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Archaeologists find blade production earlier than originally thought
http://www.physorg.com ^ | 17 OCT 2011 | Provided by Tel Aviv University

Posted on 10/17/2011 8:23:34 AM PDT by Red Badger

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Blades (tinted brown) found at Qesem Cave in Israel, the product of a sophisticated "production line." Credit: Dr. Ran Barkai/American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU)

1 posted on 10/17/2011 8:23:41 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping!..........


2 posted on 10/17/2011 8:24:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Red Badger

Genesis 4:22
Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron.


3 posted on 10/17/2011 8:25:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger

This is not proof that the Book of Mormon is true.


4 posted on 10/17/2011 8:28:31 AM PDT by colorcountry (Comforting lies are not your friends. Painful truths are not your enemies.)
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To: Red Badger

I wonder if they ever tried constructing a mnemonic memory circuit.


5 posted on 10/17/2011 8:29:28 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: MrB

Yes, but that was much later, at the beginning of the bronze age. These were paleolithics.........


6 posted on 10/17/2011 8:32:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: colorcountry

Wrong continent, for one............


7 posted on 10/17/2011 8:33:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Red Badger
Dr. Barkai and Prof. Gopher say that the blades found in Qesem Cave distinguish themselves through the sophistication of the technology used for manufacturing and mass production.

In a staffing conference, it was determined that Prof. Gopher was the obvious choice to dig in and see what he could find...

8 posted on 10/17/2011 8:36:59 AM PDT by Migraine
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To: Red Badger

A bit startling.
Needs more than Freeper vetting.

Is there a link tp responsible discussion?


9 posted on 10/17/2011 8:38:35 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Red Badger

When you're an Acheulo-Yabrudian you're an Acheulo-Yabrudian all the way...
From your first blade of flint to your last dying day.

10 posted on 10/17/2011 8:38:52 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Migraine

Yes, he was the one who had to go fer stuff............


11 posted on 10/17/2011 8:39:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Eldon Tyrell

http://www.tau.ac.il/humanities/archaeology/projects/qesem/staff.html


12 posted on 10/17/2011 8:41:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Migraine

The prof’s main challenge was keeping Barkai and Shimelmitz happy on the job.

“Hey! Dammit Gopher! Where’s that coffee already?”


13 posted on 10/17/2011 8:44:23 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Migraine

He bears a striking resemblance..........

14 posted on 10/17/2011 8:45:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Red Badger
late Lower Paleolithic period, 200,000-400,000 years ago as part of the Acheulo-Yabrudian cultural complex, a geographically limited group of hominins who lived in modern-day Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

And they have been at war with one another ever since.....

15 posted on 10/17/2011 8:51:49 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Red Badger

Flint forming for blades does not require powerful blows, just well controlled blows. It is not, BTW, difficult to learn or do.

It is even easier if you cook the flint in a fire. You can flake it then with simple pressure on the blade face.
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16 posted on 10/17/2011 9:02:09 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: buffaloguy

I tried making an arrowhead the other day. It takes lots of practice...............


17 posted on 10/17/2011 9:04:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: Red Badger

Put it in a fire and it will be much easier.

There are sites on the Internet that you might find helpful.


18 posted on 10/17/2011 9:12:41 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Red Badger

You can use a hammer and cold chisel if you like.

It is a good SHTF skill to have.


19 posted on 10/17/2011 9:13:50 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Red Badger

Interesting photographs, but I didn’t see any cave? However in the world would they know to dig there?


20 posted on 10/17/2011 9:14:00 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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