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'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 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 | 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 | 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...

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 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...

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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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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Very cool list dude...

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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.

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...

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 | 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.

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

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...

  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
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On News/Activism 08/24/2004 8:16:56 AM PDT · 34 replies · 720+ views

Turkish | 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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]
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ( 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] 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)
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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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On General/Chat 08/11/2002 5:32:56 PM PDT · 16 replies · 111+ views

Science Tuesday/ | 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
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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.

  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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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.

  Posted by ckilmer
On News/Activism 09/01/2004 12:02:19 PM PDT · 84 replies · 1,621+ views 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

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...

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Gods, Graves, Glyphs Weekly Digest #8

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...

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

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...

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.

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/ | 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...

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 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...

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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Gods, Graves, Glyphs -- Weekly Digest #10

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Camisea Pipeline Unearths Ancient Peru Relics
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/20/2004 11:03:24 PM PDT · 5 replies · 84+ views

Reuters | Wed Sep 15, 2004 04:50 PM ET | Marco Aquino
The construction of the 454-mile pipeline through the jungle and over the Andes to the coast has unearthed some 1,000 archeological sites from a range of civilizations across Peru that trace 9,000 years of history, archeologists say. The artifacts, which total 72 tons in weight, include mummies, textiles, jewelry, ceramics and weaponry that time and even the humidity of the jungle have been unable to destroy... One of the most exciting finds are the relics of the little-known Echarate culture, which lived some 3,300 years ago in today's Cuzco province

Dating Early Man in the Americas
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/24/2004 7:40:14 PM PDT · 13 replies · 80+ views

ASA Online (via the Web Archive) | March 2000 (ASA Bulletin, v22, i2&3 and v23,i1) | Roy J. Shlemon
By 1997, some 80 earth-science specialists visited Monte Verde, many participated in the excavations, and still others collected samples and conducted laboratory analyses. The results are remarkable: now documented are 70 species of plants collected by Early Man, the remnants of mastodon meat, the remains of wooden canoes, mortars, and hundreds of stone artifacts including projectile points and cutting and scraping tools. Additionally, some 30 radiocarbon dates were obtained from abundant charcoal, wood and ivory found within the artifact-bearing strata. These dates indicate that Monte Verde was occupied about 12.5 ka ago, a full thousand years before Clovis (Meltzer, 1997).

First Americans - Homo Erectus in America
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/24/2004 7:54:26 PM PDT · 9 replies · 83+ views | January 01, 1999 | Tom Baldwin (apparently)
While the author of this webpage does not believe that Homo Erectus is responsible for the surface lithics found in the Calico Mountains of California, he does believe the presence of these lithics is quite important in establishing the fact that man was on this continent eons before those of the Clovis school are willing to admit. Once the door is thrown open to an earlier arrival date for man on this continent, then serious study will hopefully begin on the many early man sites to be found in both North and South America, but currently ignored because of their...

First Mariners
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/25/2004 12:44:19 AM PDT · 2 replies · 33+ views

Archaeology | Volume 51 Number 3 May/June 1998 | Mark Rose
Mata Menge, however, produced a small number of stone tools, including some made of nonlocal chert, as well as remains of large stegodon, crocodile, giant rat, freshwater molluscs, and plants... Morwood dated the sites using a technique that analyzes individual zircon crystals from volcanic deposits. A sample from Tangi Talo, taken near a pygmy stegodon tusk and giant tortoise shell fragments, yielded a date of about 900,000 years ago. At Mata Menge, a sample from just beneath the artifact-bearing level dated to about 880,000 years ago, while another, taken above in situ artifacts, gave a date of about 800,000... Tools...

Pre-Inca Ruins Emerrging From Peru's Cloud Forests (Chapapoyas)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/23/2004 8:09:38 PM PDT · 26 replies · 569+ views

National Geographic | 9-16-2004 | John Roach
Pre-Inca Ruins Emerging From Peru's Cloud Forests John Roach for National Geographic News September 16, 2004 On the eastern slope of the Andes mountains in northern Peru, forests cloak the ruins of a pre-Inca civilization, the size and scope of which explorers and archaeologists are only now beginning to understand. Known as the Chachapoya, the civilization covered an estimated 25,000 square miles (65,000 square kilometers). The Chachapoya, distinguished by fair skin and great height, lived primarily on ridges and mountaintops in circular stone houses. Sean Savoy, leader of the Gran Saposoa-El Dorado IV Expedition (July-August 2004), points out a stone...

Signs of an earlier American
  Posted by zide56
On News/Activism 09/24/2004 9:18:58 AM PDT · 30 replies · 539+ views

The Christian Science Monitor | September 23, 2004 | Peter N. Spotts
South Carolina dig could move habitation date back another 12,000 years.

The Solutrean Solution--Did Some Ancient Americans Come from Europe?
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/24/2004 7:31:55 PM PDT · 1 reply · 43+ views

Clovis and Beyond | 1999 | Dennis Stanford and Bruce Bradley
Years of research in eastern Asia and Alaska have produced little evidence of any historical or technological connection between the Asian Paleolithic (Stone Age) and Clovis peoples. Also, the southeastern United States has produced more Clovis sites than the West, and a few radiocarbon dates suggest some of them may predate those in the western states. If correct, that hardly fits the notion that Clovis technology originated in northeast Asia or Alaska. Over the years, various scholars have noted similarities between Clovis projectile points and "Solutrean" points, the product of a Paleolithic culture on the north coast of Spain between...

Canyon Holds Ancient Civilization Secrets
  Posted by ckilmer
On News/Activism 09/20/2004 11:16:15 AM PDT · 18 replies · 648+ views

yahoo/AP | Mon Sep 20, 7:41 AM ET | PAUL FOY,
Canyon Holds Ancient Civilization Secrets Mon Sep 20, 7:41 AM ET Add Science - AP to My Yahoo! By PAUL FOY, Associated Press Writer RANGE CREEK CANYON, Utah - The newly discovered ruins of an ancient civilization in this remote eastern Utah canyon could reveal secrets about the descendants of the continent's original Paleo-Indians who showed up before the time of Christ to settle much of present-day Utah. AP Photo Archaeologists estimate as many as 250 households occupied this canyon over a span of centuries ending about 750 years ago. They left half-buried stone-and-mortar houses and granary caches, and painted...

Utah Canyon Holds Secrets of Ancient Civilization
  Posted by Gucho
On General/Chat 09/20/2004 1:44:35 AM PDT · 2 replies · 103+ views
Utah Canyon Holds Secrets of Ancient Civilization By Paul Foy Associated Press Writer Published: Sep 20, 2004 RANGE CREEK CANYON, Utah (AP) - The newly discovered ruins of an ancient civilization in this remote eastern Utah canyon could reveal secrets about the descendants of the continent's original Paleo-Indians who showed up before the time of Christ to settle much of present-day Utah. Archaeologists estimate as many as 250 households occupied this canyon over a span of centuries ending about 750 years ago. They left half-buried stone-and-mortar houses and granary caches, and painted colorful trapezoidal figures on canyon walls. "It's like...

China and Japan
2,000 Year Old Wine Found In Communist China
  Posted by bruinbirdman
On News/Activism 06/22/2003 2:02:25 AM PDT · 13 replies · 94+ views

BBC | June 22, 2003 | Jannat Jalil
There is a saying that fine wine improves with age. But does this apply to a wine that is 2,000 years old. Well, archaeologists in China may soon be able to tell us. State media said that when Chinese archaeologists unearthed a large bronze jar in the Western city of Xi'an they discovered about five litres of light green rice wine inside. The jar shaped like a phoenix head was found in a tomb. One archaeologist was quoted as saying that the high purity of the wine indicated the owner was a nobleman. It is thought to date back to...

Clue Found To Uncover Mystery Of Gunpowder Invention
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/11/2003 1:18:43 PM PST · 18 replies · 196+ views

Peoples Daily | 12-11-2003
Clue found to uncover mystery of gunpowder invention Chinese archeologists have found a large ancient saltpeter manufacturing base which they believe was used to manufacture gunpowder over 1,000 years ago. A team of archaeologists discovered last month a network of caves at the Laojun Mountain in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Xu Xiangdong, leader of the expedition and former president of the Beijing Ancient Building Museum, said the caves were used to manufacture saltpeter, one of the major ingredients of gunpowder. In two caves, the remains of workshops and storage pits were discovered, while in another cave the team found four...

Japanese Shipwreck Adds To Evidence Of Great Cascadia Earthquake In 1700
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/03/2003 5:58:56 AM PST · 7 replies · 50+ views

Science Daily | 10-31-2003 | U/W
Source: University Of Washington Date: 2003-10-31 Japanese Shipwreck Adds To Evidence Of Great Cascadia Earthquake In 1700 Evidence has mounted for nearly 20 years that a great earthquake ripped the seafloor off the Washington coast in 1700, long before there were any written records in the region. Now, a newly authenticated record of a fatal shipwreck in Japan has added an intriguing clue. Written records collected from villages along a 500-mile stretch of the main Japanese island of Honshu show the coast was hit by a series of waves, collectively called a tsunami, on Jan. 28, 1700. Because no Japanese...

Epigraphy and Language
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/25/2004 12:02:15 AM PDT · 6 replies · 88+ views

Cherryh website | 1999 | C.J. Cherryh
I used to teach this subject. I use a method that's a little different than the standard, a method aimed at results, not tradition, and no need to learn grammar at the outset, when you've got enough new things to learn. If you learned by the traditional method you may find this radically different; but trust me.

Ancient Egypt

Mummy Hair Reveals Drinking Habits
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/23/2004 7:24:12 PM PDT · 39 replies · 858+ views

Discovery News | 9-23-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
Mummy Hair Reveals Drinking Habits By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Sept. 23, 2004 Mummy hair has revealed the first direct evidence of alcohol consumption in ancient populations, according to new forensic research.The study, still in its preliminary stage, examined hair samples from spontaneously mummified remains discovered in one of the most arid regions of the world, the Atacama Desert of northern Chile and southern Peru. The research was presented at the 5th World Congress on Mummy Studies in Turin, Italy, this month. ì In modern human hair the levels would generally be in the ranges of social drinking, but we...

Ancient and Medieval Europe
In The Neanderthal Mind
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/22/2004 5:32:57 PM PDT · 32 replies · 510+ views

Science News | 9-18-2004 | Bruce Bower
Week of Sept. 18, 2004; Vol. 166, No. 12 , p. 183 In the Neandertal Mind Our evolutionary comrades celebrated vaunted intellects before meeting a memorable demise Bruce Bower Call a person a Neandertal, and no one within earshot will mistake the statement for a compliment. It's a common, convenient way to cast someone as a stupid, brutish lout. From an evolutionary perspective, the invective has no basis in truth, say archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge. This interdisciplinary duo, based at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, has drawn on a range of scientific research and prehistoric...

Malta's Magnificent Hypogeum
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/21/2004 11:07:49 PM PDT · 2 replies · 78+ views

The Cultured Traveler | May 2001 | Patrick Totty
5,600 years ago, patient Stone Age laborers gouged emptiness from solid living rock, fashioning a complex three-level interior that contains astounding textural detail. Covering a total of about 5,400 square feet, with its levels extending down about 35 feet, the Hypogeum was discovered by accident in 1902 near the center of the town of Paola... For about a 1,000-year span, the Hypogeum served as a necropolis, a city of the dead that eventually housed the remains of about 7,000 people. It was one of many megalithic structures strewn across Malta, built by a complex Neolithic culture that mysteriously disappeared around...

Viking burial ground dispels myth of longship marauders
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/20/2004 11:11:40 PM PDT · 11 replies · 156+ views

The Guardian | Tuesday September 7, 2004 | Lee Glendinning and Maev Kennedy
The Vikings were buried within 10 metres (30ft) of each other. In the 1940s at Ingleby in Derbyshire a burial ground was found, but it held cremated ashes buried in earthenware pots, with few artefacts. The only other group of bodies found was a battlefield cemetery at nearby Repton. The Cumbria burials were completely different. These were clearly not the longship pirates of legend, but a settled, wealthy, peaceful community. Sir Neil added that the find provided rare evidence of Vikings as settlers who integrated into English life.

The Egg Island theory (Where Did Columbus Make Landfall?)
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 09/19/2004 12:21:10 PM PDT · 41 replies · 382+ views

Amerion Internet Services | last updated: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 | Keith A. Pickering
Egg island is a flyspeck of land (0.2 square miles) at the end of a string of small islands extenting west from the northern end of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. Along with its near neighbor Royal Island, Egg was proposed as the landfall in 1981 by Arne B. Molander, a retired civil engineer. Molander has been a tireless advocate for his theory since, although his efforts so far have failed to convince anyone that the idea has merit.

State Plays Orwellian with Columbus
  Posted by wagglebee
On News/Activism 08/28/2004 3:13:16 PM PDT · 10 replies · 331+ views

FrontPage Magazine | 8/26/04 | Robert Spencer
George Orwell knew that if you can control a people's past, you can control its present; that's why in 1984 he has a whole government department ó the Ministry of Truth ó devoted to rewriting history. Now, twenty years beyond Orwell's nightmare year, we call the Ministry of Truth the State Department: in a press release issued Monday, ìIslamic Influence Runs Deep in American Culture,î Phyllis McIntosh of State's Washington File burbles that ìIslamic influences may date back to the very beginning of American history. It is likely that Christopher Columbus, who discovered America in 1492, charted his way across...

A World Ruled By Fungi
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 03/30/2004 6:51:35 PM PST · 19 replies · 52+ views

Science Daily | 2004-03-08 | Swedish Research Council
The catastrophe that extinguished the dinosaurs and other animal species, 65 million years ago also brought dramatic changes to the vegetation. In a study presented in latest issue of the journal Science, the paleontologists Vivi Vajda from the University of Lund, Sweden and Stephen McLoughlin from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia have described what happened to the vegetation month by month. They depict a world in darkness where the fungi had taken over. It¥s known that an asteroid hit the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico at the end of the Cretaceous Period. It left a 180 km wide crater and...

Modern History
Did injured brain betray Red Baron?
  Posted by bad company
On General/Chat 09/21/2004 6:24:41 AM PDT · 4 replies · 116+ views

K.C.Star | Tue, Sep. 21, 2004 | ALAN BAVLEY
Posted on Tue, Sep. 21, 2004 Did injured brain betray Red Baron? Trauma from earlier wound likely caused lack of judgment on fatal flight, psychologists say By ALAN BAVLEY The Kansas City Star The Associated Press An undated photo circa 1917 of the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen It's never been clear why the World War I German flying ace dubbed the Red Baron took the chances that got him killed one spring day in 1918. Now two retired U.S. Air Force psychologists think they have an answer: The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, had suffered so traumatic a...

Red Baron brought down by a shot fired the previous year
  Posted by Land_of_Lincoln_John
On General/Chat 09/21/2004 7:24:44 PM PDT · 5 replies · 115+ views

Telegraph | September 22, 2004 | Roger Highfield
A head wound suffered by the Red Baron the year before his death was the underlying reason he was eventually shot down, according to a study by neuroscientists. There has been endless speculation over who killed the 25-year-old First World War flying ace but the new study suggests that more credit is due to the British airman who grazed his skull in 1917 than to the Australian gunner who eventually brought him down in 1918. The killing machine feared by the Allies and revered by his countrymen suffered significant brain damage to his frontal lobes when a machinegun round fired...

end of digest #10

121 posted on 09/25/2004 8:37:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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122 posted on 09/25/2004 8:39:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks, SC!

123 posted on 09/25/2004 7:09:04 PM PDT by P.O.E. (John Kerry: The" you're rubber and I'm glue" candidate.)
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You're most welcome! Love your tagline.

Here's an Amazon Listmania I liked.
Crackademia and its Discontents by Kevin S. Currie, discontented grad student

124 posted on 09/25/2004 7:27:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv

Rings too close to home - I'm currently pursuing teacher certification courses at a local university. Teachers teaching about teaching. Sometimes the political correctness gets too thick, but I ain't stupid enough to take them on. I just get my grade, make some funny comments,and move on....

125 posted on 09/25/2004 8:04:23 PM PDT by P.O.E. (John Kerry: The" you're rubber and I'm glue" candidate.)
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126 posted on 09/25/2004 8:25:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs -- Weekly Digest #11

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Data: Columbus Might Be Buried in Spain ^
  Posted by wagglebee
On General/Chat ^ 10/02/2004 12:33:39 PM PDT · 4 replies · 26+ views

My Way News | 10/01/04 | DANIEL WOOLLS/AP
MADRID, Spain (AP) - Researchers studying DNA from 500-year-old bone slivers said Friday that preliminary data suggests Christopher Columbus might be buried in Spain, rather than in a rival tomb in the Dominican Republic - but for now they cannot be sure. The team insisted it had reached no conclusion and more research was needed. But it said some DNA samples taken from bones that Spain says are the explorer's matched DNA from a body widely believed to be that of his brother, Diego. Both were unearthed in Seville over the past two years as part of a pioneering experiment...

Measure could block Kennewick Man study ^
  Posted by Bernard Marx
On News/Activism ^ 10/01/2004 7:12:56 PM PDT · 55 replies · 511+ views

Seattle Post Intelligencer via AP | October 1, 2004 | Matthew Daly
WASHINGTON -- Scientists hoping to study the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man are protesting a bill by Colorado Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell that they say could block their efforts. A two-word amendment would change an Indian graves-protection law to allow federally recognized tribes to claim ancient remains even if they cannot prove a link to a current tribe. Scientists say the bill, if enacted, could have the effect of overturning a federal appeals court ruling that allowed them to study the 9,300-year- old bones.

Ancient Middle East
Flame of the Ancient Faith Still Flickers in Iran ^
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism ^ 07/15/2004 10:58:24 PM PDT · 17 replies · 275+ views

Yahoo! | 7/15/04 | Christian Oliver
CHAK CHAK, Iran (Reuters) - Zoroastrians say the sacred spring at Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central Iran, has lost none of its miraculous healing powers. "A 32-year-old Muslim came here as a last resort when he was dying from leukemia. I was not sure we should let a Muslim in but he insisted and spent the night here," said Goshtasb Belivani, a priest of Iran's ancient pre-Islamic religion. "During the night he was visited by a beautiful woman dressed in green who gave him sherbet to drink," he continued....

High-tech review confirms pedigree of early Bible source ^
  Posted by PetroniusMaximus
On Religion ^ 09/28/2004 11:22:59 PM PDT · 21 replies · 278+ views

The Denver Post | September 28, 2004 | John Noble Wilford
High-tech review confirms pedigree of early Bible source.The words are among the most familiar and ecumenical in the liturgies of Judaism and Christianity. At the close of a worship service, the rabbi, priest or pastor delivers, with o!=nly slight variations, the comforting and fortifying benediction: "May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord cause his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and grant you peace."An archaeological discovery in 1979 revealed that the Priestly Benediction, as the verse from Numbers 6:24-26 is called, appeared to...

Solving a Riddle Written in Silver ^
  Posted by 68skylark
On News/Activism ^ 09/27/2004 9:26:45 PM PDT · 23 replies · 757+ views

New York Times | September 28, 2004 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
The words are among the most familiar and ecumenical in the liturgies of Judaism and Christianity. At the close of a worship service, the rabbi, priest or pastor delivers, with only slight variations, the comforting and fortifying benediction: "May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord cause his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and grant you peace." An archaeological discovery in 1979 revealed that the Priestly Benediction, as the verse from Numbers 6:24-26 is called, appeared to be the earliest biblical passage ever...

Catastrophism and Astronomy
Explosions in the Sky: Supernovae Imminent? ^
  Posted by cogitator
On News/Activism ^ 10/01/2004 12:59:05 PM PDT · 133 replies · 3,607+ views

SpaceRef | 09/30/2004 | NASA
After a Trio of Explosions Scientists say Supernova is ImminentThree powerful recent blasts from three wholly different regions in space have left scientists scrambling. The blasts, which lasted only a few seconds, might be early alert systems for star explosions called supernovae, which could start appearing any day. The first two blasts, called X-ray flashes, occurred on September 12 and 16. These were followed by a more powerful burst on September 24. The burst seems to be on the cusp between an X-ray flash and a full-fledged gamma ray burst, a discovery interesting in its own right. If these signals...

Recently Discovered Near-Earth Asteroid Makes Record-breaking Approach to Earth ^
  Posted by BenLurkin
On General/Chat ^ 03/17/2004 10:05:44 PM PST · 15 replies · 144+ views

NASA's Near Earth Object Program Office | Wednesday, March 17, 2004 | Steven R. Chesley
A small near-Earth asteroid (NEA), discovered Monday night by the NASA-funded LINEAR asteroid survey, will make the closest approach to Earth ever recorded. There is no danger of a collision with the Earth during this encounter. The object, designated 2004 FH, is roughly 30 meters (100 feet) in diameter and will pass just 43,000 km (26,500 miles, or about 3.4 Earth diameters) above the Earth's surface on March 18th at 5:08 PM EST (2:08 PM PST, 22:08 UTC). (Close approach details here). On average, objects about the size of 2004 FH pass within this distance roughly once every two years,...

Modern History
Lucky Break: Study Finds Lewis and Clark Could Have Met Dire Weather ^
  Posted by shotokan
On General/Chat ^ 09/30/2004 1:30:58 PM PDT · 18 replies · 128+ views

ABC News | Sept. 29, 2004 | Lee Dye
Sept. 29, 2004 ó If Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had set off on their historic expedition across what is now the northwestern United States a few years earlier, or a couple of years later, the dream of then-President Thomas Jefferson might have turned into a nightmare. The success of that venture contributed to the expansion of the West, based largely on glowing reports of lush, fertile regions where wildlife was abundant. But according to new research, Lewis and Clark were extraordinarily lucky. Unbeknownst to them, they had hit a narrow "window of opportunity" which created favorable images of the...

Epigraphy and Language

Phyrrus ^
  Posted by Jason Kauppinen
On General/Chat ^ 09/26/2004 1:59:53 AM PDT · 6 replies · 117+ views

Phyrrus of Epirus, Phyrric How does one pronounce Phyrrus and Phyrric is it PIE-rus, PYRE-rus, FEAR-rus...???

Origins and Prehistory
Human populations are tightly interwoven ^
  Posted by AZLiberty
On General/Chat ^ 09/30/2004 11:17:34 AM PDT · 19 replies · 157+ views

Nature | September 29, 2004 | Michael Hopkin
The most recent common ancestor of all humanity lived just a few thousand years ago, according to a computer model of our family tree. Researchers have calculated that the mystery person, from whom everyone alive today is directly descended, probably lived around 1,500 BC in eastern Asia. Douglas Rohde of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and his colleagues devised the computer program to simulate the migration and breeding of humans across the world. By estimating how different groups intermingle, the researchers built up a picture of how tightly the world's ancestral lines are linked. The figure of 1,500...

Retracing the footprints of time ^
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat ^ 09/30/2004 7:56:25 AM PDT · 4 replies · 75+ views

Alberta Report (via Web Archive) | September 9, 1996 | Steve Sandford
In an otherwise unremarkable gravel bluff on the banks of the Bow River in Calgary, University of Alberta researchers Jiri Chlachula and Alan Bryan believe they have unearthed the remains of what could be the oldest human artifacts in North America, the pair announced this month. If substantiated, the discovery pushes back the known date of human settlement in North America by several thousand years. Other earth scientists are sceptical about the find's authenticity: U of A geomorphologist Rob Young describes it as "based only on pure speculation." ...Comments Prof. Young: "Any dude could have put that rock there."

The Olympics
Ancient Games were pagan entertainment package ^
  Posted by presidio9
On News/Activism ^ 07/23/2004 6:33:12 AM PDT · 11 replies · 690+ views

Reuters | Fri 23 July | Paul Majendie
From spectacular chariot races to bloody wrestling bouts, the Ancient Olympics offered the ultimate pagan entertainment package. Competitors had to swear an oath on a slice of boar's meat that they had not used magic to boost their performances. Runners making a false start were thrashed by the official whip bearer. Wrestlers could tear out their opponent's intestines -- but eye-gouging was banned. Prostitutes made a year's wages in five days at the Greek spectacular. Married women were forbidden to attend the GamesA where all athletes performed naked. That gave writer Tony Perrottet the perfect title for his entertaining look...

Ancient Greeks' Olympics Didn't Start Out In The Nude ^
  Posted by harrycarey
On News/Activism ^ 08/19/2004 8:16:49 AM PDT · 15 replies · 500+ views

AP | 8/19/04
Ancient Greeks' Olympics Didn't Start Out In The Nude POSTED: 8:23 am EDT August 19, 2004 UPDATED: 11:10 am EDT August 19, 2004 ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece -- The ancient Greeks may have been famous for competing in the nude. But they apparently didn't start out that way. Historian Lamros Lambracos says the earliest runners wore little skirts. In one race, he says, a runner lost his skirt and won the race. That ushered in the era of naked Olympics, he said. Lambracos, who has taught at New York University and the University of Athens, worked as a volunteer at the...

In ancient Greece, nudity was Olympic Games' great equalizer ^
  Posted by MikalM
On News/Activism ^ 07/30/2004 6:18:16 PM PDT · 26 replies · 2,668+ views

San Francisco Chronicle | 7/30/04 | Charles Burress
Imagine Plato, a noted fan of ancient Greek athletics, providing color commentary for the upcoming Olympic Games: "Why in Zeus' name are they wearing clothes?" he might ask. The Olympics are returning to their original home in Greece next month but not to their original dress code. "This may be the most obvious and striking difference between today's athletes and the ancient Greeks," UC Berkeley archaeologist Stephen Miller says in "Ancient Greek Athletics," his new book on the ancient games. So embedded was competing in the nude that our word gymnasium comes from the Greek gymnos for "naked," Miller notes...

end of digest #11

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Gods, Graves, Glyphs -- Weekly Digest #12

Ancient Egypt
Abydos Royal Enclosures
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/04/2004 6:52:20 AM PDT · 1 reply · 74+ views

Francesco Raffaele | March, 4-7, 2003 | Francesco Raffaele
Another important discovery by David O'Connor was the fleet of 14 boats found out of the E side of the Shunet ez-Zebib (yet probably earlier in date than it). These were housed in mudbrick casing (white washed) and probably poles/ pennants were inserted in this casing; a boulder perhaps symbolized their anchors. The length of the structures varied from nearly 20 to 27m. In one of the boats seal impressions were found (no royal name, but Early First Dynasty in style) which haven't been published yet.

Quarry, Setting and Team Marks: The Carian Connection
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/08/2004 3:20:42 PM PDT · 1 reply · 2+ views

University of Leiden (Netherlands) | 1998 | (about) Sheldon Lee Gosline
In this paper, the author proposes some specific attributions for signs deriving from the Carian or another West-Anatolian script found on in situ blocks from standing walls: quarry, block positioning, or team marks. The proposals are based on data from three distant yet related sites where such marks have been preserved, among which the Khnum temple terrace on Elephantine. In time, however, the quarry marks at Elephantine do not correspond with the other two sites. Therefore, the author proposes that the terrace was built several hundred years earlier than the Graeco-Roman Period to which the terrace is usually dated, or...

Rome and Italy
Emperor Aurelian (Lucius Domitius Aurelianus)
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/08/2004 6:55:02 PM PDT · 2 replies · 38+ views

Illustrated History of the Roman Empire | circa 2000 | various
The Alemanni, Juthungi and Marcomanni invaded the empire in force, before even the Vandals had finished withdrawing. Once more northern Italy had to endure a force of barbarians descending upon it from the Alps... Aurelian rushed back to... Placentia. But the legions were no match for the barbarians this time and Aurelian suffered a severe defeat (AD 271)... If Aurelian had suffered a setback, he was still far from beaten. The barbarians now made one crucial mistake. In order to cover more ground - and so reap more plunder - they split up their huge army into several smaller forces....

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Early (Ancient) Hair Sample Raises Questions
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 07/14/2004 8:21:37 PM PDT · 28 replies · 999+ views

Indian Country | 726-2000
Early hair sample raises questions Posted: July 26, 2000 - 12:00am EST WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) - Under a small Woodburn city park may lie the answer to who are the earliest Oregonians yet discovered. Scientists have found an ancient strand of hair in Woodburn's Front Street Park - a human hair that may have been left behind before modern American Indians settled in North America a few thousand years ago. The hair, found in a core sample during a June 1999 dig, could be one of the oldest found in the Western United States, said Alison Stenger, director of the...

The Skeleton in Armor
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/08/2004 2:29:01 PM PDT · 3 replies · 47+ views

Fall River Police Department / Fall River History | 1883 | History of Bristol County
In the American Monthly Magazine for January, 1836, is a short article on the skeleton, then in the Fall River Athenaeum, portions of which we shall extract, not because the description is faultless, but because it is the account of one J. Stark who examined the remains for the purpose of describing them to the public. With Mr. Stark's speculations accompanying his description we have little concern. More facts and greater reflection would probably have led him to very different conclusions. He describes the skeleton as " the remains of a human body, armed with a breastplate, a species of...

Central Asia
Archeologists Unearth Remains of Genghis Khan's Palace on Mongolian Steppe
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 10/06/2004 6:04:21 AM PDT · 54 replies · 1,220+ views

Associated Press | Oct 6, 2004 | Audrey McAvoy
TOKYO (AP) - Archaeologists have unearthed the site of Genghis Khan's palace and believe the long-sought grave of the 13th century Mongolian warrior is somewhere nearby, the head of the excavation team said Wednesday. A Japanese and Mongolian research team found the complex on a grassy steppe 150 miles east of the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator, said Shinpei Kato, professor emeritus at Tokyo's Kokugakuin University. Genghis Khan (c. 1162-1227) united warring tribes to become leader of the Mongols in 1206. After his death, his descendants expanded his empire until it stretched from China to Hungary. Genghis Khan built the...

Origins and Prehistory
Caveful of Clues About Early Humans: Interbreeding With Neanderthals Among Theories Being Explored
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/05/2004 11:59:56 PM PDT · 12 replies · 142+ views

Washington Post | September 20, 2004 | Fredric Heeren
For the seven-member team, the hazards of reaching the site, accessible only by diving through frigid underwater passages, were worth it. Their finds may help answer some of the most hotly debated questions about early humans: Did they make love or war with Neanderthals? Were Neanderthals intellectually inferior to our human ancestors? ...The team included a Portuguese shipwreck diver and archaeologist, a French Neanderthal specialist, a Romanian cave biologist, and the three Romanian adventurers who discovered the human fossils while exploring submerged caves... [T]he ceiling lowered until they were forced, first, to swim on their backs and, finally, don...

New Evidence for Multiregional Origins
  Posted by sarcasm
On News/Activism 09/05/2001 5:05:20 PM PDT · 30 replies · 167+ views

Anthropology | Alec Christensen
Part 1: The debate Over recent years, there has been a loud debate within palaeoanthropology over the origins of anatomically modern humans, or AMH. Opinions have polarized into two camps: Multiregional Evolution, or MRE, and Out-of-Africa, or OOA. The former group of anthropologists, including Milford Wolpoff and Loring Brace, argue that ever since members of the genus Homo first spread out of Africa, probably before 1 million years ago (mya), we have all been members of one species. The many different populations of humans were all subject to natural selection, and gradually evolved along similar lines. These different populations may ...

Our Species Mated With Other Human Species, Study Says
  Posted by ValerieUSA
On News/Activism 03/06/2002 7:38:41 PM PST · 252 replies · 1,239+ views

National Geographic | March 6, 2002 | Hillary Mayell
A new piece of evidenceóone sure to prove controversialóhas been flung into the human origins debate. A study published March 7 in Nature presents genetic evidence that humans left Africa in at least three waves of migration. It suggests that modern humans (Homo sapiens) interbred with archaic humans (Homo erectus and Neandertals) who had migrated earlier from Africa, rather than displacing them. Ancient Origins In the human origins debate, which has been highly charged for at least 15 years, there is a consensus among scientists that Homo erectus, the precursor to modern humans, originated in Africa and expanded to Eurasia ...

Ten Lost Tribes
Abraham's Chromosomes?
  Posted by yonif
On News/Activism 10/03/2004 6:45:44 PM PDT · 49 replies · 1,466+ views

AISH | Sept. 2004 | Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman
According to the written and oral traditions of the three major religions of the Western world, Abraham was a real person who lived in the Middle East nearly 4,000 years ago. According to each respective tradition, he was the first of the Fathers of the Jewish people, fathered the Arab nations and Islam, and laid the conceptual basis for Christianity. Tradition relates that he may have influenced early Eastern religion, as well.Abraham is the first to be called a Hebrew - Ivri -- one who passes over from one side to the other. He received this title because he actually...

British Israelism - an expose
  Posted by Destro
On Religion 08/16/2004 11:42:28 PM PDT · 109 replies · 798+ views

David M. Williams' Theological Essays | David M. Williams
British Israelism - an expose OVERVIEW Anglo-Israelism (also known as British Israelism) is the unscriptural theory that Britain and the United States constitutes the 10 lost tribes of Israel who were carried away as captives by the Assyrians in 722 B.C. It is held by the advocates of this view that the Kingdom of Israel (consisting of ten tribes after their separation from the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin in the days of Rehoboam - I Kings 12:21) never returned to Israel after Assyrian captivity as did Judah and Benjamin after their 70 years' captivity in Babylon. The ten...

Eclipse Brings Claim Of Medieval African Observatory
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/04/2002 5:22:25 AM PST · 16 replies · 79+ views

New Scientist | 12-4-2002 | Stuart Clark
Eclipse brings claim of medieval African observatory 12:53 04 December 02 news service Great Zimbabwe is a controversial site thought to have been a royal residence (Image: Corbis) Viewers of the total solar eclipse in Southern Africa early on Wednesday have also had their eyes opened by second startling event - newly released evidence that a medieval African site was an astronomical observatory. Starting just before 0600 GMT, the shadow of the Moon took 30 minutes to cross Africa from west to east, before heading over the Indian Ocean to make landfall in western Australia around 0900 GMT. In...

India's 'lost Jews' wait in hope
  Posted by missyme
On News/Activism 08/19/2004 7:11:00 PM PDT · 597 replies · 3,442+ views

BBC News | August 18th, 2003 | Geeta Pandey
A team of senior Israeli rabbis is due to rule soon on whether thousands of Indians who say they are members of one of the lost tribes of Israel can settle there. Only 5,000 of the Benei Menashes have converted to Judaism Shlomo Amar recently led a delegation of rabbis to the north-eastern Indian states of Manipur and Mizoram where members of the Benei Menashe tribe live and practise Judaism. At the Beith-el Synagogue in the Manipur capital, Imphal, nine men wearing knitted skull caps read silently from the Old Testament. Four others stand on a wooden platform in the...

The Lost Tribes -- Where Are They Today?
  Posted by yonif
On News/Activism 09/04/2004 9:19:56 PM PDT · 105 replies · 1,699+ views

OHR | 28 August 2004 | Rabbi Yirmiyahu Ullman
Regarding your question as to where the Lost Tribes were exiled, we saw in the previous installment that according to our sources they were exiled south to Ethiopia, and East through Syria, Iraq, Iran, and as far as India. [This should not be confused with those Jews who settled these lands much later, after the Exile in Roman times]. In addition, while discussing whether the Tribes will be re-united with the Jewish people in the future (which will be brought in detail in the next installment), Tiferet Israel (Sanhedrin 10:3) mentions that there are remnants of the Tribes living in...

The Ten Lost Tribes: The Case for Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Pakistan
  Posted by xzins
On News/Activism 09/24/2001 8:53:22 AM PDT · 89 replies · 1,006+ views | current |
What follows is initial evidence that links some people groups in Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Israel. It is thought provoking. HOWEVER, IN POSTING THIS, LET ME ENCOURAGE THE INTERESTED TO GO TO THE WEBSITE AND READ "OVERVIEW" IN WHICH THE CASE AGAINST THE TEN LOST TRIBES IS PRESENTED. Also, note that the "people of the book" as Mohammed called them (Christians or Jews), who converted to Islam, were considered by him to be totally Moslem and totally acceptable. The two sections below deal with Afghanistan and Kashmir. The Ten Lost Tribes: Afghanistan The Bible mentions the city of Medes as one ...

What the Bible Says About Persia and Persians
  Posted by freedom44
On General/Chat 02/28/2004 4:16:41 PM PST · 13 replies · 64+ views

Farsinet | 2/28/04 | Farsinet
"In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of The Lord spoken by Jeremiah, The Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and to put it in writing: "This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: "The Lord, The God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build a Temple [see Temples] for Him at Jerusalem in Judah. Anyone of his people among you - may his God be with him, and let him...

The Middle Ages
The Kadakkarapally Boat: An Ancient Sailing Barge in India
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/09/2004 1:35:55 AM PDT · 1 reply

Institute of Nautical Archaeology | 2003 | Ralph K. Pedersen
Two maststeps, one amidships, and one double-socketed in the bow, indicate that this was a sailing barge. Its hull is divided into sections by bulkheads that either served to separate cargo or to stablize it. The bulkheads were not watertight.

The Real History of the Crusades
  Posted by dennisw
On News/Activism 11/22/2003 4:23:29 PM PST · 60 replies · 221+ views

crisismagazine | April 1, 2002 | Thomas F. Madden
The Real History of the Crusades By Thomas F. Madden With the possible exception of Umberto Eco, medieval scholars are not used to getting much media attention. We tend to be a quiet lot (except during the annual bacchanalia we call the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, of all places), poring over musty chronicles and writing dull yet meticulous studies that few will read. Imagine, then, my surprise when within days of the September 11 attacks, the Middle Ages suddenly became relevant. As a Crusade historian, I found the tranquil solitude of the ivory tower shattered by...

Catastrophism and Astronomy
When the Days Were Shorter
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 10/04/2004 10:31:59 AM PDT · 10 replies · 116+ views

Alaska Science Forum (Article #742) | November 11, 1985 | Larry Gedney
Present-day nautilus shells almost invariably show thirty daily growth lines (give or take a couple) between the major partitions, or septa, in their shells. Paleontologists find fewer and fewer growth lines between septa in progressively older fossils. 420 million years ago, when the moon circled the earth once every nine days, the very first nautiloids show only nine growth lines between septa. The moon was closer to the earth and revolved about it faster, and the earth itself was rotating faster on its axis than it is now. The day had only twenty-one hours, and the moon loomed enormous in...

end of digest #12 20041009

129 posted on 10/09/2004 1:47:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Here's the weekly Gods Graves Glyphs ping list digest link, issue #12.
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130 posted on 10/09/2004 1:50:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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my links page (includes most of the topics I've started, and it's alpha order):

131 posted on 10/09/2004 1:59:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv

I want to thank you for reminding me of this thread and learning about yours!


Years ago when I was studying opera their were many fragments of history that would appear in the lebretto's

I could sing the language and knew little about the language only what I could gather on my search.

America is suppose to have a free press but many of our books or ones we get from Europe are revised editions. More on that later.

What I mean when I was a child in the 1950's I had a good memory but had (vision trouble & dyslexia I hate to always bring this up) but it to understand what I am about to say!

They taught more indept history even in the lower grades and even had an option for honor students to learn one of the other 3 languages French, German, and Spanish and maybe Latin.

In those days I am sure used books stores were abundance in old vol of history and records of old world histroy!

than as time march on the course changed and the door closed to learning about another lanuage or even in English about old world history!

We have big generation gaps of knowledge those in school after the 60's have not clue what is omited or edited out of their world of understanding.

And those prior the 60's on the most part continue to think knowledge is simular to what they aquired in school.

Reflecting back was it just "An old boys club" the ratical were ridding or our ablitiy to surrive as a people and not grow stupid with this new agenda in the schools.

America had one of the finest Educational systems in the world and if our people go abroad they learn a Humanist mind and the Creator's mind is eliminted.

In the generations before me we had this Univeral code which came from the Great Classic many of us on some degree had an understanding an if a reference was made to it we all understood. Today you speak that languae and there is dead silence are a stare of what hell are you talking about!

America been snookered and robbed of her history the same thing happen to Europe years ago.

If we do not preserve an inpart this know to future generations no matter what race we as humanity will die!

Fast forward in the 70 I was studying opera and everyonce in a while I would get a glimps of old world history but could not fill in the gaps!

There is an old saying "Hisrory repeats itself if you forget from wenc you came!"

This one example of Jules Massenet opera "Herodiade" is about the Prophet John the Baptist.

The music is beautiful and at time powerful to translate inspite of lost record of history where he obtain the know to write this! As I seached I could not back track his inspiration for the work and what someone notes on this was weird!

It is true music does transend but I still long to the source for the original inspirition!

What ever it is is does varie from the scriptures knowing this would unturn so many stones!

Wagners Ring, Aida so many still have fragments of knowledge of our pass!

Google catch
Great Books and Classics - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
... Letter to Herodotus (c. 306-270 BC) Letter to Menoeceus (c. 306-270 BC ... German/English
HTML (Single page, 694KB) at Bob's World of J. Massenet (Translation by ... - 25k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages

We must treasure our older generation before they leave the earth to gleam from their minds viral knowlege for the preservation of mankind

Here in NYC the NYPost is promoting 15 of the old children classic to be had at $6 dollard each yet I wonder if those books were revised or a digest!

132 posted on 10/11/2004 5:43:07 AM PDT by restornu (By faith Bush subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, and worked miracles.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I was raised in East Detroit not called East Pointe

133 posted on 10/11/2004 5:44:57 AM PDT by restornu (By faith Bush subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, and worked miracles.)
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To: restornu

I remember when the name changed. Brilliant PR, eh? :')

134 posted on 10/11/2004 9:36:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv

Excuse me my dex is very bad today I just read my post ouch!

135 posted on 10/11/2004 10:25:10 AM PDT by restornu (By faith Bush subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, and worked miracles.)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs -- Weekly Digest #13
Whatever our shortcomings were in recent weeks, we've all more than made up for it. :')

Ancient Egypt
Chinese ancestors came from Red Sea area?  
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism  10/12/2004 11:39:53 PM PDT · 10 replies · 301+ views

China Daily News | Oct. 13, 2004 | China Daily News
Amateur historian Su San has created an enormous controversy with claims of Chinese ancestors were from the Red Sea area and human civilization began in the Middle East and North Africa. These two stunning conclusions have been put forward in two recently published books, and critics and readers have wasted no time in their attack. "They call my books nonsense," says 40-year-old Su, a Henan Province native. "They just can't bear to think there's a Western ancestor for Chinese." With a bachelor's degree on English literature and a master's degree on economics, Su previously worked for a foreign company and...

Archaeologists Find A Wreck Of The Kamikaze (Kublai Khan) 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  09/08/2002 6:28:46 PM PDT · 17 replies · 182+ views | 9-7-2002
Archeologists find a wreck of the kamikaze Vancouver Sun Saturday, September 07, 2002 Two ancient invasions on Japan were thwarted by mysterious storms that wiped out Mongol fleets. This 1896 painting depicts samurai battling Mongols during the first invasion, which was in 1274. In what marine archeologists are calling one of the greatest finds of all time, the remains of a ship that sank in one of history's largest sea battles has been located off the southern coast of Japan. Since last fall, Japanese archeologists have quietly worked beneath the waters off Takashima Island to retrieve the remains of a...

Archaeologists Find Silk Road Equal 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  06/12/2002 3:30:44 PM PDT · 23 replies · 95+ views | 6-12-2002
<p>Local Ababda nomads dig in one of the streets in Berenike, which holds an array of artifacts that scientists say reveals an "impressive" sea trade between the Roman Empire and India.</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Spices, gems and other exotic cargo excavated from an ancient port on Egypt's Red Sea show that the sea trade 2,000 years ago between the Roman Empire and India was more extensive than previously thought and even rivaled the legendary Silk Road, archaeologists say.</p>

Archaeologists Unearth Wooden Coffins 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  12/04/2002 10:58:36 AM PST · 12 replies · 64+ views

Taipei Times | 12-04-2002
Archaeologists unearth wooden coffins FANTASTIC FIND: Archaelogists working at a dig site in the Tainan Science-based Industrial Park have discovered a 5,000-year-old coffin and the skeletons of a couple "Each of [the wooden coffins] was 40cm long and 10cm wide. They are made of hardwood and are dark brown in color. We need further examination to determine the exact type of wood." Chu Cheng-yi, research fellow with the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica A wooden coffin believed to be nearly 5,000 years old has been unearthed at an archaeological site in the Tainan Science-based Industrial Park in...

Ancient Greece
  Posted by restornu
On Religion  09/22/2003 12:29:49 PM PDT · 9 replies · 23+ views

Ancient History Page | 440 BC | by Herodotus trans. by George Rawlinson
The First Book, Entitled CLIO THESE are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from losing their due meed of glory; and withal to put on record what were their grounds of feuds. According to the Persians best informed in history, the Phoenicians began to quarrel. This people, who had formerly dwelt on the shores of the Erythraean Sea, having migrated to the Mediterranean and settled in the parts...

Who Killed Homer? 
  Posted by cornelis
On News/Activism  09/26/2002 7:34:04 PM PDT · 25 replies · 58+ views

Stanford Magazine | 1998 | John Heath and Victor Davis Hanson
† Who Killed Homer? They were supposed to keep the Greek and Roman flame burning. Instead, the authors argue, today's classicists have trashed their own field, squandering the legacy that shaped Western civilization and destroying a noble profession. by John Heath and Victor Davis Hanson Related Articles:Two professors defending HomerRelated Site: Classics on the web This winter, a new crop of PhD students in classics will troop off to academic conferences in search of teaching posts. These would-be professors of Greek and Latin have done exactly what they were told and read precisely what was assigned. Most of them...

Clueless About Columbus  
  Posted by Jakarta ex-pat
On News/Activism  10/17/2003 8:29:33 AM PDT · 16 replies · 88+ views

The Washington Dispatch | 17/10/03 | Michael P. Tremoglie
Columbus Day was the product of the Italian population of New York City, which organized the first celebration of the discovery of America on October 12, 1866. In 1869, the Italian ñ American population of San Francisco celebrated October 12, as Columbus Day. It was not until 1905, that a state, Colorado, observed a Columbus Day and in 1937 FDR proclaimed October 12 Columbus Day. Today Columbus Day is disparaged by liberal multiculturalists who distort the history of Christopher Columbus and has been since 1992. An October 2, 2003 post to the Portland Independent Media Center addressed the issue of...

The true identity of "Christopher Columbus" - Salvador Zarco, portuguese with some jewish roots 
  Posted by Truth666
On General/Chat  02/17/2004 6:10:23 PM PST · 7 replies · 83+ views

dighton rock | January 6, 1989. | Manuel Luciano da Silva, M. D.
The American scholars continue to be brainwashed by the false name Columbus! Columbus means ìpigeonî, but the navigator was no pigeonÖ In the United States there is an economic conspiracy to continue with the name Columbus because of the many printed books, videos and other paraphernalia worthy in sales many millions of dollars! Like in so many fields of endeavor the TRUTH will come to the surface and eventually will triumph!! CristÛv„o Colon was the trade name of the discoverer. His natural name was Salvador Fernandes Zarco, born in the southern Portuguese town of Cuba, son of Isabel Gonsalves Zarco...

Was Columbus from Chios, Greece? 
  Posted by Destro
On General/Chat  10/11/2004 10:12:25 AM PDT · 5 replies · 49+ views
Was Columbus from Chios? Read Matt Barrett's review of the Book by Ruth G. Durlacher-Wolper Christophoros Columbus: A Byzantine Prince from Chios, Greece Was Columbus a woolworker from Genoa or a Byzantine Prince and sailor from the island of Chios in what was then the Republic of Genoa? There has been more written about Christopher Columbus than about any person with the exception of Jesus Christ, and yet his past has been shrouded in mystery. We all have been told that he came from Genoa, a city in Italy and sailed for Isabella and Ferdinand, the king and queen of...

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Archeological Mysteries: Connecticut "Boat" Cairn 
  Posted by Hellmouth
On News/Activism  04/14/2002 5:53:03 AM PDT · 2 replies · 41+ views

Science Frontiers Online | Mar-April 1987 | William Corliss
CONNECTICUT "BOAT" CAIRN An unusual, large stone cairn is located atop Rattlesnake Hill in Connecticut's Natchang State Forest. At an elevation of 640 feet, it commands an almost 360? view. Its long axis is aligned with the Pole Star. The cairn seems to have been constructed according to some plan rather than just being a deposit of cleared stones. One's first impression is that it resembles a boat. Could it be a Norse "ship burial" such as found in Europe? It is impossible to prove such a conjecture without tearing the cairn apart. (Whittall, James P., II; "The 'Boat"...

Archaeologists Split Hairs Over First Arrivals (Oregon, 12K Year Old Non-Indian Hair) 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  10/17/2002 8:11:29 AM PDT · 29 replies · 101+ views

The Guardian (UK) | 10-17-2002 | Sanjida O'Connell
Archaeologists split hairs over first arrivals A site in Oregon could shake America's view of history, says Sanjida O'Connell Thursday October 17, 2002 The Guardian Woodburn is a small agricultural town in the US state of Oregon. Next to the high school is Mammoth Park. It sounds cheesy, but Mammoth Park is a paleoarchaeological site whose findings could shake America's view of her history. In suitably prosaic fashion, the site was discovered in 1987, when local authorities tried to install a sewer line. At depths of 5m, workers found huge bones, but said nothing and took them home. Now, Mammoth...

Area Sites Used To Dispute Clovis/Extinction Link 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  03/29/2003 5:00:52 PM PST · 11 replies · 31+ views

Billings Gazette | 3-29-2003 | Mike Stark
Area sites used to dispute Clovis/extinction link By MIKE STARK Gazette Wyoming Bureau It's time to stop pointing an accusatory finger at some of the earliest people in North America, researchers say. For decades, the Clovis people have been blamed for exterminating as many as 35 types of animals more than 11,000 years ago, including mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed cats, camels and other mammals that roamed the continent during the Pleistocene era. A study published this month in the Journal of World Prehistory says there's no evidence that the Clovis people hunted big-game animals into extinction. "There's just absolutely no support...

Evidence Aquits Clovis People Of Ancient Killings, Archaeologists Say 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  02/25/2003 4:46:54 PM PST · 89 replies · 110+ views

University Of Washington | 2-25-2003 | Joel Schwartz
Contact: Joel Schwarz 206-543-2580 University of Washington Evidence acquits Clovis people of ancient killings, archaeologists say Archaeologists have uncovered another piece of evidence that seems to exonerate some of the earliest humans in North America of charges of exterminating 35 genera of Pleistocene epoch mammals. The Clovis people, who roamed large portions of North America 10,800 to 11,500 years ago and left behind highly distinctive and deadly fluted spear points, have been implicated in the exterminations by some scientists. Now researchers from the University of Washington and Southern Methodist University who examined evidence from all suggested Clovis-age killing sites...

Judge: Group Should Get Skeleton (Kennewick Man) 
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism  09/03/2002 6:03:39 AM PDT · 31 replies · 75+ views

AP | 8-31-02 | William McCall
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - More than six years after the discovery of one of the oldest skeletons ever found in North America, a federal judge overturned a decision to give the bones to Indian tribes for reburial and ruled that scientists can keep them for more study. U.S. Magistrate John Jelderks said he reviewed 20,000 pages of documents before concluding that "nothing I have found in a careful examination of the administrative record" supported the government's decision to give the bones to the tribes. Scientific study of the ancient skeleton will benefit all people, including tribes, by offering clues to...

Kennewick Man is awarded to scientists 
  Posted by sarcasm
On News/Activism  08/31/2002 12:30:40 AM PDT · 48 replies · 48+ views

Seattle Times | August 31, 2002 | Eran Karmon
After almost 10,000 years buried in the muck of the Columbia River, followed by six years in lab and museum vaults, the skeletal remains of Kennewick Man should be given to scientists looking for clues about how people first migrated to North America, a federal judge in Portland ruled yesterday. The ruling by U.S. Magistrate John Jelderks is a victory for eight anthropologists who fought the federal government's attempts to turn the remains over to a coalition of five Northwest tribes who want to rebury the "Ancient One." "We hung in there because we think these ancient remains are very...

Mexico Discovery Fuels Debate About Man's Origins 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  10/11/2004 6:04:15 PM PDT · 29 replies · 1,229+ views

Deseret Morning News/Associated Press | 10-3-2004 | John Rice
Deseret Morning News, Sunday, October 03, 2004 Mexico discovery fuels debate about man's origins Archeologists are baffled by hominid bones By John Rice Associated Press MEXICO CITY ó For decades, Federico Solorzano has gathered old bones from the shores of Mexico's largest lake ó bones he found and bones he was brought, bones of beasts and bones of men. Mexican professor Federico Solorzano shows the supraorbital arch from the fossil of an early hominid. Guillermo Arias, Associated Press The longtime teacher of anthropology and paleontology was sifting through his collection one day when he noticed some that didn't seem to...

National Museum of the American Indian a stunning showcase of history and culture  
  Posted by Willie Green
On News/Activism  09/21/2004 12:14:18 PM PDT · 111 replies · 1,146+ views

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Tuesday, September 21, 2004 | Karen MacPherson
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Museum of the American Indian opens today, a spectacular symbol of the cultural and political renaissance of the nation's "first people." With its sinewy limestone facade and prime spot on the National Mall, the 254,000-square-foot museum is a visually stunning showcase of 10,000 years of American Indian art, history and culture. More than 500 years after Indians' first, often disastrous contacts with Europeans -- and just a half-century after Congress passed a law trying to "terminate" tribes -- the museum offers American Indians "a prominent place of honor on the nation's front lawn," said W....

Pre-Columbian Ruins Could Be A Pyramid 
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat  03/29/2002 6:46:05 AM PST · 7 replies · 22+ views

The News Mexico | 3-29-2002
Pre-Columbian ruins could be a pyramid EFE - 3/29/2002 Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) this week confirmed having uncovered pre-Columbian ruins in the central state of Morelos that might be a pyramid or palace from the late Mesoamerican post-classical period (1200-1521). The find was made in February, when the owner of a property in the town of Tepotzlan was preparing to lay the foundation for a snack bar he hoped to build alongside the road and unearthed the ruins, the newspaper Reforma reported. Residents in the area alerted local officials, who called in scientists to inspect the...

Tribes, Archaeologists At Odds Over Cemetery 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  07/28/2003 5:04:55 PM PDT · 17 replies · 21+ views

Houston Chronicle | 7-28-2003 | John Gonzalez
Tribes, archaeologists at odds over prehistoric cemetery By John W. Gonzalez HOUSTON CHRONICLE Monday, July 28, 2003 VICTORIA -- Prehistoric human remains and artifacts discovered in one of the continent's oldest known cemeteries will undergo extensive analysis, despite complaints of grave desecration from several American Indian tribes. Federal officials say they hope to minimize destructive tests on the human bones and promptly rebury them when studies are complete, but tribes say they are considering legal action to halt further analysis. "These are our ancestors," said Walter Celestine of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe in East Texas. After more than 18 months of...

Biology and Cryptobiology
Editorial on wolves 
  Posted by Delphinium
On News/Activism  11/03/2002 8:06:41 PM PST · 34 replies · 85+ views

Central Idaho Anti-Wolf Coalition | August 3/2002 | John Nelson
Dear Editor: This is a response to a pro wolf advocate stating that there has never been an attack by a "HEALTHY" wolf in North America, July 8,002 15 By Joy York, It has been widely discussed whether a healthy wild wolf has ever attacked a human on this continent. In fact, many say such attacks have never occurred in North America. HISTORY STATES OTHERWISE! It depends on which century you want to research wolves attacking and killing humans,1800's, 1900's or 2000's. Noted naturalist documented wolf attacks on humans. John James Audubon, of whom the Audubon society is named, reported...

When People Fled Hyenas 
  Posted by VadeRetro
On News/Activism  11/20/2002 6:43:45 PM PST · 48 replies · 196+ views

ABC News | By Lee Dye
When People Fled Hyenas By Lee Dye Special to Nov. 20 ó Deep inside a cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains, Christy Turner and his Russian colleagues may have found an answer to a question that has hounded him for more than three decades. As a young anthropologist, Turner spent time in Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the 1970s, working at several archaeological sites and occasionally gazing westward toward Siberia. "I thought, 'That's the place that Native Americans came from,' " he says now from his laboratory at Arizona State University in Tempe. But why, he wondered then as he still...

World's Dogs Are Descended From Asian Wolves 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  11/21/2002 4:27:05 PM PST · 77 replies · 217+ views

Ananova | 11-21-2002
World's dogs are descended from Asian wolves Scientists have found that almost all dogs share a common gene pool after analysing the DNA of hundreds of dogs from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. They have concluded domesticated dogs originated from wolves in East Asia nearly 15,000 years ago. The animals travelled with humans through Europe and Asia and across the Bering Strait with the first settlers in America. Swedish and Chinese scientists studied the genes of 654 dogs and found a higher genetic diversity among East Asian dogs suggested that people there were the first to domesticate dogs from...

Origins and Prehistory
The Human Family Tree: 10 Adams and 18 Eves  
  Posted by neverdem
On News/Activism  10/10/2004 8:21:08 PM PDT · 71 replies · 1,946+ views

NY Times | May 2, 2000 | NICHOLAS WADE
May 2, 2000 The Human Family Tree: 10 Adams and 18 Eves Related Articles Genetics: Gene TherapyGenetics: Genetically Modified FoodsGenetics: The Human Genome ProjectThe New York Times on the Web: Science/HealthMapTracing Human History Through Genetic MutationsChartFollow the LineagesForumJoin a Discussion on DNA Research By NICHOLAS WADE he book of Genesis mentions three of Adam and Eve's children: Cain, Abel and Seth. But geneticists, by tracing the DNA patterns found in people throughout the world, have now identified lineages descended from 10 sons of a genetic Adam and 18 daughters of Eve. The human genome is turning out to be...

The Ultimate Creation vs. Evolution Resource (22nd Edition) 
  Posted by Junior
On News/Activism  05/11/2004 7:57:23 AM PDT · 53 replies · 263+ views

FreeRepublic, et al. | 2004-05-11 | Junior, et al
An almost, but not totally complete listing of every Free Republic crevo thread and the various links used therein from June 25, 1999 to the present. (Creationists) CRSC Correction (Ohio) State Panel Backs Disputed Lesson, Infuriates Supporters of Evolution (Science) Coolest Link I've Seen in Ages (Vanity) (U.S. Government Sanctioned) Academy Declines to Accredit Va. College ó Creationism Rule Cited [Icons of Evolution] Premiere Evolves into Protest 100 Scientists, National Poll Challenge Darwinism 12,000-Year-Old Human Hair DNA 120 or 180 Yrs Old? Experts Debate Limit of Aging 1999 Threads 20 Answers from an Evolutionist 20 Questions for Evolutionists 20 Ways...

Ancient Middle East
Alexander the Great visits tomb of Cyrus the Great 
  Posted by freedom44
On General/Chat  06/12/2004 4:50:50 PM PDT · 8 replies · 51+ views

Livius: History | 6/12/04 | Livius: History
In January or February 324, Alexander reached the old religious capital of Persia, Pasargadae. Here, he visited the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid empire, who had lived two centuries before. The Greek author Arrian of Nicomedia describes the events in section 29.1-11 of his Anabasis. The translation was made by Aubrey de SÈlincourt. At the same time he moved forward himself with the lightest infantry units, the mounted Companions, and some regiments of archers, along the road to Pasargadae. [...] Arrived at the Persian frontier, he found that Phrasaortes, the governor, had died while the...

Archaeologists Seek Elamite Treasures In Iran 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  09/04/2002 10:02:59 AM PDT · 3 replies · 30+ views

Tehran Times | 9-4-2002
Archeologists Seek Elamite Treasures in Iran ART & CULTURE DESK TEHRAN - The University of Sydney has initiated Australia's largest-ever act of cultural cooperation with Iran in the hope of unearthing archaeological treasures of the ancient Elamite civilization in the Near East. "Unlimited possibilities" lie ahead, according to professor Dan Potts, chair of Sydney's Department of Archaeology, who is posed to sign an agreement which would see the excavation of rich new archaeological sites in what is now Western Iran. The area and Elamite people are referred to in Mesopotamian texts but are yet to be researched in depth. Under...

Archaeologists Tout Major Find In Tyre 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  09/18/2003 4:53:56 PM PDT · 9 replies · 85+ views

Daily Star | 9-18-2003 | Mohammed Zaatari
Archaeologists tout major find in Tyre Mohammed Zaatari Daily Star correspondent A Japanese archaeological mission engaged in the excavation of Tyreís historical past for the last three years has discovered what could be the temple of the sun god once worshipped by the Romans. The archaeologists found a temple topped by a circle which depicts the sun. Small cultic figurines were found at the site, but as yet, no large statue has been found. Many of the Roman gods worshipped in the Eastern Mediterranean were identified with older, Phoenician gods, and their worship was frequently conducted on the sites of...

Archaeologists Unearth Tyre's Phoenician Roots 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  11/02/2002 3:59:00 PM PST · 5 replies · 44+ views

The Daily Star | 11-2-2002
Archaeologists unearth Tyreís Phoenician rootsDig uncovers 12 burial jars Spanish archaeologists discovered a Phoenician cemetery containing 12 jars during excavations in Tyre on Friday, one of them reported. ìWe have discovered 12 earthenware jars of various sizes, filled with burned up bones and ashes at the southern entrance of Tyre,î Maria Eugenia Aubet told AFP. Aubet said her team ìhopes to find gold jewelry under the ashes, which date back to between the ninth and 10th century before Christ.î ìThe Phoenicians used to bury their dead in jars along with their jewelry after incinerating their bodies,î she said. The team...

"I'm not Arab, I'm Phoenician" -- a common phrase, but flawed concept 
  Posted by Destro
On General/Chat  02/19/2004 8:44:57 PM PST · 24 replies · 150+ views | 09/02/04 | Peter Speetjens
DS 09/02/04 ëIím not Arab, Iím Phoenicianí != a common phrase, but flawed concept It isnít always easy to live in the postmodern era. No absolute truths or morals to hang on to. The world is what you make of it and anything goes seem to be lifeís only principles. Consequently, your identity is not something that befalls upon you by birth, but something you are free to choose and construct, which can lead to rather bizarre results. Letís take as an example a young man I know. Born and bred in his beloved London, he has a British passport,...

The Periplus of Hanno, King of the Carthaginians, ed. Megalommatis, a Book Review. 
  Posted by Muhammad Shams Megalommatis
On Bloggers & Personal  06/20/2004 10:01:04 AM PDT · 18 replies · 126+ views

The Books | 19/6/2004 | Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis
The Periplus of Hanno, King of the Carthaginians, ed. Megalommatis, a Book Review. By Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis Published in Greek, in 1991 (STOHASTIS Publishing House, Athens - Greece), 112 p., the book consists in a historical presentation of the brief Carthaginian text that has not been saved in its original, but in an Ancient Greek translation. The text is very small, 656 words altogether, but the author made of it an entire book. One should stress the point that with this text starts the History of Morocco and the Western Coast of Africa down to Sierra Leone, since up to...

Phoenicians: Ancient Mariners 
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal  10/12/2004 10:45:45 PM PDT · 1 reply · 51+ views

National Geographic | October 2004 | Rick Gore
Although they're mentioned frequently in ancient texts as vigorous traders and sailors, we know relatively little about these puzzling people. Historians refer to them as Canaanites when talking about the culture before 1200 B.C.†The Greeks called them the phoinikes, which means the "red people"óa name that became Phoeniciansóafter their word for a prized reddish purple cloth the Phoenicians exported. But they would never have called themselves Phoenicians. Rather, they were citizens of the ports from which they set sail, walled cities such as Byblos, Sidon, and Tyre.

Let's Have Jerusalem!
A judgment about Solomon Evidence supports Hebrew kingdoms in biblical times 
  Posted by green team 1999
On News/Activism  04/13/2003 12:08:42 PM PDT · 9 replies · 75+ views

San Francisco Chronicle | april-11-2003 | David Perlman, Chronicle Science Editor
<p>Deep in the ruins of a Hebrew town sacked nearly 3,000 years ago by an Egyptian Pharaoh, scientists say they have discovered new evidence for the real-life existence of the Bible's legendary kingdoms of David and Solomon.</p> <p>The evidence refutes recent claims by other researchers who insist that the biblical monarchs were merely mythic characters, created by scholars and scribes of antiquity who made up the tales long after the events to buttress their own morality lessons.</p>

Archaeologists Uncover 12,000-Year-Old Settlement (Israel) 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  08/01/2003 7:52:42 AM PDT · 10 replies · 43+ views

The | 8-1-2003
Archaeologists uncover 12,000-year-old settlement August 1 2003 Israeli archaeologists said today they had discovered a 12,000-year-old neolithic settlement west of Jerusalem which they believe is the largest of the period ever discovered in the Holy Land. The settlement, in Motza 5km west of Jerusalem, was home to 2,000 people and dates to 9,500 BC, Hammadid Khalife, head of the archeological team, told AFP. "We discovered a real treasure on the site consisting of 58 flint blades, found together, which at the time served as a kind of currency," Khalife said. "The origin of the stone and the way the blades...

Eastern Temple Mount wall may collapse 
  Posted by Alouette
On News/Activism  04/01/2004 7:12:59 PM PST · 17 replies · 31+ views

Jerusalem Post | Apr. 1, 2004 | Etgar Lefkowits
The eastern wall of Jerusalem's Temple Mount is in danger of immediate collapse because of damage caused by the February 11 earthquake, a classified government report issued this week concludes. The report, written by the Israel Antiquities Authority, has been distributed to senior ministers by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's military attache, Brig.-Gen. Yoav Galant, officials said Thursday. The classified report, details of which were first published in Yediot Aharonot, says that the earthquake damaged the eastern wall of the Temple Mount to such an extent that sections of the wall are liable to cave in on the underground architectural support...

Has the Garden of Eden been located at last? 
  Posted by Sabertooth
On News/Activism  04/07/2003 2:39:28 PM PDT · 36 replies · 96+ views

The Smithsonian | May 1987 | Dora Jane Hamblin
†† Has the Garden of Eden been located at last? By Dora Jane Hamblin † By using an interdisciplinary approach, archaeologist Juris Zarins believes he's found it--and can pinpoint it for us. The author, a frequent contributor, met Dr. Zarins and his Eden theory when writing of Saudi archaeology (September 1983) and has followed his work since. †"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed" (Genesis 2:8). Then the majestic words become quite specific: "And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence...

Ancient Europe
Archaeologists Unearth Britain's First Cave Pictures 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  06/15/2003 4:12:58 PM PDT · 24 replies · 104+ views

The Guardian (UK) | 6-15-2003 | Robin McKie
Archaeologists unearth Britain's first cave pictures Robin McKie, science editor Sunday June 15, 2003 The Observer (UK) Archaeologists have discovered 12,000-year-old engravings carved by ancient Britons in a cave in Creswell Crags, Derbyshire. The depiction of the animals - which include a pair of birds - is the first example of prehistoric cave art in Britain. The discovery - by Paul Bahn and Paul Pettitt, with Spanish colleague Sergio Ripoll - is set to trigger considerable scientific excitement, for it fills a major gap in the country's archeological record. 'If this is verified, it represents a wonderful discovery,' said Professor...

Archaeologists Unearth German Stonehenge 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  08/08/2003 4:32:56 PM PDT · 18 replies · 53+ views

DW-World | 8-8-2003
Archaeologists Unearth German Stonehenge The 3,600-year-old bronze Nebra disc is considered the oldest-known image of the cosmos. German experts on Thursday hailed Europeís oldest astronomical observatory, discovered in Saxony-Anhalt last year, a ìmilestone in archaeological researchî after the details of the sensational find were made public.The sleepy town of Goseck, nestled in the district of Weissenfels in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt shimmers under the brutal summer heat, as residents seek respite in the shade. Nothing in this slumbering locale indicates that one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all times was made here. But this is indeed...

Europe's Oldest Wooden Staircase Found In Austria (3,000 Years Old) 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  10/13/2004 7:36:05 PM PDT · 49 replies · 1,067+ views

AFP | 10-12-2004
Europe's oldest wooden staircase found in Austria Tue Oct 12, 1:05 PM ET Science - AFP VIENNA (AFP) - A 3,000-year-old wooden staircase has been found at Hallstatt in northern Austria, immaculately preserved in a Bronze Age salt mine, Vienna's Natural History Museum said. "We have found a wooden staircase which dates from the 13th century B.C. It is the oldest wooden staircase discovered to date in Europe, maybe even in the world," Hans Reschreiter, the director of excavations at the museum, told AFP. "The staircase is in perfect condition because the micro-organisms that cause wood to decompose do not...

World's Oldest Wheel Found In Slovenia, Claim Archaeologists 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  02/25/2003 4:58:59 PM PST · 30 replies · 76+ views

Ananova | 2-25-2003
World's oldest wheel found in Slovenia, claim archaeologists Archaeologists claim to have unearthed the world's oldest wheel in Slovenia. Experts estimate that the wheel is between 5,100 and 5,350 years old. That makes it just 100 years older than the previous record-holders from Switzerland and southern Germany. The wheel, which is made of ash and oak, has a radius of 70 centimetres and is five centimetres thick. It was found buried beneath an ancient marsh settlement near the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. Dr Anton Veluscek, from the Archeological Institute at the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences, was part of...

Medici Family Murders Debunked In Italy 
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  10/13/2004 8:07:07 PM PDT · 18 replies · 327+ views

Discovery News | 10-11-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
Medici Family Murders Debunked in Italy By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery NewsCosimo I Oct. 11, 2004 ó Scientists now exhuming the remains of several members of the Medicis, the family that dominated the Florentine Renaissance, have conclusively dismissed the theory of family murders, putting to an end to more than four centuries of speculation about a series of mysterious deaths in the clan. Since 1562, when Cosimo I's sons Garcia and Giovanni died five weeks apart, it has been rumored that Garcia stabbed the other and was himself run through with a sword by his furious father. Their mother, Eleonora of...

A Mormon confronts his myths: faces expulsion for refuting link between Indians and Israelites 
  Posted by Polycarp
On Religion  12/17/2002 6:38:14 PM PST · 427 replies · 80+ views

National Post | December 03, 2002 | Jan Cienski
A Mormon confronts his myths Anthropologist faces expulsion for refuting link between Indians and Israelites Jan Cienski National Post Tuesday, December 03, 2002 CREDIT: The Canadian Press Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is said to have discovered a tablet that revealed American Indians were the descendants of ancient Hebrews. The assertion is contrary to historical fact. A Mormon anthropologist is facing excommunication after finding no genetic link between American Indians and the ancient Hebrews of Israel, questioning one of the central tenets of his church. Thomas Murphy conducted a review of the existing...

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Ancient Europe
Full Excavation Of Irish Viking Village?
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/20/2004 2:02:41 PM PDT · 27 replies · 562+ views

Discovery News | 10-19-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
Full Excavation for Irish Viking Village? By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Oct. 19, 2004 ó Preliminary work to build a bypass road in an Irish village has yielded what could be the most significant piece of Viking history in Europe: a virtually intact town that some have already called Ireland's equivalent of Pompeii. Evidence for the ancient settlement was discovered last year by archaeologists testing areas ahead of road builders. Located near the banks of the river Suir at Woodstown, five miles from the city of Waterford, the potential Viking town lies below pasture fields commonly used for horse grazing....

Kiln's 'Ancestor' Found In Greece
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/20/2004 2:11:40 PM PDT · 20 replies · 349+ views

BBC | 10-20-2004
Kiln's 'ancestor' found in Greece The structures bridge the gap between kilns and stone hearths Archaeologists have discovered the oldest clay "fireplaces" made by humans at a dig in southern Greece. The hearths are between 34,000 and 23,000 years old and were almost certainly used for cooking by prehistoric inhabitants of the area. Researchers found remnants of wood ash and phytoliths - a type of plant cell - in these hearths and lab tests show the clay was burnt. The study appears in the latest edition of the scholarly journal Antiquity. The discovery helps to bridge the gap between the...

Neolithic ruins (6000 yrs old) found in Romania while building highway
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism 10/19/2004 11:21:59 PM PDT · 13 replies · 384+ views

Yahoo News | Oct. 14, 2004 | AFP
BUCHAREST (AFP) - Construction workers for the US firm Bechtel found neolithic ruins which are more than 6,000 years old while building a highway in Romania, archeologists said. "It is a surprising discovery of great importance for the region," Ion Stanciu, who heads a team of archeologists, told AFP. He said the ruins consisted of a funeral stone, the remains of several houses from the bronze age, and pieces of pottery. "We are going to suggest to officials from Bechtel to consider building a museum to house these exceptional discoveries," Stanciu said. "We expect to find more ruins, perhaps the...

Roman roads in Britain
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/16/2004 5:46:24 PM PDT · 5 replies · 104+ views

Channel 4 | before 2004 | staff
Ermine Street, the search for a stretch of which featured in the Cheshunt programme in the 2002 series, is far from being one of the longest Roman roads; those are to be found in mainland Europe. But it is one of the best known ñ and for the Romans, most important ñ in Britain. It linked London with Lincoln (passing through Ancaster, which also features in the 2002 series) before continuing on to the Humber, inland from the modern road bridge, at Winteringham. Long, straight stretches of it can still be plotted on a map; much the same route...

Epigraphy and Language
'Status' drives extinction of languages
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 12:45:37 PM PDT · 28 replies · 196+ views

Australian Broadcasting Corp Online | Thursday, 21 August 2003 | Bob Beale
The social status of a language is the most accurate way of predicting whether it will survive, argue researchers in a paper appearing today in the journal, Nature... "Thousands of the world's languages are vanishing at an alarming rate, with 90% of them being expected to disappear with the current generation," warned Dr Daniel Abrams and Professor Steven Strogatz, both of Cornell University in New York... The model is based on data they collected on the number of speakers of endangered languages - in 42 regions of Peru, Scotland, Wales, Bolivia, Ireland and AlsaÁe-Lorraine - over time. All have been...

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Archaeologist Continues To Dig Up History (Meadowcroft, 16K Year Old)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/17/2004 6:25:09 PM PDT · 10 replies · 471+ views

Pittsburglive | 10-17-2004 | Majorie Wertz
Archaeologist continues to dig up history By Marjorie Wertz For The Tribune-Review Sunday, October 17, 2004 In the past 30 years archaeologists worldwide have visited the Meadowcroft Rockshelter in Washington County. The general public can now see what's involved in the archaeological dig that has proved the existence of early humans dating back 16,000 years. "The site was opened last year for the first time to the public," said David Scofield, director of Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life. "We are now in the process of getting an architect to create a design for a permanent roof over the excavation. This...

Finnish Find Sheds New Light On Prehistoric Andean Culture (Tiwanaku)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/23/2004 4:03:27 PM PDT · 21 replies · 352+ views

Tehran Times/AFP | 10-23-2004
Finnish find sheds new light on prehistoric Andean culture HELSINKI (AFP) - Ceramic artifacts found by Finnish archeologists during a dig in Bolivia have shed new light on the prehistoric Tiwanaku people, of whom little is known, Helsinki University officials said. "The discovery demonstrates that the Tiwanakus made the highest quality ceramics in the Andean region, with very naturalistic portraits, and thanks to this we now know what they looked like," Martti Paerssinen, a professor from Helsinki University who led the excavations, told AFP. The Tiwanaku people settled on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca in the Andean mountains around...

Kennewick man renains not protected
  Posted by djf
On General/Chat 02/04/2004 12:12:38 PM PST · 49 replies · 41+ views

The courts have rules that the remains of Kennewick man, a 9,000 year old apparent caucasian skeleton found on the north shores of the Columbia river in Washington state, are not protected by the Native Americans act and must be turned over for scientific examination.

Mysterious Pottery Shows True Face Of First Pacific Settlers
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/23/2004 2:48:19 PM PDT · 9 replies · 684+ views

ABC Net | 10-23-2004
Mysterious pottery shows true face of first Pacific settlers Staring out from an ancient piece of pottery, the mysterious face of a bearded man has given scientists a unique glimpse of what the first settlers of Fiji may have looked like. Researchers say the "extraordinary discovery" is a vital clue in mapping out how the South Pacific came to be inhabited some 3,000 years ago, suggesting the first direct link to islands some thousands of kilometres away. Thought to be the work of the Lapita people - a long-lost race which originated near modern-day Taiwan then migrated to Polynesia -...

Romans in Brazil During the Second or Third Century?
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 7:47:13 PM PDT · 7 replies · 137+ views

Mysterious Earth | June 20, 2003 | "Michael"
This is a discovery that has received little to no examination, much less validation, from the realm of mainstream archaeology, no doubt in part because Marx is not a Ph.D. archaeologist. Scouring the web for more information about this finding, I did find a reference to the discovery in an article from Dr. Elizabeth Lyding Will, an expert on Roman amphoras (clay vessels used to store and ship goods during the Roman era). Dr. Will apparently has a piece of an amphora recovered from Marx's Brazil discovery. Of it, she says: The highly publicized amphoras Robert Marx found in the...

Ancient Greece
Deepest Wreck
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 8:40:36 PM PDT · 5 replies · 59+ views

Archaeological Institute of America | March/April 2001 | Brett A. Phaneuf, Thomas K. Dettweiler, and Thomas Bethge
The discovery of a 2,300-year-old shipwreck between the classical trading centers of Rhodes and Alexandria adds to the corpus of evidence that is challenging the long-held assumption that ancient sailors lacked the navigational skills to sail large distances across open water, and were instead restricted to following the coastline during their voyages. Four other possibly ancient wrecks lie nearby... Despite its depth, the site is typical for an ancient shipwreck. The vessel came to rest on the bottom and eventually listed over onto its side. In this case, the ship heeled over to port. As its wooden hull lost...

The Porticello Wreck: A 5th Century B.C. Merchantman in Italy
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 8:31:49 PM PDT · 1 reply · 32+ views

Institute of Nautical Archaeology | on web, January 2003 | Cynthia Jones Eiseman
Unquestionably the most exciting object from the wreck is the bronze bearded head (Fig. 1). From black glaze bowls and lamps recovered from the stern of the ship, we can fix the time of the ship's sinking to the last quarter of the 5th century. The bronze head must, then, have been made no later than some time late in the 5th century, although some scholars, seeing the sculpture out of its archaeological context, would have placed it in the 4th century... Sculpture formed only a small part of the cargo, which included in addition amphoras containing wine and possibly...

Ancient Middle East
Archaeology Team Helps Find Oldest Deep-Sea Shipwrecks
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 9:02:20 PM PDT · 3 replies · 78+ views

Harvard Gazette | September 16, 1999 | Alvin Powell
They were found 1,000 feet down in June by a team made up of Harvard archaeologists led by Lawrence Stager, Dorot Professor of the Archaeology of Israel, and a crew from the Connecticut-based Institute for Exploration, headed by oceanographer Robert Ballard. The ships are the oldest ever found in the deep sea and may change the understanding of ancient Mediterranean commerce. Because many shallow-water wrecks have been found, historians and archaeologists believed that ancient sailors preferred routes that hugged the coastline. Modern technology, however, is opening a new field of deep-water archaeology, which is showing that ancient sailors did indeed...

Calvin to show Petra exhibit
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 10/16/2004 6:27:42 PM PDT · 7 replies · 97+ views

Grand Rapids Press | Friday, October 15, 2004 | Matt Vandebunte (cont. by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood)
"Petra: Lost City of Stone" will be displayed from April 4 to Aug. 15. It will be the third American stop following its opening in New York and current stop in Cincinnati. To prepare for the exhibit, Calvin administrators plan to renovate the 2-year-old Prince Conference Center to include a museum-quality heating and cooling system, improved security and viewing spaces with special lighting... Bierling, an archaeologist, teacher and photographer, approached Calvin about sponsoring the multimillion-dollar exhibit that was turned down by other West Michigan venues, including the Van Andel Museum Center.

Quest for the Phoenicians (National Geographic special)
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 7:53:23 AM PDT · 10 replies · 87+ views

PBS | Oct 20 2004 | National Geographic
In "Quest for the Phoenicians," three renowned scientists, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and oceanographer Robert Ballard, geneticist Spencer Wells and archaeologist Paco Giles, search for clues about the Phoenicians in the sea, in the earth and in the blood of their modern-day descendents... Ballard looks at ancient shipwrecks along Skerki Bank off the island of Sicily... Paco Giles excavates a cave at the bottom of the rock of Gibraltar... Spencer Wells collects DNA from a 2,500-year-old Phoenician mummy's tooth, to extract its unique genetic code and compare it with DNA samples collected from men and women from Lebanon to Tunisia.

More Ancient Wrecks
Mindell has role in ancient shipwreck discovery
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 9:07:03 PM PDT · 1 reply · 43+ views

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Sept 10 1997 | Denise Brehm
"These wrecks are absolutely pristine. Of course there is biological decay of the ship itself, but things are arranged exactly as they were the day it sank, with the same physical relationship between objects in the cargo holds," Professor Mindell said. The wrecks included five ships from ancient Roman times; one Islamic ship, probably medieval; and two sailing ships from the 18th or 19th century. The oldest wreck, about 120 feet long, had two cargo holds containing bronze vessels, at least eight types of amphorae for carrying foodstuffs, an array of kitchen and other household wares and two large lead...

The Shipwreck at Assarca Island, Eritrea
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 9:22:14 PM PDT · 5 replies · 50+ views

Institute of Nautical Archaeology | Revised January 1996 | Ralph K. Pedersen, M.A.
It is not known whether the wood fragments were wreck material, or if they were associated with the remains of a Stalin's Organ lying nearby. No other artifacts, including anchors, were found despite the digging of several small test pits approximately 15 cm. deep to determine the extent of the wreck. It is probable more artifacts lie under the sand, as well as concreted into the coral. My original opinion of the date of the pottery was 7th century...I believed, however, a date a few centuries earlier or later was also possible. Research has revealed that my initial dating...

Let's Have Jerusalem!
Three centuries before Christ's birth, people celebrated 25 December, archaeologists claim
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 12/28/2003 10:32:36 PM PST · 8 replies · 72+ views

Indepedent UK | 12/25/03 | David Keys
Archeologists say they have traced the origins of the first Christmas to be celebrated on 25 December, 300 years before the birth of Christ. The original event marked the consecration of the ancient world's largest sun god statue, the 34m tall, 200 ton Colossus of Rhodes. It has long been known that 25 December was not the real date of Christ's birth and that the decision to turn it into Jesus's birthday was made by Constantine, the Roman Emperor, in the early 4th century AD. But experts believe the origins of that decision go back to 283 BC, when, in...

Ancient Pillboxes In Dainba (Tibet)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/19/2004 7:46:57 PM PDT · 9 replies · 303+ views

Tibet News | 10-19-2004
Ancient pillboxes in Dainba In Dainba County of Garze Prefecture, there are many °?skyscraping°± pillboxes. Dainba County is situated to the east of Khamba. It lies between Gonggar Mountain and Four-Girl Mountain, and is adjacent to Aba Prefecture°Øs Xiaojin County and Jinchuan County. On both sides of the Dadu River, there are lots of towering ancient pillboxes facing the boundless mountains and the tremendous strong winds by standing on those steep mountain slopes near to beautiful Tibetan villages. There are now nearly a thousand pillboxes still existing in Dainba County and more than 280 of them are the most intact...

Archaeologists Unearth 3,000-Year-Old Tombs In Northwest China
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/20/2004 1:55:02 PM PDT · 17 replies · 307+ views

AFP/Yahoo | 10-19-2004
Archaeologists unearth 3,000-year-old tombs in northwest China Tue Oct 19, 1:19 PM ET Science - AFP BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese archaeologists are unearthing a group of tombs believed to be the family cemetery of the Duke of Zhou, a de facto imperial ruler who lived about 3,000 years ago, state media said. Big Screen Action The season's hottest new games, cool arcade classics, and handhelds you've got to have. Archaeologists discovered the group of 22 tombs in February at Qi Mountain in the northwestern province of Shaanxi. They cover an area of about 80,000 square meters (860,800 square feet), the...

China's Golden Age, Over Five Crucial Centuries
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/23/2004 3:19:37 PM PDT · 5 replies · 121+ views

International Heral Tribune | 10-23-2004 | Souren Melikian
China’s ‘Golden Age,’ over five crucial centuries Souren Melikian International Herald Tribune Saturday, October 23, 2004 NEW YORK As they walk through the Metropolitan Museum’s ‘‘China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 A.D.,’’ many people will marvel at the new portrait of Chinese art and culture over five crucial centuries that comes across almost instantly. The myth of a monolithic, self-absorbed China is swept aside once and for all. In a gripping introduction (sometimes difficult to follow because it is so packed with information), James Watt, the Met curator who masterminded this unforgettable exhibition, describes the intermingling of the...

Origins and Prehistory
Ancient dung reveals a picture of the past
  Posted by SteveH
On News/Activism 04/23/2003 9:41:25 AM PDT · 35 replies · 102+ views

ABC Science Online (Australia) | 4/18/03 | Abbie Thomas
News in Science 18/4/2003 Ancient dung reveals a picture of the past [This is the print version of story An arctic mound of soil covering a core of solid ice in northeastern Siberia (Pic: Science) The successful dating of the most ancient genetic material yet may allow scientists to use preserved DNA from sources such as mammoth dung to help paint a picture of past environments. An international research effort led by Eske Willerslev of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark reports in today?s issue of the journal Science it has extracted well preserved animal and plant DNA from...

Donkey DNA Shows African Asses Were First Tamed
  Posted by Junior
On General/Chat 06/17/2004 1:06:21 PM PDT · 19 replies · 50+ views

Science - Reuters | 2004-06-17
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African wild asses were probably tamed not once but twice in locations far apart to become the willing donkeys that carry loads the world over, an international team of researchers reported Thursday. Their study of donkey DNA suggests that two separate female wild asses are the ancestors of today's domesticated donkeys. "Sparse archeological evidence from Egypt suggests that donkeys, like horses, were domesticated about 5,000 years ago," Albano Beja-Pereira of the French research institute CNRS in Grenoble and colleagues wrote in their report, published in the journal Science. "Exactly where this occurred is still unclear." They used...

Extinct humans left louse legacy (Homo Erectus and Homo Sapiens)
  Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism 10/16/2004 3:53:39 AM PDT · 26 replies · 529+ views

BBC News | 10/06/04 | Paul Rincon
Extinct humans left louse legacy By Paul Rincon BBC News Online science staff The evolutionary history of head lice is tied very closely to that of their hosts Some head lice infesting people today were probably spread to us thousands of years ago by an extinct species of early human, a genetics study reveals. It shows that when our ancestors left Africa after 100,000 years ago, they made direct contact with tribes of "archaic" peoples, probably in Asia. Lice could have jumped from them on to our ancestors during fights, sex, clothes-sharing or even cannibalism. Details of the research appear...

Astronomy and Catastrophism
The Dark Ages: Were They Darker Than We Imagined?
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat 09/24/2002 11:18:33 AM PDT · 28 replies · 132+ views

Universe | Sept 99 | Greg Bryant
The Dark Ages : Were They Darker Than We Imagined? By Greg Bryant Published in the September 1999 issue of Universe As we approach the end of the Second Millennium, a review of ancient history is not what you would normally expect to read in the pages of Universe. Indeed, except for reflecting on the AD 837 apparition of Halley's Comet (when it should have been as bright as Venus and would have moved through 60 degrees of sky in one day as it passed just 0.03 AU from Earth - three times closer than Hyakutake in 1996), you may...

Roman Comet 5,000 Times More Powerful Than A-Bomb
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 10/17/2004 3:36:42 PM PDT · 50 replies · 1,608+ views

Scotsman | 10/17/04 | John von Radowitz
People living in southern Germany during Roman times may have witnessed a comet impact 5,000 times more destructive than the Hiroshima atom bomb, researchers say. Scientists believe a field of craters around Lake Chiemsee, in south-east Bavaria, was caused by fragments of a huge comet that broke up in the Earthís atmosphere. Celtic artefacts found at the site, including a number of coins, appear to have been strongly heated on one side. This discovery, together with evidence from ancient tree rings and Roman reports of "stones falling from the sky", has led researchers to conclude that the impact happened in...
The Eltanin Impact Crater
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 9:46:13 PM PDT · 17 replies · 169+ views

Geological Society of America | October 27-30, 2002 | Christy A. Glatz, Dallas H. Abbott, and Alice A. Nunes
An impact event occurred at 2.15±0.5 Ma in the Bellingshausen Sea. It littered the oceanic floor with asteroidal debris. This debris is found within the Eltanin Impact Layer. Although the impact layer was known, the crater had yet to be discovered. We have found a possible source crater at 53.7S,90.1W under 5000 meters of water. The crater is 132±5km in diameter, much larger than the previously proposed size of 24 to 80 km.

Ice Age coming into Focus!
  Posted by cureforcancer
On General/Chat 06/05/2004 2:32:35 PM PDT · 19 replies · 186+ views

The Neutrino Report | 1995, 2004 | Robert Texas Bailey(Tex)
"In 1990 they found that the Earth goes through abrupt temperature changes from deep ice samples in Greenland of about 10,000 years ago the Earthís temperature dropped 19 degrees" (research found by weather channel) taking 5-10 years (weather channel) but from analytical data, I intend to show this could take for the most part one year (Robert T Bailey) and more shocking a large part of the temperature change will happen this year! The End of the World as we known it is coming; an ice Age will change the face of the Earth. We have a crisis here. In...

Giant asteroid rocked Antarctica
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/17/2004 9:26:51 PM PDT · 12 replies · 185+ views

Near Earth Object Information Centre | 8/20/2004 | staff
The collision happened around 870 000 years ago, a time when Homo erectus, manís early ancestor, was still roaming the planet. Molten asteroid slabs melted through more than 1.5 kilometres of ice and snow to reach the underlying bedrock... Billions of tons of ice, snow and rock would have been vaporised and thrown into the atmosphere. Rock particles that fell to the ground have been located more that 5 000 kilometres away in Australia. The impact was so immense that it is being considered as the cause of a reversal of the Earthís magnetic polarity around this time. One...

Small Comets and Our Origins
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 10/19/2004 11:13:25 PM PDT · 37 replies · 178+ views

University of Iowa | circa 1999 | Louis A. Frank
Given the reality of the dark spots, which soon became known as "atmospheric holes" because of their appearance in the images, there is only one explanation which has endured over all these years to present. That is, the holes are due to the shadowing of the atmospheric light by an object above the atmosphere. This object simply cannot be a stony or iron meteor because the holes are very large, tens of miles in diameter. A rock of this size would provide a disastrous impact on the Earth's surface. As it turns out, water vapor is very good at absorbing...

Luther's lavatory thrills experts
  Posted by wagglebee
On General/Chat 10/23/2004 12:38:21 PM PDT · 6 replies · 76+ views

BBC News | 10/22/04 | BBC News
Archaeologists in Germany say they may have found a lavatory where Martin Luther launched the Reformation of the Christian church in the 16th Century.The stone room is in a newly-unearthed annex to Luther's house in Wittenberg. Luther is quoted as saying he was "in cloaca", or in the sewer, when he was inspired to argue that salvation is granted because of faith, not deeds. The scholar suffered from constipation and spent many hours in contemplation on the toilet seat. 'Earthy Christianity'The lavatory was built in the period 1516-17, according to Dr Martin Treu, a theologian and Luther expert based in...

Medieval Houses Of God, Or Ancient Fortresses?
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/19/2004 5:52:31 PM PDT · 18 replies · 496+ views

Archaeology | November/December 2004 | David Keys
Medieval Houses of God, or Ancient Fortresses? Volume 57 Number 6, November/December 2004 by David Keys Cambridge archaeologist has redated the church of the archangel Gabriel, previously believed to have been carved from the rock at Lalibela, Ethiopia, around A.D. 1200, to between A.D. 600 and 800. The church may originally have been built as a fortress. (Courtesy Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Cambridge) Investigations in Lalibela, Ethiopia, are revealing that Africa's most important historical Christian site is much older than previously thought. Up until now, scholars have regarded the spectacular complex of 11 rock-cut churches as dating from around...

Victorian trousers left in personal 'time capsule'
  Posted by martin_fierro
On General/Chat 10/22/2004 7:10:59 PM PDT · 15 replies · 236+ views

AFP/Yahoo | Fri Oct 22, 1:34 PM ET
Victorian trousers left in personal 'time capsule' Fri Oct 22, 1:34 PM ET LONDON (AFP) - Workers renovating a British theatre have uncovered a personal time capsule left the last time the building was spruced up, containing a letter and, more curiously, a pair of Victorian trousers. The note, written on March 6, 1901 by a man identifying himself as Frank Morrill, requests that the well-used workman's trousers be handed to a museum. The time capsule, also containing some tools, was found behind a ceiling panel this week at the 17th Century Sheldonian Theatre, part of Oxford University, a university...

end of digest #14 20041023

138 posted on 10/23/2004 8:01:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Weekly Digest #15

Ancient Europe
Golden treasures from Cornwall's past
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal10/24/2004 9:25:23 PM PDT · 5 replies · 86+ views

Meyn Mamvro | prior to 2004 | Cheryl Straffon
Perhaps the most famous gold object discovered in Cornwall is the magnificent cup made from corrugated sheet gold found in a cist in Rillaton barrow on the edge of Bodmin Moor (SX2603 7191), about a quarter of a mile NNE of the Hurlers stone circles. It was discovered in 1837 together with the skeleton of a man, a bronze dagger, pieces of ivory and glass beads (all now lost)... Patricia M. Christie in an essay entitled ìCornwall in the Bronze Ageî (Cornish Archaeology, 25. p.96) makes the intriguing suggestion that the cup may be connected to the Aegean, specifically the...

Epigraphy and Language
Coin From an 'Alien Civilization'
  Posted by billorites
On News/Activism10/29/2004 4:09:29 AM PDT · 54 replies · 2,079+ views

Arab News | October 29, 2004 | Staff
† Al-JOUF, 29 October 2004 ó A Saudi newspaper yesterday reported the discovery of what it called a rare coin with unique features that belonged to an ancient civilization. The paper said the coin had an inscription in an unknown language that was not English. It described the coin as having a palm tree with eight branches, a woman sunbathing, a ship and a castle with a dome.According to the newspaper, the coin belonged to an ancient civilization that flourished in Al-Jouf. The strange thing is that the ìstrangeî coin, which the paper claimed had an inscription in an...

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Vikings/Norse in Minnesota
  Posted by DoloresCobbPhifer
On General/Chat10/26/2004 10:23:31 AM PDT · 7 replies · 92+ views | 10/26-2004 | DoloresCobbPhifer
Did the Vikings Stay... Vatican Files May Offer Clues. / How did the Swedes end up in Minnesota?

Vikings/Norse in Minnesota
  Posted by DoloresCobbPhifer
On General/Chat10/26/2004 10:34:20 AM PDT · 2 replies · 64+ views | 10/26/2004 | DoloresCobbPhifer
Did the Vikings Stay... Vatican Files May Offer Clues. / How did the Swedes end up in Minnesota?

Let's Have Jerusalem!
The Cave Of Lot's Seduction And The Monestary It Inspired
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism10/25/2004 7:59:47 AM PDT · 2 replies · 367+ views

Daily Star | 10-25-2004 | Konstantine D. Politis
The Cave Of Lot's Seduction And The Monestary It InspiredBy konstantine D. Politis Special to The Daily Star Monday, October 25, 2004The cave of Lot's seduction and the monastery it inspired Jordanian site of Deir Ain Abata testifies to a thriving Byzantine and Umayyad-era Christian community Amman: The ruins were first discovered during an archaeological survey at the south-east end of the Dead Sea in 1986, near a spring named Ain Abata. After further investigations it was evident that the site - near today's Ghor al-Safi, the biblical city of Zoara - was none other that the Sanctuary of Agios...

Offshore Find Dates To Kind David's Time Archaeologist Hopes 3,000 Year Old Wood Is From Ship
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism10/28/2004 12:41:09 PM PDT · 13 replies · 587+ views

Sf Chronicle | 10-28-2004 | Matthew Kalman
Offshore find dates to King David's time Archaeologist hopes 3,000-year-old wood is from ancient ship Matthew Kalman, Chronicle Foreign Service Thursday, October 28, 2004 Hof Dor, Israel -- An archaeologist's dog may have discovered the first ship ever found from the period of King David and his son, Solomon, who ruled the holy land 3, 000 ago. The remains, which have been carbon-dated to the ninth century B.C., include a huge stone anchor believed to be the largest ever unearthed. The wreckage is lying under a few inches of sand off the Mediterranean coast in shallow waters, and has yet...

A Proverbial Heritage
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism10/25/2004 7:45:22 AM PDT · 3 replies · 84+ views

Al-Ahram | 10-24-2004
A proverbial heritage For 50 years, scholarship has tended to play down the interrelations between Ancient Egyptian culture and the religion of the biblical Hebrews. Jill Kamil argues it is time to re-open investigations Egyptian guards bring in pairs of Semitic prisoners (with long beards and heavy robes), their hands in long wooden manacles; the Pharaoh Akhenaten worshipping the solar orb as the creator and preserver of mankind; an Egyptian official receiving Semitic immigrants (tomb of Haremhab) Egypt is indisputably a part of the Biblical tradition. This much is clear, not only from the role the country plays in providing...

2,000-year-old 6ft 6ins warrior giant discovered
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism07/31/2002 8:30:13 AM PDT · 46 replies · 136+ views

ANANOVA post of BBC Report | Story filed: 10:01 Wednesday 31st July 2002 | BBC
2,000-year-old 6ft 6ins warrior giant discovered The remains of an enormous warrior who fought more than 2,000 years ago have been found in Kazakhstan. The soldier was heavily armed and stood around 6ft 6ins tall. Archaeologists believe he was well-built and revered by people who buried him with his weapons. The BBC says the warrior lived around the first century BC. Historians say this may lead them to re-examine the origins of the region's people.

7,000 Year Old Civilisation Site Needs Attention (Pakistan)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism10/26/2004 5:50:36 PM PDT · 11 replies · 275+ views

Jang Group/The News | 10-26-2004 | Muhammad Ejaz Khan
7,000-year-old civilisation site needs attention By Muhammad Ejaz Khan QUETTA: Mehrgarh necropolis is one of the archaeological sites discovered in Balochistan during the last five decades, where a city had been buried for centuries under tons of earth. It tells us about the oldest human settlements in the South Asian region.The site, 140 kms southeast of the provincial capital, is located on the bank of the Bolan river near a settlement of Raisani tribe in the Bolan district. Archaeologists say it is one of the three oldest villages in the world, the other two being in Palestine and Iraq. French...

China Unearths Ancient Caucasian Tombs
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism10/24/2004 12:43:53 PM PDT · 123 replies · 2,074+ views

The Australian/AFP | 10-25-2004
China unearths ancient Caucasian tombs AFP October 25, 2004 BEIJING: Chinese archaeologists have started unearthing hundreds of tombs in an arid north-western region once home to a mysterious civilization that most likely was Caucasian, state media said Sunday. The researchers have begun work at Xiaohe, near the Lop Nur desert in Xinjiang region, where an estimated 1000 tombs await excavation, according to Xinhua news agency. Their findings could help shed light on one of the greatest current archaeological riddles and answer the question of how this isolated culture ended up thousands of kilometres from the nearest Caucasian community. The tombs,...

Origins and Prehistory
Dispute Over Classification Of New Species Of Prehistoric 'Human'
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism10/30/2004 7:53:02 AM PDT · 25 replies · 412+ views

ABC Net | 10-28-2004 | Alison Caldwell
Dispute over classification of new species of prehistoric 'human' The World Today - Thursday, 28 October, 2004 12:22:00 Reporter: Alison Caldwell ELEANOR HALL: The discovery of the dwarf humans or hobbits, as we just heard one the scientists calling them, has generated enormous interest and excitement among anthropologists around the world. But not all of them agree with the Australian scientists that this is a new species of human. Jeffrey Schwartz, who is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh in the Untied States, says while the discovery is extraordinary, the creature is more like an ape than...

Hobbit remains found in Australia
  Posted by presidio9
On General/Chat10/27/2004 10:51:55 AM PDT · 154 replies · 2,980+ views

Reuters | Wed, Oct 27, 2004 | Patricia Reaney
Scientists in Australia have found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 18,000 years ago on an Indonesian island in a discovery that adds another piece to the complex puzzle of human evolution. The partial skeleton of Homo floresiensis, found in a cave on the island of Flores, is of an adult female that was a metre (3 feet) tall, had a chimpanzee-sized brain and was substantially different from modern humans. It shared the isolated island to the east of Java with miniature elephants and Komodo dragons. The creature walked upright, probably evolved into its dwarf size because...

Indonesia's Lost World: Shaking Up The Family Tree (More - New Human Species)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism10/29/2004 2:11:55 PM PDT · 32 replies · 455+ views

Archaeology | 10-28-2004 | Davisd Keys
Indonesia's Lost World: Shaking Up the Family Tree October 28, 2004 by David Keys Homo floresiensis skull (© Peter Brown) New archaeological discoveries by Australian and Indonesian scientists on the Indonesian island of Flores are revealing that until at least 13,000 to 12,000 years ago, modern humans--our species, Homo sapiens--shared this planet with a totally different species of human being--a three-foot-high dwarf hominid with physical features usually seen as dating from 1.5 to 4 million years ago. The scientists, mainly from Australia's University of New England and University of Wollongong, have found the skeletal remains of up to seven individuals...

Island of the Little People
  Posted by farmfriend
On General/Chat10/29/2004 4:48:24 PM PDT · 4 replies · 50+ views

Tech Central Station | 10/29/2004 | Jackson Kuhl
Island of the Little People By Jackson Kuhl The impact on physical anthropology of the diminutive hominid Homo floresiensis cannot be overstated. The discovery in a rock shelter on the Indonesian island of Flores, announced in the October 28 issue of Nature, included a near-complete skeleton of an adult female found in close context with stone tools. Bones and teeth of seven other individuals were also uncovered. Standing three feet tall, floresiensis appears to be the result of "island dwarfing," wherein species isolated in resource-poor areas shrink over time so that their consumption needs are fewer. Archaeologists believe floresiensis, whose...

Scientists Find Prehistoric Dwarf Skeleton
  Posted by Borges
On News/Activism10/27/2004 11:33:07 AM PDT · 47 replies · 1,006+ views

Science - AP By JOSEPH B. VERRENGIA, AP Science Writer In a breathtaking discovery, scientists working on a remote Indonesian island say they have uncovered the bones of a human dwarf species marooned for eons while modern man rapidly colonized the rest of the planet. AP Photo Missed Tech Tuesday? Is your PC possessed? Learn eight ways to repel the monsters: hackers intent on causing trouble One tiny specimen, an adult female measuring about 3 feet tall, is described as "the most extreme" figure to be included in the extended human family. Certainly, she is the shortest. This hobbit-sized creature...

Tiny new species of human unearthed - most important palaeoanthropological find for 50 years
  Posted by Truth666
On General/Chat10/27/2004 11:28:18 AM PDT · 41 replies · 701+ views

newscientist. | 27 October 04
The remains of a tiny and hitherto unknown species of human that lived as recently as 13,000 years ago have been discovered on an Indonesian island. The discovery has been heralded as the most important palaeoanthropological find for 50 years, and has radically altered the accepted picture of human evolution. The female skeleton, known as LB1 - or by the nickname "Ebu" - has been assigned to a new species within the genus Homo - Homo floresiensis. Examination of the remains shows members of the species stood just 1 metre tall and had a brain no bigger than a grapefruit....

Lady Eleanor Talbot
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat10/24/2004 8:31:05 PM PDT · 7 replies · 63+ views | prior to today | Wikipedia
No records survive of the meeting of the Parliamentary lords on June 9, 1483, where Stillington is said to have presented the evidence of the pre-contract, including documents and other witnesses. The Duke of Buckingham is supposed to have told Morton afterwards that he had believed that evidence when he saw it but had later changed his mind. When Henry VII of England came to the throne, he ordered all documents relating to the case to be destroyed, as well as the act of parliament by which Richard was enabled to claim the throne; so efficiently were his orders carried...

end of digest #15 20041030

140 posted on 10/31/2004 5:18:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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141 posted on 10/31/2004 5:21:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: SunkenCiv

Continued thanks for the updates, especially this one. I need a break from election worries.

142 posted on 10/31/2004 6:33:31 PM PST by Founding Father
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Even the number of topics this week was low, probably because of the big buildup. Sure will be glad when it's over. No more ads, no more telephone robots, no more signs in all the yards, just the "Bush used cocaine" whining from the Kerry lemmings.

After we all take a week off, we can start to gear up for the 2006 midterm elections. :') Also, we need to start a concerted campaign to get Dan Rather off the air for good.
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143 posted on 10/31/2004 6:48:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Lazy man's version of Digest #16. Not a lot got posted this week for some reason. ;') And I don't have the time today.


Ancient Amazon Settlements Uncovered ^
Posted by aruanan
On News/Activism ^ 09/18/2003 7:38:01 PM PDT · 7 replies · 96+ views

Science--AP ^ | Thu Sep 18, 7:26 PM ET | PAUL RECER, AP Science Writer

Ancient Amazon Settlements Uncovered Thu Sep 18, 7:26 PM ET Add Science - AP to My Yahoo! By PAUL RECER, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON - The Amazon River basin was not all a pristine, untouched wilderness before Columbus came to the Americas, as was once believed. Researchers have uncovered clusters of extensive settlements linked by wide roads with other communities and surrounded by agricultural developments. The researchers, including some descendants of pre-Columbian tribes that lived along the Amazon, have found evidence of densely settled, well-organized communities with roads, moats and bridges in the Upper Xingu part of the vast...

Ancient writing found in Turkmenistan ^
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On Bloggers & Personal ^ 11/01/2004 10:24:57 PM PST · 28 replies · 45+ views

BBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 May, 2001, 05:57 GMT 06:57 UK | staff

A previously unknown civilisation was using writing in Central Asia 4,000 years ago, hundreds of years before Chinese writing developed, archaeologists have discovered... The discovery suggests that Central Asia had a civilisation comparable with that of Mesopotamia and ancient Iran as far back as the Bronze Age, University of Pennsylvania archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert told the BBC... It is not known what the people of the civilisation called themselves, so researchers have dubbed the society the Bactria Margiana Archaeology Complex (B-Mac), after the ancient Greek names for the two regions it covers.

'Earliest Writing' Found In China ^
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On News/Activism ^ 04/18/2003 9:35:03 AM PDT · 27 replies · 109+ views

BBC ^ | 4-17-2003 | Paul Rincon

'Earliest writing' found in China By Paul Rincon BBC Science First attempt at writing .. on a tortoise shell Signs carved into 8,600-year-old tortoise shells found in China may be the earliest written words, say archaeologists. The symbols were written down in the late Stone Age, or Neolithic Age. They predate the earliest recorded writings from Mesopotamia - in what is now Iraq - by more than 2,000 years. The archaeologists say they bear similarities to written characters used thousands of years later during the Shang dynasty, which lasted from 1700-1100 BC. But the discovery has already generated controversy, with...

An origin of new world agriculture in coastal Ecuador (12,000 BP) ^
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On News/Activism ^ 02/14/2003 1:34:27 PM PST · 9 replies · 163+ views

Eureka ^ | Public release date: 13-Feb-2003 | Dr. Dolores Piperno

Contact: Dr. Dolores 011-507-212-8101Smithsonian Institution An origin of new world agriculture in coastal Ecuador New archaeological evidence points to an independent origin of agriculture in coastal Ecuador 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Suddenly, the remains of larger squash plants appear in the record. The Las Vegas site, described by Dolores Piperno of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Karen Stothert, University of Texas at Austin in the February 14th issue of Science, may predate plant domestication sites in the Mesoamerican highlands. The fertile and amazingly diverse lowland tropics seem like a likely place for agriculture to develop. But...

Submerged Himachal Temples To Be Relocated ^
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On News/Activism ^ 11/05/2004 2:33:48 PM PST · 53+ views

New News ^ | 11-5-2004

Submerged Himachal temples to be relocated: [India News]: Shimla, Nov 5 : Eight medieval temples in Himachal Pradesh that have been lying submerged inside a lake for decades will now be relocated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The 15th century Nagara style temples in Bilaspur town, 90 km from here, have been lying submerged under the Gobind Sagar Lake, the backwards of the Bhakra hydro project built nearly four decades ago. The tops of some of these stone temples are visible when the water level drops in summer. "We have approached the ASI to transplant these temples as...

Traces Of An Ancient Settlement Found On Dry Botton Of Aral (Sea) ^
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On News/Activism ^ 11/05/2004 2:26:18 PM PST · 14 replies · 410+ views

Kasinform ^ | 11-5-2004

Traces of an ancient settlement found on the dry bottom of the Aral Kyzylorda. November 5. KAZINFORM. The scientists of the Institute of Archeology named after Alkey Margulan found some traces of an ancient town on the dry bottom of the Aral Sea. The area of the town amounts to about 6 ha and goes back to the 13-14 centuries, i.e. the epoch of the Golden Horde. As a result of archeological researches there have also been found the relics of different workshops, windmills and storehouses for ceramic articles and the burial ground where the noble representatives of that...

Women See Scarlet, Men See Red ^
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On News/Activism ^ 11/03/2004 3:34:16 PM PST · 74 replies · 1,270+ views

ABC Net/Discover News ^ | 8-4-2004 | Jennifer Viegas

Women see scarlet, men see red Jennifer Viegas Discovery News Wednesday, 4 August 2004 The world may appear a more colourful place to women, according to a new study that finds many women perceive a greater range of colours than men, particularly shades of red. The U.S. study, which analysed DNA from populations around the world, is published in the September issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. How men and women see the world appears to relate to evolution and how our early ancestors found food. Men were likely to have been surveying the landscape for prey to...

144 posted on 11/06/2004 7:09:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Weekly Digest #17

Ancient Europe
Decision Due On Hill Of Tara Motorway (Archaeology) ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism ^ 11/11/2004 4:10:37 PM PST · 15 replies · 254+ views

The Guardian (UK)y | 11-11-2004 | Angelique Chrisafis
Decision due on Hill of Tara motorway Archaeologists say 'heart and soul of Ireland' is threatened Angelique Chrisafis, Ireland correspondent Thursday November 11, 2004 The Guardian (UK) It is Ireland's most sacred stretch of earth and one of the most important ancient landscapes in Europe. The Hill of Tara, with its passage tomb, earthworks and prehistorical burial mounds, is the mythical and ceremonial capital of Ireland, dating back 4,000 years. But now the landscape in county Meath, north-west of Dublin, is the subject of a campaign to save it from what one archaeologist has called the "worst case of state-sponsored...

Pompeii Pottery May Rewrite History ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism ^ 11/08/2004 11:40:27 AM PST · 15 replies · 602+ views

ABC Net | 11-8-2004 | Heather Catchpole
Pompeii pottery may rewrite history Heather Catchpole ABC Science Online Monday, 8 November 2004 A broken plate is one of the pieces in the puzzle of how ancient cultures traded (Image: Jaye Pont) Archaeologists may need to change their view of Pompeii's role in trade and commerce, after a ceramics expert's recent discovery. Australian researcher Jaye Pont from the Museum of Ancient Cultures at Sydney's Macquarie University says people who lived in Pompeii bought their pottery locally and didn't import it. Pont said the find could "make waves" among archaeologists looking at trade in the Mediterranean. And she said researchers...

Ancient Egypt
Scientists Wrap Up Old Mystery (Archaeology) ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism ^ 11/09/2004 2:36:57 PM PST · 25 replies · 1,020+ views

Housron Chronicle | 11-8-2004 | Eric Burger
Nov. 8, 2004, 10:57PM Scientists wrap up old mystery Mummies' tar provides a link to ancient trade routes By ERIC BERGER Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle RESOURCES Historians have long known that Egyptians used tar to seal mummies during the embalming process. What wasn't known until now is where the tar came from. Thanks to work by some Texas geochemists, however, scientists are now answering this millennia-old mystery. The Middle East is, of course, littered with natural oil seeps, in which tar and other black deposits bubble up from oil beneath the surface. Within each oil seep, however, the tar has a...

Epigraphy and Language
Basques ^
  Posted by Ptarmigan
On General/Chat ^ 11/06/2004 10:36:31 PM PST · 14 replies · 175+ views

Basques people, better known as Euskalduna in their language. Basque is the only language in Europe that is not Indo-European in origin. The origins of Basque is a mystery. Some linguists believe it is related to Armenian, Etruscan, Finnish, Hungarian, Indians tribes of America, Ainu, and even the language of lost Atlantis. Basque seems to show some characteristics of Caucasian languages and Armenian. Some scientists believe Ainu and Basque are related to each other. Some even think Basques are directly related to Cro-Magnon humans. Basques live in northern Spain and southern France. Prominent Basques are Louis Daguerre, the inventor of...

Burushaski ^
  Posted by Ptarmigan
On General/Chat ^ 11/06/2004 10:34:09 PM PST · 5 replies · 94+ views

Burushaski is a language spoken in northern Pakistan and Kashmir. It is spoken by 40,000 to 50,000 people. It has no known relatives and some believe it maybe a remnant of a prehistoric language. Burushaski is like Ainu and Basque, language isolate with no known relatives. Language Museum Burushaski: An Extraordinary Language in the Karakoram MountainsWikipedia-Burushaski

LINGUISTICS: Early Date for the Birth of Indo-European Languages ^
  Posted by Lessismore
On News/Activism ^ 11/28/2003 10:24:23 AM PST · 32 replies · 184+ views

Science Magazine | 2003-11-28 | Michael Balter
Ever since British jurist Sir William Jones noted in 1786 that there are marked similarities between diverse languages such as Greek, Sanskrit, and Celtic, linguists have assumed that most of the languages of Europe and the Indian subcontinent derive from a single ancient tongue. But researchers have fiercely debated just when and where this mother tongue was first spoken. Now a bold new study asserts that the common root of the 144 so-called Indo-European languages, which also include English and all the Germanic, Slavic, and Romance languages, is very ancient indeed. In this week's issue of Nature, evolutionary biologist Russell...

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
2004: Top (Archaeological) Finds On Bolivian Highlands ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism ^ 11/07/2004 5:39:09 PM PST · 41 replies · 591+ views

Helsinki University | 11-7-2004
2004: Top finds on Bolivian highlandsFinnish scientists discovered the most significant relics of antiquity in recent Bolivian history. In the excavations on Pariti Island in Lake Titicaca, in the highlands of Bolivia, the historical-archaeological research team of the University of Helsinki discovered a ritual offering site with well-preserved pieces of ceramics. The find adds substantially to what is known about the Tiwanaku culture, which flourished before the Incas and for which the island was probably an important religious site. ìThe dig contained approximately 300 kilograms of deliberately broken ritual ceramics, which, according to radiocarbon dating, have been buried sometime between...

Kenosha Dig Points to Europe as Origin of First Americans ^
  Posted by afraidfortherepublic
On News/Activism ^ 03/04/2002 12:05:29 PM PST · 86 replies · 477+ views

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | 3-4-02 | John Fauber
A contentious theory that the first Americans came here from Europe - not Asia - is challenging a century-old consensus among archaeologists, and a dig in Kenosha County is part of the evidence. The two leading proponents of the Europe theory admit that many scientists reject their contention, instead holding fast to the long-established belief that the first Americans arrived from Siberia via a now-submerged land bridge across the Bering Sea to Alaska. The first of the Europe-to-North America treks probably took place at the height of the last Ice Age more than 18,000 years ago, said Dennis Stanford, ...

Leif Erikson Day, October 9, 2004 ^
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On News/Activism ^ 10/10/2004 3:14:20 PM PDT · 42 replies · 1,037+ views

The White House | October 7, 2004 | By the President of the United States of America
Leif Erikson Day, 2004 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation More than 1,000 years ago, Leif Erikson led his crew on a journey across the Atlantic, becoming the first European known to have set foot on North American soil. Every October, we honor this courageous Viking explorer, his historic voyage, and the rich heritage of Nordic Americans. Immigrants from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden and their descendants have made great contributions to our Nation in the fields of business, politics, the arts, education, agriculture, and other areas. Nordic Americans have also made a significant...

The Mandans ^
  Posted by Ptarmigan
On General/Chat ^ 11/06/2004 11:04:33 AM PST · 15 replies · 159+ views

The Mandans were an Indian tribe that lived in the Midwest, present day western North Dakota. The Mandans were different from other Indian tribes when White explorers encoutered them. Instead of the red skin and black hair, the Mandans had blonde or red hair, blue eyes, and light skin. Some spoke Welsh. The Mandans gladly welcomed the White explorers. It is believed they came from a Welsh settlement in the Ohio River Valley, which was first established in the mid 14th century, about 300 years before the first White settlers came to America. Madoc a Welsh prince is though to...

Let's Have Jerusalem!
Majdel Tarshish (Roman Remains - 50 km from Beirut) ^
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal ^ 11/06/2004 8:32:02 PM PST · 5 replies · 66+ views

Ikama Lebanon | 2003 | staff
Majdel Tarshish used to be a station for the retinue of passengers on their way to Metn-Bekaa. The Romans paved roads to cross it, linking, thus, the seaside with the inner plains. They are especially evident in "Bourj Al-Hamam", (tower of pigeons). Majdel Tarshish was a well fortressed castle in time of invasions that raided down the Bekaa. Rocky sarcophaguses of the Roman era bear witness to that glorious age.

San Antonio, Texas: Bible & Archaeology Fest VI ^
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On News/Activism ^ 11/12/2004 10:52:46 PM PST · 2 replies · 1+ view

Biblical Archaeological Society | 2004 | editors
Join Us November 19-21, 2004... The Biblical Archaeology Society offers you a fabulous opportunity to learn more in three days than you ever thought possible! Choose your own program from a roster of world-famous teachers who will gather in San Antonio for the annual meetings of Bible and archaeology scholars. Interact with other interesting people who share your desire to learn. Special events include a plenary session and a banquet. Hear what these eminent scholars have to say about the latest discoveries relating to the New Testament and the Hebrew Bible.

Ruins Of Manichean Center Discovered In West Azerbaijan ^
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism ^ 11/08/2004 11:52:36 AM PST · 18 replies · 448+ views

Tehran Times | 11-8-2004
Ruins of Manichean center discovered in West Azerbaijan Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) ñ- The ruins of what is believed to be the center of Mani (216-276 C.E.), the founder of Manicheanism, was discovered during the seventh stage of excavations at the ancient site of Qalaychi Hill in West Azerbaijan Province which began last month. Experts used to believe that Hasanlu Mound was the major early Manichean center, but the recent excavation seems to prove otherwise. An inscription found at Qalaychi Hill last year showed that Qalaychi Hill, not Hasanlu Mound, was probably Maniís early center. After the most...

Origins and Prehistory
Chimps are not like humans - much greater genetic differences than expected ^
  Posted by tallhappy
On News/Activism ^ 06/10/2004 12:36:58 PM PDT · 1,008 replies · 358+ views

BioMed Centra - The Scientist | 5-27-04 | Cathy Holding
†May†27, 2004 Chimps are not like humans Whole-chromosome comparison reveals much greater genetic differences than expected | By Cathy Holding The vigorous debate on how different chimpanzees are from humans is fuelled by new data in this week's Nature, as the International Chimpanzee Chromosome 22 Consortium reports that 83% of chimpanzee chromosome 22 proteins are different from their human counterparts.The difference is "much more complicated that we initially imagined or speculated," Yoshiyuki Sakaki, who headed the consortium, told The Scientist. "Our group completed the human chromosome 21 sequence about 3 years ago," Sakaki, director of the RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center,...

Gene Study Identifies 5 Main Human Populations  ^
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism ^ 12/21/2002 3:54:34 AM PST · 201 replies · 400+ views

New York Times | 12-20-02 | Nicholas Wade
Scientists studying the DNA of 52 human groups from around the world have concluded that people belong to five principal groups corresponding to the major geographical regions of the world: Africa, Europe, Asia, Melanesia and the Americas. The study, based on scans of the whole human genome, is the most thorough to look for patterns corresponding to major geographical regions. These regions broadly correspond with popular notions of race, the researchers said in interviews. The researchers did not analyze genes but rather short segments of DNA known as markers, similar to those used in DNA fingerprinting tests, that have no...

Medieval Black Death Was Probably Not Bubonic Plague ^
  Posted by Gladwin
On News/Activism ^ 04/15/2002 11:36:11 AM PDT · 70 replies · 118+ views

Science Daily | Posted 4/15/2002 | Penn State
The Black Death of the 1300s was probably not the modern disease known as bubonic plague, according to a team of anthropologists studying on these 14th century epidemics. ìAlthough on the surface, seem to have been similar, we are not convinced that the epidemic in the 14th century and the present day bubonic plague are the same,î says Dr. James Wood, professor of anthropology and demography at Penn State. ìOld descriptions of disease symptoms are usually too non-specific to be a reliable basis for diagnosis.î The researchers note that it was the symptom of lymphatic swelling that led 19th century...

Shar-Peis, Huskies Are Closest to Wolves ^
  Posted by Junior
On News/Activism ^ 05/20/2004 12:11:18 PM PDT · 112 replies · 383+ views

Science - AP | 2004-05-20 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
WASHINGTON - The tail-wagging, stick-fetching family pooch may be more closely related to Lassie, Rin Tin Tin or even White Fang than its human companions think. While dogs have about 99 percent of their genes in common, a few very distinct genetic differences separate them into some 400 breeds known worldwide. Comparing dog genes to wolves, researchers found that a group of ancient dog types split off first. Later the majority of canines evolved into three other clusters of dog variants ó hunters, herders and guard dogs ó largely as a result of breeding programs developed over the last several...

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
DNA Tests to Be Performed on Mozart Skull ^
  Posted by uglybiker
On News/Activism ^ 11/12/2004 8:00:28 PM PST · 36 replies · 598+ views

AP via Yahoo News | By SUSANNA LOOF, Associated Press Writer
VIENNA, Austria - DNA tests could soon solve a century-old mystery ó whether a skull held by the International Mozarteum Foundation is that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Archaeologists have opened a grave in Salzburg thought to contain the remains of Mozart's father and other relatives. Experts plan to compare the remains' genetic material with the foundation's skull to determine if it belonged to the famed Austrian composer. Mozart died in 1791 and was buried in a pauper's grave at Vienna's St. Marxer Cemetery. The location of the grave was initially unknown, but its likely location was determined in 1855. The...

Historic Beer Discovery  ^
  Posted by Willie Green
On News/Activism ^ 11/10/2004 5:00:03 PM PST · 66 replies · 1,793+ views

ABC -- | 11/10/2004 | The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE-November 10, 2004 ó When Pabst Brewing Co. abruptly closed its headquarters here in 1996, the owner and its workers left behind a treasure trove of relics dating back to the brewer's 1844 origin. A yellowed visitors' registry and vintage photographs uncovered in a basement storage area of the former brewing complex provide a link to the rich heritage of Pabst, once the nation's largest brewer. A calendar on the wall in one corporate office is still turned to December 1996, when the brewing era came to a halt at the 22-acre complex. Dusty ornaments hang on an artificial balsam...

Lady Eleanor Talbot
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat10/24/2004 8:31:05 PM PDT · 7 replies · 63+ views | prior to today | Wikipedia
No records survive of the meeting of the Parliamentary lords on June 9, 1483, where Stillington is said to have presented the evidence of the pre-contract, including documents and other witnesses. The Duke of Buckingham is supposed to have told Morton afterwards that he had believed that evidence when he saw it but had later changed his mind. When Henry VII of England came to the throne, he ordered all documents relating to the case to be destroyed, as well as the act of parliament by which Richard was enabled to claim the throne; so efficiently were his orders carried...

Newly declassified MI5 files finally tell the truth of Rudolf Hess's 1941 flight ^
  Posted by Ahriman
On General/Chat ^ 11/08/2004 7:56:09 PM PST · 5 replies · 159+ views

The Scotsman | Nov. 9, 2004 | Edward Black
It was one of the most bizarre episodes of the Second World War. When Hitlerís deputy, Rudolf Hess, landed by parachute in 1941 near the estate of the Duke of Hamilton in Lanarkshire, it raised the question of whether British intelligence or members of the aristocracy were trying to broker a secret peace deal with the Nazis. But recently declassified MI5 files shed more light on Hessís mysterious flight to Scotland, and finally prove the conspiracy theories to be unfounded, according to the dukeís son, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, the Lothians MSP. The Conservative peer said yesterday that the new MI5...

Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History ^
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On News/Activism ^ 09/25/2002 12:09:36 AM PDT · 99 replies · 345+ views | 1996 | Mary Lefkowitz
Not Out of AfricaWas Greek Culture Stolen from Africa? Modern Myth vs. Ancient History Excerpted from her book: Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History Why I wrote the book In the fall of 1991 I was asked to write a review-article for The New Republic about Martin Bernal's Black Athena and its relation to the Afrocentrist movement. The assignment literally changed my life. Once I began to work on the article I realized that here was a subject that needed all the attention, and more, that I could give to it. Although...

Ping List Envy---How big is your Ping List? ^
  Posted by PJ-Comix
On General/Chat ^ 11/12/2004 9:31:12 AM PST · 328 replies · 1,323+ views

PJ-Comix | November 12, 2004 | PJ-Comix
Over the past couple of months, my DUmmie FUnnies PING List has grown very rapidly until it now numbers 252 Freepers. Okay, so how big is your Ping List? Maybe I'm suffering from Ping List Envy but I have to know how big the other Ping Lists are.

end of digest #17 20041113

145 posted on 11/12/2004 11:23:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Here's the weekly Gods Graves Glyphs ping list digest link, and my apology for posting last week's with the full message, it was a stupid error on my part:
Gods Graves Glyphs Digest 20041113
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146 posted on 11/12/2004 11:25:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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147 posted on 11/13/2004 5:27:41 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Weekly Digest #18

Ancient Seas and Thereunder
Atlantis Hunt Reveals Structures In Sea Off Cyprus
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/13/2004 3:54:27 PM PST · 50 replies · 1,729+ views

Reuters | 11-13-2004
Atlantis Hunt Reveals Structures in Sea Off Cyprus Sat Nov 13, 2004 06:33 AM ET NICOSIA (Reuters) - An American researcher on the trail of the lost city of Atlantis has discovered evidence of man-made structures submerged in the sea between Cyprus and Syria, a member of his team said Saturday. Robert Sarmast, who is convinced the fabled city lurks in the watery depths off Cyprus, will give details of his findings Sunday."Something has been found to indicate very strongly that there are man-made structures somewhere between Cyprus and Syria," a spokesperson for the mission told Reuters. The mystery of...

Lost Atlantis 'found near Cyprus'
  Posted by aculeus
On News/Activism 11/14/2004 6:57:47 PM PST · 44 replies · 1,558+ views

The Daily Telegraph (UK) | November 15, 2004 | By Tabitha Morgan in Limassol
A team of American ocean researchers said yesterday that they were convinced they had found evidence of the lost kingdom of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus. The team used the latest sonar technology to create images of the sea bed a mile below the surface of the Mediterranean. The expedition, led by Robert Sarmast, spent six days at sea surveying the area. "I am absolutely convinced I have found Atlantis," Mr Sarmast said, speaking on the deck of his research ship on his return to Limassol. "The sonar images showed what appeared to be two straight walls each about...

German Physicist Disputes Atlantis Discovery Claim By American
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/17/2004 12:34:11 PM PST · 26 replies · 672+ views

Yahoo - AFP | 11-16-2004
German physicist disputes Atlantis discovery claim by American Tue Nov 16, 3:00 PM ET Science - AFP BERLIN (AFP) - The remains of the lost city of Atlantis which a United States researcher claims to have found off the Mediterranean island of Cyprus are in fact submarine volcanoes, according to a German physicist. US researcher Robert Sarmast claimed Sunday to have found proof that the mythical lost city of Atlantis actually existed and is located under the Mediterranean seabed between Cyprus and Syria. But German physicist Christian Huebscher said he had identified the phenomenon as 100,000 year-old volcanoes that spewed...

Ancient Egypt
New Likeness of King Tut on Display
  Posted by Asmodeus
On News/Activism 09/30/2002 10:03:56 PM PDT · 21 replies · 286+ views

Austin American Statesman | Austin American Statesman
LONDON (AP)--A fiberglass bust that purportedly shows the true face of ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun went on display Monday at London's Science Museum. The likeness was crafted as part of an investigation into how the teenage pharaoh died more than 3,000 years ago. The fiberglass cast of Tut's head, based on computer models generated from 1969 X-rays of his mummified corpse, shows an attractive round-headed youth with full lips. But it bears little resemblance to the golden funeral mask found in the pharaoh's tomb. The opulent tomb of Tut, who died around 1350 B.C., was found almost intact by British...

X-ray attempt to find out why Tutankhamen died
  Posted by F15Eagle
On News/Activism 11/13/2004 9:03:24 PM PST · 175 replies · 1,418+ views

CNN.Com - Science & Space | Saturday, November 13, 2004 Posted: 10:51 PM EST (0351 GMT) | Reuters
CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) -- Egypt plans to X-ray the mummy of Tutankhamen to find out what killed the king who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago and died while only a teenager. Archaeologists will move Tutankhamen's body from its tomb, which was discovered packed with treasure in 1922, to Cairo for tests which should resolve the mystery over whether he died naturally or was murdered. "We will know about any diseases he had, any kind of injuries and his real age," Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told Reuters. "We will know the answer to whether he died normally or...

Ancient Europe
Archaeologists Uncover A Russian "Stonehenge"
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/13/2004 4:25:38 PM PST · 30 replies · 1,092+ views

Novosti | 11-12-2004 | Olga Sobolevskaya
2004-11-12 18:08ARCHEOLOGISTS UNCOVER A RUSSIAN "STONEHENGE" MOSCOW (RIA Novosti commentator Olga Sobolevskaya)-- Russia now has a Stonehenge of its own. In the summer, a 4,000-year-old megalithic structure was uncovered at a Spasskaya Luka site, in the central Russian region of Ryazan. This structure, which, archeologists believe, was built as a sanctuary, sits on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Oka and the Pron rivers. The surrounding area has always been seen as an "archeological encyclopedia," a kaleidoscope of cultures ranging from the Upper Paleolithic to the Dark Ages. "If we look at this archeological site as represented on a...

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
5,000 Year-Old Artifacts (Found) Near Texas Coast
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/14/2004 2:33:59 PM PST · 38 replies · 1,316+ views

Washington Post | 11-13-2004 | lynn Brezosky
5,000-Year-Old Artifacts Near Texas Coast By LYNN BREZOSKY The Associated Press Saturday, November 13, 2004; 8:50 PM HARLINGEN, Texas - Archaeologists have discovered a cache of artifacts near South Padre Island that they say could be up to 5,000 years old, potentially providing new clues about early peoples of the Texas coast. Ricklis said the find is significant because so little is known about the ancient Rio Grande Valley. Most early manmade items would have been eroded by sand and sea air, or washed out by the ever-changing course of the waterways of the Rio Grande basin near the Mexican...

Archeologist finds evidence of humans in North America 50,000 years ago
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/17/2004 10:04:06 PM PST · 38 replies · 237+ views

Canoe (Canada) | November 17, 2004 | AP
University of South Carolina archeologist Al Goodyear said he has uncovered a layer of charcoal from a possible hearth or fire pit at a site near the Savannah River. Samples from the layer have been laboratory-dated to more than 50,000 years old. Yet Goodyear stopped short of declaring it proof of the continent's earliest human occupation. "It does look like a hearth," he said, "and the material that was dated has been burned." ...Goodyear, who has worked the Topper site since 1981, discovered the charcoal layer in May.

(South Carolina) Fire Pit Dated To Over 50,000 Years Old (More)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/19/2004 8:07:26 AM PST · 51 replies · 756+ views

AP | 11-18-2004 | Amy Geier Edgar
Fire Pit Dated to Be Over 50,000 Years Old Thu Nov 18,10:10 AM ET Top Stories - AP By AMY GEIER EDGAR, Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. - In the growing debate about when people first appeared on this continent, a leading archaeologist said Wednesday he has discovered what could be sooty evidence of human occupation in North America tens of thousands of years earlier than is commonly believed.University of South Carolina archaeologist Al Goodyear said he has uncovered a layer of charcoal from a possible hearth or fire pit at a site near the Savannah River. Samples from the...

LUZIA - Second Oldest Human Skeleton Ever Found In The Americas
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 3:51:27 PM PST · 26 replies · 503+ views | 12-2003
The Lagoa Santa (or "Luzia") Group (Minas Gerais, Brasil) A skull belonging to a roughly 20 year old woman was unearthed in Brazil by the French archaeologist Annette Laming-Emperaire in the 1970s. She died before being able to do much work on her dicovery. Annette Laming-Emperaire at work in her Lapa Vermelha excavation. The skull was later re-discovered by Brazilian Prof. Walter Neves and analyzed. He also excavated more remains in the same cemetery-like site where the original "Luzia" had been found. Neves named the ancient lady "Luzia" in analogy to the famous and much older African "Lucy" - the...

The Mummies of Urumchi
  Posted by MacDorcha
On News/Activism 11/16/2004 10:35:31 AM PST · 38 replies · 654+ views

Just a point of curiosity, has anyone got any extensive information about the mummies of Urumchi? I found some 5 year old websites making a few talking points about them, but nothing detailed as to origins or anything. Comments and discussion please, keep links to a minimum.

Ancient Iranian Site Shows Mesopotamia-Like Civilisation
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/16/2004 4:45:22 PM PST · 16 replies · 361+ views

New Kerala | 11-16-2004
Ancient Iranian site shows Mesopotamia-like civilisation [World News]: Tehran, Nov 16 : Shellfish is not seen on most Iranians dining tables but it was part of the daily diet of the inhabitants of ancient Jiroft in southern Iran 5,000 years ago that showed the existence of an ancient civilisation. Jiroft, located in Kerman province, is one of the richest historical areas in the world, with ruins and artefacts dating back to the third millennium BC and with over 100 historical sites located along the approximately 400 km of the Halil Rood riverbank, according to Mehr news agency. Many Iranian and...

Susa, Favorite Residence of Persian King, Darius the Great
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 7:23:21 PM PST · 16 replies · 338+ views

Iranian Cultural Heritage | 11/18/04 | Iranian Cultural Heritage
Susa is one of the oldest cities in the world. Excavations have established the existence of urban structures about 4000 BCE, and it is reasonable that the town, situated between the rivers Karkheh and Dez (one of these is the ancient Eulaeus), was already the political center of Elam in the fourth millennium. A castle on a steep hilltop dates back to this period (in the center of the picture). The Assyrian king Aööurbanipal destroyed the Elamite capital between 645-640. The city was rebuilt by the Persian king Darius the Great (522-486). It was clearly his favorite residence. The Greek...

Origins and Prehistory
Ancient Animal Could Be Human-Ape Ancestor
  Posted by Willie Green
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 3:41:57 PM PST · 90 replies · 1,142+ views

The Centre Daily Times | Thu, Nov. 18, 2004 | DIEDTRA HENDERSON -- Associated Press
For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WASHINGTON - A nearly 13 million-year-old ape discovered in Spain is the last probable common ancestor to all living humans and great apes, a research team says in Friday's issue of Science magazine. A husband-and-wife team of fossil sleuths unearthed an animal with a body like an ape, fingers like a chimp and the upright posture of humans. The ancient ape bridges the gap between earlier, primitive animals and later, modern creatures. This newest ape species, Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, is so significant that it adds a new page to ancient human history....

Fossil Ape May Be Ancestor of All Apes - Report
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 7:00:02 PM PST · 116 replies · 1,228+ views

Science - Reuters | Thu Nov 18, 2004 | Maggie Fox
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ape that lived 13 million years ago in what is now Spain may have been the last common ancestor of all apes, including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and humans, researchers said on Thursday. The fossil provides a missing link, not directly between humans and an apelike ancestor, but between great apes and lesser apes such as gibbons, the researchers said. The creature, named Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, had a stiff lower spine and flexible wrists that would have made it a tree-climbing specialist, the researchers write in this week's issue of the journal Science. "This probably is very close...

Humans Were Born to Run, Scientists Say
  Posted by ElkGroveDan
On News/Activism 11/17/2004 11:06:41 AM PST · 339 replies · 3,336+ views

Reuters | 11/17/2004 | Patricia Reaney
LONDON (Reuters) - Humans were born to run and evolved from ape-like creatures into the way they look today probably because of the need to cover long distances and compete for food, scientists said on Wednesday. From tendons and ligaments in the legs and feet that act like springs and skull features that help prevent overheating, to well-defined buttocks that stabilize the body, the human anatomy is shaped for running. "We do it because we are good at it. We enjoy it and we have all kinds of specializations that permit us to run well," said Daniel Liberman, a professor...

In Evolutionary Race, Humans Went the Extra Mile, Study Says
  Posted by Ernest_at_the_Beach
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 11:56:04 AM PST · 68 replies · 667+ views

Humanity was born to run. Humanity was born to run. More than by brain size or tool-making ability, the human species was set apart from its ancestors by the ability to jog mile after lung-stabbing mile with greater endurance than any other primate, according to research published today in the journal Nature. Indeed, human beings evolved as the cross-country stars of a primordial runner's world 2 million years before the advent of jogging shoes, tracksuits and arthroscopic knee surgery. Mounting a challenge to the conventional wisdom about human origins, researchers at Harvard University and the University of Utah concluded that...

Running 'key to human evolution'(body evolved to support long distance running)
  Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 7:32:47 AM PST · 70 replies · 709+ views

BBC NEWS | 11/18/04 | n/a
Running 'key to human evolution' People run to keep fit today but our ancestors ran for different reasons Long-distance running may have been a driving force behind evolution of the modern human body, scientists say. American researchers said humans began endurance running about 2 million years ago to help hunt for prey, influencing the development of the human body. Previous studies have suggested running was purely a by-product of walking. But the study, published in Nature, said humans evolved big buttocks, a balanced head and longer legs to help gather food. Professor Dennis Bramble, of the University of Utah, and...

Stone age Julia Roberts
  Posted by Red Badger
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 12:13:18 PM PST · 49 replies · 1,636+ views

Ananova | 11/17/2004 | Staff
Archeologists have nicknamed a stone age skeleton Julia Roberts because of her perfect teeth. They were stunned by the condition of the women's teeth - still strong and straight after 9,000 years. Archaeologists now believe stone age man must have had a secret way of making toothpaste. Preserved remains of cattle bones and wheat found near her body show her diet was similar to what many people eat today in less developed areas of the world - but her teeth were far superior. Georgi Ganetsovski, who led the archaeological expedition to Ohoden in northwest Bulgaria, said the skeleton was believed...

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
C.B. wreck hunters reveal treasures
  Posted by uglybiker
On News/Activism 11/15/2004 10:32:55 PM PST · 37 replies · 720+ views

Halifax Herald | Monday, November 15, 2004 | TERA CAMUS
C.B. wreck hunters reveal treasuresRiches worth hundreds of millions in waters near Sable Island By TERA CAMUS / Cape Breton Bureau MAIN-A-DIEU - A share of sunken treasure recovered off the coast of Cape Breton this summer was handed over to the province Friday. Officials with Le Chameau Explorations Ltd., a treasure hunting company based in Cape Breton, delivered dozens of precious gold, silver and copper items, including coins, sword handles, silverware, crosses and pieces of ships. The items were recovered during the summer from several wreck sites off Cape Breton and near Sable Island. "These wrecks are worth hundreds...

Gutenberg Printing Method Questioned
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/14/2004 4:43:31 PM PST · 36 replies · 818+ views

Discovery Channel | 11-12-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
Gutenberg Printing Method Questioned By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Nov. 12, 2004 ó Johannes Gutenberg may be wrongly credited with producing the first Western book printed in movable type, according to an Italian researcher. Presenting his findings in a mock trial of Gutenberg at the recent Festival of Science in Genoa, Bruno Fabbiani, an expert in printing who teaches at Turin Polytechnic, said the 15th-century German printer used stamps rather than the movable type he is said to have invented between 1452 and 1455.Overlapping Letters in the Gutenberg Bible Gutenberg and His Bible Gutenberg (c.1397-1468), whose real name was Johannes...

Missing Kabul treasures found
  Posted by Ginifer
On News/Activism 11/19/2004 7:39:37 AM PST · 16 replies · 605+ views

National Post | November 19, 2004 | Chris Lefkow
WASHINGTON - Ivory statues, Buddhist carvings, gold coins and thousands of other precious objects from the Kabul Museum feared stolen or destroyed under Soviet occupation and Taliban rule have been found, an American archeologist said yesterday. Packed in toilet paper and sawdust in iron safes and tin boxes, the treasure trove of 5,000 years of Afghan history was hidden 25 years ago by museum staff in the Kabul presidential palace and other places, said National Geographic fellow Fredrik Hiebert. "The majority of the items that were on display in the old Kabul Museum -- and that is the masterpieces --...

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148 posted on 11/20/2004 12:21:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Weekly Digest #19

  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/26/2004 7:32:25 PM PST · 7 replies · 77+ views

The House of David (not the vanished religious sect by that name) ^ | circa 2002 | David R Ross
The language of the southwestern littoral of Anatolia - which includes Arzawa - was Luwiyan, which, like Kneshian, was a member of the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European family. For diplomatic correspondence, however, Arzawa used Kneshian - even when writing to the Egyptian king! It appears that this diplomatic faux pas was a result of Arzawa's provincial character; Kneshian was the language required to deal with the other states of Asia Minor, and especially with Hattusas.

Ancient Egypt
Italy Returns Stolen Oblisk To Ethiopia
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/27/2004 3:30:15 PM PST · 48 replies · 481+ views

Discovery News ^ | 11-27-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
Italy Returns Stolen Obelisk to Ethiopia By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Nov. 23, 2004 ó A cyclopean task will put to an end a decades-long diplomatic dispute between Italy and Ethiopia over a looted obelisk, according to a bilateral agreement signed last week in Rome. Signed by Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin and Italian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Alfredo Mantica, the deal set up the final details over the transport of a 160-ton granite stele from Rome to the city of Axum. ì This is a symbol of national identity to Ethiopians. î The monument is one of a group of...

Tomb May Shed Light On 10th Plague
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/23/2004 6:11:43 PM PST · 76 replies · 2,238+ views

Boston Globe ^ | 11-23-2004 | Charles M. Sennott
Tomb may shed light on 10th plague By Charles M. Sennott, Globe Staff | November 23, 2004 LUXOR, Egypt ó Out of the blinding light of a fall morning here in the Valley of the Kings, American archeologist Kent Weeks led the way down a narrow, stone passageway and into the entrance of a tomb. Weeks peered his flashlight into the enveloping darkness of ëëthe hidden tomb,íí as he calls it, and pressed on through the damp, winding passages toward what may be his archeological teamís most significant find after years of methodical digging, scraping, and brushing. At the end...

Ancient Rome

Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius
  Posted by A.J.Armitage
On News/Activism 09/05/2001 12:10:40 PM PDT · 72 replies · 291+ views

Ancient History Sourcebook ^ | Suetonius
Translated by J. C. Rolfe. [Arkenberg Introduction]. Rolfe's annotations appear in brackets with no attribution; mine are noted. I have also replaced modern place names, as used by Rolfe, with those in use by the Romans and Hellenes; thus, for example, Rolfe's &quot;Italy&quot; is now &quot;Italia&quot;. I. THE father of Claudius Caesar, Drusus, who at first had the forename Decimus and later that of Nero, was born of Livia within three months after her marriage to Augustus [38 B.C.] (for she was with child at the time) and there was a suspicion that he was begotten by his stepfather ...

Quality of Life in the Desert? High Living in Rome's Distant Quarries
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/26/2004 6:09:01 PM PST · 8 replies · 85+ views

Univ of Leicester ^ | September 9, 2002 | Dr Marijke van der Veen
The distance and remote location of the quarry complexes did not affect the food supply. The workers had access not to a meagre diet of a few staples, but instead had access to a wide range of foods... Ancient texts suggest that the Romans used slaves and conscripts in the mines, and it was assumed that this was also the case at these quarry sites. Furthermore, the remote and desert location of the quarry complexes and consequent long supply routes were expected to have had a detrimental effect on the quality of the diet at these sites. The excavations revealed...

Remains Of Food Shed Light On Ancient Ways
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/20/2004 3:16:00 PM PST · 19 replies · 589+ views

The Bath Chronicle ^ | 11-20-2004 | Ben Murch
REMAINS OF FOOD SHED LIGHT ON ANCIENT WAYS BY BEN MURCH 11:00 - 20 November 2004 Exotic spices unearthed beneath the Bath Spa show military administrators lived in the lap of luxury in the city's early days. Food and architectural remains found preserved beneath the remains of Roman buildings provide new evidence of the high living enjoyed by the military rulers of what was then Aquae Sulis in the first century AD. The remains were discovered in 1999, but have only just finished being analysed. The ancient grapes, figs, coriander and a peppercorn - along with highly decorative architectural fragments...

Ancient Seas and Thereunder
Archaeologist Roots Out Historical Hooey
  Posted by forsnax5
On News/Activism 11/27/2004 10:16:34 AM PST · 4 replies · 365+ views

The Day, New London, CT ^ | 11/26/2004 | JOHN JURGENSEN
CCSU researcher says lost city of Atlantis a myth Dr. Kenneth Feder, a professor of anthropology at Central Connecticut State University, is an expert in archaeological hoaxes and has written a book about the myth of Atlantis. He rejected a recent Atlantis discovery claim and the countless others that have come before it with the same simple argument ó namely, that Atlantis' only location was in the imagination of Plato, the man who first described it. The lost land of Atlantis has been discovered. Again. In a press conference last week, a U.S. researcher named Robert Sarmast announced that his...

Has Genghis' Tomb Been Found?
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/26/2004 12:11:59 PM PST · 50 replies · 1,422+ views

China.Org ^ | 11-26-2004 | Shao Da
Has Genghis' Tomb Been Found? After four years' work, a joint team of Japanese and Mongolian archaeologists announced on October 4 that they had found what they believe to be the true mausoleum of Genghis Khan (1162-1227). The ruins, dated to between the 13th and 15th century, were found at Avraga, around 250 kilometers east of Ulan Bator, the capital of the People's Republic of Mongolia. Team members said that they expect the discovery to provide clues to the whereabouts of the khan's actual burial site, which they believe may be within 12 kilometers of the mausoleum. There is a...

British Isles
Bronze Age Site Discovered At Gas Company (UK)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/24/2004 12:25:07 PM PST · 11 replies · 275+ views

Scotsman ^ | 11-24-2004 | Louise Hosie
Bronze Age Site Discovered at Gas Company Dig By Louise Hosie, Scottish Press Association Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the most comprehensively-dated Bronze Age site in Britain, it emerged today. The 29 cremations pits and a number of artefacts were uncovered by chance during the installation of a gas pipeline in Aberdeenshire. The pits include 10 pottery urns containing ashes of children and adults and two golden eagle talons. The talons are of particular archaeological importance as they have never been excavated from this period before. Archaeologists were called to the site near Maud by gas maintenance company...

Catastrophism and Astronomy
Evidence Of Tunguska-Type Impacts Over The Pacific Basin Around The Year 1178 AD
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 01/26/2003 9:36:14 AM PST · 47 replies · 290+ views

SIS Conference ^ | Emilio Spedicato
Evidence Of Tunguska-type Impacts Over The Pacific Basin Around The Year 1178 A.D. Emilio Spedicato University of Bergamo, Piazza Rosate 2, 24129 Bergamo, Italy, email: In year 1178 A.D., as related by Clube and Napier in their book The Cosmic Serpent, a strange event was observed to affect the Moon, which may be explained by a large impact on the hidden face, originating the Giordano Bruno crater. A number of observations suggest that catastrophic cometary or meteoritic impacts around the same time also affected the Pacific basin: Maori legends of great fires destroying forests and the moa bird, to...

It Came from Outer Space?
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/25/2004 5:13:07 PM PST · 7 replies · 155+ views

American Scientist ^ | November-December 2004 | David Schneider
Speranza points out another difficulty with the impact-origins theory. Large blocks of limestone sit within the boundaries of the Sirente "crater." Such limestone would not have survived an impact. So if Ormˆ's theory is correct, one must surmise that somebody set these giant chunks of rock in place since the crater formed. To Speranza, that just didn't make sense. Speranza and colleagues further argue that Ormˆ's radiocarbon dating gave one age for the main feature (placing it in the 4th or 5th century a.d.) and a completely different age for a nearby "crater" called C9, a date in the 3rd...

What Caused Argentina's Craters?
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat 05/09/2002 3:17:12 PM PDT · 19 replies · 130+ views

National Geographic ^ | 5-9-2002 | Ben Harder
What Caused Argentina's Mystery Craters? By Ben Harder for National Geographic News May 9, 2002 For more than a decade, planetary scientists have been puzzling over a mixed bag of meteorite evidence scarring Argentina's plains. They gradually pieced together clues to reconstruct what seemed to be a rough-hewn but generally accurate account of a prehistoric meteorite impact. A mere 10,000 years ago, scientists deduced in the original theory, a sizable meteorite came hurtling through the atmosphere at a bizarrely low angle, smacked the ground with a glancing blow, and broke into numerous pieces that gouged separate, miles-long scars in the...

Origins and Prehistory
Did Humans And Neanderthals Battle For Control Of The Middle East?
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 03/08/2002 3:33:16 PM PST · 68 replies · 427+ views

National Geographic ^ | 3-8-2002 | Ben Harder
Did Humans and Neandertals Battle for Control of the Middle East? By Ben Harder for National Geographic News March 8, 2002 Thousands of years before Christians, Muslims, and Jews became locked in dispute over the Middle East, humans wrested control of the region from its true original inhabitants, the Neandertals, in what one scientist compares to a prolonged game of football. The Neandertals, stocky and intelligent humanoids, lived in Europe and Western Asia for thousands of years before the first humans settled in the area. Then true humans moved into the region from Africa. Face-to-Face Fight The new arrivals settled ...

Ode to the Code
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/26/2004 5:37:52 PM PST · 1 reply · 41+ views

American Scientist ^ | November-December 2004 | Brian Hayes
What's so special about the one code that -- with a few minor variations -- rules all life on Planet Earth? The canonical nonanswer to this question came from Francis Crick, who argued that the code need not be special at all; it could be nothing more than a "frozen accident." The assignment of codons to amino acids might have been subject to reshuffling and refinement in the earliest era of evolution, but further change became impossible because the code was embedded so deeply in the core machinery of life... There has always been resistance to the frozen-accident theory. Who...

Ural Farmers Got Milk Gene First?
  Posted by Lessismore
On News/Activism 11/20/2004 6:42:15 AM PST · 57 replies · 803+ views

Science Magazine ^ | 2004-11-19 | Jocelyn Kaiser
TORONTO, CANADA--More than 5000 experts met here from 26 to 30 October for the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Longevity, milk digestion, and cancer were among the topics. By some estimates, less than half of all adults can easily digest milk, a trait believed to have first appeared in people who kept dairy animals. Now scientists have traced the genetic roots of milk tolerance to the Ural mountains of western Russia, well north of where pastoralism is thought to have begun. The surprising result may support a theory that nomads from the Urals were one of...

PreColumbian, Clovis, PreClovis
Ancient bison done in by climate, not hunters. Conclusion of study already drawing fire. (update)
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism 11/26/2004 9:42:16 PM PST · 18 replies · 331+ views

San Francsico Chronicle ^ | Nov. 26, 2004 | David Perlman
Thousands of years before white and Indian hunters drove the buffalo of America's Great Plains to virtual extinction, the ancestors of those lordly animals suffered a similar fate -- but it was major climate change, not hunting, that did them in, says an international research team. Now researchers from five nations say the decline of the ancestral bison -- which lived in a region that now comprises northeastern Siberia, Alaska and Canada's Northwest Territories, a region scientists call Beringia -- began more than 23,000 years before the first wave of humans is believed to have migrated from Siberia to Alaska.

The Politics of Dead 'Native Americans'
  Posted by farmfriend
On News/Activism 11/22/2004 11:48:40 PM PST · 6 replies · 291+ views

Tech Central Station ^ | 11/23/2004 | Jackson Kuhl
The Politics of Dead 'Native Americans' By Jackson Kuhl On September 23, Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), head of the Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced bill S.2843, a laundry list of editorial fixes to various laws affecting Native American tribes around the country. Tacked on at the very end of S.2843, however, is a one-sentence "Amendment of Definition" to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act NAGPRA), the same law that was the fulcrum in the Kennewick Man case. Campbell's amendment seeks to add the words "or was" to the definition of "Native American" (Section 2(9)) so that it...

Easter Island, Fools' Paradise
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/21/2004 12:48:29 PM PST · 84 replies · 1,864+ views

TLS ^ | 11-18-2004 | Roland Wright
Easter island, fools' paradise Ronald Wright 18 November 2004 The greatest wonder of the ancient world is how recent it all is. No city or monument is much more than 5,000 years old. Only about seventy lifetimes, of seventy years, have been lived end to end since civilization began. Its entire run occupies a mere 0.002 per cent of the nearly 3 million years since our first ancestor sharpened a stone. The progress of ìman the hunterî during the Old Stone Age, or Palaeolithic ñ his perfection of weapons and techniques ñ led directly to the end of hunting as...

False Bay Cave Shows Signs Of Prehistoric Man
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/22/2004 12:08:43 PM PST · 22 replies · 586+ views

Cape Argus ^ | 11-22-2004 | Daniel Ashby
False Bay cave shows signs of prehistoric man November 22, 2004 By Daniel Ashby A team of international scuba divers have located an underwater cave which reveals "promising signs" of prehistoric human activity. Maritime archaeologist Dr Bruno Werz described the site in False Bay as "worthy of international exploration and excavation". He said: "The cave has the correct overhang and orientation for prehistoric cave dwellers. It would have been raised above the landscape allowing the inhabitants to spot game and command a strategic view. "There is evidence around the cave of the type of vegetation that prehistoric man would have...

The First Americans May Have Come By Water
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 12/10/2001 7:30:51 PM PST · 66 replies · 498+ views

Discovering Archaeology Magazine ^ | E. James Dixon
The First Americans May Have Come by Water by E. James Dixon If the foragers who created Clovis culture walked into North America, they had to pass through the long-described ìice-free corridor.î But a growing body of evidence indicates that pathway between the great glaciers of the last Ice Age was closed ó in fact, the way south may have been blocked until centuries after the dawn of Clovis. If the first Americans could not walk into the New World, how did they get there? Coastal or ocean routes navigated by watercraft are the most likely explanation. No reliably dated ...

The Hidden History Of Men (Anthropology)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/21/2004 3:13:58 PM PST · 33 replies · 703+ views

Discover Magazine ^ | 12-2004 | Robert Kunzig
The Hidden History of MenA research team braves Central Asia to capture a surprising genetic record of human migration and military conquest By Robert Kunzig DISCOVER Vol. 25 No. 12 | December 2004 | Anthropology One day last fall, in the home freezer of Spencer Wells, there were these things: a large leg of lamb, a few quarts of milk, and underneath, DNA samples from 2,500 people in Central Asia. Wells is an anthropological geneticist and an energetic collector of DNA, especially Y chromosomes. He lived then in an old stone house outside Geneva, but he was raised in Lubbock,...

The Hidden History of Men
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/21/2004 12:00:12 PM PST · 5 replies · 101+ views

Discover ^ | December 2004 | Robert Kunzig
Before long, the record of that ancient migration will begin to vanish. Our ancestors took tens of thousands of years to spread around the planet; people today move from Lubbock to Geneva or from Tamil Nadu to Texas in hours. In the process they wipe out genetic clues to the past. Think of our genes as the vestiges of an ancient library in which geneticists are trying to piece together and decipher the books; now think of that ruin being paved over for a new airport... When Wells arrived at Stanford in 1994, Cavalli-Sforza's lab was just plunging into studies...

New World Newcomers: Men's DNA supports recent settlement of the Americas
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 11/25/2004 7:39:06 PM PST · 2 replies · 75+ views

Science News ^ | Week of Aug. 9, 2003; Vol. 163, No. 6 , p. 84 | Ben Harder
Scientists generally agree that the first people to reach the New World crossed from Siberia into North America, but just how and when this immigration unfolded remains controversial. Archaeological data indicate the presence of people in the Americas by about 14,000 years ago... and some studies of DNA from cellular structures called mitochondria have suggested that an immigration occurred perhaps 30,000 years ago. To address this disagreement, anthropologists have turned to variations in DNA on the Y chromosome, which passes from father to son. One such polymorphism, called M3, turns up among most Native American men but is absent in...

Viking Map May Rewrite US History
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/26/2004 12:01:26 PM PST · 115 replies · 2,886+ views

ABC/AFP ^ | 11-26-2004 | AFP
Viking map may rewrite US history AgenÁe France-Presse Friday, 26 November 2004 Experts are testing the map to see if it is really evidence for Vikings landing in the New World first, not Columbus (Image: Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics Lab) Danish experts will travel to the U.S. to study evidence that the Vikings landed in the New World five centuries before Columbus. A controversial parchment said to be the oldest map of America could, if authentic, support the theory that the Vikings arrived first. The map is said to date from 1434 and was found in 1957. Some people believe...

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
Hendrick Hamel
  Posted by Ptarmigan
On General/Chat 09/13/2004 8:37:16 PM PDT · 5 replies · 102+ views

Hendrick Hamel is a Dutch sailor that ended up in Korea in 1653. Hamel and sixty-four crew members left on the Sperwer from Batavia. The Sperwer encounters a storm and the ship is gone. 28 of the 64 died. They wash ashore on Cheju Island. From their, it starts Hamel's adventure in Korea. He was like the Marco Polo of Korea. It could be possible that I could have non-Korean ancestry in me, perhaps a Dutch ancestry in me. The Journal of HamelKorea Through Western Cartographic Eyes

Stone Defends Alexander
  Posted by Racehorse
On News/Activism 11/18/2004 11:03:39 AM PST · 65 replies · 1,405+ views ^ | 18 November 2004 | Sid Billington
"Alexander lived in a more honest time," Stone told Playboy magazine. As you do. "We go into his bisexuality. It may offend some people, but sexuality in those days was a different thing. Pre-Christian morality. Young boys were with boys when they wanted to be."But Stone said he had no interest in showing gay sex scenes. "You only need five words. Alexander says, 'Stay with me tonight, Hephaistion,' and you get it. If you don't get it, f*** you, it's your problem."

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150 posted on 11/27/2004 8:35:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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