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World's 'oldest' tattooing kit discovered in a box years after it was thought to be lost
ABC net.au.news ^ | March 5, 2019 | Dannielle Maguire

Posted on 03/10/2019 5:06:48 PM PDT by Fred Nerks

Researchers say a set of ancient tools found in a box at a Canberra university is the world's oldest known complete tattoo kit, thought to be made from human bones.

Key points: •The tools were fashioned out of bones, some of which researchers say were most likely human bones •Researchers say the bones may come from the graves of the tattooist's relatives •Radiocarbon dating proved the kit was about 2,700 years old, dating back to the beginning of Polynesian cultures

Four tattooing implements were found along with what was believed to be an ink pot on Tonga's Tongatapu Island in 1963.

Archaeologists knew the find was significant, but no one was sure how old the implements were.

Australian National University's Geoffrey Clark and Griffith University's Michelle Langley teamed up to study the artefacts in detail, using radiocarbon dating technology to determine their age.

It turns out they were 2,700 years old.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; tattoo; tattoos; tonga; tongatapu

Close-ups of the tools show ink residue on the implements.

1 posted on 03/10/2019 5:06:48 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 03/10/2019 5:07:26 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

“Radiocarbon dating proved the kit was about 2,700 years old,” Ah no, no it does not.


3 posted on 03/10/2019 5:09:01 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fred Nerks

4 posted on 03/10/2019 5:09:27 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Fred Nerks

Next, a discussion of the world’s oldest Tramp Stamp.


5 posted on 03/10/2019 5:14:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Fred Nerks; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks Fred Nerks.

6 posted on 03/10/2019 5:15:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: Fungi

Why do you say that?


7 posted on 03/10/2019 5:16:35 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Fungi

Why do you say that?


8 posted on 03/10/2019 5:16:37 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Fred Nerks

Jeeze, didn’t realize it started so early. No wonder unemployment has always so high since Biblical Times.


9 posted on 03/10/2019 5:23:11 PM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: SamAdams76

Ah yes.

Tonga.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcZmatKcS6U


10 posted on 03/10/2019 5:25:14 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Fred Nerks

Researchers further stated that one of the more popular tattoos in ancient times, roughly translated, was the word “Juicy.”


11 posted on 03/10/2019 5:30:44 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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The Development and Inheritance of Polynesian Tattoos

Traditional Polynesian Tattooing ToolsThe tradition of Polynesian tattooing existed from 2000 years ago. In 18th century this operation was strictly banned by the Old Testament. In early 1980’s, tattooing started to get a renaissance. Since then many lost arts were retrieved by Polynesians. But due to the difficulty in sterilizing the traditional tools, the Ministry of Health banned tattooing in French Polynesia in 1986.

Although many years passed, tools and techniques of Polynesian tattooing have changed little. For a strictly traditional design, the skill gets handed from father to son, or master to disciple. Each tattoo artist, or tufuga, learned the craft over many years of serving as his master’s apprentice. They vertically passed their knowledge and rarely spread it widely because of its sacred nature.

http://www.apolynesiantattoo.com/polynesian-tattoo-history


12 posted on 03/10/2019 5:42:17 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

Cool, ouch.


13 posted on 03/10/2019 6:12:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Please, SMOD, just make it all go away.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Which came 1st...Tramp Stamps or Ass Antlers?
14 posted on 03/10/2019 6:26:07 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: BobL

Ta moko is the permanent marking of the face and body as traditionally practised by maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand.

Captain James Cook wrote in 1769:

The marks in general are spirals drawn with great nicety and even elegance. One side corresponds with the other. The marks on the body resemble foliage in old chased ornaments, convolutions of filigree work, but in these they have such a luxury of forms that of a hundred which at first appeared exactly the same no two were formed alike on close examination.[1][2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C4%81_moko


15 posted on 03/10/2019 7:32:22 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Army Air Corps

Helen Thomas?.........................


16 posted on 03/11/2019 6:21:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: Fred Nerks

A few weeks ago I was at Wegmans for lunch and nearby was a man with elaborate Maori face tattoos and speaking with an obvious New Zealand accent. He was there with his young daughter. The contrast between those face tattoos and the sight of a dad helping his little girl pick out lunch was striking.


17 posted on 03/11/2019 7:24:54 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act" - George Orwell)
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