Skip to comments.'Fox hole' opens passage to Neolithic past, possibly Hades
Posted on 10/20/2012 9:19:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
A Field Museum curator is digging around a cave in Southern Greece that's been compared to the mythical underworld, Hades. That cave might help explain why people choose to migrate to big cities or high tail it to the suburbs.
And it has a surprising Chicago tie.
William Parkinson is the associate curator of Eurasian anthropology at the Field Museum. He is on a research team, called The Diros Project, made up of two Greek and two American archaeologists (both Chicago natives).
They are excavating Alepotrypa Cave, which is nearly four football fields long. The researchers compare the most striking room in the cave to a Cathedral...
They have unearthed tools and pottery that remain from a Neolithic (Stone Age) community between 5,000 and 8,000 years ago. Under the dripping stalactites, skeletons dating as far back as 8,000 years rest under layers of sediment...
Alepotrypa was not resettled by later civilizations, so the authenticity is extraordinary, Parkinson said.
The settlers used the cave as a shelter, a cemetery and a sacred worship place. The population expanded outside of the cave and bloomed into an early urban center.
The pottery and "ancient people's garbage" the settlers left behind are the strongest evidence of a densely populated village, Parkinson said. A two-by-two meter unit revealed more than 30 pounds of pottery. The archaeologists unearthed materials and pottery styles from different regions, which indicate economic activity and a mingling of cultures.
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It's a trap!
Big surprise there. Actually, Hades is anywhere Obama calls home.
So, a cave in Greece leads to Chicago? Go figure.
Billy Gibbons told us that Jesus left Chicago, so the connection makes perfect sense ;)
Can Rahm see the cave from his porch?
Yeah....but he was bound for New Orleans. From what I’ve heard of New Orleans....he must have went somewhere else.
Probably because he read the evil BOOsH! was trying to kill black people there in the NYSlimes or the cover of the Rolling Stone. Can’t blame him for bypassing it ;)
So they found 30 pounds of pottery in a two meter by two meter area. I hope no one ever excavates my Uncle Bob’s yard. They’ll find 30 pounds of empty beer bottles per square yard.
ha! - beer can hill
Might reach to Hades, eh? If Hades is in the center of the earth, and if the cave is less than 3,000 to 4,000 miles deep; that ain’t it!
Also, I marvel at how the so-called intellectuals scoff at and scorn ANYTHING having to do with The Bible. But let let them find something like this and they DEFAULT to scriptural terminology in a heartbeat. IMHO, they do it in hopes that it might lend a little gravitas to whatever little pile of pottry shards and bat $h!t they’ve stumbled upon. The more gravitas, the larger and more numerou$ the grant$ for them to jet around the globe and pontificate./S
No shell casings?
He showed up later in a British bar.
You know, I can see Jesus getting a Grammy for best metal album over Metallica, but the Tull thing still irks me ;)
He was a reloader. He liked to smoke fish. He couldn’t find any with filters on them, so he gave it up.
Paradoxically, as a huge Tull junkie, me too.
Crest Of A Knave was a really good album and “Steel Monkey” was a pretty “heavy” [for Tull] ZZ Top-ish song but it was *not* metal by anyone’s definition of the word.
Jump Start [Or Tow Me Away] was great too and had some of his best, wicked lyrics but not ‘metal’ either.
[”Hey, Jack the Ripper, won’t you come on over, hook me up to the power lines of your love”...classic]
Metallica got screwed and Ian was a pr*ck to gloat about it.
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