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Chinese archaeologists have discovered a stunning 30,000-year-old engraved stone artifact in a collection of stone tools unearthed at the Paleolithic site of Shuidonggou in 1980.

Engraved Stone Dating Back 30,000 Years Found in China

1 posted on 12/01/2012 6:42:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s about 23,000 years before the creation of Earth!


3 posted on 12/01/2012 6:48:30 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s an early example of vote counting. The Democrat won, and the results are set in stone and can’t be changed.


4 posted on 12/01/2012 6:50:18 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Dating rocks can be a little tricky.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 6:52:24 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SunkenCiv

does it say “Unicorn Ranch”??


6 posted on 12/01/2012 6:52:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
Sorry dude could not resist.:>)
7 posted on 12/01/2012 6:53:34 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Stunning. Simply stunning. That’s as fine an example of rock writing as I’ve ever seen. Marvelous. Scientists everywhere can hold their heads a little higher today. The scratches are, I think, some of the best displays of bimodal attenuation ever found. Normally, you don’t find this kind of work from a young artist. The artist usually has to suffer for several years. Did they find a cut off piece of ear by it? Well, one can hope.

P.S. sunkenciv; never think that I’m making fun of you. I do appreciate what you put on Free Republic.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 7:01:55 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

Sharpening a blade, more like. Two strokes connect like the blade came down on the right side, then the left.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 7:03:22 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: SunkenCiv

How similar are these markings to known Runic markings?


15 posted on 12/01/2012 7:07:30 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SunkenCiv

Is it a calendar that says the Mayans were wrong with their calendar?


16 posted on 12/01/2012 7:09:37 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: SunkenCiv

This would have been done during the last glaciation, towards the end. The individuals that would have done this must have been very resourceful.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 7:15:53 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: SunkenCiv
Bread
milk
eggs
beer
28 posted on 12/01/2012 7:57:47 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like something was dragged across the rock. I think you have to know the total surroundings to even make a wild guess.


37 posted on 12/01/2012 9:39:36 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SunkenCiv

In the future we’ll be implanting cheeps into rocks, like we currently implant into dogs and cats, to hold and collect (not necessarily in that order) data for use by future generations of scientists.


40 posted on 12/01/2012 9:49:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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