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The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times Fossil Legends of the First Americans
The First Fossil Hunters:
Paleontology in
Greek and Roman Times

by Adrienne Mayor
hardcover
Fossil Legends of the First Americans
by Adrienne Mayor

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11 posted on 05/27/2005 10:24:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: blam; FairOpinion
I forget, have you seen "The First Fossil Hunters"? I think you'd enjoy it, basing this opinion on just the first 30 or 40 pages I've so far read.
I was particularly fascinated by the discoveries of the Soviet archaeologist Sergei Rudenko. In the 1940s, Rudenko excavated several fifth-century B.C. tombs near Pazyryk on the northern slopes of the Altai Mountains, in the old Issedonian territory visited by Aristeas. Besides many gold artifacts including griffins, Rudenko was astonished to find some mummified nomads preserved in the permafrost for 2,500 years... Decades later, in 1993 and 1995, Russian archaeologists unearthed two more tattooed mummies of the same era near Pazyryk... These tattooed images closely matched the earliest literary records and the bronze Greek griffins from Samos. The conclusion was clear: These nomadic people had known the griffin lore collected by Aristeas!
The key to being a successful nomad is to keep moving. These losers were so slow they actually mummified. ;')

14 posted on 06/12/2005 6:30:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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17 posted on 07/28/2008 7:38:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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