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  • Scientists find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Europe

    08/18/2015 6:16:15 AM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Aug 17, 2015 | FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible wounds. Archaeologists who painstakingly examined the bones of some 26 men, women and children buried in the Stone Age grave site at Schoeneck-Kilianstaedten, near Frankfurt, say they found blunt force marks to the head, arrow wounds and deliberate efforts to smash at least half of the victims' shins — either to stop them from running away or as a grim message to survivors. [snip] "What is...
  • Meet the 90-Year-Old Saudi Who Lives in a 'Stone Age' Home Dream Is to Have Fridge and Heater

    07/15/2015 11:10:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed of Saudi Arabia is more than 90-years old. He lives in a shabby randomly-built little house on the edge of a small remote village. “Ahmed’s home indicates as if we are still in the Stone Age,” the Arabic language daily 'Sabq' said, adding that its reporter visited the man at his primitive home on the fringes of the village near the Western Red Sea port of Al Qunfudah. “His home has no electricity. He suffers from cold in winter and from the scorching heat in summer. He lives in the dark away from people as he has...
  • A piece of research challenges the view that Neolithic societies were egalitarian

    05/01/2015 1:33:33 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 23 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | May 1, 2015 | Heritage Daily
    The data obtained by Teresa Fernández-Crespo in seven megalithic graves in La Rioja and Araba-Álava suggest that certain individuals were excluded from burial on the basis of age and sex. The research Demographic evidence of selective burial in megalithic graves of northern Spain by Teresa Fernández-Crespo and Concepción de la Rúa of the Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country challenges the widely-held view that societies were egalitarian during the late Neolithic and Chalcolithic ages. This work, published in the leading Journal of Archaeological Science, comes from Fernández-Crespo’s PhD thesis entitled Antropología...
  • Israeli EMP Attack Could Throw Iran 'Back to Stone Age'

    09/09/2012 3:22:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 106 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israel might attack Iran by using electromagnetic impulses (EMP) that could cripple the country by shutting down its electronics and sending the Islamic Republic “back to the Stone Age,” The London Sunday Times reported. EMP causes non-lethal gamma energy to react with the magnetic field and produces a powerful electromagnetic shock wave that can destroy electronic devices, especially those used in Iran’s nuclear plants. The shock wave would knock out Iran’s power grid and communications systems for transport and financial services, leading to economic collapse. The “back to the Stone Age” tactic was proposed in the right-wing publication Israel National...
  • How the Cavemen Ate: Cookbook Reveals 77 Recipes Stretching Right Back to the Stone Age

    05/12/2012 11:02:10 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4 May 2012 | Eddie Wrenn
    How the cavemen ate: Cookbook reveals 77 recipes stretching right back to the Stone Age (and they taste surprisingly good!) Fancy something new for dinner tonight? Well if you don't fancy a Chinese or a Thai, researchers have pulled together 77 recipes which were eaten during the Stone Ages. And the surprise is how delicious the recipes, some of them 16,000 years old, sound - with your typical Neolithic families spicing up their meals and using plenty of fresh fruit and herbs along with the simmering main dishes of game. A Culinary Journey Through Time can join Jamie Oliver and...
  • World's Oldest Marijuana Stash Totally Busted

    03/08/2012 5:11:16 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 39 replies ^ | updated 12/3/2008 1:19:15 PM ET | Jennifer Viegas
    Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world's oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany.
  • Humans Shaped Stone Axes 1.8 Million Years Ago: Advanced Tool-Making Methods Pushed Back in Time

    09/10/2011 8:30:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 09/01/2011
    A new study suggests that Homo erectus, a precursor to modern humans, was using advanced toolmaking methods in East Africa 1.8 million years ago, at least 300,000 years earlier than previously thought. The study, recently published in Nature, raises new questions about where these tall and slender early humans originated and how they developed sophisticated tool-making technology. Homo erectus appeared about 2 million years ago, and ranged across Asia and Africa before hitting a possible evolutionary dead-end, about 70,000 years ago. Some researchers think Homo erectus evolved in East Africa, where many of the oldest fossils have been found, but...
  • Startling evidence of a Stone Age structure in the Solent

    09/30/2009 8:05:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies · 1,034+ views
    This is Hampshire ^ | Sunday September 27th 2009 | Peter Law
    While it might have been dismissed as underwater junk by the untrained eye, the archaeologists soon realised they had discovered a vital clue to a lost civilisation. The timber was not isolated. In fact they found another 23 pieces of all shapes and sizes intersecting throughout the underwater cliff off Bouldnor, on the north coast of the Isle of Wight. They are now convinced the timber is evidence of a huge wooden structure built about 8,000 years ago by our Mesolithic ancestors. Garry Momber has been excavating the 1km-long site for more than a decade and believes it is the...
  • Shore communities say the vehicles are convenient, efficient (CT to allow golf carts on the road)

    07/04/2009 5:38:28 AM PDT · by raybbr · 16 replies · 721+ views
    Middletown Press ^ | July 3, 2009 | RACHAEL SCARBOROUGH KING
    With Shoreline communities filling up with visitors for beach season, golf carts laden with towels and umbrellas could be popping up on local roads. After a year of uncertainty for owners about whether they could drive their carts on the road, new legislation passed by the General Assembly authorized towns to allow golf carts, with certain restrictions. This week, the Old Saybrook Police Department started a program for owners to register their vehicles, following recent approval by the Police Commission. State Rep. Marilyn Giuliano, R-Old Saybrook, said a reinterpretation of existing state regulations about a year ago led to golf...
  • Stone Age phrasebook developed by scientists studying oldest words

    02/26/2009 8:52:45 AM PST · by BGHater · 40 replies · 741+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 25 Feb 2009 | Alastair Jamieson
    Some of the oldest words in use in have been identified by scientists studying the evolution of language. English and Indo-European words including 'I', 'we', 'two' and 'thou' have changed so little in tends of thousands of years that ancient hunter-gatherers would have been able to understand them. Researchers have also identified several words that could die out within 1,000 years because they are likely to evolve into different forms. They include "throw", "stick", "dirty", "guts" and "squeeze" which could all be out of use by the year 3000. Mark Pagel, of the University of Reading, who is leading the...
  • Outrage: Dutch court to prosecute Wilders for Fitna

    01/21/2009 6:57:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,910+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    Note: Video included. January 21, 2009 For hate speech -- after declining to do so last year, which means that Islamic supremacist groups in the Netherlands have kept up the pressure on lawmakers until they got the outcome they wanted. Hate speech, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, and hate speech laws are tools in the hands of the powerful that they can use to silence the powerless and crush dissent. And make no mistake: even though the Muslims in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the West present themselves as embattled victims of racism and "Islamophobia," that...
  • Stone Age string: Unearthed, the twine that was twisted into shape 8,000 years ago[UK]

    12/08/2008 12:34:07 PM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 704+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 07 Dec 2008 | Neil Sears
    How old is a piece of string? In this case, 8,000 years - making it the oldest length of string ever found in Britain. Our ancestors made it by twisting together what seem to be fibres of honeysuckle, nettles, or wild clematis, and used it in their struggle for survival as the last ice age ended. This early piece of technology, measuring about 41/2in must have been a revolutionary advance at the time, useful for binding together weapons or tools. Found in the mud: The ancient string It has only survived thanks to the huge floods that followed the melting...
  • Dig unearths Stone Age sculptures[Russia]

    12/02/2008 8:59:26 AM PST · by BGHater · 7 replies · 444+ views
    BBC ^ | 02 Dec 2008 | Jason Palmer
    Rare artefacts from the late Stone Age have been uncovered in Russia. The site at Zaraysk, 150km south-east of Moscow, has yielded figurines and carvings on mammoth tusks. The finds also included a cone-shaped object whose function, the authors report in the journal Antiquity, "remains a puzzle". Such artistic artefacts have been found in the nearby regions of Kostenki and Avdeevo, but this is the first such discovery at Zaraysk. The Upper Palaeolithic is the latter part of the Stone Age, during which humans made the transition from functional tool-making to art and adornment. The new artefacts, discovered by Hizri...
  • Prehistoric Disaster: An Alpine Pompeii from the Stone Age

    10/11/2008 1:51:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies · 1,363+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | Friday, October 10, 2008 | Matthias Schulz
    The people of the Mondsee Lake settlement were apparently relatively advanced within this cultural group. They had metallurgical skills, which were rare in Europe. They cleverly searched the mountains for copper deposits, melted the crude ore in clay ovens and made refined, shimmering red weapons out of the metal. In dugout canoes... they paddled along the region's river networks and sold their goods in areas of present-day Switzerland and to their relatives on Lake Constance. Even Otzi the Iceman had an axe, made of so-called Mondsee copper. At approximately 3200 B.C., says Binsteiner, the master blacksmiths were struck by a...
  • Graves Found From Sahara’s Green Period

    08/15/2008 1:06:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 282+ views
    NYT ^ | 08/15/08 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    Graves Found From Sahara’s Green Period By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD When Paul C. Sereno went hunting for dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology. The expedition found what has proved to be the largest known graveyard of Stone Age people who lived there when the desert was green. The first traces of pottery, stone tools and human skeletons were discovered eight years ago at a site in the southern Sahara, in Niger. After preliminary research, Dr. Sereno, a University of Chicago scientist who had previously uncovered remains of the dinosaur Nigersaurus there,...
  • Saudi Cleric: Nothing Makes Satan Happier Than "Bikini" Olympics-Allah off the Richter scale

    08/13/2008 8:33:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 68 replies · 568+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 8-13-08 | Sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid
     Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid Slams Beijing Olympics: Nothing Makes Satan Happier Than The 'Bikini' Olympics Sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid is a well-known Saudi Islamic lecturer and author. He frequently appears on Saudi TV channels and is known for issuing controversial fatwas. He previously worked in Washington, D.C. at the Saudi Embassy Islamic Affairs Department but was stripped of his diplomatic credentials. [1] In an August 10, 2008 interview with Al-Majd TV, Al-Munajid was highly critical of the Beijing Olympics, which he called the "bikini Olympics," referring to them as "satanic." Al-Munajid is known for his criticism of other sporting events....
  • Stone Age Axe Holds Hidden Human Figure (Sweden)

    06/10/2008 1:51:52 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 663+ views
    The Local ^ | 6-109-2008
    Stone Age axe holds hidden human figure Published: 10 Jun 08 17:37 CET Online: An artifact from the Stone Age has been hiding in the plain sight of museum visitors and researches in western Sweden. But no one noticed until archaeologist Bengt Nordqvist suddenly discovered the form of a human body on a stone axe. “The axe has been in the museum’s collection for more than 100 years. Anyone could have found the image,” said Nordqvist, who had a hard time containing his excitement. The stone axe was found in connection with the building of a road near Stala...
  • Rock Art From 5,000 Years Ago (Finland)

    03/31/2008 2:24:45 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 591+ views
    Helsinki Times ^ | 3-31-2008 | Fran Weaver
    Rock art from 5,000 years agoThe Astuvansalmi rock paintings are located on a steep outcrop, resembling a human head, on the shore of lake Yövesi. The site may have been used for ceremonial purposes. Rock paintings created during the Stone Age can still be seen today in dozens of sites around Finland. These awe-inspiring artworks are like windows into the ancient past, revealing tantalising glimpses of long lost cultures. FINLAND’S rock paintings mainly consist of brownish-red figures and markings painted onto steep granite walls, often overlooking waterways. Scenes feature people, boats, elk, fish and mysterious partly human figures that may...
  • Neolithic Village Found In Orkney Sheds New Light On Stone Age Life

    08/13/2007 4:32:54 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 604+ views
    The Times ^ | David Lister
    Neolithic village found in Orkney sheds new light on Stone Age life August 14, 2007 David Lister The remains of a Neolithic settlement discovered in Orkney were hailed yesterday as potentially as important as the Skara Brae village on the islands. The 2.5 hectare site is believed to date back nearly 5,000 years and to include a complex system of temples and dwellings spread over two fields. The find, at Ness of Brodgar, between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness, will add to the area’s reputation as home to some of the most remarkable archaeological monuments in...
  • Stone Age Site Surfaces After 8,000 Years

    08/06/2007 11:28:14 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,147+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-5-2007
    Source: University of Southampton Date: August 5, 2007 Stone Age Site Surfaces After 8000 Years Science Daily — Excavations of an underwater Stone Age archaeological settlement dating back 8000 years took place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton between 30 July – 3 August 2007. A diver working at the site just off the Isle of Wight coast. (Credit: Copyright Simon Brown 2007) Maritime archaeologists from the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (HWTMA) have been working at the site just off the Isle of Wight coast. Divers working at depths of 11 metres have raised sections of the...