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Ancient floor not seen for 10,000 years
Cyprus Mail ^ | January 10, 2013 | unattributed

Posted on 01/16/2013 7:38:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv

An ancient floor which has not seen the light of day for 10,000 years has been uncovered at the Ayia Varvara-Asprokremmos site, the antiquities department said yesterday.

The department said new finds during the latest excavations had redefined the understanding of the kind of human occupation that existed at the Neolithic site in the Nicosia district, which has been radio-carbon dated to between c. 8,800-8,600 BC...

The presence of buried artefacts (usable, but abandoned) and evidence of erosional episodes indicated the punctuated character of the structure’s occupation, while the nature of the artefacts demonstrated the domestic character of the building, it added.

Constructional features illustrated the significant degree of investment given to the building, including the deeply dished form of the building dug into bedrock and a 10-15 cm thick wall lining.

The department said the latter exhibited significant evidence of burning and was likely constructed of an organic super-structure of branches cemented in place by mud plaster. 

It said the finds suggested a decline in the investment applied to the construction of shelters utilised at the site, and a shift towards a more temporary architectural form during later phases of occupation.  A large carefully engraved teardrop-shaped picrolite pendant, representing a more developed form of ornament than those recovered previously, was also recovered.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: cyprus; godsgravesglyphs
Ayia varvara

Ayia varvara

1 posted on 01/16/2013 7:38:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks to all who have joined the GGG list since pinging was suspended, it means a lot.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


2 posted on 01/16/2013 7:42:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

10,000 years?
Gosh. They clean less than I do.


3 posted on 01/16/2013 7:42:38 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bump


4 posted on 01/16/2013 7:42:46 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: SunkenCiv

TTIUWOP.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 7:49:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SunkenCiv; Revolting cat!

I uncovered my floor this week. Spring cleaning came early or post-holiday cleanup came late.


6 posted on 01/16/2013 7:55:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SunkenCiv

I went to the story expecting to see the floor.. Guess not.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 7:56:30 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: SunkenCiv
I had to click on the thread to see if my address was mentioned.

/johnny

8 posted on 01/16/2013 7:57:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SunkenCiv

>>The presence of buried artefacts (usable, but abandoned) and evidence of erosional episodes indicated the punctuated character of the structure’s occupation<<

If the usable but abandoned artifacts were cleaning supplies and the erosional eposides were dated via Lucky beer caps (with the olde rebuses) and half-played backgammon games then they finally dug out my old college apartment.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 8:01:11 PM PST by freedumb2003 (lib "think": My bumper sticker didn't go into details about that!)
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To: SunkenCiv

... and similar to my floor, it is a 2-foot-deep wasteland of dirty clothes, KFC boxes of stripped chicken bones, diet cola cans, and porn.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 8:02:58 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: a fool in paradise

I scrubbed my floor with a stiff bristle-brush and Rust-Oleum `acid-etch’ crystals. If they have any priceless mosaics they don’t want this done to, I’m unavailable for a small fee.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 8:23:40 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SunkenCiv

and it STILL hasn’t been seen...I searched all over the net for a pic.

Nada.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 8:56:05 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SunkenCiv
...since pinging was suspended...

I couldn't help but notice the paucity of pings lately. Figgered a vacation or sabbatical was a possibility. Have I missed something?

13 posted on 01/16/2013 9:15:22 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (2C7:14 If my people..shall humble themselves and pray..I will hear from heaven..and heal their land.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Rather amazing.
Thanks very much, SunkenCiv!


14 posted on 01/16/2013 9:46:37 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SunkenCiv

thanks!!!


15 posted on 01/17/2013 4:23:21 AM PST by paythefiddler (redefeat communism)
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To: ForGod'sSake

The software needs to be fixed, it causes double- and triple- pings, and that leads to a steady stream of complaints. The Digest ended late last year for the same reason and at the same time.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 4:36:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks Civ. While I’m here I want to thank you for your efforts on the GGG and other lists. Well done from my perspective. I’ll crawl back under my rock now.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 5:17:40 AM PST by ForGod'sSake (2C7:14 If my people..shall humble themselves and pray..I will hear from heaven..and heal their land.)
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To: llevrok; a fool in paradise; cableguymn; JRandomFreeper; freedumb2003; Lazamataz; tumblindice; ...

The reason there was no photo, embarrassment — there were piles of used prehistoric pizza boxes. Yes, Laz, and paleoporn.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 7:35:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Paladin2

I have to ask...


19 posted on 01/17/2013 7:35:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Pictures, we need pictures on this thread.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 7:37:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SunkenCiv
paleoporn.

Is that a real word? I know what you mean, but if you just coined a term of art... it needs to be noticed.

/johnny

21 posted on 01/17/2013 7:46:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Paladin2
Pictures, we need pictures on this thread.


22 posted on 01/17/2013 7:46:58 PM PST by freedumb2003 (lib "think": My bumper sticker didn't go into details about that!)
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To: Paladin2

Don’t encourage people to post pictures, we’ll end up with Helen Thomas.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 7:57:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

What better place to be noticed than FR? :’)


24 posted on 01/17/2013 7:57:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
At first I thought it was cool. I know the guy that coined the term paleoporn...

But who am I gonna tell? The kids? "Dad, TMI". ;)

/johnny

25 posted on 01/17/2013 8:12:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The truth is, I’m pretty sure I didn’t coin it, let’s see...

https://www.google.com/search?q=paleoporn

Nope, lotta hits.

for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tILb5lbO8jM


26 posted on 01/17/2013 8:24:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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