology in JordanEarly humans hunted large game near now-vanished lakes By Daily Star Staff Tuesday, August 24, 2004 AMMAN: The early prehistory and archaeology of the Middle Pleistocene, or Ice Age, is being revealed in remarkable detail in studies in southern Jordan. The work, begun in the late 1990s, has documented the presence of Homo erectus, our ancient ancestor, at a series of archaeological sites at Ayoun Qedim in the al-Jafr Basin. Today al-Jafr Basin is one of the most arid places in the Middle East. During the Pleistocene, the basin was filled with an enormous freshwater...
 

Ancient Persia
The First Persian War - Greek Wars
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 08/21/2004 7:35:01 PM PDT · 26 replies · 367+ views


Iranian Cultural Heritage | 8/21/04 | Iranian Cultural Heritage
Our main sources for early Hoplite warfare come from the writings of Herodotus, who was born in the Greek city of Halicarnassus, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor, in 484 bc. He was an Ionian Greek who traveled widely and lived for a while in Athens, before settling in Thurii, a Greek colony in southern Italy. He died about 424 BC. We also get information from Thucydides, an Athenian who wrote of the Pelopponnesian Wars. We can also find references in the works of several of the Greek playwrights' material on Hoplite warfare. We can find an account of...
 

Historic site in Iran turned into garbage dump, official complains
  Posted by BlackVeil
On News/Activism 08/24/2004 8:47:00 PM PDT · 16 replies · 237+ views


Tehran Times | August 25 2004 | Anon
TEHRAN (AFP) -- One of Iran's main historical sites, the ancient Elamite capital of Susa, has been used for the secret nightly dumping of rubbish by the local municipality, a culture official in the area told AFP Tuesday. "We have filed several complaints against the municipality, but it firmly denies its workers have ever done such a thing -- even though they have been frequently spotted by our guards," said the head of the Cultural Heritage Organization in Shush, the modern name for Susa. But the official, Mahdi Qanbari, also complained that the municipality was also planning to build a...
 

Australia
3,000-Year-Old Bodies Studied in Australia
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On News/Activism 08/27/2004 7:27:50 AM PDT · 12 replies · 350+ views


AP via Yahoo! News | 08/27/04 | N/A
3,000-Year-Old Bodies Studied in Australia 25 minutes ago -- SYDNEY, Australia - Headless bodies buried 3,000 years ago in the oldest cemetery in the Pacific could reveal much about the earliest settlers of Vanuatu, Fiji and Polynesia, Australian archeologists said on Friday. The burial site ó which was accidentally uncovered by a bulldozer driver building an embankment for a prawn farm ó contains the oldest human remains yet found in the region. Archeologists say the discovery will unearth many clues about the appearance and culture of the Lapita people ó some of the earliest...
 

US History
Hunt begins for Civil War sub [USS Alligator]
  Posted by Constitution Day
On News/Activism 08/25/2004 10:05:58 AM PDT · 17 replies · 441+ views


The News and Observer [Raleigh, N.C.] | August 25, 2004 | Jerry Allegood, Staff Writer
Hunt begins for Civil War subResearchers use high-tech equipment to scan the ocean floor for the USS Alligator By JERRY ALLEGOOD, Staff WriterOCRACOKE -- In the battle for submarine fame, the CSS Hunley has far outclassed the USS Alligator. Consider their Civil War service: The Confederate Hunley was credited with sinking a Union ship. The Union Alligator aborted its first mission because it couldn't dive in shallow river water. The Hunley was believed to have sunk in combat. The Alligator went down in a storm while being towed to Charleston, S.C. The Hunley sank with nine men aboard. The Alligator...
 

Shipwreck in the Gulf Clings Tenaciously to its Mysteries
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 01/28/2003 12:34:32 PM PST · 7 replies · 77+ views


NY Times | January 28 2003 | By KENNETH CHANG
January 28, 2003 Shipwreck in the Gulf Clings Tenaciously to its MysteriesBy KENNETH CHANG BOARD THE RYLAN T, off Louisiana ó Those who believe in ghosts might conclude that those aboard a shipwreck at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico do not want to be disturbed. For nearly two centuries, the ship has lain under a half-mile of water, forgotten until ExxonMobil, by infinitesimal chance, bisected it with an oil pipeline two years ago. Marine archaeologists at Texas A&M University saw it as an opportunity to use undersea technology to uncover maritime history. With robotic submarines able to...
 

Central Asia
Archaeologists Make Unique Find In Southern Russia
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/26/2004 8:57:28 AM PDT · 13 replies · 616+ views


Novosti | 8-26-2004
ARCHEOLOGISTS MAKE UNIQUE FIND IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA MOSCOW, August 25 (RIA Novosti) - Archeologists working in the Russian republic of North Ossetia, in the Caucasus, have made a unique find. They have unearthed remains of a horse with outfit. The horse is reported to have belonged to a dignitary of Alan, the state that presumably existed here in the 7th-9th centuries. The horse's outfit is elaborately decorated with gold-plated silver pendants, openwork pendants, and jingle bells, says Ruslan Dzatiati, a senior official at the North Ossetian Humanities Institute. Scholars believe that the horse was buried together with its owner to...
 

Genghis Khan's Pen As Mighty As His Sword
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/23/2004 6:46:57 AM PDT · 24 replies · 536+ views


IOL | 8-23-2004
Genghis Khan's pen as mighty as his sword? August 23 2004 at 11:45AM Beijing - A Chinese historian says he has evidence that ruthless conqueror and master of the Mongol horde Genghis Khan was as masterful with the pen as he was with the sword. Historians have long assumed the ancient Mongolian ruler was illiterate, primarily because the Mongolian written language was created in the early 13th century, when Genghis Khan would have been in his 40s and not have had time to learn, the official Xinhua news agency said. However, Tengus Bayaryn, a professor at China's Inner Mongolia University,...
 

China, Korea, Japan
Chinese Lady Dai Leaves Egyptian Mummies For Dead
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/25/2004 10:39:57 AM PDT · 18 replies · 474+ views


China Daily | 8-25-2004 | Yu Chunhong
Chinese Lady Dai leaves Egyptian mummies for dead By Yu Chunhong (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2004-08-25 08:59 People all over the world think of Egypt when talking about body preservation and mummies, but how many people know that the best preserved bodies in the world are actually in China? The body of Lady Dai [special to chinadaily.com.cn] According to some scientists, what the ancient Chinese were able to achieve in body preservation leaves the Egyptians in their dust. The body of Lady Dai of the Western Han Dynasty, housed in the state of the art Hunan Museum, attracts flocks of visitors every...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, and PreClovis
'First Americans' May Be Johnnies-Come-Lately (Topper Site)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/22/2004 8:17:24 AM PDT · 19 replies · 523+ views


Atlanta Journal Constitution | 8-20-2004 | Mike Toner
'First Americans' may be Johnnies-come-lately By MIKE TONER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 08/20/04 Human history is being written óand rewritten ó a shovelful at a time on a shaded hillside along the Savannah River. Each summer Al Goodyear's team of archaeologists digs deeper into the riverbank in South Carolina's Allendale County. Each summer the story of the first Americans, the primitive hunters who first populated the continent, grows longer. And more complex. And more controversial. David Tulis/AJC (ENLARGE) Archaeologist Al Goodyear holds a hand-made 'microblade,' one of the hundreds of artifacts unearthed during his team's seven years of excavations...
 

Mystery Hill: America's Stonehenge?
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/26/2004 10:56:54 PM PDT · 5 replies · 148+ views


The Museum of Unnatural Mystery | 1997 | Lee Krystek
How old is the site? Pottery fragments have been tested and found to go back as far as 1000 BC. Charcoal from one fire pit, measured by radiocarbon dating, was found to be 4000 years old.
 

Stone Age Columbus - Questions And Answers
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/22/2004 12:06:57 PM PDT · 40 replies · 542+ views


BBC | 8-22-2004 | BBC
Stone Age Columbus - questions and answersWhat was the Ice Age climate like in southern France/Spain? During the last glacial maximum around 20,000 years ago the climate was a lot colder and drier than now. In southern France one could expect summer temperatures of between 5-10?C and winter temperatures dropping below -20?C. Even so, there were three basic land types that had their own advantages and disadvantages for people: Wide coastal plain that was probably an open grass land with sparse vegetation Uplands that would have been much like the Arctic tundra today Inland valleys that were well sheltered and...
 

Biology, Cryptobiology, Origins
Neanderthal DNA Sequencing
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 02/03/2003 1:02:30 PM PST · 26 replies · 44+ views


Neanderthal DNA Sequencing | FR Post 2-3-03 | Essays by James Q. Jacobs
Neanderthal DNA Sequencing In July of 1997 the first ever sequencing of Neanderthal DNA was announced in the Jouranl Cell (Krings, et. al., 1997), a breakthrough in the study of modern human evolution. The DNA was extracted for the type specimen and the mitochondrial DNA sequence was determined. This sequence was compared to living human mtDNA sequences and found to be outside the range of variation in modern humans. Age estimation of the Neanderthal and human divergence is four times older than the age of the common mtDNA ancestor of all living humans. The authors suggest that the Neanderthals...
 

Neanderthal Extinction Pieced Together
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 01/30/2004 6:27:14 AM PST · 16 replies · 22+ views


Discovery News | Jan. 27, 2004 | By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
Jan. 27, 2004 ? In a prehistoric battle for survival, Neanderthals had to compete against modern humans and were wiped off the face of the Earth, according to a new study on life in Europe from 60,000 to 25,000 years ago. The findings, compiled by 30 scientists, were based on extensive data from sediment cores, archaeological artifacts such as fossils and tools, radiometric dating, and climate models. The collected information was part of a project known as Stage 3, which refers to the time period analyzed. he number three also seems significant in terms of why the Neanderthals became extinct....
 

Neanderthal Man 'Never Walked In Northern Europe'
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/21/2004 7:25:32 PM PDT · 184 replies · 2,505+ views


The Telegraph (UK) | 8-22-2004 | Tony Paterson
Neanderthal Man 'never walked in northern Europe' By Tony Paterson in Berlin (Filed: 22/08/2004) Historians of the Stone Age fear that they will have to rip up their theories about Neanderthal Man after doubt has been cast on the carbon dating of skeletons by a leading German anthropologist. Work by the flamboyant Professor Reiner Protsch von Zieten showed that Neanderthal Man existed in northern Europe. Calculations on skeletal remains found at Hahnofersand, near Hamburg, stated they were 36,000 years old. Yet recent research at Oxford University's carbon-dating laboratory has suggested that they date back a mere 7,500 years. By that...
 

Neanderthal Skeleton Rediscovered
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/05/2002 7:24:37 AM PDT · 30 replies · 29+ views


BBC | 9-4-2002 | Dr David Whitehouse
Wednesday, 4 September, 2002, 18:32 GMT 19:32 UKNeanderthal skeleton rediscovered Neanderthals became extinct more than 20,000 years ago By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor The beautifully preserved and extremely rare skeleton of a newborn Neanderthal, thought to have been lost to science for almost 90 years, has been rediscovered. It could lead to new insights into the evolution of modern humans and our relationship with our extinct cousins. Anthropologists during the first half of the 20th Century were not interested in juvenile specimens Bruno Maureille The fossil is of a baby Neanderthal that was just four months...
 

Neanderthals 'used violence'
  Posted by Gladwin
On News/Activism 04/22/2002 11:13:21 PM PDT · 33 replies · 27+ views


BBC Online | Monday, 22 April, 2002, 23:04 GMT 00:04 UK | Helen Briggs
Evidence has emerged to suggest the Neanderthals had a war-mongering nature. The early hunter-gatherers got into fights and used weapons, according to the results of a study of a skeleton uncovered in French caves. A crack in the skull of the 36,000 year-old Neanderthal was caused by a sharp tool, say anthropologists. An early modern human may have struck the blow. They think another Neanderthal or an early human attacked the young adult. The Neanderthal survived but would have had to be nursed by other members of the tribe. The findings indicate that the contemporaries of early modern humans were...
 

New Evidence of Neanderthal Violence
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat 04/23/2002 3:06:24 PM PDT · 13 replies · 7+ views


BBC | 4-22-2002 | Helen Biggs
Monday, 22 April, 2002, 23:04 GMT 00:04 UK New evidence of Neanderthal violence Reconstruction of Neanderthal skull Helen Briggs BBC News Online Evidence has emerged to suggest the Neanderthals had a war-mongering nature. The early hunter-gatherers got into fights and used weapons, according to the results of a study of a skeleton uncovered in French caves. A crack in the skull of the 36,000 year-old Neanderthal was caused by a sharp tool, say anthropologists. An early modern human may have struck the blow They think another Neanderthal or an early human attacked the young adult. The Neanderthal survived but would...
 

Parrot's oratory stuns scientists
  Posted by aculeus
On News/Activism 01/26/2004 8:36:46 AM PST · 136 replies · 312+ views


BBC News On Line | 2004/01/26 | Alex Kirby
The finding of a parrot with an almost unparalleled power to communicate with people has brought scientists up short. The bird, a captive African grey called N'kisi, has a vocabulary of 950 words, and shows signs of a sense of humour. He invents his own words and phrases if he is confronted with novel ideas with which his existing repertoire cannot cope - just as a human child would do. N'kisi's remarkable abilities, which are said to include telepathy, feature in the latest BBC Wildlife Magazine. N'kisi is believed to be one of the most advanced users of human language...
 

Parrot's oratory stuns scientists
  Posted by unspun
On News/Activism 01/26/2004 10:48:01 PM PST · 56 replies · 16+ views


BBC News | 1/26/2004 | Alex Kirby
Parrot's oratory stuns scientists By Alex Kirby BBC News Online environment correspondent The finding of a parrot with an almost unparalleled power to communicate with people has brought scientists up short. The bird, a captive African grey called N'kisi, has a vocabulary of 950 words, and shows signs of a sense of humour. He invents his own words and phrases if he is confronted with novel ideas with which his existing repertoire cannot cope - just as a human child would do. N'kisi's remarkable abilities, which are said to include telepathy, feature in the latest BBC Wildlife Magazine. N'kisi...
 

Parrot's oratory stuns scientists
  Posted by Revel
On News/Activism 01/27/2004 8:17:11 PM PST · 26 replies · 11+ views


BBC | 1/26/04 | By Alex Kirby
BBC:(Picture Below) Parrot's oratory stuns scientists By Alex Kirby BBC News Online environment correspondent The finding of a parrot with an almost unparalleled power to communicate with people has brought scientists up short. The bird, a captive African grey called N'kisi, has a vocabulary of 950 words, and shows signs of a sense of humour. He invents his own words and phrases if he is confronted with novel ideas with which his existing repertoire cannot cope - just as a human child would do. N'kisi's remarkable abilities, which are said to include telepathy, feature in the latest BBC Wildlife Magazine....
 

Astronomy and Catastrophism
Alaska Volcano West of Anchorage Stirs After 12-Year Slumber
  Posted by BenLurkin
On General/Chat 07/28/2004 9:48:13 PM PDT · 8 replies · 105+ views


Associated Press | Jul 28, 2004 | Associated Press
ANCHORAGE (AP) - Noting a swarm of tiny earthquakes beneath volcanic Mount Spurr, scientists have warned that the volcano 80 miles west of Anchorage could erupt in the next few weeks. Eruptions most often follow a pattern of quakes, said geophysicist John Power of the U.S. Geological Survey, one of three federal and state partners in the Anchorage-based Alaska Volcano Observatory. Power added, however, that the earthquakes will most likely end without an eruption. Mount Spurr was last significantly active in 1992. In an August explosion that year, it spread a thin layer of ash over Anchorage. The mountain's recent...
 

Antarctic Craters Reveal Strike
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/23/2004 6:58:34 AM PDT · 107 replies · 1,641+ views


BBC | 8-23-2004
Antarctic craters reveal strike The asteroid may have raised sea levels by up to 60cm Scientists have mapped enormous impact craters hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet using satellite technology. The craters may have either come from an asteroid between 5 and 11km across that broke up in the atmosphere, a swarm of comets or comet fragments. The space impacts created multiple craters over an area of 2,092km (1,300 miles) by 3,862km (2,400 miles). The scientists told a conference this week that the impacts occurred roughly 780,000 years ago during an ice age. When the impacts hit, they would have...
 

Comets,Meteors & Myth: New Evidence For Toppled Civilizations And Bibical Tales
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat 08/11/2002 5:32:56 PM PDT · 16 replies · 111+ views


Science Tuesday/Space.com | 11-13-2002 | Robert Roy Britt
Comets, Meteors & Myth: New Evidence for Toppled Civilizations and Biblical Tales By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer posted: 07:00 am ET 13 November 2001 "...and the seven judges of hell ... raised their torches, lighting the land with their livid flame. A stupor of despair went up to heaven when the god of the storm turned daylight into darkness, when he smashed the land like a cup." -- An account of the Deluge from the Epic of Gilgamesh, circa 2200 B.C. If you are fortunate enough to see the storm of shooting stars predicted for the Nov. 18...
 

Dark Days Doomed Dinosaurs, Say Purdue Scientists
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 07/07/2004 1:44:10 PM PDT · 12 replies · 518+ views


Purdue University | 2004-06-24 | news release issued by Purdue University
Dark Days Doomed Dinosaurs, Say Purdue Scientists WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ? Though the catastrophe that destroyed the dinosaurs' world may have begun with blazing fire, it probably ended with icy darkness, according to a Purdue University research group. By analyzing fossil records, a team of scientists including Purdue's Matthew Huber has found evidence that the Earth underwent a sudden cooling 65 million years ago that may have taken millennia to abate completely. The fossil rock samples, taken from a well-known archaeological site in Tunisia, show that tiny, cold-loving ocean organisms called dinoflagellates and benthic formanifera appeared suddenly in an ancient...
 

Dino impact gave Earth the chill
  Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism 06/01/2004 1:02:01 AM PDT · 30 replies · 66+ views


BBC NEWS | 05/31/04 | N/A
Dino impact gave Earth the chill A cloud of sulphate particles may have blocked out the sun's warmth Evidence has been found for a global winter following the asteroid impact that is thought to have killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Rocks in Tunisia reveal microscopic cold-water creatures invaded a warm sea just after the space rock struck Earth. The global winter was probably caused by a pollutant cloud of sulphate particles released when the asteroid vapourised rocks at Chicxulub, Mexico. The results are reported in the latest issue of the journal Geology. Italian, US and Dutch...
 
Grains Found in Ga. Traced to Asteroid
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/24/2004 11:32:23 AM PDT · 7 replies · 149+ views


Yahoo / AP | August 24 2004 | editors
Microscopic analysis, reported in the current issue of the journal Geology, revealed a 3-inch-thick layer of "shocked quartz" ó a form of the mineral produced only under intense pressure like that of an impact ó that dated to 35.5 million years ago, when a space rock slammed into the Earth about 120 miles southeast of present-day Washington.
 

SIBERIA METEORITE FLATTENS 40 SQ MILES
  Posted by Mike Darancette
On News/Activism 06/09/2003 5:25:21 PM PDT · 64 replies · 91+ views


The Times | 7 June 2003 | Robin Shepherd
IF IT had hit Central London, Britain would no longer have a capital city. The force of the meteorite that hit eastern Siberia last September destroyed 40 square miles of forest and caused earth tremors felt 60 miles away. An expedition from Russia's Kosmopoisk institute has only recently reached the site in a remote area north of Lake Baikal because of bad weather and difficult terrain, the Interfax news agency said yesterday. Fragments of the meteorite had apparently exploded into shrapnel 18 miles above the Earth with the force of at least 200 tonnes of TNT. At the time, Russian...
 

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111 posted on 08/28/2004 7:12:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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Ancient China
China: Mystery of Khitans Solved
  Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism 08/29/2004 6:34:38 AM PDT · 13 replies · 586+ views


JoongAng Ilbo | 08/05/04 | Yoo Kwang-jong
/begin my translation Locations marked with black/grey human symbols are where Daol Tribe live today. Yunnan on the lower left, Daol Autonomous District in Inner Mongolia on the upper right. Mystery of Khitans Solved After their country's demise a millennium ago, they 'vanished' from history Chinese scholars tracked down their descendants via DNA test Allied with Mongols, they were sent all over the world... widely spread out People such as Daol tribe in Yunnan province carry their blood line. 'People fierce as hawks' That was the assessment of Khitans who rose from N.E. China and went on to be a...
 

Exploring The Mysteries Of Xi'an's Imperial Tombs
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/03/2004 4:47:29 PM PDT · 5 replies · 223+ views


China Daily | 9-3-2004 | David Fullbrook
Exploring the mysteries of Xi'an's imperial tombs By David Fullbrook (That's Beijing) Updated: 2004-09-03 13:49 Dynasties and empires rose and fell along the Wei He River valley, where Xi'an lies. While the emperors are gone, their legacy awaits the spades and brushes of archaeologists exploring this crucible of Chinese history and culture. Terra-Cotta Warriors in the surburb of Xi'an [file photo] The terracotta warriors, one of archaeology's greatest accidental finds, hint at what else could lie under the barely scratched fields where emperors and aristocrats lie interred beneath 500 burial mounds. These tombs rise out of a fertile plain where...
 

Ancient Europe
The Linear B Tablets and Mycenaean Social, Political, and Economic Organization
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/29/2004 8:19:46 PM PDT · 6 replies · 110+ views


Lesson 25, The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean | Revised: Friday, March 18, 2000 | Trustees of Dartmouth College
KO-RE-TE, PO-RO-KO-RE-TE [koreter, prokoreter] -- Such officials are known at both Knossos and Pylos. The titles bear a suspiciously close resemblance to the Latin terms curator and procurator ("guardian" and "manager, imperial officer/governor" respectively). The Linear B evidence suggests that the koreter was a local official in charge of one of the sixteen major administrative units within the Pylian kingdom, and the prokoreter was evidently his deputy.
 

MEN FROM EARLY MIDDLE AGES WERE NEARLY AS TALL AS MODERN PEOPLE
  Posted by ckilmer
On News/Activism 09/01/2004 12:02:19 PM PDT · 84 replies · 1,621+ views


eurekalert.com ohio state university | Richard Steckel
MEN FROM EARLY MIDDLE AGES WERE NEARLY AS TALL AS MODERN PEOPLE COLUMBUS, Ohio ñ Northern European men living during the early Middle Ages were nearly as tall as their modern-day American descendants, a finding that defies conventional wisdom about progress in living standards during the last millennium. Richard Steckel "Men living during the early Middle Ages (the ninth to 11th centuries) were several centimeters taller than men who lived hundreds of years later, on the eve of the Industrial Revolution," said Richard Steckel, a professor of economics at Ohio State University and the author of a new study that...
 

Roman VIP's face reconstructed
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/31/2004 10:28:03 PM PDT · 11 replies · 219+ views


BBC | Monday, 10 January, 2000 | Francesca Kastelitz
Her stone sarcophagus, with a highly-decorative, sealed lead coffin inside, has attracted enormous interest... "There were some expensive glass vessels and jet pots and ornaments buried with her. The vessels would probably have contained perfumed oil.
 

Ancient Middle East
King Solomon's Name Lingers At 'Armageddon' Digging Site
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/04/2004 4:46:48 PM PDT · 11 replies · 528+ views


The Journal Gazette | 9-4-2004 | Bill Broadway
Posted on Sat, Sep. 04, 2004 King Solomon's name lingers at 'Armageddon' digging site By Bill Broadway Washington Post George Washington University student Sarah Loyer, left, and Mariana Litvin, a student from Buenos Aires, Argentina, excavate a portion of what is called Solomon's Palace in Megiddo, Israel. Five George Washington University students and their archaeology professor went to Armageddon this summer, not to search for clues to a cosmic battle yet to come between good and evil, but to seek understanding of civilizations past. One of the most important issues they addressed was whether a palace attributed to King Solomon in...
 

Prehistory & Paleontology
Data Links Early Settlers To African Diaspora (Taiwan)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/30/2004 11:38:24 AM PDT · 4 replies · 247+ views


Taipei Times | 8-29-2004 | Wang Hsiao-wen
Data links early settlers to African diaspora DIFFERENT STORIES: While genetic research puts this land on a main route of early humans' dispersion, anthropologists tie early settlements to the Pearl River Delta By Wang Hsiao-wen STAFF REPORTER Sunday, Aug 29, 2004,Page 2 Long before Portuguese sailors put "Formosa" on the world map, and long before Chinese people crossed the dark current to set up home here, this land was inhabited by Austronesian Aborigines for thousands of years. Multigenetic analysis reveals that Austronesian tribes arrived as early as 14,000 years ago. According to Marie Lin (™L?´´<=?), who conducted the research as...
 

Early volcano victims discovered
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/03/2004 10:59:51 PM PDT · 1 reply · 97+ views


BBC | Monday, May 3, 1999 | editors
Whole communities of ape-like creatures may have been killed in volcanic disasters that struck East Africa 18 million years ago... It follows a study of rock deposits close to the once active volcano Kisingiri. These contained fossils of what is believed to be a forerunner of humans called Proconsul... research suggests they may have been caught by a pyroclastic flow. These are clouds of hot gas, dust and rubble which travel at huge speeds from erupting volcanoes. Scientists, who report their findings in the Journal of the Geological Society, believe the abundance of the hominoid fossils may represent "death...
 

Neanderthal Life No Tougher Than That Of "Modern" Inuits
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/03/2004 4:32:47 PM PDT · 16 replies · 402+ views


Ohio State University | 9-3-2004 | OSU
NEANDERTHAL LIFE NO TOUGHER THAN THAT OF 'MODERN' INUITS COLUMBUS, Ohio ñ The bands of ancient Neanderthals that struggled throughout Europe during the last Ice Age faced challenges no tougher than those confronted by the modern Inuit, or Eskimos. That's the conclusion of a new study intended to test a long-standing belief among anthropologists that the life of the Neanderthals was too tough for their line to coexist with Homo sapiens. 'Looking at these fossilized teeth, you can easily see these defects that showed Neanderthals periodically struggled nutritionally,' Guatelli-Steinberg said. 'But I wanted to know if that struggle was any...
 

Astronomy and Catastrophism
In the shadow of the Moon
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/31/2004 8:42:25 AM PDT · 24 replies · 228+ views


New Scientist | 30 January 1999 | editors
At 8.45 on the morning of 15 April 136 BC, Babylon was plunged into darkness when the Moon passed in front of the Sun. An astrologer, who recorded the details in cuneiform characters on a clay tablet, wrote: "At 24 degrees after sunrise-a solar eclipse. When it began on the southwest side, Venus, Mercury and the normal stars were visible. Jupiter and Mars, which were in their period of disappearance, became visible. The Sun threw off the shadow from southwest to northeast." If present-day astronomers use a computer to run the movements of the Earth, Moon and Sun backwards...
 

The Pyramids
2,500-Year-Old Hidden Tomb Found in Egypt
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism 09/02/2004 10:02:25 PM PDT · 29 replies · 658+ views


AP/Yahoo News | PAUL GARWOOD
CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt's antiquities chief on Thursday revealed a 2,500-year-old hidden tomb under the shadow of one of Giza's three giant pyramids, containing 400 pinkie-finger-sized statues and six coffin-sized niches carved into granite rock. Zahi Hawass, the director of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said archaeologists had been working for three months to clear sand from a granite shaft found between the pyramid of Khafre -- also known by its Greek name of Chephren -- Giza's second-largest tomb of a pharaoh, and the Sphinx. Under blaring sun Thursday, Hawass said Giza's latest ancient discovery came to light after archaeologists...
 

Ancient Tomb Discovered On Giza Pyramid Site
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/03/2004 5:04:49 PM PDT · 13 replies · 624+ views


SF Gate | 9-2-2004 | Paul Garwood
Ancient tomb discovered on Giza pyramids site PAUL GARWOOD, Associated Press Writer Thursday, September 2, 2004 (09-02) 13:40 PDT CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's antiquities chief on Thursday revealed a 2,500-year-old hidden tomb under the shadow of one of Giza's three giant pyramids, containing 400 pinkie-finger-sized statues and six coffin-sized niches carved into granite rock. Zahi Hawass, the director of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said archaeologists had been working for three months to clear sand from a granite shaft found between the pyramid of Khafre -- also known by its Greek name of Chephren -- Giza's second-largest tomb of...
 

French Egyptologists Defend Pyramid Theory
  Posted by wagglebee
On News/Activism 09/04/2004 10:50:57 AM PDT · 56 replies · 979+ views


My Way News | 9/4/04 | PAUL GARWOOD/AP
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A pair of French Egyptologists who suspect they have found a previously unknown chamber in the Great Pyramid urged Egypt's antiquities chief to reconsider letting them test their theory by drilling new holes in the 4,600-year-old structure. Jean Yves Verd'hurt and fellow Frenchman Gilles Dormion, who has studied pyramid construction for more than 20 years, are expected to raise their views during the ninth International Congress of Egyptologists in Grenoble, France, which starts Monday. They also published a book about their theory this week. Standing in their way is Zahi Hawass, the director of Egypt's Supreme...
 

Uncovering The Secrets Of The Great Pyramid
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/29/2004 8:46:23 AM PDT · 26 replies · 887+ views


IOL | 8-29-2004 | Annick Benoist
Uncovering the secrets of the Great Pyramid August 29 2004 at 01:18PM By Annick Benoist Paris - Two French amateur archaelogists this week published a book in which they claim to have located the secret burial chamber of the Pyramid of Cheops near Cairo, the largest pyramid ever built. According to the study of the Great Pyramid, a fourth, undiscovered room lies underneath its so-called Queen's chamber, and is likely to have been the burial chamber for Cheops, an Egyptian pharaoh who ruled from 2560 to 2532 BC. Cheops' final resting place has never been found despite decades of investigation...
 

end of digest #7

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Gods, Graves, Glyphs Weekly Digest #8

Anatolia
Oldest Swords Found In Turkey (3,300BC)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 03/30/2003 4:37:06 PM PST · 25 replies · 104+ views


Discovery Channel | 3-25-2003 | Rossella Lorenzi
Oldest Swords Found in Turkey By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News March 25, 2003 ó The most ancient swords ever found were forged 5,000 years ago in what is today Turkey, according to Italian archaeologists who announced the results of chemical analysis at a recent meeting in Florence. Digging at Arslantepe, a site in the Taurus mountains of southeast Anatolia, Marcella Frangipane, professor at the department of historical science, archaeology and anthropology of antiquities of Rome University, found nine swords dating back to about 3,300 B.C. Blade and hilt were cast in one piece; moreover, three swords were beautifully inlaid with...
 

Britain
Genetic Survey Reveals Hidden Celts Of England
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/06/2001 6:35:33 AM PST · 215 replies · 704+ views


The Sunday Times (UK) | 12-02-2001 | John Elliott/Tom Robbins
SUNDAY DECEMBER 02 2001 Genetic survey reveals hidden Celts of England JOHN ELLIOTT AND TOM ROBBINS THE Celts of Scotland and Wales are not as unique as some of them like to think. New research has revealed that the majority of Britons living in the south of England share the same DNA as their Celtic counterparts. The findings, based on the DNA analysis of more than 2,000 people, poses the strongest challenge yet to the conventional historical view that the ancient Britons were forced out of most of England by hordes of Anglo-Saxon invaders. It suggests that far from being ...
 

Irish, Scots And Welsh Not Celtic - Scientist
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/09/2004 3:59:23 PM PDT · 48 replies · 1,000+ views


IOL | 9-9-2004
Irish, Scots and Welsh not Celts - scientists September 09 2004 at 08:15PM Dublin - Celtic nations like Ireland and Scotland have more in common with the Portuguese and Spanish than with "Celts" - the name commonly used for a group of people from ancient Alpine Europe, scientists say. "There is a received wisdom that the origin of the people of these islands lie in invasions or migrations... but the affinities don't point eastwards to a shared origin," said Daniel Bradley, co-author of a genetic study into Celtic origins. Early historians believed the Celts - thought to have come from...
 

Six More Bodies Found Near 'King Of Stonehenge' Site
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 05/21/2003 4:39:06 PM PDT · 30 replies · 105+ views


The Scotsman | 5-21-2003 | Stuart Coles
Six More Bodies Found Near ëKing of Stonehengeí Site By Stuart Coles, PA News Archaeologists have discovered six more bodies near the grave of the so-called ìKing of Stonehengeî, it was announced today. The remains of four adults and two children were found at a site in Amesbury, Wiltshire. It was about half-a-mile from that of the Amesbury Archer, the Bronze Age man who was buried with the earliest gold found in Britain. He was dubbed by the media as King of Stonehenge ñ so-called because it is thought he might have had a major role in creating Stonehenge. Tests...
 

Viking Burial Site Found in England
  Posted by 68skylark
On News/Activism 09/07/2004 7:53:26 AM PDT · 123 replies · 1,722+ views


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS via NY Times | September 7, 2004 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON (AP) -- Archaeologists in northwestern England have found a burial site of six Viking men and women, complete with swords, spears, jewelry, fire-making materials and riding equipment, officials said Monday. The site, discovered near Cumwhitton, is believed to date to the early 10th century, and archaeologists working there called it the first Viking burial ground found in Britain. The only other known Viking cemetery was found in Ingleby east of Cumwhitton. It was excavated in the 1940s, but the bodies had been cremated and not buried. Local metal specialist Peter Adams made the find at the end of March...
 

India
Money talks: Ancient coins refute myths
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 02/02/2003 4:14:29 PM PST · 13 replies · 36+ views


The Times of India. | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2003 01:34:12 AM | SHABNAM MINWALLA
Money talks: Ancient coins refute myths SHABNAM MINWALLA TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2003 01:34:12 AM ] MUMBAI: Centuries before Dire Straits coined the phrase, medieval Indians had cracked the secret of ëMoney for nothingí. When Mohammad bin Tughlaq introduced copper currency in the 14th century, he made a critical mistakeóhe failed to put an official stamp on the coins. Soon, every housewife was melting her copper vessels, every mohalla had sprouted a mint. ìIn those times, the face value of a coin was the same as its intrinsic value. Tughlaqís idea of substituting silver coins with token...
 

Mystery of Delhi's Iron Pillar unraveled
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 07/21/2002 1:15:49 PM PDT · 40 replies · 161+ views


Press Trust of India | Sunday, July 21, 2002 | Editorial Staff
Nation Monday, July 22, 2002 † Mystery of Delhi's Iron Pillar unraveled New Delhi, July 18: Experts at the Indian Instituteof Technology have resolved the mystery behind the 1,600-year-old iron pillar in Delhi, which has never corroded despite the capital's harsh weather. Metallurgists at Kanpur IIT have discovered that a thin layer of "misawite", a compound of iron, oxygen and hydrogen, has protected the cast iron pillar from rust. The protective film took form within three years after erection of the pillar and has been growing ever so slowly since then. After 1,600 years, the film has grown just...
 

Tamil Trade
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/11/2004 8:07:01 PM PDT · 1 reply · 1+ view


INTAMM | 1997 | Xavier S. Thani Nayagam
Whatever study has been made so far of the Tamil texts side by side with comparable data available in Strabo, Pliny, the Periplus Maris Erythraei and Ptolomey, and with the archaeological and numismatic finds in Southern India, has shown that the Tamil texts contain illuminating corroborative evidence. Discussions of Roman Tamil trade made by Jean Filliozat, Mortimer Wheeler, Pierre Meile, E.H. Warmington and M.P. Charlesworth have taken into consideration the tests interpreted by V. Kangasabai Pillai in his book the "Tamils one thousand eight hundred years Ago". 1904.
 

Rome and Italy
The Pacific's Pompeii
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/11/2004 2:39:03 PM PDT · 13 replies · 380+ views


New Zealand Herald | 9-11-2004 | Stuard Bedford
The Pacific's Pompeii 11.09.2004Stuart Bedford displays a piece of Lapita pottery. Picture/ Amos Chapple When New Zealand archaeologist Dr Stuart Bedford was handed a large piece of ancient broken pottery in Vanuatu this year he thought it was a joke. At Port Vila for a wedding, all thoughts of the nuptials deserted him as he stared at the piece of highly decorated Lapita pottery. "I thought I must have been in another country," he said. Finds of Lapita, the distinctive patterned pottery that marks the movement of the first settlers into eastern Melanesia and western Polynesia, are relatively uncommon on...
 

Middle East
Court bars removal of Temple Mount artifacts
  Posted by Nachum
On News/Activism 09/07/2004 7:46:18 AM PDT · 14 replies · 457+ views


Jerusalem Post | Sep. 6, 2004 | Etgar Lefkovits
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a temporary injunction barring the state from removing thousands of tons of earth and rubble mixed with assorted archaeologically rich artifacts laying on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, just hours after a group of leading Israeli archaeologists and public officials filed a petition to the High Court of Justice against their removal. The swift interim ruling issued by Justice Jacob Turkel - which was handed down the afternoon after the non-partisan 'Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount' took the Government of Israel and the Antiquities Authority to court - bars the state...
 

Ethnic Groups in Philistia
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/08/2004 10:41:26 PM PDT · 6 replies · 72+ views


Giving Goliath His Due: New Archaeological Light on the Philistines | Neal Bierling
The name Goliath, like Achish, is not Semitic, but rather Anatolian (McCarter 1980, 291, Mitchell 1967, 415; Wainwright 1959, 79). Not all agree though; the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2:524) proposes that Goliath may have been a remnant of one of the aboriginal groups of giants of Palestine who now were in the employ of the Philistines. [1. Naveh (1985, 9, 13 n. 14) states that Ikausu, the name of the king of Ekron in the seventh century b.c., is a non-Semitic name that can be associated with that of the Achish of Gath in David's time. The name in...
 

Herodotus' History
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/09/2004 10:31:01 PM PDT · 4 replies · 70+ views


The History: Thalia, the Internet Classics Archive | 440 B.C. | Herodotus, tr by George Rawlinson
There is a great river in Arabia, called the Corys, which empties itself into the Erythraean sea. The Arabian king, they say, made a pipe of the skins of oxen and other beasts, reaching from this river all the way to the desert, and so brought the water to certain cisterns which he had dug in the desert to receive it. It is a twelve days' journey from the river to this desert tract. And the water, they say, was brought through three different pipes to three separate places.
 

Persia
2,500-year-old charter of rights to revisit Iran [Cyrus the Great]
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 09/10/2004 8:56:28 PM PDT · 16 replies · 217+ views


Smccdi/News.Indep.Co.uk | 9/11/04 | Louise Jury
The British Museum is to lend Iran one of its most famous antiquities, which is regarded as the first charter of human rights, 30 years after its loan to the Shah triggered a fierce diplomatic row. The inscriptions on the clay drum known as the Cyrus Cylinder detail the conquest of the Babylon of Belshazzar and Nebuchadnezzar by the 6th-century BC Persian king, Cyrus the Great. It was the Iraq/Iran war of the time. The victory made Cyrus the leader of the first world empire, stretching from Egypt to China. Cyrus proved a model ruler. He describes on the cylinder...
 

In Search of Zarathustra [Pre-Islamic Iran once again making a strong come back]
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 09/05/2004 8:09:50 PM PDT · 121 replies · 1,302+ views


Boston Review | 9/5/04 | Jehangir Pocha
Despite the tendency to see Iran as an Islamic monolith and the attempts of the ruling clerics in Tehran to cast it as such, the full complexity of Iranian identity is little understood and almost never discussedóeven by Iranians themselves. Long before it was absorbed into the Islamic empire by Arab armies under Caliphs Umar and Uthman in the mid-seventh century, Persia had been the birthplace of Zarathustianism, or Zoroastrianism, the worldís first monotheistic religion.The religion was forged some 3,500 years ago around the philosopher-prophet Zarathustraís teachings, which emphasized personal morality and a conscious choice between good and evil. From...
 

Pacific
Kon-Tiki Replica To Sail, Study Pacific In 2005
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/06/2004 4:20:33 PM PDT · 14 replies · 263+ views


ABC Science News | 9-6-2004 | Alister Doyle
Kon-Tiki Replica to Sail, Study Pacific in 2005 Sept. 6, 2004 ó By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A replica of the Kon-Tiki balsa raft will sail the Pacific in 2005 to study mounting environmental threats to the oceans since Thor Heyerdahl made his daredevil 1947 voyage, organizers said on Monday. One of Heyerdahl's grandsons will be among the six-strong crew for the trip from Peru aiming to reach Tahiti, about 310 miles west of the Raroia atoll where the Kon-Tiki ran aground after traveling 4,970 miles in 101 days. Heyerdahl's original voyage defied many experts' predictions that...
 

Maori Men And Women From Different Homelands
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/06/2004 5:15:41 PM PDT · 20 replies · 600+ views


ABC Science News | 3-27-2003 | Adele Whyte
Maori men and women from different homelands Thursday, 27 March 2003 "A New Zealand Warrior and his Wife", an engraving from the journal of Captain James Cook's 1784 visit on Endeavour (Pic: State Library of NSW) The male and female ancestors of todayís Maori people of New Zealand originated from different parts of the world, molecular biologists have said. Their claims, made by Masters student Adele Whyte, the Tuapapa Putaiao Maori Fellow at Victoria University in Wellington, and her supervisor Professor Geoff Chambers, will be aired on ABC-TVís science program Catalyst tonight. By comparing the DNA of people from Asia,...
 

Precolumbian, Clovis, and PreClovis
Did the First Americans Come From, Er, Australia?
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/06/2004 8:04:53 AM PDT · 29 replies · 221+ views


Reuters | Mon Sep 6, 2004 09:24 AM ET | staff
Silvia Gonzalez from John Moores University in Liverpool said skeletal evidence pointed strongly to this unpalatable truth and hinted that recovered DNA would corroborate it... She said there was very strong evidence that the first migration came from Australia via Japan and Polynesia and down the Pacific Coast of America. Skulls of a people with distinctively long and narrow heads discovered in Mexico and California predated by several thousand years the more rounded features of the skulls of native Americans. One particularly well preserved skull of a long-face woman had been carbon dated to 12,700 years ago, whereas the...
 

Divers Find Ancient Skeleton in Mexico
  Posted by NCjim
On News/Activism 09/09/2004 8:02:57 PM PDT · 32 replies · 651+ views


Associated Press | September 9, 2004
Divers making dangerous probes through underwater caves near the Caribbean coast have discovered what appears to be one of oldest human skeletons in the Americas, archaeologists announced at a seminar that was ending on Friday. The report by a team from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History exploits a new way of investigating the past. Most coastal settlements by early Americans now lie deep beneath the sea, which during the Ice Age was hundreds of feet lower than now. Researchers at the international ``Early Man in America'' seminar here also reported other ancient finds -- including a California bone...
 

'First Americans Were Australian'
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/15/2003 9:18:19 PM PDT · 87 replies · 163+ views


BBC | 6-15-2003
'First Americans were Australian' This is the face of the first known American, Lucia The first Americans were descended from Australian aborigines, according to evidence in a new BBC documentary. The skulls suggest faces like those of Australian aborigines The programme, Ancient Voices, shows that the dimensions of prehistoric skulls found in Brazil match those of the aboriginal peoples of Australia and Melanesia. Other evidence suggests that these first Americans were later massacred by invaders from Asia. Until now, native Americans were believed to have descended from Asian ancestors who arrived over a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska and...
 

Liberal 'History 101' takes a hit?
  Posted by Mr_Fantastic_1776
On General/Chat 08/18/2004 1:56:04 PM PDT · 8 replies · 107+ views


The Equinox Project
Archaeologists, anthropologists and ethnographers work hand in hand with historians. Their job is to present information that protects and preserves political history. As a unified group these folks soundly condemn the work of Dr. Fell. They do so without basis in fact and a vengence undeserved. (See Dr. Norman Totten's response here.) His revelation that the Celtic, Arabic and other People visited, emigrated and traded with Native Americans is simple truth. History hides these facts from the general population. They would rather keep the idea that the Native Americans were illiterate savages, incapable of civilized behavior. Nothing could be farther...
 

Tribe challenges American origins (South Pacific Rim peoples were 1st Americans)
  Posted by yankeedame
On News/Activism 09/08/2004 2:43:26 PM PDT · 20 replies · 324+ views


BBC On-Line | Tuesday, 7 September, 2004 | Paul Rincon
Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 September, 2004, 14:26 GMT 15:26 UK Tribe challenges American origins By Paul Rincon BBC News Online science staff, at the BA festival The skulls (r) are long and narrow, not in keeping with Native Indians' broader, rounder features. Some of the earliest settlers of America may have come from Australia, southern Asia, and the Pacific, new research suggests. Traditional theories have held that the first Americans originated from northern Asia. Dr Silvia Gonzalez conducted a study of ancient bones found in Mexico and found that they have very different characteristics to Native Americans. The results are...
 

Catastrophism and Astronomy
An Argument for the Cometary Origin of the Biosphere
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/06/2004 8:16:38 AM PDT · 64 replies · 212+ views


American Scientist | September-October 2001 | Armand H. Delsemme
Abstract: The young Earth appear to have been bombarded by comets for several hundred million years shortly after it was formed. This onslaught, perhaps involving hundreds of millions of comet impacts, is currently the best explantion for the origin of the Earthís oceans, atmosphere and organic molecules. Although historically a controversial idea, there is now a considerable amount of physical and chemical evidence supporting the theory. Comet scientist Armand Delsemme reviews the evidence and argues that comets from the vicinity of Jupiter contributed the bulk of the constituents found in Earthís biosphere.
 

Of Interest to All
The Ultimate Sidebar Management Thread
  Posted by I Am Not A Mod
On News/Activism 03/04/2003 7:15:40 AM PST · 81 replies · 182+ views


<p>Did you know that any Free Republic topic can be a sidebar for you? Did you know you can remove any sidebar that you currently have? Did you know you can control how many posts show up in each sidebar, and what order the sidebars show up on your latest posts page?</p> <p>I have compiled this thread to help make the task of managing your sidebars easier.</p>
 

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117 posted on 09/12/2004 9:33:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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118 posted on 09/12/2004 9:37:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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slow week.

Gods, Graves, Glyphs -- Weekly Digest #9

Ancient Asia
Ancient Pot With Horse-Taming Picture Discovered (3,000 YO)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/12/2004 5:22:24 PM PDT · 43 replies · 834+ views


Xinhuanet/China View ^ | 9-12-2004
Ancient pot with horse-taming picture discovered www.chinaview.cn 2004-09-12 16:15:58 LANZHOU, Sept. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Archaeologists in the northwestern province of Gansu discovered a 3,000-year-old pot with a design showing a scene of horse-pasturing in Minqin County recently. The painted design shows a man herding eight horses. Some of these horses are bucking and some stand quietly; some have tails and some do not. All of the horses have large buttocks, slender waists and thin legs. Surrounded by the eight horses, the wide-shouldered, slender-waisted man is in a long gown. His physique and dress are quite similar to those of ethnic...
 

Ancient Egypt
Egyptians Spared No Expense on Animal Mummies
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 09/15/2004 9:12:40 PM PDT · 9 replies · 107+ views


Reuters ^ | 9/15/04 | Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Ancient Egyptians revered cats and other animals and took as much care in preparing them for their passage to the next life as they did with humans, scientists said on Wednesday. A study of animal mummies from tombs dating back thousands of years showed the ingredients the Egyptians used to preserve them were the same as those used for humans. "The sorts of compounds we were finding indicate they were embalming them in the much same way, with some exotic ingredients," said Richard Evershed, an expert in archaeological chemistry at the University of Bristol in southwest England....
 

Teasing The Sun (Nefertiti)
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat 09/12/2004 6:02:36 PM PDT · 21 replies · 290+ views


IOL ^ | 9-5-2004
Teasing The Sun September 05 2004 at 08:02PM By David Leafe An erotic striptease to arouse the sun god was part of Queen Nefertiti's daily routine. With the early morning sun glinting off her golden bracelets and great clouds of aromatic incense billowing all around her, Queen Nefertiti of Egypt began her elaborate dance of seduction. Music was provided by a choir of blind men - chosen because they could see nothing of this most erotic of royal rituals - who clapped and sang as she moved towards the altar. Nefertiti's religious striptease was an important part of her daily...
 

Ancient Navigation
Ancient Egypt ~ Link with Australia
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 07/21/2002 4:01:35 PM PDT · 38 replies · 588+ views


Crystal Links ^ | FR Post 7-22-02 | An Article by Paul White - 1996
Ancient Egypt ~ Link with Australia An Article by Paul White - 1996 After 5,000 years Australia's Amazing Hieroglyphs still struggle for recognition ! Egyptian hieroglyphs found in New South Wales: The hieroglyphs tell the tale of early Egyptian explorers, injured and stranded, in ancient Australia. The discovery centres around a most unusual set of rock carvings found in the National Park forest of the Hunter Valley, 100 km north of Sydney. The enigmatic carvings have been part of the local folklore of the area for nearly a century with reports of people who sighted them as far back...
 

The Voyage around the Erythraean Sea
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/12/2004 7:55:44 PM PDT · 3 replies · 103+ views


Silk Road ^ | 2004 | William H. Schoff
The Periplus Maris Erythraei (or "Voyage around the Erythraean Sea") is an anonymous work from around the middle of the first century CE written by a Greek speaking Egyptian merchant.† The first part of the work (sections 1-18) describes the maritime trade-routes following the north-south axis from Egypt down the coast of East Africa as far as modern day Tanzania.† The remainder describes the routes of the East-West axis running from Egypt, around the Arabian Peninsula and past the Persian Gulf on to the west coast of India.† From the vivid descriptions of the places mentioned it is generally...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, and PreClovis
Sifting for Clues at W.Md. Dig
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/15/2004 8:46:53 AM PDT · 4 replies · 71+ views


Washington Post ^ | Saturday, September 11, 2004 | Mary Otto
Radiocarbon dating of charcoal found elsewhere on this site has suggested people might have camped here and built fires by the north branch of the Potomac River, anywhere from 9,000 years ago to as much as 16,000 years ago... Some tools and bones have been found in Pennsylvania and Virginia that date well before the Clovis era, although scientists debate whether the dating is accurate.
 

Catastrophism and Astronomy
A Celestial Collision
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/15/2004 9:04:28 AM PDT · 8 replies · 176+ views


Alaska Science Forum ^ | February 10, 1983 | Larry Gedney
Early in the evening of June 18, 1178, a group of men near Canterbury, England, stood admiring the sliver of a new moon hanging low in the west. In terms they later described to a monk who recorded their sighting, "Suddenly a flaming torch sprang from the moon, spewing fire, hot coals and sparks." In continuing their description of the event, they reported that "The moon writhed like a wounded snake and finally took on a blackish appearance"... [P]lanetary scientist Jack Hartung of the State University of New York... gathered enough clues to suggest that a large asteroid... might have...
 

Pyramids
New robot to uncover Pyramid mysteries: Egyptologist
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 09/16/2004 9:10:41 PM PDT · 58 replies · 781+ views


Peoples Daily Online ^ | UPDATED: 08:11, August 12, 2004 | Editorial Staff
A new robot, currently being designed by a Singaporean university, will hopefully explore the bowels of the Great Pyramid next year, a noted Egyptologist said on Wednesday. "The manufacturing of the robot will start in October, with the university footing the bill. The exploration will likely start next year," Zahi Hawass, chairman of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters. "Stone doors inside the Great Pyramid could not just be there as an ornament. They must have a function and hide something behind them," he said. "They could not just be there for dead King Cheops (Khufu) to slip...
 

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119 posted on 09/18/2004 11:12:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=napalminthemorning)
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120 posted on 09/18/2004 11:14:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=napalminthemorning)
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