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  • Art of cheese-making is 7,500 years old

    12/13/2012 11:49:12 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Nature ^ | 12-12-2012 | Nidhi Subbaraman
    Traces of dairy fat in ancient ceramic fragments suggest that people have been making cheese in Europe for up to 7,500 years. In the tough days before refrigerators, early dairy farmers probably devised cheese-making as a way to preserve, and get the best use out of, milk from the cattle that they had begun to herd. Peter Bogucki, an archaeologist at Princeton University in New Jersey, was in the 1980s among the first to suspect that cheese-making might have been afoot in Europe as early as 5,500 bc. He noticed that archaeologists working at ancient cattle-rearing sites in what is...
  • Modern culture emerged in Africa 20,000 years earlier than thought

    08/04/2012 11:31:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 67 replies
    Los Angels Times ^ | 30 July 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
    Modern culture emerged in southern Africa at least 44,000 years ago, more than 20,000 years earlier than anthropologists had previously believed, researchers reported Monday. That blossoming of technology and art occurred at roughly the same time that modern humans were migrating from Africa to Europe, where they soon displaced Neanderthals. Many of the characteristics of the ancient culture identified by anthropologists are still present in hunter-gatherer cultures of Africa today, such as the San culture of southern Africa, the researchers said. The new evidence was provided by an international team of researchers excavating at an archaeological site called Border Cave...
  • Have scientists finally found the meteorite which set off the mysterious 1908 Tunguska catastrophe?

    05/21/2012 9:32:37 PM PDT · by null and void · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08:49 EST, 17 May 2012 | Rob Waugh
    At 7.17am on June 30, 1908, an explosion like a hydrogen bomb erupted in Siberia - and until now, scientists have offered no conclusive explanation for the event.The Tunguska event occurred near the Tunguska River in SiberiaItalian scientists claim to have found chunks of a meteorite in nearby Lake Cheko Seismic reflection and magnetic data revealed an anomaly close to the lake center, about 30ft below the lake floor compatible with the presence of a buried stony object and supports the impact crater origin for Lake Cheko.' 'The sky split in two and fire appeared high and wide over the...
  • Tomb found at Stonehenge quarry site (Wales)

    09/01/2011 9:08:44 AM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | August 31, 2011 | Louise Ord
    The tomb for the original builders of Stonehenge could have been unearthed by an excavation at a site in Wales.The Carn Menyn site in the Preseli Hills is where the bluestones used to construct the first stone phase of the henge were quarried in 2300BC. Organic material from the site will be radiocarbon dated, but it is thought any remains have already been removed. Archaeologists believe this could prove a conclusive link between the site and Stonehenge. The remains of a ceremonial monument were found with a bank that appears to have a pair of standing stones embedded in it....
  • Famed fossil isn't a bird after all, analysis says (Archaeopteryx)

    07/27/2011 1:55:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | July 27, 2011 | By MALCOLM RITTER
    One of the world's most famous fossil creatures, widely considered the earliest known bird, is getting a rude present on the 150th birthday of its discovery: A new analysis suggests it isn't a bird at all. Chinese scientists are proposing a change to the evolutionary family tree that boots Archaeopteryx off the "bird" branch and onto a closely related branch of birdlike dinosaurs. Archaeopteryx (ahr-kee-AHP'-teh-rihx) was a crow-sized creature that lived about 150 million years ago. It had wings and feathers, but also quite un-birdlike traits like teeth and a bony tail. Discovered in 1861 in Germany, two years after...
  • Evidence found in Ga. of Spanish explorer's trail- Hernando de Soto in Georgia

    11/05/2009 3:53:22 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 4,923+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov. 5, 2009
    An archaeologist says excavations in southern Georgia have turned up beads, metal tools and other artifacts that may pinpoint part of the elusive trail of the 16th-century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Dennis Blanton of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta was scheduled to present his findings Thursday to the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Mobile, Ala. Excavations since 2006 in rural Telfair County uncovered remains of an Indian settlement along with nine pea-sized glass beads and six metal objects, including three iron tools and a silver pendant. Blanton says the artifacts are consistent with items Spanish explorers traded...
  • Are serpent men from space living among us?

    10/22/2009 10:36:09 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 48 replies · 3,053+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    In the world wide web and in the publishing world, there are conspiracy theories going about concerning topics from the Kennedy assassination, aliens, 9/11 being an inside job, Chariot of the gods, a book claiming that extraterrestrials influenced the ancient world, and corporate control over government. While some present some truth, some are fantastic and even fictitious. One such theory involves ancient history and a belief that we have not been alone in the universe for sometime. British Author and Green activist David Icke has compiled a series of books claiming that since the dawn of time, Earth has been...
  • Farmers try to plant hemp at drug agency in Va.

    10/13/2009 3:59:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies · 1,465+ views
    WDAY NEWS ^ | 13 OCTOBER 2009 | AP
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Farmers from North Dakota and Vermont and four others trying to plant hemp seeds at the headquarters of the Drug Enforcement Administration have been arrested. Arlington County police spokeswoman Detective Crystal Nosal says six people were charged with trespassing on Tuesday. They were among 21 people protesting the ban on farming of hemp, which is related to the illegal drug marijuana. The Hemp Industries Association says the protesters turned to civil disobedience for the first time. The group is lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They want to grow hemp for non-drug products. North Dakota farmer Wayne...
  • Brilliant Physicists Claim the Failure of the Super Collider May Have Been Ordained by God

    10/16/2009 12:34:29 AM PDT · by bogusname · 22 replies · 1,437+ views
    BCN ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | Teresa Neumann
    Two physicists speculate God—or "time agents from the future"—shut it down to keep them from discovering the God Particle. REPORTER'S NOTE: I've come across a lot of quirky articles in publishing intriguing news, but this rates up there with the most odd of all. What is odd, is that two such brilliant scientists would publicly proclaim their hypothesis that God not only exists, but interevened in their scientific endeavors. Wow. Not only that, but the addendum—that it could have been God OR "time agents from the future"—made me wonder. If these men were schooled in the divine supernatural, they may...
  • Michael Moore who wrote "Stupid White Men" book with chapter- "Kill Whitey" Lives in 96% white city

    09/14/2009 9:45:29 AM PDT · by blueglass · 46 replies · 2,511+ views
    9-14-09
    I just love Michael Moore and the rest of the libs. They live in mansions, and the only illegals they come across (if they come across any) are the ones who clean their pools. Anyway, here is where Michael Moore lives- "Traverse City Michigan": Take a look at this city in google maps! Looks like 1950's America! Beautiful architecture, mom and pop hardware stores! Clean streets, red white and blue bunting hanging from stores.
  • Goat gives birth to a 'human'; a faun

    09/09/2009 10:17:08 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 47 replies · 12,340+ views
    The Zimbabwe Guardian ^ | The Chronicle | TZG reporters
    THE community of Lower Gweru and its surroundings in the Midlands Province was left shell-shocked when a goat gave birth to human-like creature that had the combined features of a man and a goat. A report in The Chronicle newspaper said the goat gave birth to the 'creature' on Sunday morning in Maboleni area. The creature had a human head, face, nose, shoulders and human-like skin that had very scanty furs. It had goat features from the “shoulders” to the legs. Its sagging stomach prevented curious villagers from determining whether it had human or animal sex organs as it protruded...
  • Does FR need a ZOT category? (Vanity)

    07/16/2009 6:55:39 PM PDT · by Danae · 1,424 replies · 11,714+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 7-16-2009 | Danae
    I have a wee tiny suggestion for Free Republic. Is it at all possible to have a ZOT category, just as for General chat, or smokey back room? It would be genuinely nice to have a place where the shame of so many trolls could be put on public display! Thanks Mods!
  • I posted a "Harry Alford - Biggest Fraud In America" thread and all I got is this ZOT!

    07/26/2009 6:31:06 PM PDT · by Dabobert · 68 replies · 1,004+ views
    7/25/09 | James Edwards
    Harry Alford may have pretended to be offended Barbara Boxer "making it racial", but he's a fraud. He makes his living by running around America threatening people that if they don't hire black employees/firms, he'll have them fired. He says anyone who opposes affirmative action is just like a member of the KKK. His cousin, Henry James, is a Black Muslim convicted of terrorism for plotting to blow up the LA airport. Alford says he's innocent; he was framed by a bunch of racists in George Bush's Dept. of Homeland Security.
  • What brand of troll am I? ZOT!

    07/26/2009 7:03:54 PM PDT · by farser · 139 replies · 1,381+ views
    <p>Fellow Freepers, which sort of conservative described in this list are you?</p>
  • Flumes Zoom in on Mud Rock History (could Cambrian rocks have been laid down in catastrophic flood?)

    07/24/2009 8:47:38 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies · 604+ views
    ICR ^ | July 24, 2009 | Brian Williams, M.S.
    For decades, museums and textbooks confidently asserted that mud rocks—such as limestone, siltstone, mudstone, and shale—were formed over vast eons as super-fine sediments slowly settled to the bottom of shallow lakes or seas. But new flume studies are challenging old ways of thinking about mud rock formation...
  • Dumping Toxic Waste On You

    04/24/2009 4:12:20 AM PDT · by FromLori · 9 replies · 435+ views
    We need to do something get the pitchforks, bring back public hangings look at these crooks dumping their toxic waste off on you, your children and grandchildren!!!!
  • Islamic Science: Neil Armstrong Proved ZOT is the Center of the World

    08/07/2005 5:57:32 PM PDT · by BootsOnTheGround · 134 replies · 15,226+ views
    The Middle East Media Research Institute ^ | 1/16/2005 | Dr. Abd Al-Baset Al-Sayyed
    The following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Abd Al-Baset Al-Sayyed of the Egyptian National Research Center. Al-Majd TV aired this interview on January 16, 2005 Dr. 'Abd Al-Baset Sayyid: The centrality [of Mecca] has been proven scientifically. How? When they traveled to outer space and took pictures of the earth, they saw that it is a dark, hanging sphere. The man said, "Earth is a dark hanging sphere – who hung it?" Interviewer: Who said that? Dr. 'Abd Al-Baset Sayyid: [Neil] Armstrong. Armstrong was basically trying to say: Allah is the one who hung it. They discovered that...
  • SETI Invites Alien Talk ("I see unseen cosmic entities")

    05/25/2009 9:07:01 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 34 replies · 1,110+ views
    CEH ^ | May 24, 2009
    SETI Invites Alien Talk May 24, 2009 — They may not be saying much to us, but we can think about what to say to them – aliens, that is.  Space.com reported on the latest project from the SETI Institute: invite people all over the world to ponder, “What would you say to an extraterrestrial civilization?”     The SETI Institute is launching a new website, Earth Speaks, to gather people’s ideas about what we should say to an alien civilization should contact be made.  “By submitting text messages, pictures, and sounds from across the globe,” CEO Thomas Pierson explained,...
  • Building Planets: Can’t Make Them, But Hurry (more sophisticated storytelling passed-off as science)

    05/23/2009 9:41:56 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 29 replies · 894+ views
    CEH ^ | May 21, 2009
    Building Planets: Can’t Make Them, But HurryMay 21, 2009 — Constructing planets is a delicate business.  Trying to get tiny bits of dust to join up into balls has never been found to work.  It has to work fast, though, because unless the whole planet clears its dust lane, it will be dragged into the star in short order.  It seems you can’t get there from the bottom up, and even if you could, you’d be in trouble.  These and other problems with planet-building were discussed this month in two papers in the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary...
  • Wild, wild floods! (does growing evidence of massive regional floods point to single global flood?)

    05/17/2009 6:24:41 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 99 replies · 2,318+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Emil Silvestru
    Recently the Brits have found out what really separated them from mainland Europe: catastrophic flooding!...
  • Strata Data Axes Asteroid Dinosaur Demise

    05/14/2009 9:26:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 802+ views
    ICR ^ | May 14, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Strata Data Axes Asteroid Dinosaur Demise by Brian Thomas, M.S.* In 1980, a theory was proposed that an asteroid or comet impact was primarily responsible for the mass dinosaur extinctions that were observed in the fossil record. But while the impact tale has become widely accepted in popular culture, critical questions remain unanswered. Further scientific investigations have revealed geological and fossil evidence that is inconsistent with a single-impact extermination.[1,2] And recently, geologists catalogued even more data that is incompatible with the asteroid story...
  • A Mammoth Discovery (evidence of the flood?)

    05/05/2009 9:18:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 24 replies · 1,481+ views
    AiG ^ | May 4, 2009 | A.P. Galling
    A Mammoth Discovery by A.P. Galling, AiG–U.S. May 4, 2009 The frozen remains of a baby mammoth discovered in 2007 are stirring up talk—especially because the mammoth is “remarkably preserved,” National Geographic News reports. Found in the icy north of Siberia, the mammoth—named Lyuba—looks nearly lifelike. The photograph best shows how amazingly intact Lyuba is, with even eyelashes and clumps of brown wool remaining. Hers is the most complete woolly mammoth body to have ever been found. --snip-- According to the model of a post-Flood Ice Age (which Oard explains), the frozen mammoths we find today would have been preserved...
  • Worldwide FLOOD Worldwide EVIDENCE

    05/04/2009 7:42:04 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 101 replies · 2,675+ views
    AiG ^ | May 4, 2009
    Worldwide FLOOD Worldwide EVIDENCE When the Bible refers to a worldwide Flood in Genesis 7–8, that’s exactly what it means. Not local, not metaphorical, not some crazy dream—the waters covered the whole earth. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Take a look at the evidence right beneath your feet...
  • First dino 'blood' extracted from ancient bone (more evidence for young earth creation!)

    05/01/2009 8:25:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 169 replies · 3,873+ views
    New Scientist ^ | April 30, 2009 | Jeff Hecht
    A dinosaur bone buried for 80 million years has yielded a mix of proteins and microstructures resembling cells. The finding is important because it should resolve doubts about a previous report that also claimed to have extracted dino tissue from fossils...
  • Are Secular Geologists Ready to Consider a Global Flood?

    04/30/2009 12:41:59 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies · 1,272+ views
    CEH ^ | April 30, 2009
    Are Secular Geologists Ready to Consider a Global Flood? April 30, 2009 — Everyone knows the Bible tells the story of a global flood in Noah’s day. Creation scientists argue that its effects would have left visible evidence today – including most of the sedimentary layers and most of the fossil record. Secular geologists have laughed off this story since the 18th century as nothing but myth, of course, but a paper in the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences suggests that some of them are re-evaluating the role of “megafloods” in earth history. Some megafloods might be considered...
  • ‘Plants rights’? The latest evolutionary absurdity (G.K. Chesterton prediction coming true?)

    04/30/2009 8:33:46 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies · 1,342+ views
    CMI ^ | April 30, 2009 | Lita Cosner
    Have you mowed your lawn lately? If so, you may have committed a grave ‘plants rights’ crime, according to the Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Biotechnology. In what reads like a clever parody, their twenty-four page report argues that plants may well be deserving of nearly the same reverence a human life is due (of course, in practice, these hypocrites would treat plants with greater reverence than human lives, see below). --snip-- Ironically, the great apologist G.K. Chesterton predicted a century ago the move toward plant rights when he discussed animal rights (although he can hardly have been serious when...
  • Thousands Expect Apocalypse in 2012 (imspired partly by Mayan Calander)

    07/06/2008 2:33:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 118 replies · 426+ views
    AOL News ^ | July 6, 2008
    - Survival groups around the world are gearing up and counting down to a mysterious date that has been anticipated for thousands of years: Dec. 21, 2012. Across the United States, Canada and throughout Europe, apocalyptic sects and individuals say that is the day that the world as we know it will end, ABCnews.com reports. Ancient Mayan societies, known for their advanced mathematics and astronomy, followed a "long count" calendar that lasted 5,126 years. When their charts are translated to the Gregorian calendar, the international standard used today, time runs out on Dec. 21, 2012. Believers say there are other...
  • Ancient Tablet Ignites Debate on Christianity (feed your faith not your doubts)

    07/05/2008 2:19:29 PM PDT · by theoldmarine · 116 replies · 557+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5 July 2008 | Ethan Bronner
    Tablet Ignites Debate on Messiah and Resurrection By ETHAN BRONNER JERUSALEM — A three-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles, especially because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. If such a messianic description really is there, it will contribute to a developing re-evaluation of both popular and scholarly views of Jesus...“This is the sign of the son of Joseph. This is the conscious view of Jesus himself. This...
  • Ancient mega-lake discovered in Darfur

    04/16/2007 11:32:40 AM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 319+ views
    environment.newscientist.com ^ | 4-12-2007 | Catherine Brahic
    The discovery of a massive ancient lake in Darfur could help explain how the world’s biggest groundwater reservoir came to be under one of the driest parts of the planet. It is also indisputable evidence that the Sahara was once a wet, green region, researchers claim. Eman Ghoneim at the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing in Massachusetts, US, was using satellite imagery to study the ancient hydrology of north-western Sudan when she noticed a dark, 250-kilometre-long segment on the radar images.
  • DEAD SEA SCROLLS: THREAT TO CHRISTIANITY?

    02/22/2007 9:44:29 AM PST · by stfassisi · 24 replies · 679+ views
    DEAD SEA SCROLLS: THREAT TO CHRISTIANITY? Fr. William Most The first scrolls were found in 1947. Other finds followed: in 1952 Cave 3 was found, including the Copper Scroll. The most important Cave for our purposes was Cave 4, discovered in 1954. About 20% of the scrolls were soon published, but the remainder were held out for 35 years. A 6 year campaign by the Biblical Archaeology Review, led by its Editor, Hershel Shanks, finally resulted in the liberation of the balance. Some photos came to Robert Eisenman of the Dept. of Religious Studies at State University of California at...
  • Giant Pearl Tied to Family Squabbles

    01/30/2005 2:31:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 82 replies · 2,213+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 1/29/05 | JON SARCHE/AP
    Legend has it the so-called Pearl of Allah was created as a symbol of peace 2,500 years ago in ancient China. To Victor Barbish, the 14-pound gem has been nothing but a big headache. The football-sized grayish lump has been tied to enough greed, drama and intrigue to rival any Agatha Christie mystery, including two contract killings and a court fight that ended with one of the largest jury awards of its type in Colorado history. "It draws the wrong type of people," said Barbish, the pearl's majority owner who lives in Colorado Springs. "It's only a pearl. It has...
  • AP: Historical Christian Site Said to Be Found [Jesus's First Miracle]

    12/21/2004 1:50:05 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 30 replies · 1,599+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 21, 2004 | LAURIE COPANS
    Among the roots of ancient olive trees, archaeologists have found pieces of large stone jars of the type the Gospel says Jesus used when he turned water into wine at a Jewish wedding in the Galilee village of Cana. They believe these could have been the same kind of vessels the Bible says Jesus used in his first miracle, and that the site where they were found could be the location of biblical Cana. But Bible scholars caution it'll be hard to obtain conclusive proof — especially since experts disagree on exactly where Cana was located. Christian theologians attach great...
  • Remains Of Food Shed Light On Ancient Ways

    11/20/2004 3:16:00 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 1,593+ views
    The Bath Chronicle ^ | 11-20-2004 | Ben Murch
    REMAINS OF FOOD SHED LIGHT ON ANCIENT WAYS BY BEN MURCH 11:00 - 20 November 2004 Exotic spices unearthed beneath the Bath Spa show military administrators lived in the lap of luxury in the city's early days. Food and architectural remains found preserved beneath the remains of Roman buildings provide new evidence of the high living enjoyed by the military rulers of what was then Aquae Sulis in the first century AD. The remains were discovered in 1999, but have only just finished being analysed. The ancient grapes, figs, coriander and a peppercorn - along with highly decorative architectural fragments...
  • Decision Due On Hill Of Tara Motorway (Archaeology)

    11/11/2004 4:10:37 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 606+ views
    The Guardian (UK)y ^ | 11-11-2004 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Decision due on Hill of Tara motorway Archaeologists say 'heart and soul of Ireland' is threatened Angelique Chrisafis, Ireland correspondent Thursday November 11, 2004 The Guardian (UK) It is Ireland's most sacred stretch of earth and one of the most important ancient landscapes in Europe. The Hill of Tara, with its passage tomb, earthworks and prehistorical burial mounds, is the mythical and ceremonial capital of Ireland, dating back 4,000 years. But now the landscape in county Meath, north-west of Dublin, is the subject of a campaign to save it from what one archaeologist has called the "worst case of state-sponsored...
  • Genghis Khan's Pen As Mighty As His Sword

    08/23/2004 6:46:57 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,109+ views
    IOL ^ | 8-23-2004
    Genghis Khan's pen as mighty as his sword? August 23 2004 at 11:45AM Beijing - A Chinese historian says he has evidence that ruthless conqueror and master of the Mongol horde Genghis Khan was as masterful with the pen as he was with the sword. Historians have long assumed the ancient Mongolian ruler was illiterate, primarily because the Mongolian written language was created in the early 13th century, when Genghis Khan would have been in his 40s and not have had time to learn, the official Xinhua news agency said. However, Tengus Bayaryn, a professor at China's Inner Mongolia University,...