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'Fox hole' opens passage to Neolithic past, possibly Hades
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago ^ | Thursday, October 18, 2012 | Cassidy Herrington

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wbez.org ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; greece
Field Museum curator and archaeologists excavate cave in Southern Greece

Field Museum curator and archaeologists excavate cave in Southern Greece

1 posted on 10/20/2012 9:19:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 9:23:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

bttt


3 posted on 10/20/2012 9:25:21 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: SunkenCiv
That cave might help explain why people choose to migrate to big cities or high tail it to the suburbs.

And those people explain why we rednecks stay the hell away from cities and suburbs.
4 posted on 10/20/2012 9:26:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv
Hades?

Chicago ties?

It's a trap!


5 posted on 10/20/2012 9:26:43 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"And it has a surprising Chicago tie."

Big surprise there. Actually, Hades is anywhere Obama calls home.

6 posted on 10/20/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SunkenCiv
“The cave really does recall the underworld, Hades and the River Styx.”

So, a cave in Greece leads to Chicago? Go figure.

7 posted on 10/20/2012 9:30:55 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Salamander

Billy Gibbons told us that Jesus left Chicago, so the connection makes perfect sense ;)


8 posted on 10/20/2012 9:31:18 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SunkenCiv

Can Rahm see the cave from his porch?


9 posted on 10/20/2012 9:38:17 AM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yeah....but he was bound for New Orleans. From what I’ve heard of New Orleans....he must have went somewhere else.


10 posted on 10/20/2012 9:40:21 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

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 ;)


11 posted on 10/20/2012 9:44:34 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


12 posted on 10/20/2012 9:55:24 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
According to country music The Devil went down to Georgia...

CC

13 posted on 10/20/2012 9:56:07 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: blueunicorn6

ha! - beer can hill


14 posted on 10/20/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ConservativeMan55

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


15 posted on 10/20/2012 10:19:27 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: blueunicorn6

No shell casings?


16 posted on 10/20/2012 10:21:30 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1369 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Norm Lenhart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_muNKrpCZ3A

He showed up later in a British bar.

:)


17 posted on 10/20/2012 10:24:03 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

You know, I can see Jesus getting a Grammy for best metal album over Metallica, but the Tull thing still irks me ;)


18 posted on 10/20/2012 10:36:21 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: null and void

He was a reloader. He liked to smoke fish. He couldn’t find any with filters on them, so he gave it up.


19 posted on 10/20/2012 10:52:30 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIM-7xx-ggk

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]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Wf1XRUovw

Metallica got screwed and Ian was a pr*ck to gloat about it.


20 posted on 10/20/2012 10:54:34 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Kondraros said his uncle was out hunting with his dog in the late 1950s, when the dog took off in pursuit of a fox and darted into a small hole.

“After two hours or so, the dog never came out,” Kondraros said. He said his uncle widened the hole and ventured inside. That hole, he said, was the opening to Alepotrypa Cave.

So what happened to the dog?

21 posted on 10/20/2012 10:55:13 AM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: SunkenCiv

I, for one, do not believe in “cave men” as portrayed by these heathen eggheads. There were apparently humans living in that cave sometime in the past. A (Christian) nuclear engineer from GE back in the 1970s named Ulrich Jelenek, stated that he believed that sites like this one were not inhabited by pre-historic humanoids; but rather by descendants of Adam and Eve just prior to the Noahic Flood.

The Scriptures state that outside of Noah and his family, the human race had forsaken any regard or deference for God; that wickedness covered the Earth, and that, Quote: “Every imagination of man’s heart was ONLY EVIL CONTINUALLY! End Quote. Genisis 6:4 - 6.

Therefore, these inhabitants of the cave were not remnants of early man’s “evolution”. They were descendants of Adam’s Race who had sunken from the perfect specimens of humanity, fresh from the hands of God; and sunken, one generation after another, into a virtual brute condition by abandoning any obedience to God and following their sinful bent with complete abandon.

Case in point: Today’s Democrat Party. Give them a few unbroken generations to pursue the murdering of the unborn for convenience sake, to practice every form of sexual perversion and debauchery they can dream up, and to wallow and revel in and promote any and every self-serving form of untruth, homicide for government progress and mayhem for political victory, and they’ll eventually be grunting, growling beasts. They may possibly still be wearing three-piece suits, but they’ll be sub-human, none the less.

In fact, I could rattle off some names of democRAT individuals now, who are actually ahead of the curve and well on their way DOWN the path of regression....a number of them are in high positions in the current regime!


22 posted on 10/20/2012 11:02:27 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39

Greek Hades was at the center of the earth? I thought it was just the underworld.


23 posted on 10/20/2012 11:20:54 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1369 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Tucker39

You serve Satan.


24 posted on 10/20/2012 12:27:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Neanderthal

The fox led the way out a different hole, and the dog is still chasing it.


25 posted on 10/20/2012 12:32:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: newheart
So, a cave in Greece leads to Chicago? Go figure.

The Chicago connection is that all of the skeletons which were found are registered in Cook County.

26 posted on 10/20/2012 1:17:50 PM PDT by curmudgeonII (Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.)
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To: Salamander

27 posted on 10/20/2012 2:09:22 PM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Condor51

I made that *before* he was elected.

[I’m a prophet in my own mind]

:)


28 posted on 10/21/2012 4:26:13 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting, but old Cajun puts Hades Cave right up there with Devil’s Swamp, Booger Woods, Roux-Ga-Roux Road and Witch Bayou as places best left not traveled.........Just saying :)


29 posted on 10/21/2012 4:48:54 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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