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Bronze Age farmer Tam is earliest known Stirling resident
The Times ^ | November 2 2017 | unattributed

Posted on 11/09/2017 11:46:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv

A skeleton found 138 years ago in Stirling has been identified as a Bronze Age farmer who worked the land more than 4,000 years ago.

The discovery makes the man the earliest known resident of the ancient capital of Scotland.

The farmer, who died in his twenties, has been nicknamed "Torbrex Tam", after the area of Stirling in which he was found.

Tam's facial reconstruction has been carried out by a forensic artist to discover what he would have looked like.

The remains were found in 1879 when workmen digging for gravel hit the slabs of a stone-lined cist.

The bones were given to the Smith Museum in Stirling for safekeeping, while the cairn -- the oldest structure in Stirling -- is now surrounded by houses.

(Excerpt) Read more at thetimes.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; godsgravesglyphs; scotland; scotlandyet

He died shouting "haggis!".
Reconstruction from the 4,000-year-old skull found in 1879 [George Mair/Saltire News]

Reconstruction from the 4,000-year-old skull found in 1879 [George Mair/Saltire News]

1 posted on 11/09/2017 11:46:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 11/09/2017 11:46:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

The poor bastard. They are probably still taxing his farm. Taxes probably killed him. That’s the British way!


3 posted on 11/10/2017 12:03:34 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SunkenCiv
He died shouting "haggis!"

Maybe he died from eating haggis.
4 posted on 11/10/2017 12:04:02 AM PST by Enchante (Bill, Anthony, Harvey .... how does lesbo Hillary manage to surround herself with male predators???)
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To: Enchante

Not long ago, I saw an article, probably some cooking website, about vegetarian haggis, an oxymoron if ever there was one.


5 posted on 11/10/2017 12:29:31 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Someone may have tried it, but money wouldn’t be invented for thousands of years. Offer the tax man haggis as payment in kind, he won’t be back.


6 posted on 11/10/2017 12:35:57 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Pretty clean shaven for 4,000 years ago.


7 posted on 11/10/2017 2:19:00 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 ( Thank GOD Hillary didn't get elected!)
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To: SunkenCiv

And his bones were sent to the Smith Museum for safe keeping.


Seems to me his bones were pretty safe in the ground. Not sure I want to end up in a cardboard box on a shelf.


8 posted on 11/10/2017 2:35:00 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The world’s first golfer and the first to have been born with “white privilege”!


9 posted on 11/10/2017 2:53:28 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Shaving is not a new invention. People who lived thousands of years ago are drawn with facial hair because that’s how many “artists” represent them, not because they all had full facial hair. In some climates, facial hair protects the skin.

Any one who could make a razor sharp cutting tool or had access to ocean beach shells could have shaved, and likely did.


10 posted on 11/10/2017 3:11:08 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

I know, just having fun with it. ;-)


11 posted on 11/10/2017 3:17:04 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 ( Thank GOD Hillary didn't get elected!)
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To: SunkenCiv

This picture looks so much like my father and our ancestors came from Scotland in the 1780’s. Amazing!


12 posted on 11/10/2017 4:55:43 AM PST by jch10 (I STAND FOR MY COUNTRY, MY FLAG, AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Reconstruction from the 4,000-year-old skull found in 1879 [George Mair/Saltire News]

He looks like Kurt Warner.


13 posted on 11/10/2017 5:33:30 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow, what a hunk!


14 posted on 11/10/2017 6:08:13 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Not a bad-lookin’ guy!


15 posted on 11/10/2017 6:26:30 AM PST by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: SunkenCiv

Aye- even 4000 years ago the Scots were a fine specimen of man!


16 posted on 11/10/2017 6:46:54 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (ISLAM is the problem. ISLAM is the enemy of civilization.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I'm reminded of the Stirling Engine

"Robert Stirling was a Scottish minister who invented the first practical example of a closed cycle air engine in 1816, and it was suggested by Fleeming Jenkin as early as 1884 that all such engines should therefore generically be called Stirling engines."

17 posted on 11/10/2017 10:33:43 AM PST by blam
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