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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
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 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 edoonan@cell.com 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 · 15 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.
  • cave of john the baptist discovered?

    12/09/2005 2:10:57 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 746+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 12 8 05 | abcnews
    http://www.comcast.net/providers/fan/popup.html?v=11465594&pl=50886733.xml&config=/config/common/fan/default.xmlthe link has high speed video from comcast has a news report stating that archaeologists believe they have found the cave where john the baptist performed many of his baptisms along with a crude rendition of john the baptist carved into one of the walls dial up will probably take forever to load but might be worth the wait its a very interesting story
  • Ahmadinejad: Holocaust Denier; Says Jews Should Move to Europe

    12/08/2005 2:57:17 PM PST · by forty_years · 15 replies · 1,907+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 8, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is again spouting Jew-hatred, and displaying his complete ignorance of history (but what's rationality when expousing genocide?). In October, he urged that Israel be "wiped off the map." Today, he: ...expressed doubt that the Holocaust occurred and suggested Israel be moved to Europe. ... In his own words: "Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail," IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. "Although we don't...
  • Cave Paintings Reveal Ice Age Artists

    12/07/2005 3:11:11 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 800+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 12-7-2005 | Norman Hammond
    December 07, 2005 Cave paintings reveal Ice Age artists By Norman Hammond, Archaeology Correspondent BRITAIN’S first cave art is more than 12,800 years old, scientific testing has shown. Engravings of a deer and other creatures at Creswell Crags, in Derbyshire, have proved to be genuine Ice Age creations, and not modern fakes, as some had feared. The engravings were found in 2003 at two caves, Church Hole and Robin Hood’s Cave, which lie close together in the Creswell gorge. Palaeolithic occupation deposits dating to the last Ice Age were excavated there in 1875-76, but the art remained unnoticed. Although the...
  • German TV probes [English] Templar caves enigma

    11/18/2005 12:10:49 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 5 replies · 1,317+ views
    Essex News ^ | 07 October 2005 | Anon
    GERMAN film-makers' quest for the Holy Grail brought them to Royston Cave in search of clues left by the Knights Templar. The film crew from state TV channel ZDF — the German equivalent of the BBC — visited the cave last Friday to examine carvings by the Templars, who were warrior monks thought to be the guardians of the Holy Grail. Peter Houldcroft, manager of the caves, said: "The cave is completely man-made and it has been believed for some time that there was somebody connected to the Knights Templar who carved the cave. "The appeal of the cave is...
  • Greek Cave Puzzles Archaeologists

    10/14/2005 6:31:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies · 2,220+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | October 14, 2005 | Nicholas Paphitis
    ATHENS -- Deep under a quiet valley in southern Greece, archaeologists are struggling to unravel a 1,400-year-old tragedy that wiped out a rural Byzantine community. Sometime in the late 6th century, a group of at least 33 young men, women, and children sought sanctuary from an unknown terror in a sprawling subterranean network of caves in the eastern Peloponnese. Carrying supplies of food and water, oil-lamps, a large Christian cross and their small savings, the refugees apparently hunkered down to wait out the threat. But experts believe the sanctuary became a tomb once supplies ran out. "In the end, they...
  • Murder suspect arrested

    08/23/2005 8:03:05 AM PDT · by cweese · 7 replies · 849+ views
    News8Austin.com ^ | August 23, 2005 | News8 Austin Staff
    Colton Pitonyak, 22, was arrested in Eagle Pass early Tuesday morning. Pitonyak was arrested at 2 a.m. when he was deported from Mexico on an immigration violation. Pitonyak is charged with intentional murder, a first-degree felony. The Austin Police Department believes murder suspect Colton Pitonyak may have fled the country for Mexico. Pitonyak, 22, is charged with the murder of Jennifer Cave, 21. Pitonyak, of Little Rock, Ark., was a student at the University of Texas. Cave was supposed to start work at a law firm when she went missing. Cave and Pitonyak lived in the same apartment complex in...
  • The 'Disappeared Lake' of Russia Found 100m Underground (evil American plot was uncovered?!)

    06/16/2005 8:44:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies · 6,207+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/17/05 | Chung Byong-sun
    http://www.chosun.com/international/news/200506/200506170015.html/begin my tanslationThe 'Disappeared Lake' of Russia Found 100m UndergroundChung Byong-sun 06/17/05  In a bizarre twist of nature, a lake disappeared overnight in Russia. A lake turned into a mud pit overnight in Nizhni Novogorod, 250km to the east of Moscow. The picture shows the shore of what used to be lake, and its bottom. (Moscow) The mystery surrounding a lake which disappeared one night in Russia last May has been finally solved. On May 19th, a lake holding one million cubic meter of water disappeared without a trace in the village of Bolotnikovo in Nizhni Novgorod, 250km to the east...
  • Federal Protection Is Planned for Spectacular 'Snowy River' Cave in Southern N.M.

    06/01/2005 8:02:27 PM PDT · by woofie · 9 replies · 470+ views
    Albuquerque Journal | Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | John Fleck
    The "Snowy River" cave complex in southern New Mexico has been described in superlatives ranging from "probably unique in the world" to "staggeringly beautiful." Until now, the cave, which features a "river" of pure white calcite rock more than 2 miles long, has been protected by its secret location. Cavers, scientists and government officials have been willing to discuss Snowy River with reporters only on condition they not reveal the cave's location. That changed Tuesday when federal officials led by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced a plan to protect the fragile resource. "This has to be conserved and preserved," Domenici...
  • Cavers smash world depth record

    04/22/2005 2:04:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 875+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/22/05
    Krubera is the deepest known cave in the world A Ukrainian team has set a new depth record for caving.The nine-strong group travelled 2,080m (6,822ft) underground, passing the elusive 2,000m mark at Krubera, the world's deepest known cave. The team was part of a project that has made breaking through 2,000m its goal for the past four years. It built on records set by a previous expedition, which blasted through blocked passages in the cave, within Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia. "Even now, we don't know whether we've reached the limit - or if it will go on. We're pretty...
  • ACLU threat causes Boy Scouts to drop public school ties

    03/15/2005 10:22:16 AM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 57 replies · 1,931+ views
    BP News ^ | March 9, 2005 | Jeff Robinson
    ACLU threat causes Boy Scouts to drop public school ties Mar 9, 2005 By Jeff Robinson NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Boy Scouts of America is removing the charters of thousands of scouting units from public schools after an American Civil Liberties Union threat to sue taxpayer-funded institutions that charter BSA units. The ACLU sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America in February threatening legal action against public schools and other governmental agencies that charter Boy Scout groups on grounds that their sponsorship amounts to religious discrimination and violates the separation of church and state. Boy Scouts open their meetings...
  • Ancient Engravings Found In Somerset Cave

    02/08/2005 5:29:13 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 645+ views
    Ancient engravings found in Somerset cave [07 February 2005] Two members of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society have discovered an engraving in a cave in the Mendip Hills, Somerset, which may be at least 10,000 years old. Graham Mullan and Linda Wilson, who have spent much of the last ten years studying Palaeolithic cave art, recently began a systematic search of caves in southern Britain in the belief that such works in this country would not simply be confined to those found at Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire. The first results of this study are a series of inscribed crosses found...
  • False Bay Cave Shows Signs Of Prehistoric Man

    11/22/2004 12:08:43 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 903+ views
    Cape Argus ^ | 11-22-2004 | Daniel Ashby
    False Bay cave shows signs of prehistoric man November 22, 2004 By Daniel Ashby A team of international scuba divers have located an underwater cave which reveals "promising signs" of prehistoric human activity. Maritime archaeologist Dr Bruno Werz described the site in False Bay as "worthy of international exploration and excavation". He said: "The cave has the correct overhang and orientation for prehistoric cave dwellers. It would have been raised above the landscape allowing the inhabitants to spot game and command a strategic view. "There is evidence around the cave of the type of vegetation that prehistoric man would have...
  • The Cave Of Lot's Seduction And The Monestary It Inspired

    10/25/2004 7:59:47 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 1,081+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 10-25-2004 | Konstantine D. Politis
    The Cave Of Lot's Seduction And The Monestary It InspiredBy konstantine D. Politis Special to The Daily Star Monday, October 25, 2004The cave of Lot's seduction and the monastery it inspired Jordanian site of Deir Ain Abata testifies to a thriving Byzantine and Umayyad-era Christian community Amman: The ruins were first discovered during an archaeological survey at the south-east end of the Dead Sea in 1986, near a spring named Ain Abata. After further investigations it was evident that the site - near today's Ghor al-Safi, the biblical city of Zoara - was none other that the Sanctuary of Agios...
  • Unprecedented Ice Age Cave Art Discovered In UK

    08/21/2004 3:24:28 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 922+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 8-18-2004 | John Pickrell
    Unprecedented Ice Age Cave Art Discovered in U.K. John Pickrell in England for National Geographic News August 18, 2004 Vivid frescoes of stampeding bulls, horses, and other animals drawn by Stone Age artisans grace the walls of many European caves. The most spectacular examples are found in Altimera in Spain and Lascaux and Chauvet in France. For many years the total lack of cave art in Britain dating to the same period perplexed researchers. Britain was inhabited, after all. And throughout the Ice Age, it was linked to mainland Europe by a land bridge. Last year researchers discovered a handful...
  • Israeli cave linked to John the Baptist

    08/16/2004 11:00:29 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 10 replies · 493+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug. 16, 2004
    Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small water jugs used in baptismal ritual. "John the Baptist, who was just a...
  • Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave

    08/16/2004 9:09:34 AM PDT · by technomage · 339 replies · 4,947+ views
    AP | 8/16/04 | AP
    AP: Group Discovers John the Baptist Cave KIBBUTZ TZUBA, Israel (AP) KARIN LAUB Archaeologists said Monday they have found a cave where they believe John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples - a huge cistern with 28 steps leading to an underground pool of water. During an exclusive tour of the cave by The Associated Press, archaeologists presented wall carvings they said tell the story of the fiery New Testament preacher, as well as a stone they believe was used for ceremonial foot washing. They also pulled about 250,000 pottery shards from the cave, the apparent remnants of small...
  • (PHILIPPINES) Solon dares Bush to prove friendship to Arroyo (AXIS OF WEASELS ALERT)

    07/16/2004 3:17:46 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 472+ views
    ABS CBN News (Philippines) ^ | July 16, 2004 | Staff
    United States President George W. Bush was dared Friday to prove his friendship to President Arroyo by understanding the Philippine government's decision to pull out its troops in Iraq to save a Filipino hostage. Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya made the challenge amid criticism from Washington that the Philippines committed a grave mistake by vowing to the Iraqi militants demand to withdraw Manila's humanitarian contingent in the war-torn country. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher told reporters in Washington Wednesday that the withdrawal sends the wrong signal and that it is important for people to stand up to terrorists and "not...
  • Cave of Darkness Approaches (FYI but sounds fake to me)

    07/13/2004 7:45:14 AM PDT · by Sender · 43 replies · 2,248+ views
    Global Islamic Media ^ | Sun July 11, 2004 | Algernaan Spencer
    Communication intercepted on Internet on Nuclear Attack - Cave of Darkness - Aljernaan Spencer 3 nukes positioned Khodja we await the signals Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:32am We will be in place within next 72 hours. We pray this is the time Allah has selected for us to carry out our missions. Until then my brother we wait and pray for the great victory Allah will bestow upon us. All freedom fighters of Mohammad have moved forward in the past few days and will move another step toward the victory Allah has willed against the infidels in next days. Just...
  • Hoffman says "c- word" can be "term of endearment"

    06/15/2004 10:11:04 AM PDT · by rface · 191 replies · 1,206+ views
    9news - DRUDGE ^ | 6/15/2004 | Adam Schrager
    In a sworn statement to be made public Tuesday, University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman said a four-letter word used toward women can sometimes be used as a "term of endearment." The comment comes from Hoffman's latest sworn testimony in connection with a federal lawsuit against the university. The suit was filed by women who say they were sexually assaulted by CU football players and recruits. A lawyer for one of the women asked Hoffman about former CU kicker Katie Hnida being called the "c- word" by a teammate. That player was later disciplined by coach Gary Barnett for making...
  • Search Parties Find Two 11-Year-Olds Lost in Calif. Cave for More Than 24 Hours

    05/28/2004 7:32:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 142+ views
    AP ^ | May 28, 2004
    Search Parties Find Two 11-Year-Olds Lost in Calif. Cave for More Than 24 Hours The Associated Press May 28, 2004 TULELAKE, Calif. (AP) - Two fifth-graders were found alive in an ancient lava cave late Friday, more than 24 hours after getting separated from classmates on a field trip to Lava Beds National Monument. Timothy Ellenwood and Kyra Leigh Young, both 11, had last been seen around 4 p.m. Thursday before becoming separated from classmates, sheriff's officials said. The children had flashlights and were dressed warmly. A Siskiyou County sheriff's dispatcher confirmed late Friday the children had been located, but...
  • Shell Beads From South African Cave Show Modern Human Behavior 75,000 Years Ago

    04/30/2004 7:04:05 PM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 556+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 30 April 2004 | National Science Foundation
    Shell Beads From South African Cave Show Modern Human Behavior 75,000 Years Ago ARLINGTON, Va.- Perforated shells found at South Africa's Blombos Cave appear to have been strung as beads about 75,000 years ago-making them 30,000 years older than any previously identified personal ornaments. Archaeologists excavating the site on the on the coast of the Indian Ocean discovered 41 shells, all with holes and wear marks in similar positions, in a layer of sediment deposited during the Middle Stone Age (MSA). "The Blombos Cave beads present absolute evidence for perhaps the earliest storage of information outside the human brain,"...
  • Tensions Rise Over Cave Trip Farce (Brits In Mexico)

    03/28/2004 2:32:12 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 160+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-28-2004 | Mark Townsend
    Tensions rise over cave trip farce MoD scotches wild theories claiming it told Mexico about expedition Mark Townsend Sunday March 28, 2004 The Observer (UK) Diplomatic tensions over six Britons being held in Mexico after being rescued from flooded underground caves increased last night when it emerged Ministry of Defence officials had told Mexican authorities of the cavers' precise plans over a month ago. The Observer has also learnt that the potholers, freed from a cave beneath the Mexican jungle on Friday after being trapped for eight days, had explored the same caves two years ago. The men were arrested...
  • Trapped British Cave Divers at Center of Mexico Diplomatic Spat

    03/24/2004 7:26:53 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 135+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 24, 2004
    Trapped British Cave Divers at Center of Mexico Diplomatic Spat Mar 24, 2004 By Morgan Lee/ Associated Press Writer/ CUETZALAN DEL PROGRESO, Mexico (AP) - The plight of British military team of cavers trapped in a Mexican cavern erupted into a diplomatic controversy Wednesday with Mexico saying Britain may have been carrying out training without permission. President Vicente Fox ordered a letter of protest sent to London and demanded an explanation for the ill-fated expedition that left five cavers and a guide trapped in the Alpazat caverns in central Puebla state. "I have instructed the Minister of Foreign Relations to...
  • Looking into Blackheath's mysterious cavern (Huge Cave system under London)

    03/17/2004 6:04:02 AM PST · by vannrox · 39 replies · 1,214+ views
    icSouthlondon ^ | Sep 03.03 | Mandy Little
    Land around a mysterious cavern underneath Blackheath could soon be under investigation. Parkman's, the surveyors who investigated a six-foot-wide crater that appeared in the A2 at Blackheath Hill last April has said further checks on land stability in the area are needed. Decisions on their report were to be made by Greenwich council last night. But the council, which would apply for a grant from English Partnerships to cover the costs of the investigation, is not yet sure how much it will cost. The collapse of the A2 into chalk pits after subsoil washed away triggered traffic chaos, hundreds of...
  • Hunt for ancient human molecules (Amazing Story!)

    02/16/2004 4:34:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 62 replies · 526+ views
    BBC ^ | Published: 2004/02/16 22:21:33 GMT | By Richard Black
    Hunt for ancient human molecules By Richard Black BBC science correspondent in Seattle New technologies may soon allow scientists to identify some of the genes of humankind's oldest ancestors. This raises the possibility of plotting the evolutionary tree of humanity from five million years ago to the present. Professor Hendrik Poinar says DNA fragments should be recoverable from fossils that are a million years old, and proteins from even older times. His comments came at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Seattle. Professor Poinar, from McMaster University in Canada, said the key was to...
  • Cave Colours Reveal Mental Leap

    12/11/2003 12:33:44 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 407+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-11-2003 | Dr David Whitehouse
    Cave colours reveal mental leap By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor Ochre-stained rocks have been found in the cave Red-stained bones dug up in a cave in Israel are prompting researchers to speculate that symbolic thought emerged much earlier than they had believed. Symbolic thought - the ability to let one thing represent another - was a giant leap in human evolution. It was a mental ability that allowed sophisticated language and maths. New excavations show that a red colour made from ochre was used in burials 100,000 years ago, much earlier than other examples of colour...
  • Stone Age Code Red: Scarlet Symbols Emerge In Israeli Cave

    11/08/2003 9:33:41 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 498+ views
    Science News ^ | 11-8-2003 | Bruce Bower
    Stone Age Code Red: Scarlet symbols emerge in Israeli cave Bruce Bower The Qafzeh Cave in Israel contains skeletal remains of modern Homo sapiens that are more than 90,000 years old, as well as more-recent signs of human occupation. Investigators now say that red ocher found in Qafzeh Cave's oldest sections supports the controversial theory that symbolic thinking, a hallmark of modern-day human thought, arose deep in the Stone Age. HUE CLUE. An ancient lump of red ocher excavated at Qafzeh Cave contains evidence of scraping by stone implements. G. Laron, Inst. of Archaeology/Hebrew Univ. Archaeologists traditionally have held that...
  • Britain And France In Dispute Over Cave Art

    10/16/2003 10:47:34 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 717+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-16-2003 | Philip Delves
    Britain and France in dispute over cave art By Philip Delves Broughton in Paris (Filed: 16/10/2003) The age of the cave paintings at Chauvet, the Sistine Chapel of palaeolithic art in south eastern France, has become the subject of a war of words between British and French archaeologists. The British claim the French may have exaggerated their age by 18,000 years under official pressure to promote them as the oldest cave paintings in the world. In its final report on the paintings, released this week, a French culture ministry rejected the allegations and called the British dating methods "too slow...
  • POTHOLER RESCUED FROM CAVE

    07/23/2003 10:11:56 AM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 242+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 07/23/03 | Staff Writer
    An experienced caver who was trapped underground for 24 hours has been rescued following a "superhuman" effort by 100 volunteers. The 22-year-old, from the West Country, fell three metres from a ledge inside Otter Hole cave in south Wales, injuring her back and pelvis. The rescue saw her being carried 750 metres on a stretcher through mud and slippery rocks to the cave entrance by a chain of rescue workers who worked throughout the night. Paul Taylor, chairman of Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group, said: "I am very, very happy she is out of the cave. As far as we understand,...
  • Cave Skeleton Is European, 1,300 Years Old (West Virginia)

    07/14/2003 6:39:10 PM PDT · by blam · 56 replies · 766+ views
    Sunday Gazette Mail ^ | 9-29-2002 | Rick Steelhammer
    Cave skeleton is European, 1,300 years old. Sunday September 29, 2002 By Rick Steelhammer STAFF WRITER MORGANTOWN — The man who first advanced the theory that markings carved on in a Wyoming County cave are actually characters from an ancient Irish alphabet has found human remains at the site, which tests indicate are European in origin and date back to A.D. 710, he maintains. Robert Pyle of Morgantown says that a DNA analysis of material from the skeleton’s teeth roots was conducted by Brigham Young University. That analysis, he says, shows that the skeleton’s DNA, when compared to samples from...