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  • Cave Near Chicago Full of Ancient Wonders

    05/19/2007 11:36:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 1,518+ views
    Yahoo | LiveScience ^ | 5/18/07 | Corey Binns
    North America's oldest conifer tree and some ancient scorpion parts are among the fossil treasures found in a newly discovered cave in Illinois. The new discovery also unearthed fossils of plants that may be new to science and revealed evidence of prehistoric forest fires. Scientists date the specimens to nearly 315 million years ago, according to initial findings presented last month at the regional meeting of the Geological Society of America in Lawrence, Kan. "I've never seen anything like this before," said Roy Plotnick, a paleontologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago who discovered the cave with students on...
  • New cave discovered in Sequoia National Park

    05/18/2007 12:19:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 1,396+ views
    • Cave off limits to public as research continues • ‘It will add to our knowledge’What’s described as “a significant new cave” has been discovered within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the Central Valley. The discovery was made in August 2006 by four researchers affiliated with the Cave Research Foundation but made public only this week by the National Park Service. The cave has been named Ursa Minor for the Little Dipper constellation. The cave features large passages and rooms – many of which are more than 50 feet wide – and beautiful cave formations, the NPS says....
  • Democrats Would Make Iraq Timetable in Bill 'Advisory' (Rats starting to cave).

    04/19/2007 1:01:05 AM PDT · by cdnerds · 14 replies · 959+ views ^ | Peter Baker and Jonathan Weisman
    Congressional Democratic leaders are moving to make their proposed timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq "advisory" as they seek to reconcile two versions of war spending legislation into a single bill that they plan to pass next week, according to several House members.
  • The Great Tennessee Marijuana Cave

    04/12/2007 7:38:56 AM PDT · by bedolido · 34 replies · 1,177+ views
    Law enforcement officers in Tennessee make the greatest underground discovery since Tutankhamen’s tomb was unearthed in the Valley of the Kings.
  • 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars

    03/17/2007 1:05:05 AM PDT · by BlackJack · 81 replies · 2,092+ views
    Scientists studying pictures from Nasa's Odyssey spacecraft have spotted what they think may be seven caves on the surface of Mars. The candidate caves are on the flanks of the Arsia Mons volcano and are of sufficient depth their floors mostly cannot be seen through the opening. Details were presented here at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas. Temperature data from Mars Odyssey's Themis instrument support the idea. The authors say that the possible discovery of caves on the Red Planet is significant. The caves may be the only natural structures capable of protecting primitive life forms...
  • DNA Analysis Reveals Rapid Population Shift Among Pleistocene Cave Bears

    02/20/2007 12:08:06 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 522+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 2-19-2007 | Erin Doonan
    Public release date: 19-Feb-2007 Contact: Erin Doonan 617-397-2802 Cell Press DNA analysis reveals rapid population shift among Pleistocene cave bears Studying DNA obtained from teeth of ancient cave bears, researchers have been able to identify a shift in a particular population of the bears inhabiting a European valley in the late Pleistocene era. The findings illustrate the ability of DNA sequence analysis to reveal aspects of animal population dynamics in the distant past and potentially illuminate the influence of human migrations in animal population changes. The new work, reported by a collaborative group of researchers including Michael Hofreiter of...
  • Sacred Cave Of Rome's Founders Discovered, Archaeologists Say

    01/26/2007 2:52:55 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 1,118+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 1-26-2007 | Maria Cristina Valsecchi
    Sacred Cave of Rome's Founders Discovered, Archaeologists Say Maria Cristina Valsecchi in Rome for National Geographic News January 26, 2007 Archaeologists say they have unearthed Lupercale—the sacred cave where, according to legend, a she-wolf nursed the twin founders of Rome and where the city itself was born. The long-lost underground chamber was found beneath the remains of Emperor Augustus' palace on the Palatine, a 230-foot-tall (70-meter-tall) hill in the center of the city. Archaeologists from the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Rome Municipality came across the 50-foot-deep (15-meter-deep) cavity while working to restore the decaying palace. "We were drilling...
  • Paviland Cave And The Red Lady

    01/17/2007 12:39:44 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 857+ views
    Paviland Cave and The Red Lady Paviland Cave, on the south coast of the Gower peninsula, South Wales, is an Early Upper Palaeolithic (Early Stone Age) archaeological site, dating to roughly 30,000 - 20,000 years ago. It is the richest site of its kind in Britain, with four and a half thousand finds, including worked bone and stone (lithic) tools. The Red Lady of Paviland was a fairly complete human skeleton dyed in red ochre that was discovered in 1826 by the Reverend William Buckland in one of the Paviland limestone caves at )Goat’s Hole Cave). The "lady" has since...
  • Ancient Canoe Found On Belize Research Dig

    10/10/2006 5:39:38 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 800+ views
    Ascribe ^ | 10-10-2006 | Keith Prufer
    Ancient Canoe Found by Wichita State University Professor on Belize Research Dig WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 10 (AScribe Newswire) -- An ancient canoe -- more than likely the oldest canoe ever uncovered in Mesoamerica -- was discovered this summer in a cliff-top cave in Belize by an excavation team being led by Wichita State University archaeologist Keith Prufer. Prufer estimates that the canoe very likely dates to 200 to 800 AD, based on previous findings in the area. Carbon testing is currently being wrapped up to confirm that the canoe is indeed the oldest found in Mesoamerica, the geographical region from...
  • Peru finds ancient burial cave of warrior tribe - Chachapoyas, white-skinned aka "Cloud People"

    10/05/2006 8:11:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 3,799+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/5/06 | Robin Emmott
    LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Archeologists have uncovered a 600-year-old, large underground cemetery belonging to a Peruvian warrior culture, thought to be the first discovery of its kind, an official said on Thursday. After a tip-off from a farmer in Peru's northern Amazon jungle, archeologists from Peru's National Culture Institute last week found the 820-feet-(250-meter)deep cave that was used for burial and worship by the Chachapoyas tribe. So far archeologists have found five mummies, two of which are intact with skin and hair, as well as ceramics, textiles and wall paintings, the expedition's leader and regional cultural director Herman Corbera told...
  • The Spirit Cave Man Lawsuit (9,400 YO American Mummy)

    10/04/2006 5:24:51 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,012+ views
    The Spirit Cave Man Lawsuit NEWS: The Court has remanded the matter back to the Bureau of Land Management for further proceedings. See Order (posted 9/25/06) -- The text of the Conclusion In July 2000 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a determination that the Spirit Cave Man could not be culturally linked to the claiming Fallon-Paiute Shoshone tribe. The tribe filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Court to review their claim under NAGPRA. In their determination, the BLM assumed that the Spirit Cave Man was Native American based solely on his age. In the Kennewick Man lawsuit, the...
  • Just-discovered cave could yield new scientific insight

    09/24/2006 2:37:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 2,879+ views
    A just-unearthed cave formed more than 1 million years ago could yield new insight into the geological history of the American West, according to scientists, who called the discovery a major find. Four amateur cave explorers uncovered the vast caverns, stretching more than 1,000 feet into a remote mountainside, in August. Visitors to the cave, dubbed Ursa Minor, described seeing millions of crystals that shimmered like diamonds lodged in its walls. Translucent mineral curtains hung from the ceiling, and a lake possibly 20 feet deep filled one of the cave's five known rooms. Passages leading into darkness suggested there was...
  • Pics from my travel to Mammoth Cave and nearby Caves in Kentucky !

    09/22/2006 5:23:55 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 24 replies · 879+ views
    09-22-2006 | sergey1973
    Hello fellow Freepers. First, I want to apologize to those in my ping list that I didn't find a time to post the pics or let everybody know that I'm back for almost 3 weeks. I could make excuses of being getting caught in the work, etc, but I won't do that. Anyway, I hope my Picture treat of my trip to Mammoth Cave and other Caves in Kentucky in late August/Early September will be enjoyable as the trip was immensely enjoyable for me. I'll post in a few batches, so more to come on this thread. Historic Entrance to...
  • Stone Age Cave In Central Vietnam Has Neighbor

    09/12/2006 2:38:59 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 640+ views
    Thanh Nien News ^ | 9-12-2006 | Nguoi Lao Dong - Luu Thi Hong
    Stone Age cave in central Vietnam has neighbor Vietnamese researchers, studying a grotto discovered a decade ago in which Paleolithic period tools were found, a few days ago stumbled upon another nearby also containing ancient tools. Experts from the Vietnam Archaeology Institute and the Quang Tri Museum in central Vietnam were researching the Hang Doi (bat) cave in Cam Lo district’s Dragon mountain when they found “Hang Doi 2”. The grotto is 65 meters underground and its vault is 10-20 meter high. They found 11 stone tools inside. Hang Doi was acknowledged as a provincial relic in 1996 and recently...
  • Matera: A Southern Italian Town Revives Its Ancient Cave Dwellings (9,000-Years-Old)

    07/17/2006 12:07:20 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 874+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7-17-2006 | Carol Pucci
    Posted on Mon, Jul. 17 Matera: A southern Italian town revives its ancient cave dwellings By Carol Pucci The Seattle Times (MCT) MATERA, Italy - Nicola Rizzi stands in front of his boyhood home where chickens and ducks used to wander, closes his eyes and smells bean soup and tomato sauce boiling on pots heated by wood fires. He was 11, a survivor in a neighborhood of windowless caves and damp walls, where animals and humans slept side-by-side and half the children born there died, among them three of his brothers and sisters. Mostly though, Rizzi remembers the smell of...
  • Hominids' Cave Rave-Ups May Link Music And Speech

    05/31/2006 10:52:10 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 798+ views
    Reuters (UK) ^ | 5-31-2006 | Michael Roddy
    Hominids' cave rave-ups may link music and speech Wed May 31, 2006 2:15 AM BST By Michael Roddy (Reuters) - It was a dark and stormy night, and in a cave in what is now southern France, Neanderthals were singing, dancing and tapping on stalagmites with their fingernails to pass the time. Did this Ice-Age rave-up happen, perhaps 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, on a cold night in the Pleistocene Epoch? Or is it purely a figment of the imagination of Steven Mithen, professor of early prehistory at the University of Reading in England? Impossible to know, Mithen, 45, readily...
  • N. Korea: Dining Hall Inside an Artificial Cave(another Potemkin prop)

    05/14/2006 7:18:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 718+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/15/05
    Click Here for the PhotoOn May 14th, N. Korean Central TV showed an 8m-tall artificial waterfall built inside the Welfare Center of Sunchon Cement Factory in Pyongyang. In particular, on the second floor, there is a dining hall inside an artificial cave. /N. Korean Central TV Photo
  • Afghanistan Air Strike Kills Enemy Fighters, Destroys Cave Complex

    05/08/2006 6:01:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 373+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 8, 2006 – A coalition air strike killed four enemy extremists and destroyed a truck and a cave complex today in the Bermel district of Afghanistan's Paktika province, military officials reported. Other insurgents may be buried in the rubble, officials said. Prior to the strike, a joint combat team of Afghan National Army and U.S. ground forces saw people loading a truck near the cave and determined they were moving rockets from a cave complex and that the activity was linked to recent rocket attacks on a nearby coalition base. Close-air support was used to...
  • New Discoveries Point To 'Cave Of John The Baptist' As Important Site In The Time Of Isaiah

    04/01/2006 2:47:00 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 1,073+ views
    New discoveries point to 'cave of John the Baptist' as important site in the time of Isaiah The interior of Suba Cave New Discoveries Point to "Cave of John the Baptist" as Important Site in the Time of Isaiah Recently completed digging at Israel's Suba Cave, an archaeological site that is possibly connected with John the Baptist, or Jewish groups of his time has revealed features that deepen the mystery of the site's ancient origins, according to University of North Carolina at Charlotte archaeologist James D. Tabor, associate director of the excavation. The site was brought to international attention in...
  • Authorities unearth 1,200-yard tunnel into U.S.

    01/26/2006 12:32:06 PM PST · by devane617 · 165 replies · 8,021+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/26/2006 | Kevin Bohn
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Authorities have found what they call the largest tunnel running into the United States along the U.S.-Mexican border. About 2 tons of marijuana were inside the tunnel, the Drug Enforcement Administration said, indicating that it appears to have been used to transport drugs. DEA and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents discovered the tunnel Wednesday night. It runs from Tijuana, Mexico, to Otay Mesa, California. Officials said the tunnel is about seven-tenths of a mile (1,148 meters) or more than 1,200 yards long. Initial reports said it is 5 feet high and 3.5 feet wide.