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  • Marine's 40th year of service honored in Iraq

    07/13/2006 3:58:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 362+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jul 12, 2006 | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL ASAD, Iraq (July 12, 2006) -- From navigating the jungles of Vietnam to surviving the deserts of Iraq, one warrior has been a part of almost every major campaign that the Marine Corps has had in the past four decades. Marines with Task Force Military Police, 1st Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, honored Chief Warrant Officer 4 Wayne H. Silva for his 40th anniversary in the Marine Corps while in Al Asad July 8. "June 28, 1966, was the day that I stepped onto the yellow footprints," stated Silva, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense officer, Task Force Military Police....
  • 2,300-Year-Old Artefacts May Change Ashoka-Buddhist History

    07/04/2006 3:25:30 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,081+ views
    2,300-year-old artefacts may change Ashoka-Buddhist history (FOC) BHUBANESWAR: Orissa Institute of Maritime and South East Asian Studies (OIMSEAS) has unearthed some 2,300-year-old artefacts at Jajpur district in Orissa, which, it claimed, could change some historical narratives on the Ashokan period. The description of Chinese pilgrim Hieun-Tsang about Ashoka that he had constructed 10 stupas in Odra country where Buddha had preached may come true. Earlier, historians refused to accept the narrative. We have already analysed five stupas and found three more similar structures,” OIMSEAS Director Debaraj Pradhan told mediapersons here. He said a huge inscribed monolithic stupa along with other...
  • 30,000-Year-Old Relics Reveal Pre-Historic Civilization Along Qinghai-Tibet Railway

    06/24/2006 2:47:34 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 833+ views
    30,000-year-old Relics Reveal Pre-historic Civilization along Qinghai-Tibet Railway 2006-06-24 13:59:42 Xinhua Chinese archaeologists claim that relics unearthed in the areas along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway proved that human beings lived there at least 30,000 years ago. Archaeologists with the Qinghai Provincial Archaeological Institute said they collected large number of chipped stone tools including knives and pointed implements dating back 30,000 years in the Tuotuo River valley, Hoh Xil, a habitat for Tibetan antelopes, and Qaidam Basin, where the railway runs through, during recent excavations. More than 30 stone implements were also discovered at the site of Sancha River bridge on the...
  • Japanese Researchers Discover Remains Of What Appears To Be 4,800-Year-Old Temple In Peru

    06/20/2006 3:13:48 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 718+ views
    Asahi ^ | 6-20-2006 | Asahi Shimbun
    Japanese researchers discover remains of what appears to be 4,800-year-old temple in Peru 06/20/2006 The Asahi Shimbun CHANCAY, Peru--Japanese researchers said they have discovered--with the unintended help of looters--what appears to be a temple ruins at least 4,800 years old that could be one of the oldest in the Americas. The temple is believed to have been built before or around 2600 BC when Peru's oldest known city, Caral, was created, the researchers said. The ruins were found in the ruins of Shicras located in the Chancay Valley about 100 kilometers north of Lima. The team started full-scale excavation work...
  • 11,000-Year-Old Grain Shakes Up Beliefs On Beginnings Of Agriculture

    06/19/2006 1:04:07 PM PDT · by blam · 90 replies · 2,127+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-18-2006 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    Jun. 18, 2006 0:24 | Updated Jun. 18, 2006 10:4511,000-year-old grain shakes up beliefs on beginnings of agriculture By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Bar-Ilan University researchers have found a cache of 120,000 wild oat and 260,000 wild barley grains at the Gilgal archaeological site near Jericho that date back 11,000 years - providing evidence of cultivation during the Neolithic Period. The research, performed by Drs. Ehud Weiss and Anat Hartmann of BIU's department of Land of Israel studies and Prof. Mordechai Kislev of the faculty of life sciences, appears in the June 16 edition of the prestigious journal Science. It is the...
  • 2006 Decisive Year for Iraq

    05/30/2006 4:32:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 167+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, May 29, 2006 — The ratification of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s cabinet ministers is another sign of progress toward unity, security and prosperity in Iraq. This past week, I met with delegations from two of the 29 nations that comprise Multinational Force-Iraq to discuss future support to Iraq’s democratic government. The El Salvadoran Minister of Defense Gen. Otto Alejandro Romero, accompanied by several Salvadoran Congressmen, reviewed the contributions of their battalion and discussed progress with Iraqi and coalition leaders. In the same week Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen inspected the Danish contingent and met al-Maliki and senior officials...
  • Climate Change May Be Key To 10,000-Year-Old Mystery...Disappearance Of Ancient People

    05/16/2006 11:41:02 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 1,020+ views
    Newswire ^ | 5-16-2006
    Climate change may be key to 10,000-year-old mystery - University of Alberta leads investigation into disappearance of ancient people OTTAWA, May 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced an investment of $2.5 million in a research project that will investigate the link between climate change, human genetics and the disappearance of an entire culture from the Boreal forest region of Siberia between 7,000 and 6,000 BC. With the help of DNA analysis, radiocarbon dating and climate modeling, University of Alberta professor Andrzej Weber will lead an international team of scholars in...
  • Company spent past year helping install lines throughout Iraq (Troop Home Coming!)

    05/12/2006 7:27:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 374+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Soldiers of the 69th Signal Company returned home after nearly a year in Iraq where they put in a number of communication infrastructures. The 142 men and women of the unit — most of whom are cable dogs, individuals who install communication lines — stepped off the charter aircraft at 8 p.m. Thursday, concluding a trip from Kuwait to Arizona. Waiting for the ramp to be put up to the plane, soldiers of the 11th Signal Brigade, to which the 69th belongs, were as anxious to see their fellow soldiers get off the commercial airliner as probably...
  • Blair: I'll Quit Next Year - Trust Me

    05/08/2006 9:03:48 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 256+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-9-2006 | George Jones - Brendan Carlin
    Blair: I'll quit next year - trust me By George Jones, Political Editor and Brendan Carlin (Filed: 09/05/2006) Tony Blair abandoned his election promise to serve a full third term last night, indicating that he could stand down next summer. Although he refused to set a timetable for his departure, saying that it would paralyse government, he anointed Gordon Brown as his successor and promised to give him sufficient time to establish himself before the next election. Tony Blair was in no mood for compromise yesterday As the Labour Party stood on the brink of civil war over the timing...
  • N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year

    05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 128 replies · 2,154+ views ^ | 5 6 06 | associated press
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans. The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over." State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself." "We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of...
  • 84-Year-Old Widow Hits $10 Million Jackpot

    04/20/2006 9:20:20 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 711+ views ^ | 4 19 06 | JOHN CURRAN
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (April 19) - For 84-year-old Josephine Crawford, the golden years just got a lot more golden. After a night playing the slot machines, the retired waitress widow was about to call it quits Tuesday when she hit a $10 million jackpot - the biggest in the history of casino gambling in Atlantic City. Crawford, who gambles here twice a week and has been going to the casinos since the first one opened in 1978, had never won more than $1,000 before she came into the big money at the nickel slots at Harrah's Atlantic City. The widow...
  • Archaeologists Unearth 9,000-Year-Old Settlement In Seydiþehir (Turkey)

    03/16/2006 2:05:58 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,707+ views
    Archaeologists unearth 9,000-year-old settlement in Seydiþedir Thursday, March 16, 2006 As a result of four years of painstaking excavation, a settlement dating back 9,000 years was discovered in central Anatolia. The tumulus is unique for the region as it is surrounded by walls ANKARA - Turkish Daily News A settlement dating back 9,000 years was discovered during archaeological excavations in Seydiþehir, a district of the central Anatolian province of Konya. Following a visit to Gökhüyük, where the settlement was unearthed, Konya's Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Abdüssettar Yarar told the Anatolia news agency that excavations have been conducted for the...
  • Harrisburg, Penn. native experiences year in Iraq

    03/02/2006 5:08:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Mar. 2, 2006) -- In late February 2005, a 26-year-old Harrisburg, Penn. native deployed to the western part of the Al Anbar province, Iraq with Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division. One year later, he returned to the U.S. forever changed. Lance Cpl. Shane S. Keller, a combat photographer with RCT-2, recently came home after a year deployed to Iraq, where he had been supporting Marines and Iraqi Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Keller’s job in Iraq consisted of documenting the security and stabilization operations the RCT conducted for historical, training and intelligence purposes....
  • Qasr'e Shirin's 6,000-Year-Old Mystery

    02/26/2006 3:45:38 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 633+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 2-26-2006
    Qasr'e Shirin's 6,000-Year-Old Mystery Feb 26, 2006 Discovery of some clay relics from Obeid Site (an ancient site in Mesopotamia and current Iraq belonging to the 4th Millennium BC) in the city of Qasr'e Shirin has laid the origin and destination of this city’s migrants about 6,000 years ago under ambiguity. Archeologists want to know whether these migrants came to this region from Mesopotamia or they were traveling among different regions of Zagros Mountains. "Continuation of the surveys and identifications in this city led to the discovery of 75 ancient sites most of which belong to the Obeid Site," said...
  • 8,000-Year-Old Drill To Make Fire Found In Zhejiang (China)

    02/21/2006 11:57:59 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 913+ views
    8,000-year-old drill to make fire found in Zhejiang 2006-02-21 17:54:57 BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese archaeologists said that parts of an instrument to make fire, dating back to 8,000 years ago, have been found in east China's Zhejiang Province. The relics, made of bones and wood, were discovered at the Kuahuqiao Relics Site in Xiaoshan, Zhejiang Province, according to Qianjiang Evening News. Liu Zhiqing, a retired professor from Zhejiang University, was quoted by the newspaper as saying that the relics were part of an instrument to drill wood to get fire. Some relics in strange shapes were unearthed...
  • Ancient Find (30K Year-Old Village, Australia)

    02/01/2006 10:48:50 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 604+ views
    The Standard ^ | 2-1-2006 | Liz McKinnon
    ANCIENT FIND By LIZ McKINNON February 1, 2006 Damein Bell stands in the remains of an ancient stone house uncovered by a bushfire at Tyrendarra. Picture: LEANNE PICKETT THE bushfire at Tyrendarra last month has unearthed some of the biggest Aboriginal stone houses ever seen in Gunditjmara land. Undocumented sites have been uncovered including a village thought to be 30,000 years old. The Winda-Mara Aboriginal Co-operative made the discovery yesterday during an analysis of its Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area. On January 22 fire burnt 240 hectares, blackening 90 per cent of the property's rocky outcrop on the Mt Eccles lava...
  • 7000 Year-Old Sacrificial Altar Found In Hunan

    01/29/2006 2:23:12 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,002+ views
    7000 year-old sacrificial altar found in Hunan 2006-01-29 11:23:54 BEIJING, Jan. 29 (Xinhuanet) -- A sacrificial altar, dating back about 7,000 years, has been discovered in central China's Hunan Province, according to Chinese archaeologists. The altar is the earliest sacrificial site so far found in China, said He Gang, a researcher with the Hunan Institute of Archaeology. "Ancients prayed to the gods of nature, such as the gods of the earth, river and heaven," said He at a archaeological forum held by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences recently in Beijing. Archaeologists have found China's oldest white pottery specimens...
  • International Coalition Strong Heading into Fifth Year

    01/28/2006 11:31:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 269+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Capt. Steve Alvarez, USA
    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Jan. 27, 2006 – Just one day after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, nations around the world mobilized and formed a military coalition. Their goal: to combat global terrorism. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the coalition, which is headquartered at U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla. Today, CENTCOM officials said, 63 nations are supporting the global war on terror. Since the coalition's inception, 27 nations have deployed more than 22,000 troops to Iraq. In Afghanistan, coalition nations have deployed more than 3,000 troops hailing from 42 nations. These figures exclude U.S. forces....
  • Oregon State University Archaeologists Uncover 10,000 Year Old Coastal Site (Bandon, Oregon)

    01/27/2006 1:05:10 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 608+ views
    Apple Gate ^ | 1-26-2006 | Mark Floyd
    7:27 am PT, Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 Using New Methods, Oregon State University Archaeologists Uncover 10,000-Year-Old Coastal Site By Mark Floyd, 541-737-0788/OSU CORVALLIS, Oregon - Researchers from Oregon State University have analyzed a second archaeological site on the southern Oregon coast that appears to be about 10,000 years old, and they are hopeful that their newly fine-tuned methodology will lead to the discovery of more and older sites. Results of their study were just published in the journal Radiocarbon. The site, located on a bluff just south of Bandon, Ore., included a large number of stone flakes, charcoal pieces and...
  • A Year of Opportunities

    01/26/2006 5:16:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 227+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2006 — Iraq is a nation overcoming the fear of terror that gripped them for decades under Saddam's dictatorship and challenges their ability to become a free and democratic people today. Through indiscriminate acts of violence terrorists attempt to cause fear and doubt in the minds of Iraqis and the world on what otherwise is a bright future. Much has been accomplished in the past 18 months that should allow Iraqis to confront their fears-and give hope for the future: Iraq established an interim government, mobilized Iraqi Security Forces, increased the pace of economic development, created...