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Salt of the Alps: ancient Austrian mine holds Bronze Age secrets
Phys dot org ^ | Friday, August 24, 2018 | Philippe Schwab

Posted on 08/24/2018 3:21:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

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"Thousands of bodies have been excavated, almost all flaunting rich bronze ornaments, typically worn by only the wealthiest," Reschreiter said. "The remains bore the marks of hard physical labour... while also showing signs of unequalled prosperity"


1 posted on 08/24/2018 3:21:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Exploited for 7,000 years, its excavation has yielded not only a steady supply of salt but also archaeological discoveries attesting to the existence of a rich civilisation dating back to the early part of the first millennium BC

Exploited for 7,000 years, its excavation has yielded not only a steady supply of salt but also archaeological discoveries attesting to the existence of a rich civilisation dating back to the early part of the first millennium BC

2 posted on 08/24/2018 3:23:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Along with wooden retaining structures more than 3,000 years old which were perfectly conserved by the salt, the excavation unearthed tools, leather gloves and a rope as well as the remains of millions of wooden torches

Along with wooden retaining structures more than 3,000 years old which were perfectly conserved by the salt, the excavation unearthed tools, leather gloves and a rope as well as the remains of millions of wooden torches

3 posted on 08/24/2018 3:23:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Among the most striking archaeological discoveries was that of an eight-metre-long wooden staircase dating back to 1100 BC, the oldest such staircase found in Europe

Among the most striking archaeological discoveries was that of an eight-metre-long wooden staircase dating back to 1100 BC, the oldest such staircase found in Europe

4 posted on 08/24/2018 3:23:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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The Man in Salt, Salzwelten, Hallstatt, Austria
Salinen Austria AG | by 2005 | staff
Posted on 09/08/2005 10:10:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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5 posted on 08/24/2018 3:23:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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related hits from the article page -- for later:

6 posted on 08/24/2018 3:24:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

7 posted on 08/24/2018 3:24:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Send the Thai soccer team in.


8 posted on 08/24/2018 3:25:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

They worked hard for the money.

So you better treat them right.


9 posted on 08/24/2018 3:27:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Job 28:1 “People know where to mine silver and how to refine gold.
Job 28:2 They know where to dig iron from the earth and how to smelt copper from rock.
Job 28:3 They know how to shine light in the darkness and explore the farthest regions of the earth as they search in the dark for ore.
Job 28:4 They sink a mine shaft into the earth far from where anyone lives. They descend on ropes, swinging back and forth.


I always found the above interesting. Mining has been around for a long time.


10 posted on 08/24/2018 3:28:02 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Take me to this place.

11 posted on 08/24/2018 3:35:39 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: SunkenCiv
Not that far from where they found Ötzi the ice man.

He was a miner 49er.

(3349 BC)

12 posted on 08/24/2018 3:39:13 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SunkenCiv

You see—hard work is the way to prosperity. NOT handouts! Even the Neanderthals knew that!


13 posted on 08/24/2018 3:47:00 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Neanderthal privilege!

Snowflakes will be in an uproar over this.


14 posted on 08/24/2018 3:53:13 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: EinNYC
Bullying is another way to prosperity.

15 posted on 08/24/2018 4:43:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
The vast deposit of sea salt inside was left by the ocean that covered the region some 250 million years ago...

So the oceans aren't really rising due to anthropogenic climate change so much as they are just returning to their previous levels.

16 posted on 08/24/2018 4:57:14 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: MUDDOG
He was a miner 49er.

...or maybe he was a miner 4-foot-9er :)

17 posted on 08/24/2018 6:06:58 PM PDT by Migraine
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To: MUDDOG

Hallstatt is near Salzburg. I think it is probably upwards of 100 miles from there to where the Ice Man was found.


18 posted on 08/24/2018 6:20:42 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: MUDDOG
The 1734 discovery of the Hallstatt Salt Man would have been a lot better in retrospect had his body not been reburied in a local churchyard. Based on what is known of his death, he died in around 350 BC, or about 3000 years after Otzi.

19 posted on 08/25/2018 6:54:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: AlaskaErik

The area used to not be mountainous.


20 posted on 08/25/2018 6:56:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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