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Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Weekly Digest #108
Saturday, August 12, 2006


China
China's Earliest Handicraft Workshop Discovered (3,600 YA)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/09/2006 6:33:26 PM EDT · 4 replies · 129+ views


China.org - Xinhua News Agency | 8-9-2006 | Xu Hong
China's Earliest Handicraft Workshop Discovered? One of the world's oldest handicraft workshops, dating back more than 3,600 years, may have been discovered by Chinese archaeologists in the country's Henan Province. Covering about 1,000 square meters the workshop used turquoise to make elaborate and ornate works of art. The workshop was found in the village of Erlitou of Yanshi City and is part of the ruins of the imperial city belonging to the Xia dynasty (2100 BC-1600 BC), China's earliest. The imperial city was discovered two years ago. At the workshop crafts people made ornaments with inlaid turquoise, said Xu Hong,...
 

Worker From The West (Ancient China)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/07/2006 8:21:33 PM EDT · 19 replies · 344+ views


Archaeology Magazine | 7-10-2006
Worker from the West July 10, 2006 Are new DNA findings a surprise or just one more piece of evidence for China's early connections? (Courtesy Victor Mair) According to a news report from China, DNA analysis indicates that at least one of the workers who constructed the tomb of Qinshihuang, the first emperor of China, was in fact of west Eurasian ancestry. ARCHAEOLOGY talked to the University of Pennsylvania's Victor Mair about this announcement and its implications for understanding ancient connections between China and the West. A professor of Chinese language and literature in the university's department of East Asian...
 

Asia
One more Cham tower complex unearthed in central Vietnam
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/09/2006 1:37:12 PM EDT · 1 reply


Thanh Nien news | August 2006 | Tuoi Tre -- Translated by Thu Thuy
Vietnamese archaeologists discovered Thursday a complex of Cham-era towers in the central Quang Ngai province, the second in the area. The complex in Nghia Hanh district, comprising several ruined temples, is located at the foot of Dinh Cuong mountain in An Chi Tay hamlet, some one kilometer from a similar complex found last month. The Hindu Cham civilization dates back to the 7th century and reached its pinnacle in the 9th century in central Vietnam. The first complex, also including several temples -- mostly destroyed with only their foundations remaining -- with front gates facing the East, was discovered while...
 

Early Homo and associated artefacts from Asia [ Out of Africa and China? ]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/11/2006 1:35:51 PM EDT · 9 replies · 93+ views


Nature | 16 November 1995 | Wanpo, Ciochon, Yumin, Larick, Qiren, Schwarcz, Yonge, de Vos & Rink
The site of Longgupo Cave was discovered in 1984 and excavated in 1985-1988 by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (Beijing) and the Chongqing National Museum (Sichuan Province). Important finds include very archaic hominid dental fragments, Gigantopithecus teeth and primitive stone tools. Paleomagnetic analysis and the presence of Ailuropoda microta (pygmy giant panda) suggeste that the hominid- bearing levels dated to the earliest Pleistocene1. In 1992, joint Chinese-American-Canadian geochronological research corroborated the age using electron spin resonance (ESR) analysis. We report here that the hominid dentition and stone tools from Longgupo Cave are comparable in age and morphology with...
 

Prehistory and Origins
Going East: New Genetic and Archaeological Perspectives on the Modern Human Colonization of Eurasia
  Posted by Lessismore
On News/Activism 08/11/2006 9:10:23 PM EDT · 3 replies · 172+ views


Sciene | 2006-08-12 | Paul Mellars
The pattern of dispersal of biologically and behaviorally modern human populations from their African origins to the rest of the occupied world between 60,000 and 40,000 years ago is at present a topic of lively debate, centering principally on the issue of single versus multiple dispersals. Here I argue that the archaeological and genetic evidence points to a single successful dispersal event, which took genetically and culturally modern populations fairly rapidly across southern and southeastern Asia into Australasia, and with only a secondary and later dispersal into Europe. Research over the past 20 years has provided an increasingly clear picture...
 

Scientists Discover Second Genus of Early Human 
  Posted by D. Skippy
On News/Activism  03/21/2001 14:53:19 PST · 184 replies · 184+ views


Yahoo | Adrian Blomfield
Scientists said Wednesday evolutionary thinking had been turned on its head with the discovery in Kenya of a second genus of early human that walked the earth 3.6 million years ago. Until now scientists believed that present-day homo sapiens had a single common ancestor -- Australopithecus afarensis, identified in 1974 with the discovery of the skeleton "Lucy" in Ethiopia. But a team of paleontologists led by mother and daughter Meave and Louise Leakey, say the hominid they found, dubbed Kenyanthropus platyops, is totally different from Australopithecus.
 

Navigation
The Dover Bronze Age Boat!
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 08/26/2002 5:11:40 PM EDT · 17 replies · 245+ views


Current Archaeology 133 | FR post 8-26-2 | Editorial Staff
The Dover Bronze Age Boat A large Bronze Age boat has recently been discovered at Dover. Keith Parfitt, of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, reports. Right. The main road through Dover is being widened, and the sewers are being rebuilt. Here, behind the coffer dam in the foreground, the Bronze Age boat is being excavated. In 1991, a major new road was constructed through Dover. At the same time, much of the town's Victorian Sewage system was replaced, cutting through most of the maritime quarters of the old town. English Heritage therefore funded the Canterbury Archaeological Trust (C A T)...
 

Early humans 'followed coast'
  Posted by LibWhacker
On News/Activism 05/14/2005 4:49:00 PM EDT · 75 replies · 1,069+ views


BBC | 5/14/05
The first humans who left Africa to populate the world headed south along the coast of the Indian Ocean, Science magazine reports. Scientists had always thought the exodus from Africa around 70,000 years ago took place along a northern route into Europe and Asia. But according to a genetic study, early modern humans followed the beach, possibly lured by a seafood diet. They quickly reached Australia but took much longer to settle in Europe. Dr Martin Richards of the University of Leeds, who took part in the study, says the first humans may have moved south in search of better...
 

Site Sheds Light on Human Arrival 
  Posted by sarcasm
On News/Activism  05/27/2001 06:25:12 PDT · 64 replies · 64+ views


AP via Yahoo
Some chipped tools and stone flakes found on a hill above a remote and wooded stretch of the Savannah River may show humans arrived in America about 3,000 years earlier than first thought. Researchers have generally accepted that the first humans came to America as primitive hunters from Asia 12,000 years ago. But the South Carolina finds are the latest evidence that the continent was inhabited 15,000 years ago, well before the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000 years ago, archaeologists say.

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Australia and the Pacific
Rethinking the Fall of Easter Island [ Jared Diamond refuted ]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/11/2006 2:51:59 PM EDT · 11 replies · 186+ views


American Scientist | September-October 2006 (issue) | Terry L. Hunt
The oldest dates were only about 800 years old, implying that occupation began around 1200 A.D. The dates from layers closer to the surface were progressively younger, which is inconsistent with the possibility that somehow our samples were contaminated with modern carbon. There was really no way to explain these numbers, at least not within the conventional model of Rapa Nui's development... Lipo and I took a closer look at the evidence for earlier human settlement. We evaluated 45 previously published radiocarbon dates indicating human presence more than 750 years ago using a "chronometric hygiene" protocol. We rejected dates measured...
 

Biology and Cryptobiology
Northern Refuge: White Spruce Survived Last Ice Age In Alaska
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/06/2006 5:06:52 PM EDT · 18 replies · 395+ views


Science News | 8-6-2006 | Sid Perkins
Northern Refuge: White spruce survived last ice age in Alaska Sid Perkins Genetic analysis of white spruce trees at sites across North America suggest that that species endured the harsh climate of Alaska throughout the last ice age, a notion that scientists have debated for decades. ICE AGE SURVIVORS. White spruce trees, common in high-latitude North American forests today, endured in Alaska during the last ice age, a new genetic analysis suggests. Inset shows Alaskan and other sites (red dots) sampled in that study. iStockphoto; (inset) Anderson, et al. Picea glauca, the white spruce, is one of the most common...
 

Climate
The Ends of the World as We Know Them
  Posted by neverdem
On News/Activism 01/01/2005 1:17:55 AM EST · 70 replies · 2,377+ views


NY Times | January 1, 2005 | JARED DIAMOND
GUEST OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Los Angeles -- NEW Year's weekend traditionally is a time for us to reflect, and to make resolutions based on our reflections. In this fresh year, with the United States seemingly at the height of its power and at the start of a new presidential term, Americans are increasingly concerned and divided about where we are going. How long can America remain ascendant? Where will we stand 10 years from now, or even next year? Such questions seem especially appropriate this year. History warns us that when once-powerful societies collapse, they tend to do so quickly and...
 

Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window On Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/08/2006 11:20:55 PM EDT · 24 replies · 377+ views


Newswise | 8-7-2006
Source: University of Washington Released: Mon 07-Aug-2006, 15:10 ET Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window on Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation Scientists have devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes in America's breadbasket, the Great Plains.The third molar from a bison jawbone grows to 3 inches in length and has several times more surface area than a quarter. Newswise -- A University of Washington researcher has devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, and PreClovis
Climate And The Collapse Of Maya Civilization
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/11/2006 5:44:01 PM EDT · 23 replies · 606+ views


American Scientist | July - August | Larry C Peterson - Gerald H Haug
Climate and the Collapse of Maya CivilizationA series of multi-year droughts helped to doom an ancient culture Larry C. Peterson, Gerald H. Haug With their magnificent architecture and sophisticated knowledge of astronomy and mathematics, the Maya boasted one of the great cultures of the ancient world. Although they had not discovered the wheel and were without metal tools, the Maya constructed massive pyramids, temples and monuments of hewn stone both in large cities and in smaller ceremonial centers throughout the lowlands of the Yucat·n Peninsula, which covers parts of what are now southern Mexico and Guatemala and essentially all of...
 

Catastrophism and Astronomy
'Ice Age Time Capsule' Unearthed In America (Missouri)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/22/2003 12:36:24 PM EDT · 49 replies · 437+ views


IOL | 9-22-2003
'Ice Age time capsule' unearthed in America September 22 2003 at 06:15AM Springfield, Missouri - Paleontologist Matt Forir expected to find another 15m trash-filled pit when he went to investigate a cave unearthed by construction workers in southwest Missouri. He could not have been more wrong. The dynamite that blasted into limestone for a new road in Greene County unveiled proof that 630kg short-faced bears roamed the Ozarks during the Ice Age, and they struggled with arthritis and gout. Forir and other researchers are also investigating the possibility that herds of peccary - piglike animals - sought shelter in caves...
 

Super Ice Age 'Gave Evolution A Kick-Start'
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 04/09/2003 8:46:19 PM EDT · 32 replies · 250+ views


Independent (UK) | 4-10-2003 | Charles Arthur
Super ice age 'gave evolution a kick-start' By Charles Arthur Technology Editor 10 April 2003 The appearance of the Earth's first multicelled organisms -- which ultimately gave rise to humans -- may have been triggered by the end of a super ice age in which the planet was a "snowball" for millions of years, scientists say. The "snowball" theory suggests that about 750 million years ago the Earth was covered with ice up to a kilometre thick, even in what are now the tropics. By comparison, the last ice age, which ended 10,000 years ago, glaciers reached only as far...
 

Ancient Europe
New Road Reveals Stone Age Site (Earliest Use Of Fire In Europe)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/06/2003 7:10:28 PM EDT · 8 replies · 200+ views


BBC | 10-6-2003
New road reveals Stone Age site Archaeologists believe they may have stumbled upon a major Stone Age site - on the route of a new bypass. The site dates back between 250,000 and 300,000 years and may even provide evidence of one of the earliest uses of fire. Archaeologists discovered a range of items at the location in Harnham, near Salisbury in Wiltshire, including 44 "very rare" flint hand axes - the earliest form of tool used by man. Yet the dig was only organised after the county council unveiled plans to build a relief road for the village. One...
 

Image Of Stone Age Death (Oetzi,Picture)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/15/2002 8:20:08 PM EST · 17 replies · 242+ views


BBC | 2-2-2002
Thursday, 7 February, 2002, 11:43 GMTImage of Stone Age death The replica has been constructed from Cat scan data This small object is at the centre of one of the most extraordinary stories in modern archaeology. It is a perfect replica of the flint arrowhead scientists now think killed Oetzi the iceman, the 5,300-year-old hunter who emerged from a melting glacier in the Italian Alps in 1991. We thought that it was a mountain climber or a skier who had had an accident Helmut Simon The copy has been constructed using data from a 3D Cat (Computer-aided tomography) scan of...
 

Stone Age Settlements Found Underwater In Britain
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/11/2003 2:37:31 PM EDT · 21 replies · 172+ views


Reuters/Yahoo | 9-11-2003
Stone Age Settlements Found Underwater in Britain Thu Sep 11, 5:38 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - Archaeologists have stumbled across the first underwater evidence of Stone Age settlements in Britain. Missed Tech Tuesday? Become a Wireless Whiz -- get connected in every room and secure your wireless network in six steps A team from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England say they found flint artifacts including tools and arrowheads off the coast near Tynemouth during a training session to prepare them for dive searches elsewhere. They say the items pinpoint two sites dating as far back as...
 

Agriculture and Domestication
Stone Age Elephant Remains Found (England, Slain By Humans)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/21/2004 8:37:15 PM EDT · 33 replies · 505+ views


BBC | 6-21-2004
Stone Age elephant remains foundThe skeleton was found at the site of a new station Construction work on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) in Kent has unearthed the 400,000-year-old remains of an elephant. The skeleton was found on the site of the new Ebbsfleet station, an area thought to be an early Stone Age site. Bones from other large animals, including rhinoceros, buffalo and wild horses, have also been found nearby. The remains were preserved in muddy sediment near what was once the edge of a small lake, a spokesman said. The elephant, which has been identified as a...
 

Stone Age Man Invented Beer Before Making Bread, Says Expert (11,000 Years Ago)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 09/14/2002 7:19:09 PM EDT · 85 replies · 2,111+ views


Ananova | 9-14-2002
Stone age man invented beer before making bread, says expert Archaeologists have found that man first discovered alcohol in 9000 BC, more than 5,000 years earlier than previously thought. According to The Sun they reckon pottery was invented because man needed a mug to hold his beer. Until now researchers have assumed the first human settlements, which appeared in the Middle East, were built around farming and growing corn for food. But archaeologist Merryn Dinely, of Manchester University, told the paper that corn was turned into malt, the main ingredient for making beer. Dr Dinely found that almost all ancient...
 

Ancient Warfare
Huge Bronze Age Haul Found In Austria
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 01/14/2003 11:06:58 AM EST · 24 replies · 264+ views


Ananova | 1-14-2003
Huge Bronze Age haul found in Austria Europe's biggest-ever discovery of Bronze Age weapons and jewellery has been made in Austria. Archaeologists believe the hoard could prove Bronze Age Europe rivaled Greece in terms of early society and technology. The scientists from the University of Innsbruck and the Austrian National Memorial Office have so far found 360 pieces buried at the side of a crevice in Moosbruckschrofen am Piller in Tyrol. It is thought they were laid there as part of a ritual offering sometime between 1550 and 1250 BC. As well as swords, axes, spearheads, sickles and jewellery the...
 

British Isles
Huge Temple Found Under Hill Of Tara (Ireland)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/12/2002 5:58:27 PM EST · 54 replies · 353+ views


Irish Examiner | 11-12-2002 | Evelyn Ring
Huge temple found under Hill of Tara The Irish Examiner 12 Nov 2002 Evelyn Ring A HUGE temple, once surrounded by about 300 huge posts made from an entire oak forest, has been discovered directly beneath the Hill of Tara in Co Meath. Conor Newman, an archaeology lecturer at NUI Galway, said the discovery at the ancient site made sense of the positioning of other graves and monuments in the area. Mr Newman, who has been working on the Hill of Tara under the State-funded Discovery Programme since 1992, was delighted by the find. "It fills a very important place...
 

Middle Ages and Renaissance
Medieval village found under Horsham
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/11/2006 11:10:53 AM EDT · 4 replies · 91+ views


Horsham Online | 11 August 2006 | unattributed
Ruins of the previously undiscovered houses, in The Causeway, Horsham, have been buried in St Mary's Church Vicarage garden for over 600 years. A team of historians from Archaeology South East found the small settlement during an investigative dig for developer Chalvington Barns, which is set to build three new homes on the site later this year... "We have suspected for some time that there would have been something here because elements of St Mary's Church date back to the 12th century and we know there was a medieval market in the Carfax.
 

Ancient Egypt
Nefertiti book to become movie?
  Posted by sarahgonul
On General/Chat 08/10/2006 12:41:54 AM EDT · 19 replies · 172+ views


Publishers Weekly | Sarah
According to Publishers Weekly, Michelle Moran just sold a novel about NEFERTITI to a major publishing house for a six figure deal. According to people I've spoken to in the industry, the book is being shopped around and several studios have been interested. I haven't seen the book and I don't think it comes out until July 2007 (at least that's what Moran's website says: www.michellemoran.com). But if the book is turned into a movie, at least the script should be decent. I wonder who they'll get to take the lead role? Last year there was talking of Halle Berry...
 

Africa
Start Of Banana Farming In Africa Pushed Back 2000 Years
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/07/2006 8:59:36 PM EDT · 26 replies · 436+ views


inibap | unknown
Start of banana farming in Africa pushed back 2000 years According to recent evidence from Uganda, the banana may have arrived on the African continent more than 4000 years ago, some 2000 years before the accepted introduction of the fruit on the continent. The finding was published in the January 2006 issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science (Vol. 33(1):102-113). The authors base their claim on banana phytoliths - distinctive microscopic silica bodies that accumulate in plant cells - which they found in sedimentary layers estimated to be 4000-4500 years old. Earlier findings in Cameroon of 2500 year-old banana phytoliths...
 

Mesopotamia
Turkey begins controversial dam
  Posted by Republicain
On News/Activism 08/06/2006 5:38:44 AM EDT · 4 replies · 147+ views


BBC News | 08/05/2006
Turkey has begun building a major dam, despite criticism that the project will ruin an ancient archaeological site and displace thousands of people. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan led a ceremony to begin work on the Ilisu dam in the south-eastern Turkey. Turkey says the $1.55bn (£800m) project will help irrigate vast areas of farmland and provide vital energy. Critics argue that it will destroy ruins and artefacts at the Hasankeyf site dating back thousands of years. Some 4,000 protesters held an overnight vigil near the dam site on the River Tigris, about 45km (28 miles) north of the Syrian...
 

Anatolia
Traces of war god Ares found in city of mother goddess, Metropolis
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/09/2006 1:32:22 PM EDT · 8 replies · 93+ views


Turkish Daily News | Tuesday, August 8, 2006 | unattributed
Metropolis -- dating back to 725 B.C. -- gets its name from the temple of mother goddess Meter Gallesia found in the area and thus means "the city of the mother goddess"... A number of rectangular stones, columns and epitaphs unearthed during the acropolis excavations indicate that Metropolis was the second settlement in Anatolia after Bodrum to house a temple of Ares -- the Olympian war god and son of Zeus in Greek mythology and Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology.
 

Macedonia
Macedonian history unearthed
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/05/2006 2:20:18 PM EDT · 6 replies · 142+ views


Fort Wayne Journal Gazette | Fri, Aug. 04, 2006 | Richard Bangs
In the southwestern quadrant of the country we find Lake Ohrid, the deepest lake in Europe... Here we meet the foremost archaeologist in Macedonia, Pasko Kuzman. He has been excavating 3,000-year-old submerged sites in Lake Ohrid, and the first fortress of King Philip II, Alexander's father, on its shores... Pasko's signature tools include three weighty watches he wears on his left wrist, what he calls his "time machines." With one he says he travels to the Bronze and Neolithic ages. With another to the future. And with the third, his "archaeological watch" with its special sensors, he makes his finds......
 

Thrace
Ancient dagger found in Bulgaria
  Posted by Jedi Master Pikachu
On News/Activism 08/06/2006 10:50:48 PM EDT · 45 replies · 825+ views


BBC | August 6, 2006 | Nick Thorpe
The alloy used suggests sophisticated metal-working skillsArchaeologists have discovered a precious golden dagger dated to about 3,000BC in a Thracian tomb in the centre of Bulgaria. It is the latest find from one of many tombs believed to have formed the cradle of Thracian civilisation. The dagger, made of an alloy of gold and platinum, was found near the village of Dubovo. Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of Bulgaria's National Museum, told Reuters news agency the discovery was "sensational". It is the latest in a string of finds in the area in recent years which has excited archaeologists and has provided...
 

Ancient Greece
Alexander the Great's personal sculptor to get own museum [ Lysippus ]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/09/2006 1:29:13 PM EDT · 5 replies · 57+ views


Turkish Daily News | Wednesday, August 9, 2006 | AFP
Active in the fourth century B.C., Lysippus is believed to have created 1,500 bronze sculptures, including portraits of Alexander the Great and a statue of legendary Greek hero Hercules, immortalized in a later Roman marble copy known as the "Farnese Hercules." None of Lysippus' original works have been preserved, but archaeologists will craft a collection from moulds of known copies donated by other museums, the local Culture Ministry department's antiquities supervisor Alexandros Mantis told AFP. "We will have around 25 moulds donated from museums in Dresden, Munich, Torino and other parts of Greece," Mantis said. "Among them are statue bases...
 

Ancient Rome
Roman wall unearthed at city site [ Leicester ]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/09/2006 12:44:40 PM EDT · 1 reply · 1+ view


BBC | Tuesday, 8 August 2006 | unattributed
It is a large section of wall and an archway, believed to be part of a market hall. The building was first discovered in the 1950s under High Cross Street, but this section of the wall had collapsed. It is made out of rough stone, with a series of tiles running through it... The team of 25 archaeologists will now try to discover why the wall collapsed and find out if the exterior of the building was decorated. They have also discovered part of an Anglo-Saxon building dating to the sixth or seventh century attached to the wall.
 

Longer Perspectives
Bill Would Allow Study Of Ancient Remains (Kennewick Man)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/10/2006 7:02:37 PM EDT · 20 replies · 320+ views


Seattlepi | 8-10-2006 | Shannon Dininny
Thursday, August 10, 2006 Bill would allow study of ancient remains By SHANNON DININNY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YAKIMA -- A federal law governing protection of American Indian graves would be amended to allow scientific study of ancient remains discovered on federal lands if the remains have not been tied to a current tribe, under a bill proposed by Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. The bill marks the latest step in a dispute sparked by the 1996 discovery of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in North America. Indian tribes and researchers battled over rights to...
 

Faith and Philosophy
The Real History of the Crusades
  Posted by traditionalist
On News/Activism 04/07/2002 10:35:39 PM EDT · 123 replies · 5,312+ views


Crisis Magazine | 4/1/2002 | Thomas Madden
With the possible exception of Umberto Eco, medieval scholars are not used to getting much media attention. We tend to be a quiet lot (except during the annual bacchanalia we call the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, of all places), poring over musty chronicles and writing dull yet meticulous studies that few will read. Imagine, then, my surprise when within days of the September 11 attacks, the Middle Ages suddenly became relevant. As a Crusade historian, I found the tranquil solitude of the ivory tower shattered by journalists, editors, and talk-show hosts on tight deadlines eager to...
 

Let's Have Jerusalem
Old Testament Dispute Continues
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/05/2006 3:35:23 PM EDT · 28 replies · 864+ views


Decaur Daily | Richard N Ostling
Old Testament dispute continuesWas King David Judaism's King Arthur? By Richard N. Ostling AP Religion WriterAP Photo/Biblical Archaeology Review by Thomas E. Levy American archaeologist/educator Nelson Glueck's suggestions that a gate lay buried at the entrance to the Iron Age fortress of Khirbat en-Nahas were recently realized when archaeologists discovered a four-chamber gate (only two have been excavated). Radiocarbon dating fixed the date of its construction to the 10th century. Some scholars are busily debunking the Bible's account of the great King David, asking: Was he really all that great? Was he largely legendary, Judaism's version of Britain's legendary King...
 

Epigraphy and Language
More Pieces Of Hidden Bog Book Found (Psalms)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/05/2006 3:19:38 PM EDT · 58 replies · 959+ views


Irish Times | 8-5-2006 | Sean Mac Connell
More pieces of hidden bog book found More fragments of an ancient manuscript concealed in a Co Tipperary bog over 1,000 years ago with a view to later recovery, have been found by the National Museum of Ireland, writes Se·n Mac Connell The discoveries also include a fine leather pouch in which the manuscript was originally kept. Museum experts have excavated the site at Faddan More, in north Tipperary, since the discovery of the manuscript last month by excavator driver Eddie Fogarty. He found the book on July 20th while digging peat on a bog owned by brothers Kevin and...
 

Oh So Mysteriouso
Expert: Tablet may have oldest writings
  Posted by NormsRevenge
On News/Activism 08/05/2006 12:28:38 AM EDT · 50 replies · 873+ views


AP on Yahoo | 8/4/06 | AP
SOFIA, Bulgaria - An almost 7,000-year old stone tablet found in Bulgaria bears carvings that might turn out to be one of the world's oldest inscriptions, a prominent Bulgarian archaeologist said Thursday. "These signs are unique and apparently bear a meaning," Nikolai Ovcharov told a press conference. Ovcharov said he had received the tablet from a private collector who had unearthed it 20 years ago. The collector asked to remain anonymous, because he risked criminal prosecution for looting or criminal possession of antiquities. The tablet, about three inches, carries five distinct signs each made up of two elements, Ovcharov said....
 

The old lignite skull
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 01/22/2003 3:45:54 PM EST · 15 replies · 386+ views


Fortean Times Issue FT 139 | November 2000 | Michel Granger & Francois De Sarre
The old lignite skull ANOTHER MYSTERY SKULL... THIS TIME AN ANCIENT EUROPEAN WHICH, SAY FRANCOIS DE SARRE AND MICHEL GRANGER, COULD CHALLENGE THE OFFICIAL VIEW OF HUMAN ORIGINS. 0fficially, the origin of the first true Humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) dates back 2.5 million years. Before this time lived other hominids whose bones cannot be confused with those of Homo's lineage. Against this background, we have the 2oo-year old enigma of an 'impossibly' ancient humanoid skull from the mining town of Freiberg, in Saxony, Germany, which, if verified, could be more than 10 million years old - far older than...
 

Bronze Age Had Brain Surgeons
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/20/2002 8:27:42 PM EDT · 12 replies · 1,197+ views


The Telegraph (UK) | 8-21-2002 | Roger Highfield
Bronze Age had brain surgeons By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 21/08/2002) A Bronze Age skull discovered on the banks of the Thames may have belonged to one of the first Londoners to have major head surgery, archaeologists said yesterday. The hole in the skull suggests a trepanning operation They were intrigued by an irregular hole in the man's skull, measuring approximately 1.75ins by 1.25in. The lack of fractures around the opening ruled out a blow with a blunt instrument. Instead, the bevelled edge suggested that the man had undergone a primitive operation called trepanation. The skull was found on...
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
Lost document reveals Columbus as tyrant of the Caribbean
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/09/2006 12:42:20 PM EDT · 15 replies · 186+ views


The Guardian | Monday August 7, 2006 | Giles Tremlett
Christopher Columbus, the man credited with discovering the Americas, was a greedy and vindictive tyrant who saved some of his most violent punishments for his own followers, according to a document uncovered by Spanish historians... Columbus and his brothers were forced to travel back to Spain. Columbus was in chains but, although he never recovered his titles, he was set free and allowed to sail back to the Caribbean. "Columbus and his brothers come across in the text as tyrants," Ms Varela said. "Now one can understand why he was sacked and we can see that there were good reasons...
 

Violence Is Blamed On 'Warrior Gene' In The Maoris
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/09/2006 9:51:47 PM EDT · 67 replies · 854+ views


The Telegraph (UK) | 8-10-2006 | Paul Chapman
Violence is blamed on 'warrior gene' in the Maoris By Paul Chapman in Wellington (Filed: 10/08/2006) Maori leaders reacted furiously yesterday after a scientist said their race carried a "warrior gene" that predisposed them to violence and criminal behaviour. Dr Rod Lea, a genetic epidemiologist, told the International Conference of Human Genetics in Brisbane that Maori men were twice as likely as Europeans to bear monoamine oxidase, a gene that is also connected with risk-taking behaviour such as smoking and gambling. Performing arts group Pounamu Kai Tahu perform the haka He was reported as saying the discovery went "a long...
 

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Weekly Digest #109
Saturday, August 19, 2006


PreColumbian, Clovis, and PreClovis
Calgary professor says Native tribes roaming prairies 1,700 years earlier than accepted
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/15/2006 10:59:41 PM EDT · 8 replies · 225+ views


Calgary Herald | 15 Aug 2006 | Kerry Williamson
A desperate struggle for survival ó and not the white man and his horse ó likely forced First Nations people on the Canadian Plains to band together in complex communities at least 1,700 years before what is currently accepted. And the way they came together to ward off threats from southern bands from the Dakotas and Minnesota may have resembled a very early form of democracy. University of Calgary archaeologist Dr. Dale Walde has proposed the controversial theory in the prestigious World Archaeology journal, following more than five years of research in the field in Alberta and Saskatchewan. If accepted,...
 

Forest fires damage Stone Age paintings, carvings
  Posted by Dysart
On General/Chat 08/12/2006 12:31:26 PM EDT · 14 replies · 140+ views


AP via Star-Telegram | 8-12-06 | HAROLD HECKLE
MADRID, Spain - Priceless art dating from the Stone Age has been damaged by forest fires in northwest Spain, officials said Friday. Some of the fires were set deliberately.Colored paintings and rock carvings of wildlife and geometric patterns dating back 4,000 years have been charred and blackened by fires in Campo Lameiro and Cotobade in northwestern Galicia, said a local government spokeswoman, Iria Mendez.It is too early to determine whether some of the art, which is considered a national treasure, has been irreparably damaged, Mendez said.Hundreds of fires have raged through the heavily wooded northwestern corner of Spain in the...
 

Let's Have Jerusalem
Archaeologists Challenge Link Between Dead Sea Scrolls and Ancient Sect
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 08/15/2006 8:09:35 AM EDT · 70 replies · 1,611+ views


NY Times | August 15, 2006 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
J¸rgen Zangenberg Slide CollectionThe Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves near the Qumran ruins. New archaeological evidence is raising more questions about the conventional interpretation linking the desolate ruins of an ancient settlement known as Qumran with the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were found in nearby caves in one of the sensational discoveries of the last century. After early excavations at the site, on a promontory above the western shore of the Dead Sea, scholars concluded that members of a strict Jewish sect, the Essenes, had lived there in a monastery and presumably wrote the scrolls in the...
 

Epigraphy and Language
New Evidence Suggests Longer Paper Making History In China
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/13/2006 6:58:00 PM EDT · 6 replies · 108+ views


China.org - Xinhua News Agency | 8-13-2006
New Evidence Suggests Longer Paper Making History in China A 2,000-year-old piece of paper inscribed with legible handwriting has been found in Gansu Province, suggesting that China's paper-making and handwriting history are older than previously thought. The 10 square centimeter piece of paper, made from linen fibers, was found during restoration of an ancient garrison near the Yumen Pass at Dunhuang in northwest China. The garrison was in use during the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-25 A.D.), a report in the Beijing-based Guangming Daily said. "The paper was made in 8 B.C., more than 100 years before the birth of...
 

China
Neolithic Stone Carving Of Big Dipper Discovered In Northwest China
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/16/2006 7:05:21 PM EDT · 15 replies · 576+ views


People's Daily - Xinhua | 8-16-2006
Neolithic stone carving of Big Dipper discovered in northwest China A neolithic stone carving of the Big Dipper star formation has been found on Baimiaozi Mountain near Chifeng City in northwest China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, according to experts. The stone carving was discovered by Wu Jiacai, a 50-year-old researcher in literature and history with Wongniute Banner of Inner Mongolia. Wu found a large yam-shaped stone, 310 centimeters long, onto which 19 stars had been carved. The representation of the Big Dipper is on the north face of the stone. The stars are represented by indentations in the stone. The...
 

Archaeologists Find Terracotta Figurines Older Than Those Buried With Chinese First Emperor
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/15/2006 2:02:46 PM EDT · 11 replies · 387+ views


Peoples Daily - Xinhua | 8-15-2006
Archaeologists find terracotta figurines older than those buried with Chinese first emperor Chinese archaeologists have discovered two terracotta figurines dating back to about 2,500 years ago, older than the famous terracotta warriors buried with first Chinese emperor Qinshihuang. The rough-hewn, 10-centimeter tall statues might be the oldest terracotta figurines produced by the Qin State at the beginning of the Warring States Period (475 BC-221 BC), said some experts. The two figurines were found at the ruins of Yongcheng, an ancient Qin State capital, in northwest Shaanxi Province, according to local media reports. Qin State unified China in 221 BC. Qinshihuang,...
 

Chinese people's heads becoming smaller
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/17/2006 1:24:35 PM EDT · 32 replies · 373+ views


People's Daily Online | August 17, 2006 | unattributed
Dr. Wu Xue Jie from the IVPP said experts in the research team tested, analyzed and compared 718 skulls belonging to Chinese adult males who lived during the New Stone Age, the Bronze Age and modern times. They discovered that Chinese people's craniums and viscerocraniums are getting smaller; their noses and eye sockets are becoming narrower; and their skulls are becoming more rounded.
 

On The Presence Of Non-Chinese At Anyang
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/16/2006 12:16:37 PM EDT · 29 replies · 624+ views


Sino-Platonic Papers | 4-2004 | Kim Haynes
On the Presence of Non-Chinese at Anyang by Kim Hayes It has now become clear that finds of chariot remains, metal knives and axes of northern provenance, and bronze mirrors of western provenance in the tombs of Anyang indicate that the Shang had at least indirect contact with people who were familiar with these things. Who were these people? Where did they live? When did they arrive? Following the discovery of the Tarim Mummies, we now know that the population of the earliest attested cultures of what is present-day Xinjiang were of northwestern or western derivation. According to the craniometric...
 

Taiwan
Taiwan could have had a copper casting factory 2,000 years ago: experts
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/14/2006 1:48:37 PM EDT · 12 replies · 110+ views


Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan) | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | Liberty Times
In September of 2003, the huge waves of a typhoon that hit the area crashed against the shoreline, exposing the Chiuhsianglan site. Archaeologists began to stage a dig at the area at the end of 2003... Lee said that the timeline of the Chiuhsianglan site is somewhat later than the Peinan site, which dates to the New Stone Age, and is in the time between the New Stone Age and the beginning of the Metal Age, which was about 2,000 years ago. He added that this was the first time that molds were found at an archaeological site in Taiwan....
 

Science and archaeology team up to reveal secrets of lost worlds
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/14/2006 1:44:24 PM EDT · 19 replies · 176+ views


Government Information Office, Republic of China (Taiwan) | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | unattributed
Turn the clock back three millennia to Pinglin in Hualian. Here, a group of artisans are laboriously using jade axes to cut and shape jade, creating jade beads, jade rings and other jade objects. The jade itself and the items made from it were not only sold all over the island, but also exported. The story that, at the time, "three thousand years ago, Taiwan was the Jade Empire of Southeast Asia" has recently been gradually fleshed out through the work of archaeologists cooperating with scientists... Iizuka has worked with Hong Shaochun, a doctoral candidate at the National University of...
 

Asia
"Ancient Russian Centaur" Found In Novgorod
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/17/2006 8:09:28 PM EDT · 16 replies · 735+ views


Russia-IC | 8-17-2006
ìAncient Russian Centaurî Found In Novgorod 17.08.2006 During archeological diggings in Velikiy Novgorod Russian scientists have found a figure they named "ancient Russian centaur". The figure was found in layers dated back to the end of XI century in the Troitsky dig near the Novgorod Kremlin. Unknown craftsman had cut a wooden bearded man with a hat on his head and a bow behind his back. The figure has hooves instead of feet and is covered with a golden coating. It is broken in that very part, where human body transforms to the body of a horse. The other part...
 

In Mongolia Archaeologists Discover Permafrost Mummy With Fur Coat (Scythian Soldier - 2,500 YO)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/17/2006 8:04:52 PM EDT · 44 replies · 1,346+ views


Mongolia Web | 8-17-2006 | Ulaanbaatar
In Mongolia archaeologists discover permafrost mummy with fur coat. Written by Ulaanbaatar correspondent Thursday, 17 August 2006 Research workers of the German archaeological institute have discovered a mummy in permafrost at excavation work in Mongolia of approximately 2,500 years old. At the "sensational find" of a sepulchre chamber of the Scythian rider people a crew of the German television sender ZDF were present. In front of the camera the archaeologists opened the sepulchre where the mummy of the Scythian soldier was stored. The mummy, conserved in permafrost, carried still a fur coat and had a decorated gilded head ornament. According...
 

Ancient Greece
Greek Police Seize Illegal antiquities [ Koufonissi restaurant ]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/12/2006 11:36:20 AM EDT · 10 replies · 102+ views


Forbes | August 10, 2006, 03:04 PM | Associated Press
Police confiscated more than 100 ancient vases and marble fragments during a raid on an Aegean Sea island restaurant, authorities said Thursday. Officers from the special antiquities squad seized dozens of complete pots - including 10 large vases used to transport wine and food - as well as a rare bronze double ax and four marble column bases, police said... Several of the antiquities had been on public display, built into the bar's walls, police said. They did not provide dating for the artifacts, but said most appeared to have been fished out of the sea.
 

Ancient Rome
Catacombs at Hal Resqun re-discovered [ Malta ]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/12/2006 1:52:50 AM EDT · 6 replies · 56+ views


di-ve news | Saturday, 12 August 2006 | unattributed
The Cultural Heritage announced that after almost fifty years of silence, one of Malta's most fascinating Roman catacombs has been re-discovered by officers of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage within a traffic roundabout close to the Malta International Airport.
 

Anatolia
6,000 year old history comes to day light in Urla
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/15/2006 2:14:17 AM EDT · 1 reply


H¸rriyet | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | A.A.
"As of the year 2000, we are conducting excavations both on land and in water," said Dr. Erkanal. According to Erkanal, his team began working with academicians from Haifa University in 2000. "Underwater excavation took place with the help of academicians from the Haifa University," remarked Dr. Erkanal. Underwater excavations, which have been going on in Urla for the past six years, will for the first time be watched by residents of Urla on a giant tv screen. "This way, we plan to attract more attention to our excavations," stressed Erkanal. Artifacts dating 6,000 years back have been found on...
 

Ancient Egypt
Spotlight interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass [ Tabusiris Magna / tomb of Cleopatra / Mark Anthony ?]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/18/2006 1:56:22 AM EDT · 9 replies · 91+ views


Guardian's Egypt | December 12, 2005 | Dr. Andrew Bayuk
We have pieces of kings and queens, nobles and officials, and beautiful statues. It's opened on the 17 of December. And also we are sending an exhibit to Japan. It's called Cleopatra, actually Cleopatra is becoming something very important now and I never thought I would search for her. Now we are working in a temple near Alexandria called Tabusiris Magna and we think that maybe Cleopatra is buried in the most sacred place inside this temple. We are excavating now, we've stopped the excavation for 1 month, and we're going to open the excavation on January 15th to search...
 

First Tut, now Cleo in Dr Zahi's sights
  Posted by Alex1977
On General/Chat 08/18/2006 1:51:31 PM EDT · 6 replies · 118+ views


iol | August 17 2006 | Shaun Smillie
In little over two months, famed Egyptologist Dr Zahi Hawass hopes to unearth the discovery of his lifetime: the tomb of one of history's greatest women, Cleopatra. The celebrity archaeologist, who is on a whistle stop lecture tour of South Africa, said that "the discovery would even be bigger than that of King Tut". Hawass told The Star on Wednesday that he suspects Cleopatra is buried with her Roman lover Mark Antony at a temple 30km from Alexandra called Tabusiris Magna. "I believe it is a very sacred place and this is where they would have hidden Cleopatra and Marc...
 

Africa
Genetic map reading
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/16/2006 2:16:45 PM EDT · 9 replies · 153+ views


Guardian | Wednesday August 16, 2006 | Johnjoe McFadden
The revival of diffusionism hasn't pleased everyone and most archaeologists still prefer a balance between local invention and diffusion of ideas with only limited population migration. And many question the validity of DNA typing of modern populations to infer ancient migrations. But a study published in Science by Wolfgang Haak and colleagues at the University of Gutenberg sought to overcome this objection by sequencing DNA from 7,500-year-old skeletons of the first European farmers. Surprisingly, the scientists found that a quarter of the skeletons yielded a very rare DNA type that is hardly found at all among modern Europeans. The authors...
 

Agriculture and Domestication
Bird flu's evolution, links to 1918 pandemic studied, debated
  Posted by Toidylop
On News/Activism 11/29/2005 11:05:54 AM EST · 20 replies · 553+ views


San Diego Union Tribune | November 23, 20005 | Gina Kolata
Science moves in mysterious ways, and sometimes what seems like the end of the story is really just the beginning. Or, at least, that is what some researchers are thinking as they scratch their heads over the weird genetic sequence of the 1918 flu virus. Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger, a molecular pathologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Technology who led the research team that reconstructed the long-extinct virus, said that a few things seemed clear. The 1918 virus appears to be a bird-flu virus. But if it is from a bird, it is not a bird anyone has studied before....
 

Megaliths and Archaeoastronomy
Neolithic stone circle revealed in Brittany(France)
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/18/2006 1:06:06 AM EDT · 17 replies · 460+ views


This French Life | 17 Aug 2006 | Staff
A SMALL building project in Brittany has hit the buffers with the discovery of a buried "menhir" or Neolithic standing stone. A little more digging by archaeologists uncovered around 50 other stones that date from between the 5th and 3rd Century BC. The site is near the village of Belz, in the south of Brittany, and the area is known for other standing stone formations, but this one is already being heralded as the most interesting ever discovered in France. A team from the Institut National de Recherches ArchÈologiques (Inrap) is slowly revealing a large quantity of remains such as...
 

British Isles
Ancient Welsh city found
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/15/2006 10:52:05 AM EDT · 45 replies · 1,108+ views


News Wales | 14 Aug 2006 | News Wales
Caer Caradoc at Mynydd y Gaer, Glamorgan, is one of the most important locations in all of ancient British history. It is the fabled fortress city of King Caradoc 1, son of Arch, who fought the Romans from 42-51AD. And now, a small team of dedicated researchers working with historians Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett, have been able to pinpoint the location of this site. "It is great news for the local, regional and national economy," said Alan Wilson today. "We have been making these discoveries for many years and with the Electrum Cross discovered at nearby St. Peter's in...
 

Oh So Mysteriouso
Science's Big Query: What Can We Know, and What Can't We?
  Posted by TroutStalker
On News/Activism 05/30/2003 9:13:25 AM EDT · 130 replies · 459+ views


The Wall Street Journal | Friday, May 30, 2003 | SHARON BEGLEY
What if stalactites could talk? If these icicle-shaped mineral deposits somehow preserved the sound waves that impinged on them as they grew, drop by drop, from the ceilings of caves, and if scientists figured out how to recover the precise characteristics of those waves, then maybe they would also be able to use stalactites like natural voice recorders and recover the conversations of ancient cave dwellers. Is it more far-fetched than recovering conversations from magnetized particles on an audio tape?
 

Climate
Libya's Vast Pipe Dream Taps Into Desert's Ice Age Water
  Posted by AM2000
On News/Activism 03/02/2004 8:40:51 PM EST · 23 replies · 337+ views


The New York Times | March 2, 2004 | PATRICK E. TYLER
SURT, Libya ó In one of the largest construction projects in the world, engineers are trying to "mine" ice age rainfall, now locked in the sandstone beneath the Sahara, and convey it to Libyan cities and farms along a vast waterworks. The project is almost invisible, except when something goes wrong. Bashir O. Saleh, a Libyan engineer trained at the University of Texas, has devoted his professional life to the project, the $27 billion Great Manmade River. In an interview, he described what had happened repeatedly on the first 500-mile segment of the pipeline system that taps a series of...
 

Navigation
Mummy set to return to Canaries after 200 years
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/18/2006 2:57:12 PM EDT · 3 replies · 40+ views


Reuters | Fri Aug 18, 2006 | Jason Webb
A Spanish Senate committee wants Madrid's Anthropology Museum to return remains of a member of the Canaries' aboriginal Guanche people which arrived in mainland Spain in the 1700s, said Rafael Gonzalez, of Tenerife's Museum of Nature and Man... Gonzalez, the Tenerife museum's head of archaeology, was not sure when the Madrid mummy would return. But he told Reuters he wants the Canary Islands to recover all remains of the Guanches -- a people related to North African Berbers who were conquered by Spaniards in the 15th century. "We want mummified remains of indigenous Canary people to come home. We don't...
 

Prehistory and Origins
Sleep With Neanderthals? Apparently We (homo Sapiens) Did
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/13/2006 7:11:37 PM EDT · 209 replies · 3,896+ views


Seattle Times | 8-13-2006 | Faye Flam
Sleep with Neanderthals? Apparently we (homo Sapiens) did By Faye Flam The Philadelphia Inquirer Though it's been 150 years since mysteriously humanlike bones first turned up in Germany's Neander Valley, the find continues to shake our collective sense of human identity. Neanderthals are humanity's closest relatives, with brains at least as big as ours, and yet we don't know whether we should include them as members of our own species. No longer does science consider them our direct ancestors but some suspect Neanderthals and modern homo Sapiens interbred during the 20,000 some-odd years we co-existed in Europe. The archaeological record...
 

Biology and Cryptobiology
Mammoths may roam again after 27,000 years
  Posted by peyton randolph
On News/Activism 08/15/2006 12:17:59 AM EDT · 129 replies · 2,054+ views


Times Online (U.K.) | 08/15/2006 | Mark Henderson
BODIES of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday. Research has indicated that mammalian sperm can survive being frozen for much longer than was previously thought, suggesting that it could potentially be recovered from species that have died out...
 

Mammoths may roam again after 27,000 years
  Posted by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
On News/Activism 08/15/2006 7:46:58 AM EDT · 177 replies · 2,396+ views


Times on line/ Drudgereport | Aug. 15, 2006 | Mark Henderson, Science Editor Times on line
BODIES of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday. Research has indicated that mammalian sperm can survive being frozen for much longer than was previously thought, suggesting that it could potentially be recovered from species that have died out. Several well-preserved mammoth carcasses have been found in the permafrost of Siberia, and scientists estimate that there could be millions more. Last year a Canadian team demonstrated that it was possible to...
 

Mammoths may roam again after 27,000 years
  Posted by freedom44
On News/Activism 08/15/2006 1:23:52 PM EDT · 33 replies · 810+ views


Times UK | 8/15/06 | Times UK
BODIES of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday. Research has indicated that mammalian sperm can survive being frozen for much longer than was previously thought, suggesting that it could potentially be recovered from species that have died out. Several well-preserved mammoth carcasses have been found in the permafrost of Siberia, and scientists estimate that there could be millions more. Last year a Canadian team demonstrated that it was possible to...
 

Ice Age DNA May Now Be Sequenced
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/15/2006 5:33:09 PM EDT · 10 replies · 319+ views


New Scientist | 8-15-2006
Ice Age DNA may now be sequenced 15 August 2006 JURASSIC PARK here we come? Not quite, but we might now be able to sequence the genomes of mammoths and even Neanderthals, thanks to a new way to correct the errors in sequencing ancient DNA that are made because it degrades over time. When Svante P‰‰bo's group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, analysed DNA from 50 to 50,000-year-old bone samples from wolves, a single error stood out: one of DNA's "letters", cytosine, had degraded in such a way that sequencing machines misinterpreted it as...
 

Mammoths may roam again after 27,000 years
  Posted by annie laurie
On News/Activism 08/16/2006 9:25:32 PM EDT · 50 replies · 745+ views


Times Online (UK) | August 15, 2006 | Mark Henderson
BODIES of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday. Research has indicated that mammalian sperm can survive being frozen for much longer than was previously thought, suggesting that it could potentially be recovered from species that have died out. Several well-preserved mammoth carcasses have been found in the permafrost of Siberia, and scientists estimate that there could be millions more. Last year a Canadian team demonstrated that it was possible to...
 

Mammoth plan for giant comeback
  Posted by Grendel9
On News/Activism 12/20/2005 8:56:21 AM EST · 30 replies · 822+ views


news.Telegraph.uk
(Filed: 20/12/2005) The first serious possibility that the woolly mammoth, or something like it, could walk on Earth again was raised yesterday by an international team of scientists. Woolly mammoths died out approximately 10,000 years ago A portion of the genetic code of the mammoth has been reconstructed and, to the surprise of scientists, the team that carried out the feat believes that it will be possible to decode the entire genetic make-up. The tusked beast stood 12-feet tall, weighed up to seven tons and had a shaggy dark brown coat that hung from its belly. DNA was extracted from...
 

Pleistocene Park? On the reintroduction of species
  Posted by sociotard
On News/Activism 08/20/2005 5:15:44 PM EDT · 29 replies · 520+ views


NewScientist.com | 17 August 2005 | Kurt Kleiner
Sorry if this is a repost. Elephants and lions unleashed on North America? 18:00 17 August 2005 NewScientist.com news service Kurt Kleiner Elephants, lions, cheetahs and camels could one day roam the western US under a proposal to recreate North American landscapes as they existed more than 13,000 years ago, when humans first encountered them. The plan, proposed in a commentary in Nature and co-authored by 13 ecologists and conservation biologists, would help enrich a North American ecosystem that was left almost devoid of large mammals at the end of the Pleistocene period. It would also help preserve wildlife that...
 

Call to restock North America's large mammals (Lions, Tigers,Bears Alert)
  Posted by 11th_VA
On News/Activism 08/17/2005 1:56:34 PM EDT · 107 replies · 1,717+ views


NewScientist.com | 18:00 17 August 2005 | Kurt Kleiner
Elephants, lions, cheetahs and camels could one day roam the western US under a proposal to recreate North American landscapes as they existed more than 13,000 years ago, when humans first encountered them. The plan, proposed in a commentary in Nature and co-authored by 13 ecologists and conservation biologists, would help enrich a North American ecosystem that was left almost devoid of large mammals at the end of the Pleistocene period. It would also help preserve wildlife that faces the threat of extinction in Africa and Asia. Between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago, 97 of 150 genera of large mammals...
 

Extinct cave bear DNA sequenced
  Posted by planetesimal
On News/Activism 06/04/2005 6:56:12 AM EDT · 53 replies · 986+ views


BBC News | Friday, 3 June, 2005, 10:25 GMT | Helen Briggs BBC News science reporter
Scientists have extracted and decoded the DNA of a cave bear that died 40,000 years ago. They plan to unravel the DNA of other extinct species, including our closest ancient relatives, the Neanderthals. But they say the idea of obtaining DNA from dinosaurs, depicted in the film Jurassic Park, remains science fiction. It is highly unlikely that viable genetic material will ever be recovered from fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old. But the scientists hope to be able to sequence the DNA of ancient humans, which lived at the same time as cave bears, raising the prospect...
 

Mammoths stranded on Bering Sea island delayed extinction
  Posted by ckilmer
On News/Activism 06/17/2004 11:07:34 PM EDT · 27 replies · 264+ views


University of Alaska Fairbanks | 16-Jun-2004 | Contact: Marie Gilbert
Public release date: 16-Jun-2004 Contact: Marie Gilbert marie.gilbert@uaf.edu 907-474-7412 University of Alaska Fairbanks Mammoths stranded on Bering Sea island delayed extinction Fossil is first record in the Americas of a mammoth population to have survived the Pleistocene Woolly mammoths stranded on Pribilofs delayed extinction Fossil is first record in the Americas of a mammoth population to have survived the Pleistocene St. Paul, one of the five islands in the Bering Sea Pribilofs, was home to mammoths that survived the extinctions that wiped out mainland and other Bering Sea island mammoth populations. In an article in the June 17, 2004 edition...
 

Middle Ages and Renaissance
Chinese treasure trove buried for over a thousand years
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/18/2006 12:54:58 AM EDT · 12 replies · 474+ views


Daily Mail | 17 Aug 2006 | Staff
They've laid buried for over a thousand years, their mystery concealed by the compact soil of China's ancient hinterland. This team of six horses once pulled the two-wheeled Emperor's cart through the streets of Luoyang in Central China's Henan Province, a city that dates back to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, which ruled from between 256 BC and 1046. Archaeologists recently excavated the burial and uncovered a treasure trove from a period that saw the introduction of horse back riding, iron, ox-drawn plows and crossbows. Who rode the cart and who owned the charges remains a mystery. "We are not sure...
 

Ancient 'Exceptional' Seal Found
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/18/2006 2:04:12 PM EDT · 8 replies · 733+ views


BBC | 8-17-2006
Ancient 'exceptional' seal found The original owner of the seal matrix is unknown A medieval artefact found by two metal detector users in Shropshire may be bought by the county's museum service. The silver seal matrix - or mould - was found near Bayston Hill. Experts have been unable to identify the original owners of the seal, although it is thought to have belonged to an important family in Shropshire. After a treasure inquest held at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court, the seal matrix will go to the Treasure Valuations Committee for valuation. The three-piece, oval seal matrix has a centrally set...
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
Tests on mysterious stone could rewrite history(LaSalle and Marquette)
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/15/2006 1:17:53 AM EDT · 45 replies · 1,476+ views


Belleville News Democrat | 14 Aug 2006 | AP
May prove LaSalle explored Mississippi before Marquette QUINCY - What's certain is that something's written in the stone. What's less certain is whether the markings have any historical significance. Now, University of Illinois scientists have agreed to examine the limestone slab some believe proves French explorer Robert Cavelier de LaSalle was the first white man to see the upper Mississippi River in 1671 -- two years before Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet made their famous trek. The foot high, 8-inch wide stone, which was found by a farmer in the early 1900s in Ellington Township north of Quincy, has...
 

History Channel Pulls Ottoman Documentary (About atrocities committed against Armenians)
  Posted by wagglebee
On News/Activism 07/20/2006 7:55:16 PM EDT · 108 replies · 1,708+ views


NewsMax | 7/20/06 | NewsMax
Media insiders are asking if the History Channel bowed to political pressure in pulling a documentary suspected of detailing Turkish atrocities against Armenians. "Ottoman Empire: The War Machineî mysteriously disappeared from the History Channel schedule on June 22, the day it was to premiere ñ even though the network had run promos just days before and pre-sold DVDs on its Web site. The documentary recounts the six-century reign of the Ottomans, and their empire, the precursor of modern-day Turkey. "Although none have seen the documentary, critics suspect that it likely covers the death of more than a million Armenians at...
 

Longer Perspectives
Semites & Hamites
  Posted by Lucky9teen
On General/Chat 08/17/2006 2:11:02 PM EDT · 2 replies · 32+ views


www.deprogramprogram.com | August 10, 2006 | Sha'i ben-Tekoa
Mel Gibson is not alone in thinking exactly like Hamas, which is just a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood based in Egypt, and the gentlemen in Hezbollah based in historic Syria a/k/a Lebanon, in believing that the Jews are behind all wars in history, which is crazy on its face. When Attila the Hun rampaged into Gaul and Italy in the 5th century, were the Jews behind that? click to read more...
 

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Neandertals a.k.a. Neanderthals were on the march all this week.

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Let's Have Jerusalem
Ancient biblical waterworks found in Israel
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/23/2006 5:29:21 AM EDT · 35 replies · 1,019+ views


Scotsman | 23 Aug 2006 | Corinne Heller
RAMAT RACHEL, Israel (Reuters) - Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering Persians to turn the desert into a paradise. The network of reservoirs, drain pipes and underground tunnels served one of the grandest palaces in the biblical kingdom of Judea. Archaeologists first discovered the palace in 1954, a structure built on a six-acre (2.4 hectare) site where the communal Ramat Rachel farm now stands. Recent excavations unearthed nearly 70 square metres (750 square feet) of a unique water system. "They had found a huge palace ... even nicer than the palaces...
 

Ancient Egypt
'Exodus Decoded' seeks 'plausible explanation' for Biblical events
  Posted by NYer
On Religion 08/19/2006 9:32:10 AM EDT · 23 replies · 404+ views


The Tidings | August 18, 2006 | David DiCerto
Did Moses really part the Red Sea like it says in the Old Testament? What about the Nile turning blood red or the plagues that finally compelled Pharaoh to free the Israelites from slavery? Did those things actually happen? These are among the questions Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici attempts to answer in "The Exodus Decoded" which premieres Aug. 20, 8-9:30 p.m. (check local listings) on cable's History Channel. Challenging opinions that dismiss those events as myth, the thought-provoking documentary uses investigative journalism aided by modern science to examine archaeological and geological evidence in separating historical fact from fiction. Jacobovici...
 

Catastrophism and Astronomy
Santorini Eruption Much larger Than Originally Believed
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/23/2006 8:58:47 PM EDT · 102 replies · 1,494+ views


University Rhode Island | 8-23-2006 | Todd McLeish
Santorini eruption much larger than originally believed Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892 Santorini eruption much larger than originally believed; likely had significant impact on civilization KINGSTON, R.I. ñ August 23, 2006 ñ An international team of scientists has found that the second largest volcanic eruption in human history, the massive Bronze Age eruption of Thera in Greece, was much larger and more widespread than previously believed. During research expeditions in April and June, the scientists from the University of Rhode Island and the Hellenic Center for Marine Research found deposits of volcanic pumice and ash 10 to 80 meters thick...
 

A few thoughts on Mass Extinctions [ 2003 ]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/20/2006 6:09:15 PM EDT · 3 replies · 66+ views


NASA Astrobiology Institute / SpaceRef | February 21, 2003 | Madalyn Edwards and Daniella Scalice
Officially there have been five big mass extinction events over the past 540 million years. What is often not mentioned is that up to five other mass extinctions occurred between 650-500 million years ago. These little publicized events mainly involved microorganisms, and marine animals and plants. They each took place before the Cambrian Explosion (between 543 and 490 million years ago) during which time life forms on Earth exploded into previously unseen levels of diversity... The Earth has not seen the same type of diversification of life forms since the Cambrian Explosion, so the percentage of species lost with these...
 

Prehistory and Origins
Creating a cupboard for our skeletons
  Posted by JimSEA
On General/Chat 08/25/2006 11:08:21 PM EDT · 4 replies · 30+ views


Bangkok Post | Saturday August 26, 2006 | VASSANA CHINVARAKORN
Some of the skulls are ovoid, others are more like wedge-shaped. The eye sockets are rather narrow, almost rectangular; and anthropologists think the nose was probably quite flat with wide nostrils. Of medium height for an average contemporary Asian, the men are thought to have been slightly taller than the women. From today's perspective, the people who roamed what is now Thailand thousands of years ago may not have been particularly handsome - but interpretation of their appearance, and the ramifications for archaeology, could be very striking indeed. Comparing the skeletons could unravel some of the myths, and settle some...
 

Neandertal
How Modern Were European Neanderthals?
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/25/2006 3:05:53 PM EDT · 42 replies · 791+ views


Eureka Alert | 8-25-2006 | Hannah Johnson
Contact: Hannah Johnson hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk 44-117-928-8896 University of Bristol How modern were European Neanderthals? Neandertals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, Professor Joao Zilhao, and his French colleagues. Professor Zilhao has been able to show that sophisticated artefacts such as decorated bone points and personal ornaments found in the Ch‚telperronian culture of France and Spain were genuinely associated with Neandertals around 44,000 years ago, rather than acquired from modern humans who might have been living nearby....
 

Are you part Neanderthal?
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/23/2006 1:25:51 AM EDT · 52 replies · 476+ views


Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Wednesday, 23 August 2006 | Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
People of European descent may be 5% Neanderthal, according to a DNA study that counters the view that modern humans left Africa and replaced all other existing hominids. The same study, published in the latest issue of the journal PloS Genetics, also says West Africans could be related to an archaic human population... "Instead of a population that left Africa 100,000 years ago and replaced all other archaic human groups, we propose that this population interacted with another population that had been in Europe for much longer, maybe 400,000 years," says Vincent Plagnol... Using statistics and computer modelling, the researchers...
 

Neanderthal or Cretin? A Debate Over Iodine
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/25/2006 2:13:28 AM EDT · 19 replies · 146+ views


New York Times | December 1, 1998 | John Noble Wilford
In a study already drawing the fire of controversy, an American geographer has pointed out evidence suggesting, in his view, that little more than the amount of iodine in their diets may have been responsible for the physical differences between Neanderthals and modern humans and that this might solve the mystery of what happened to the Neanderthals. According to this interpretation, the skeletons of Neanderthals bear signs of physical deformities and possibly impaired mental health, which could be a result of iodine-deficient diets... It may even mean that Neanderthals could actually have been anatomically modern humans who were pathologically altered...
 

Biology and Cryptobiology
Paper reignites hobbit debate
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/23/2006 1:17:42 AM EDT · 9 replies · 122+ views


Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Tuesday, 22 August 2006 | unattributed
[T]wo of the original Australian discoverers of the hobbit, Professor Peter Brown and Professor Mike Morwood from the University of New England, have lashed out at the researchers, rejecting arguments put forward in the latest paper. Professor Brown also criticises the journal itself for publishing the research. He says the paper's conclusions are "unsupported by any published evidence" and that the paper makes "misleading comments" about previously published papers. Australian National University taxonomist Professor Colin Groves, who was not involved in the research, also rejects the PNAS paper. "Most of their claims of pathology are not substantial," says Professor Groves,...
 

Ancient Europe
Archaeologists Dig Up More Ice Age Remains At Creswell Crags
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/24/2006 7:18:32 PM EDT · 39 replies · 633+ views


24 Hour Museum | 8-23-2006 | Graham Spicer
ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG UP MORE ICE AGE REMAINS AT CRESWELL CRAGS By Graham Spicer 23/08/2006 Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge containing important evidence of Ice Age life. Photo Creswell Heritage Trust Archaeologists searching for clues about Ice Age artists have completed a major excavation in Nottinghamshire, unearthing more than 1,000 finds. A team from the University of Sheffield and The British Museum conducted the dig in Church Hole cave at Creswell Crags between August 7 and 18 2006, the site of the only British discovery of Ice Age rock art. The rock art discoveries, made in 2003 and 2004, are...
 

Navigation
Bronze age canoe stops pipeline(UK)
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/24/2006 2:25:40 PM EDT · 20 replies · 578+ views


BBC | 24 Aug 2006 | BBC
Archaeologists working on a gas pipeline near Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire have unearthed what they believe to be a 3,400-year-old canoe. Work has stopped on a section of the pipeline near St Botolphs to allow the Bronze Age oak relic to be recovered. It is the first such discovery in Wales and only 150 exist across Europe. Senior archaeologist Neil Fairburn said: "You could never have expected to find anything like this in this small wetland area, it's just awesome." The team has also found evidence of a small settlement, a small amount of property and other items, such as...
 

Phoenicians
Phoenician Tombs Found In Sicily
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/23/2006 9:12:18 PM EDT · 18 replies · 425+ views


ANSA | 8-23-2006
Phoenician tombs found in Sicily 40 sarcophagi unearthed at necropolis near ancient colony (ANSA) - Marsala (Trapani), August 23 - Archaeologists have unearthed 40 sarcophagi in what was once the sacred Phoenician burial grounds of Birgi, near the ancient colony of Motya . The tombs were discovered by chance by a group of construction workers excavating the foundations of a house close to the westernmost tip of Sicily near Marsala, culture officials said . Archaeologists said the sarcophagi were made of simple stone slabs and resembled those found on display outside the museum on the neighbouring island of Motya (present-day...
 

Ancient Rome
Ancient Indian port linked to Roman Empire faces extinction(India)
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/22/2006 5:26:29 AM EDT · 19 replies · 447+ views


AFP | 21 Aug 2006 | Jeemon Jacob
PATTANAM, India -- Pottery shards, beads, Roman copper coins, and ancient wine bottles litter the strata beneath this small seaside village in India's southern Kerala state. The 250 families, mostly agricultural laborers, who live in Pattanam, 260 kilometers (161 miles) north of Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram, find the objects pretty, but would rather dig up the ground and build larger homes. But according to archaeologists K.P. Shajan and V. Selvakumar, they may be destroying the remnants of Muziris, a well-documented trading port where Rome and India met almost 3,000 years ago. They say that, based on remote sensing data, a river...
 

Agriculture and Domestication
This Old House
  Posted by Valin
On News/Activism 08/20/2006 11:18:54 AM EDT · 11 replies · 338+ views


Hatural History | Ian Hodder
At Catalhoyuk, a Neolithic site in Turkey, families packed their mud-brick houses close together and traipsed over roofs to climb into their rooms from above. By Ian Hodder Every summer since 1993 I have returned to central Turkey to work on the archaeological excavation of a mound nearly seventy feet high. As I tread over its soil, I feel a tingling in my feet, knowing that buried beneath me are the abundant remains of a town inhabited from 9,400 until 8,000 years ago. Rising just 500 feet to my west is a second, smaller mound, which was occupied from about...
 

A Weaver's View of the Catal Hoyuk Controversy
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/25/2006 3:32:24 AM EDT · 10 replies · 77+ views


Marla Mallett: Textiles | August/September 1990 | Marla Mallett
In was enlightening to read Mellaart's excavation reports from the 1960s [2] as well as other early writings. Contradictions between those texts and the current work indicated more than a runaway kilim theory and an overly fertile imagination at work. Technical and stylistic problems now combined with incriminating disclosures to reveal what seemed to be careless, poorly conceived fabrications -- possibly a deliberate hoax... The current controversy is not the first instance in which James Mellaart has offered flimsy evidence as the sole "proof" of revolutionary archaeological findings. In the mysterious Dorak Affair... Mellaart claims to have uncovered a cache...
 

Anatolia
Archaeologists Discover More Than 70 Ancient Settlement Areas In Yozgat (Turkey)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/24/2006 7:41:34 PM EDT · 5 replies · 183+ views


Turkish Daily News | 8-24-2006
Archaeologists discover more than 70 ancient settlement areas in Yozgat Thursday, August 24, 2006 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News Archaeologists working at the ancient settlement of Tavium located in what is today Yozgat have discovered more than 70 previously unknown ancient settlements in the area. The Central Anatolian province, mostly famous for the Chalcolithic Period discoveries at its Ali?ar Tumulus and the Hittite era artifacts at Kerkenes, is likely to hold much more archaeological wealth than previously believed, and archaeologists say the new studies will shed more light on history. Austrian archaeologist Professor Karl Strobel, who is currently heading surveys...
 

Excavations along the Black Sea coast to unearth historical wealth of region
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/19/2006 9:50:56 PM EDT · 3 replies · 81+ views


Turkish Daily News | Saturday, August 19, 2006 | unattributed
Atasoy said that they conducted a study to ascertain in which geographical area the ancient city of Teion was established by examining remains close to the surface, adding that they had outlined port walls, an aqueduct, theater and defensive walls as well as a port and a breakwater. "We have calculated that the city dates back to 700 B.C., and excavations indicate that the ancient city was an important trade center in the region that hosted numerous civilizations including Persians, Romans, Genoans and Ottomans. Its inhabitants sold forest products and mackerel. We uncovered an ancient Roman theater with a 2,000-person...
 

Ancient Greece
Cavemen had their own sheds
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/25/2006 1:50:46 AM EDT · 24 replies · 252+ views


Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Friday, 25 August 2006 | Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
Dr Panagiotis Karkanas, who conducted the excavation of the Kouveleiki caves, located on the cliffs of a shallow valley in the southern Peloponnese... came to this conclusion after studying objects uncovered within the caves and after performing a detailed microanalysis of the cave sediments... The complex consists of two caves, the first of which is divided into two chambers by several rock blocks that appear to have fallen from the roof before the caves were inhabited. The cavemen used this natural divide to their advantage, since one of the fallen rocks was curved and straightened to resemble a wall, which...
 

Celts
Origin Of The Celts - Caucasian, Not European
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat 08/20/2006 8:01:46 PM EDT · 35 replies · 482+ views


Angelfire
Origin of the Celts - Caucasian, not European The Celts are Circaesir from Circaesya, who lived on the Sea of Grass in what is now west Kazakhstan until late in the second millennium B.C. They were by their own definition a linguistic group, but now they are a culture. Contrary to popular belief, they had nothing to do with European inhabitants known to archaeologists as the 'Beaker folk' and 'Battle Axe people'. The 'Urnfield people' farther east were Circaesir, and obviously related to the Celts. Their descendants integrated with Celts in central Europe. Tradition suggests that the Celts left the...
 

Asia
Archaeologists Find 2,500-Year-Old Mummy In Mongolia, Tattos And All (Blonde Headed Scythian)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/25/2006 3:14:30 PM EDT · 50 replies · 1,743+ views


Yahoo News | 8-24-2006
Archaeologists find 2,500-year-old mummy in Mongolia, tattoos and all Thu Aug 24, 2:18 PM ETAFP/DDP/GAI-HO Photo: This undated picture released by the German Archaeological Institute (GAI) shows a mummified body from... BERLIN (AFP) - An international group of archaeologists has unearthed a well-preserved, 2,500-year-old mummy frozen in the snowcapped mountains of Mongolia complete with blond hair, tattoos and a felt hat. The president of the German Archaeological Institute, Hermann Parzinger, hailed the "fabulous find" at a press conference to present the 28-member team's discovery in Berlin. The Scythian warrior was found in June at a height of 2,600 meters (8,500...
 

Central Asia
Earthenware Statuette of a Woman Discovered in Boukan
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/21/2006 12:35:45 AM EDT · 4 replies · 120+ views


Persian Journal | Aug 19, 2006 | unattributed
Archeological excavations in Qalaichi Tepe in Boukan led to discovery of an earthenware statuette of a woman. This naked earthenware statuette is 20 centimeters in height.... "All the discovered evidence show that most probably this statuette was an oblation to the temple," said Reza Heidari, archeologists of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of West Azarbaijan province and member of Qalaichi Tepe excavation team... "This is the first time that archeological excavations have been carried out on Manian ethnic groups in Qalaichi Tepe and some important evidence including the architectural style of Manian ethnic groups and the materials and colors...
 

China
The Chinese Chariot (221BC)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/19/2006 9:56:21 PM EDT · 13 replies · 731+ views


Sunday Express | 8-18-2006
The Chinese chariot (221BC) 18/08/06 A team of horses lay frozen at the gallop, revealed to the world after thousands of years. Archaeologists digging at Luoyang, in China's central Henan province, were astonished to find the animals' perfectly preserved remains laid out in eerie symmetry, still tethered to the chariot they had been pulling. Historians believe the remains date from the Eastern Zhou dynasty, which ended in the year 221BC. If that is correct, it would make the chariot with its delicately spoked wheels, a marvel of engineering for its time. Theories about how the horses came to be entombed...
 

Epigraphy and Language
Iran Show Off 4500-Year-Old Anobanini Relief Soon
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/21/2006 12:40:37 AM EDT · 4 replies · 18+ views


Persian Journal | Aug 20, 2006 | unattributed
Anobanini bas relief belongs to Anobanini, king of the Lolobi tribes.... Anobanini bas relief is located 120 kilometers of Kermanshah in city of Sar-e Pole Zahab. This relief was carved during the third millennium BCE at the height of 16 meters from the ground. The relief is consisted of the figures of Anobanini, Nini Goddess and nine prisoners. The surface on which the relief was carved is divided into two parts. The figure of Anobanini with his left leg on the chest of a war prisoner can be seen on the left part of the relief. Many historians believe that...
 

Elam, Media, Persia, Parthia, Iran
Kurdistan: Zoroastrian Temple discovered in Duhok
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/23/2006 1:33:40 AM EDT · 8 replies · 110+ views


Kurdish Globe | August 22, 2006 | unattributed
Duhok's Director of Antiquities, Hasan Ahmed Qassim, has announced the discovery of a Zoroastrian temple near Jar Ston Cave, a famous ancient site. The temple is believed to be the most complete to have been unearthed in the region. It is also said that it was a Metherani temple... "This new discovery will alter the history of the region due to its unique architectural style, which differs considerably from Zoroastrian temples previously discovered," explained the Director of Antiquities. "The temple's style which looks toward the four-directions is a unique style ever discovered in the area; thus it becomes an entry...
 

Oh So Mysteriouso
The Extraordinary Nazca Prehistoric Balloon
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/20/2006 5:15:39 PM EDT · 16 replies · 260+ views


Airship dot com (this domain for sale) | before Nov 2004 | Julian Nott and Jim Woodman
Julian Nott and Jim Woodman tested their theory that manned smoke balloons of cotton and reed not only controlled these designs but may also have been used for ceremonial/religious festivals in which important members of the society who had died were transported on a ritualistic journey to the sun, the god they worshipped... "To our surprise," says Nott, "the quality of the smoke was crucial. Modern historians--laughing at the Montgolfiers, who believed that what was being burned to heat the balloon was important--claim that all that mattered was the heat. However, this balloon showed that it is essential to have...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, and PreClovis
Prehistoric Tools, Weapons Discovered In Peruvian Andes
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/21/2006 8:16:01 PM EDT · 23 replies · 402+ views


Middle East Times | 8-20-2006
Prehistoric tools, weapons discovered in Peruvian Andes AFP August 20, 2006 LIMA -- A team of Peruvian and US archaeologists have discovered prehistoric stone tools and weapons some 10,000 years old in an Andean town, the National Institute of Culture announced Friday. Stone axes, spearheads, and weapons were found in the main square of San Pedro de Chavin de Huantar, an Andean town some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Lima, officials said. "This discovery represents exceptional evidence of the presence of inhabitants in the Pleistocene era," the Institute said in a statement. The Pleistocene went from about 1.6 million...
 

Boiled bones show Aztecs butchered, ate invaders
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/23/2006 12:54:02 PM EDT · 85 replies · 2,042+ views


Reuters | 23 Aug 2006 | Catherine Bremer
CALPULALPAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Skeletons found at an unearthed site in Mexico show Aztecs captured, ritually sacrificed and partially ate several hundred people travelling with invading Spanish forces in 1520. Skulls and bones from the Tecuaque archaeological site near Mexico City show about 550 victims had their hearts ripped out by Aztec priests in ritual offerings, and were dismembered or had their bones boiled or scraped clean, experts say. The findings support accounts of Aztecs capturing and killing a caravan of Spanish conquistadors and local men, women and children travelling with them in revenge for the murder of Cacamatzin, king...
 

Boiled bones show Aztecs butchered, ate invaders
  Posted by WmShirerAdmirer
On News/Activism 08/23/2006 6:46:48 PM EDT · 101 replies · 1,612+ views


Reuters via Yahoo News | August 23, 2006 | Catherine Bremer
CALPULALPAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Skeletons found at an unearthed site in Mexico show Aztecs captured, ritually sacrificed and partially ate several hundred people traveling with invading Spanish forces in 1520. Skulls and bones from the Tecuaque archaeological site near Mexico City show about 550 victims had their hearts ripped out by Aztec priests in ritual offerings, and were dismembered or had their bones boiled or scraped clean, experts say. The findings support accounts of Aztecs capturing and killing a caravan of Spanish conquistadors and local men, women and children traveling with them in revenge for the murder of Cacamatzin, king...
 

Artifacts found on Gulf Coast(MS)
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/24/2006 10:24:36 AM EDT · 25 replies · 1,084+ views


McClatchy Newspapers | 26 July 2006 | Ryan LaFontaine
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. ó Archaeologists believe they have uncovered evidence of an ancient village, possibly dating back to the time of Christ, that once thrived along the shores of this Gulf Coast community. The artifacts were unearthed during recent efforts to rebuild a thoroughfare and major bridge heavily damaged last year by Hurricane Katrina. Marco Giardino, an archaeologist acting as the city's liaison on a dig to preserve the ancient remains, said as many as 400 people may have lived in the village. "That area was very strategic and would have allowed them to travel, fish and hunt," he...
 

Climate
Polar History Shows Melting Ice-Cap may be a Natural Cycle
  Posted by West Coast Conservative
On News/Activism 03/09/2005 1:28:29 PM EST · 26 replies · 856+ views


Scotsman | Wed 9 Mar 2005 | IAN JOHNSTON
THE melting of sea ice at the North Pole may be the result of a centuries-old natural cycle and not an indicator of man-made global warming, Scottish scientists have found. After researching the log-books of Arctic explorers spanning the past 300 years, scientists believe that the outer edge of sea ice may expand and contract over regular periods of 60 to 80 years. This change corresponds roughly with known cyclical changes in atmospheric temperature. The finding opens the possibility that the recent worrying changes in Arctic sea ice are simply the result of standard cyclical movements, and not a harbinger...
 

Longer Perspectives
How Britain bypassed history
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/24/2006 1:44:18 AM EDT · 5 replies · 87+ views


Times | August 24, 2006 | Clive Aslet
It was where King Harold inflicted his devastating surprise attack on Harold Hardrada, the giant of a Norseman who had sided with William the Conqueror, along with Harold's brother Tostig. The Viking force was annihilated. King Harold showed great qualities as a general. It is an essential element in 1066. Unfortunately part of the battlefield is now under a housing estate. As I toured 500 historical sites for my book Landmarks of Britain, I couldn't help reflecting on the way we treat our past. Battlefields, in particular, have fared badly. In 1982, I visited Naseby, not only the decisive battle...
 

British Isles
Rare find for metal detector(Anglo Saxon Misc. Treasures-UK)
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/22/2006 11:17:34 PM EDT · 18 replies · 823+ views


EveningStar | 22 Aug 2006 | EveningStar
AN Ipswich metal detecting enthusiast has found treasure trove expected to be worth thousands of pounds in a farmer's field. John McLaughlin, 54, discovered silver gilt brooches, Anglo Saxon dress ornaments, silver studs, rings, knives, a spearhead and amber beads in Mark Partridge's north Ipswich field. The treasure was from disturbed burial sites from the Sixth and Seventh Century Anglo Saxon and Pagan periods. Mr McLaughlin said the landowner, Mr Partridge gave him permission to metal detect over his land after it was ploughed. He said he had been finding treasure there for the last three years. "This is my...
 

Middle Ages and Renaissance
Time Team to seek buried treasure at Buckingham Palace
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/19/2006 9:45:52 PM EDT · 58+ views


Telegraph | August 19, 2006 | Caroline Davies
They will also be trying to find out whether Buckingham Palace's garden contains the remains of defences built around London and Westminster by the Roundheads to keep out the King's forces. "It really amuses me that there is the possibility there might be a Roundhead garrison actually within the confines of Buckingham Palace," said Robinson... "The gardener thinks he knows where the canal is from the land pattern," said Simon Raikes, the series producer... At Windsor Castle one of the aims is to locate the remains of a building, said to be 200ft wide, which it is believed was built...
 

Africa
Experts find site of Zulu siege
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism 08/22/2006 1:26:50 PM EDT · 107 replies · 2,505+ views


BBC | 22 Aug 2006 | Stephen Stewart
British soldiers fighting the Zulus experienced appalling conditions similar to the muddy killing fields of World War I, it has emerged. Archaeologists have revealed details of soldiers' battle for survival during a bloody siege in the Anglo-Zulu War. The colonial war in 1879 was dramatised by Michael Caine in the film Zulu. Historians lacked detailed evidence of the troops' daily lives, but a team of experts from Glasgow have now uncovered a forgotten British fort. The site at KwaMondi, Eshowe, in South Africa, has been hailed as a treasure trove of historical information which sheds light on the heroism and...
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
Movie makers interested in Hannah Duston story
  Posted by Pharmboy
On News/Activism 08/24/2006 6:02:10 PM EDT · 120 replies · 1,711+ views


Eagle-Tribune | August 23, 2006 | Shawn Regan
HAVERHILL - Several independent movie makers and script writers are interested in bringing controversial Colonial heroine Hannah Duston to the big screen. Scott Baron, CEO of Los Angeles-based Dynamo Entertainment, a new film-making company that seeks to produce as many as five low- to mid-budget movies per year, said his writers have already started developing a script about Duston "to see if we can do her story justice while creating a moving and exciting film." Duston made history March 15, 1697, when she was kidnapped by Abenaki Indians, who killed her infant daughter by bashing the baby's head against a...
 

Spanish galleon wreckage found?
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/24/2006 2:25:49 PM EDT · 1 reply · 1+ view


Charlotte Observer | Thursday, August 24, 2006 | Steve Lyttle
Underwater archaeologists found an object, perhaps 100 feet long, buried under sand in water near South Island, off Georgetown County... the object could be part of the wreckage from the Chorruca, a Spanish galleon that sank in 1526 in Winyah Bay. The Chorruca was a lead vessel in the expedition headed by Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon, a conquistador born in 1475 in Toledo, Spain... De Ayllon tried to find such a passage along the Carolinas coast and is thought to have landed in the Cape Fear area. He also is credited as being the first European to discover Chesapeake Bay....
 

Archeologists discover remains of Jacques Cartier settlement
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/21/2006 1:06:52 AM EDT · 8 replies · 180+ views


Canadian Press | Sunday, August 20, 2006 | unattributed
The site of one of North America's first settlements will be the object of an extensive archeological dig ahead of the city's 400th anniversary celebrations... Archeologists discovered the site accidentally when preliminary work for a planned lookout point turned up artefacts which carbon dating later proved to be from the 16th century. The discovery was kept secret for several months before Friday's announcement. Historians suspect the fort was built by Jacques Cartier between 1541 and 1543, making it the oldest European settlement to be discovered north of Mexico.
 

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426 posted on 08/25/2006 11:23:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 7.62 x 51mm; 75thOVI; Adder; albertp; Androcles; AntiGuv; asgardshill; bitt; blu; BradyLS; ...
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427 posted on 08/25/2006 11:24:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

whoa! i see what i will be doing for the next several weeks! thank you! :)


428 posted on 08/25/2006 11:27:43 PM PDT by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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You're most welcome.


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ROFLOL.... The differences between Neandertals and modern humans may be much less than had been previously thought, suggesting that human cognition and symbolic thinking may date back to before the two sub-species split around 400,000 years ago."

How about that (grin), who would have ever thought it possible. /sarc

430 posted on 08/26/2006 6:03:43 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: Dustbunny

Heh... considering that they had a bigger braincase, they probably artificially created us in a lab.


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LOL


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Monday, August 28, 2006


The Exodus
Scientist Defends Account Of Exodus
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 04/11/2003 4:52:30 PM EDT · 48 replies · 836+ views


Washington Post | 4-10-2003 | Richard N. Ostling
Scientist Defends Account of Exodus By RICHARD N. OSTLING The Associated Press Thursday, April 10, 2003; 12:18 PM A British scientist is making two claims about Jewish history this Passover season that could surely spark discussion over the Seder meal. Colin J. Humphreys of Cambridge University has concluded that science backs traditional beliefs that the Israelites' exodus from Egypt was led by Moses pretty much the way the Bible and the Haggadah ritual tell it. He also says that Mount Sinai, where Scripture says Moses received God's Law, is located in Saudi Arabia, not Egypt's Sinai Peninsula - moving a...
 

Mount Sinai Was A Volcano In Saudi Arabia, Says Scientist (Exodus)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 06/12/2003 9:15:39 PM EDT · 94 replies · 781+ views


The Telegraph (UK) | 6-13-2003 | Roger Highfield
Mount Sinai was volcano in Saudi Arabia, says scientist By Roger Highfield Science Editor (Filed: 13/06/2003) Mount Sinai, where Scripture says Moses received God's Law, is located in Saudi Arabia, not Egypt's Sinai Peninsula - moving a key site for Judaism into the nation where Islam was founded, according to a Cambridge professor. Science also backs traditional beliefs that the Israelites' exodus from Egypt was led by Moses, roughly the way that the Bible tells it, according to Prof Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University. Prof Humphreys, a churchgoing Baptist and materials scientist, outlines his ideas in his forthcoming book: The...
 

Pharaoh's chariots found in the Red Sea? ( Holy Moses! )
  Posted by UnklGene
On News/Activism 06/21/2003 1:52:07 PM EDT · 142 replies · 3,095+ views


World Net Daily | June 21, 2003 | Joe Kovacs
MUCH ABOUT HISTORY Pharaoh's chariots found in Red Sea? 'Physical evidence' of ancient Exodus prompting new look at Old Testament -- Posted: June 21, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com "And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided." (Exodus 14:21) One of the most famous stories of the Bible is God's parting of the Red Sea to save the Israelites from the Egyptian army and the subsequent...
 

Egyptian Jurists Sue 'The Jews' for Compensation...of Gold Allegedly Stolen During Exodus from Egypt
  Posted by adam_az
On News/Activism 08/21/2003 3:48:59 PM EDT · 110 replies · 983+ views


Memri.org | 8/09/03 | Dr. Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq
The August 9, 2003 edition of the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi featured an interview with Dr. Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq who, together with a group of Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland, is preparing an enormous lawsuit against "all the Jews of the world." The following are excerpts from the interview: [1] Dr. Hilmi: "Ö Since the Jews make various demands of the Arabs and the world, and claim rights that they base on historical and religious sources, a group of Egyptians in Switzerland has opened the case of the so-called 'great exodus...
 

Reparations for the Exodus?
  Posted by JohnHuang2
On News/Activism 08/22/2003 4:05:06 AM EDT · 15 replies · 119+ views


FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, August 22, 2003 | By MEMRI
Raparations for the Exodus?By MEMRIMEMRI.org | August 22, 2003 The August 9, 2003 edition of the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi featured an interview with Dr. Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq who, together with a group of Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland, is preparing an enormous lawsuit against "all the Jews of the world." The following are excerpts from the interview: [1] Dr. Hilmi: "Ö Since the Jews make various demands of the Arabs and the world, and claim rights that they base on historical and religious sources, a group of Egyptians in Switzerland...
 

Group of Egyptians to Sue 'All Worldwide Jews' Over "Theft of Pharoah's Gold" (No Joke)
  Posted by AmericanInTokyo
On News/Activism 08/22/2003 9:13:30 AM EDT · 41 replies · 1,010+ views


MEMRI (Middle East News Monitor/Translation) | 9 August 2003 (in Arabic) | MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute)
Special Dispatch - Egypt August 22, 2003 No. 556 (Translated from Arabic Language Sources) Egyptian Jurists to Sue 'The Jews' for Compensation for 'Trillions' of Tons of Gold Allegedly Stolen During Exodus from Egypt The August 9, 2003 edition of the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi featured an interview with Dr. Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq who, together with a group of Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland, is preparing an enormous lawsuit against "all the Jews of the world." The following are excerpts from the interview: (1) Dr. Hilmi: "... Since the Jews...
 

Jews sued for 'stealing' gold in Exodus
  Posted by yhwhsman
On News/Activism 08/22/2003 8:35:19 PM EDT · 30 replies · 186+ views


WorldNetDaily.com | August 22, 2003 | Joseph Farah
LAW OF THE LANDJews sued for 'stealing' gold in Exodus Egyptians to seek compensation for 'tons' allegedly taken Posted: August 22, 2003 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com As attorneys and politicians grapple over the validity of slave reparations, a group of Egyptians have trumped the debate with a claim against Jews that dates back thousands of years. Dr. Nabil Hilmi, a dean at the University of Al-Zaqaziq, said Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland are mounting a massive lawsuit against "all Jews around the world" that seeks compensation for "tons" of gold they claim was stolen during the Jews' exodus out...
 

The Exodus fraud: Joseph Farah debunks latest Arab hoax demonizing Jews
  Posted by JohnHuang2
On News/Activism 08/26/2003 3:26:13 AM EDT · 2 replies · 79+ views


WorldNetDaily.com | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | Joseph Farah
It's tempting to laugh off the claim by a dean of an Egyptian university preparing to sue the Jews of the world for looting Egypt during the Exodus thousands of years ago. Dr. Nabil Hilmi is rallying attorneys and politicians around the idea of reverse slave reparations -- suing the Jews who suffered in slavery in Egypt for 400 years because, he claims, they stole tons of gold before they left. One might suggest it's a little late for such a claim. One might remind the Egyptians it's normally the slave who asks for recompense, rather than the slaveholder. One...
 

In defense of Moses-Egyptians may sue Jews over the Exodus.
  Posted by SJackson
On News/Activism 08/28/2003 8:42:12 AM EDT · 16 replies · 218+ views


Jerusalem Post | 8-28-03 | Moshe Kohn
The dean of Al-Zaqaziq University's School of Law, Dr. Nabil Hilmi, and a group of Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland are preparing to sue "all the Jews of the world and the Jews of Israel in particular" for compensation for the wealth the Bible says the Jews "stole" when Moses led them out of Egypt 34 centuries ago (Jerusalem Post, August 22). Hilmi kindly offered to let us pay in installments over 1,000 years with interest, of course. It seems that where it suits Bible-deniers like Muslims who deny that the Jews have a history whose first stages are described in...
 

Sue the Jews!
  Posted by UnklGene
On News/Activism 09/02/2003 6:06:45 PM EDT · 19 replies · 165+ views


Townhall.com | September 2, 2003 | Mona Charen
Sue the Jews Mona Charen (archive) September 2, 2003 Many have expressed doubts that America can influence the Middle East. But I submit that our cultural sway is already in evidence. Just when you thought that no lawsuit could be more preposterous than the one filed by families who tried to sue McDonalds for making them fat, along comes evidence that lawsuit madness has taken hold in Egypt in a truly unique fashion. Thanks to the Middle East Media Research Institute, we learn that the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi recently featured an interview with Dr. Nabil Hilmi, dean of the...
 

A lawsuit in the extreme?
  Posted by JohnHuang2
On News/Activism 09/04/2003 1:50:30 AM EDT · 121+ views


Washington Times | Thursday, September 4, 2003 | Mona Charen
<p>Many have expressed doubts America can influence the Middle East. But I submit that our cultural sway is already in evidence.</p> <p>Just when you thought no lawsuit could be more preposterous than the one filed by families who tried to sue McDonalds for making them fat, along comes evidence that lawsuit madness has taken hold in Egypt in a truly unique fashion.</p>
 

Egyptian Lawyer to Sue Jews for Biblical 'Plunder'
  Posted by jern
On News/Activism 09/11/2003 1:21:57 PM EDT · 17 replies · 99+ views


Reuters | Sept. 11, 2003 | Opheera McDoom
Lawyer to Sue Jews for Biblical 'Plunder' 2 hours, 57 minutes ago Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Opheera McDoom CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian lawyer said Wednesday he was planning to sue the world's Jews for "plundering" gold during the Exodus from Pharaonic Egypt thousands of years ago, based on information in the Bible. Nabil Hilmi, dean of the law faculty at Egypt's al-Zaqaziq University, said the legal basis for the case was under study by a group of lawyers in Egypt and Europe. "This is serious, and should not be misread as being political against...
 

Digging Out The Truth Of Exodus
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/12/2003 1:27:46 PM EDT · 6 replies · 327+ views


USN&WR | 10-20-2003 | Helen Fields
Science & Society 10/20/03Digging out the truth of Exodus By Helen Fields Egyptologist Manfred Bietak was reading a 60-year-old report of a dig near Luxor in Egypt when a surprising find caught his eye. Near a mortuary temple from the 12th century B.C., archaeologists had uncovered a grid of shallow trenches, which they guessed was the base of a workers' hut. Bietak, head of the Institute of Egyptology at Vienna University, recognized the floor plan as that of the four-room houses used by almost all Israelites from the 12th to the sixth century B.C. What was it doing in Egypt?...
 

Digging out the truth of Exodus: New Evidence of Biblical Exodus
  Posted by nwrep
On News/Activism 10/12/2003 7:59:10 PM EDT · 44 replies · 331+ views


US News | October 20, 2003 | nwrep
By Helen Fields Egyptologist Manfred Bietak was reading a 60-year-old report of a dig near Luxor in Egypt when a surprising find caught his eye. Near a mortuary temple from the 12th century B.C., archaeologists had uncovered a grid of shallow trenches, which they guessed was the base of a workers' hut. Bietak, head of the Institute of Egyptology at Vienna University, recognized the floor plan as that of the four-room houses used by almost all Israelites from the 12th to the sixth century B.C. What was it doing in Egypt? If Bietak is right, the trenches could be...
 

Pharaoh's chariots found in Red Sea?
  Posted by truthfinder9
On Religion 10/30/2003 3:06:14 PM EST · 14 replies · 2,352+ views


WorldNetDaily.com
Pharaoh's chariots found in Red Sea? 'Physical evidence' of ancient Exodus prompting new look at Old Testament http://wnd.com By Joe Kovacs © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com "And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided." (Exodus 14:21 ) One of the most famous stories of the Bible is God's parting of the Red Sea to save the Israelites from the Egyptian army and the subsequent drowning of soldiers and horses in hot pursuit. But...
 

Scientist claims to explain parting of the waves
  Posted by presidio9
On News/Activism 01/21/2004 2:38:00 PM EST · 66 replies · 327+ views


Ananova | Wednesday 21st January 2004
A Russian mathematician says he's come up with a logical explanation for Moses' parting of the waves. Naum Wolzinger says it had more to do with the changing of the tide than divine intervention. The scene where Moses parts the waves and leads the Israelites across the Red Sea is one of the most well known stories in the Bible. But Mr Wolzinger, from St Petersburg, said it was not a miracle. He says there is a riff six or seven metres under the water that runs from one bank of the Gulf of Suez to the other at the...
 

Scientist: Parting of Red Sea Was Possible
  Posted by Conservomax
On News/Activism 01/23/2004 8:21:14 AM EST · 34 replies · 389+ views


Washington Times
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Russian mathematicians have determined the legendary parting of the Red Sea that let the Jews flee Egypt was possible, the Moscow Times reported. The study, published in the Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences, focused on a reef that runs from the documented spot where the Jews escaped Egypt, which in Biblical times, was much closer to the surface, according to Naum Volzinger, a senior researcher at St. Petersburg's Institute of Oceanology, and a colleague based in Hamburg, Alexei Androsov. The mathematicians calculated the "strong east wind that blew all that night"...
 

Study: Red Sea Parting Possible!
  Posted by vannrox
On News/Activism 02/03/2004 6:12:10 PM EST · 18 replies · 364+ views


Discovery Channel | Feb. 2, 2004 | By Jennifer Viegas
Study: Red Sea Parting Possible By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Feb. 2, 2004 ? The parting of the Red Sea and the subsequent escape of thousands of Jewish slaves, which is described in the Bible's book of Exodus, can be explained by science, according to two Russian researchers. The study, published in the Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is one of the first to examine the event using oceanography, weather patterns, and mathematical calculations. Naum Volzinger, senior researcher at the St. Petersburg Institute of Oceanology, and colleague Alexei Androsov of Hamburg, determined that a reef runs from Egypt...
 

Battlements Found At Egypt's Ancient East Gateway
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 07/01/2004 11:17:17 PM EDT · 38 replies · 515+ views


Reuters | 6-30-2004
Battlements Found at Egypt's Ancient East Gateway Wed Jun 30, 2004 01:52 PM ET CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian archaeological team has uncovered battlements from Pharaonic times at the ancient eastern gateway to Egypt in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday. The find includes three fortifications built in the area of Tharu, an ancient city which stood on a branch of the Nile that has long since dried up, a ministry statement said. The battlements stand on the ancient Horus Road, a vital commercial and military artery from ancient Egypt to Asia. The discoveries,...
 

Books, Magazines, Movies, Music
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On Bloggers & Personal 07/12/2004 12:34:44 AM EDT · 133 replies · 8,204+ views


Amazon | March 2004 | Anatoly T. Fomenko
History: Fiction or Science? by Anatoly T. Fomenko
 

Did Nefertiti have 'love affair' with Moses?
  Posted by wagglebee
On Religion 04/09/2005 6:15:38 PM EDT · 22 replies · 562+ views


Middle East Online | 4/8/05 | Sophie Claudet
A Hollywood flick on an alleged love affair between pharaonic Queen Nefertiti and the Biblical Prophet Moses is soon to begin shooting in Egypt, renowned British producer John Heyman has revealed. "Nefertiti married perhaps one of the first monotheists in history and the film will tell their story, which logically enough should be set in Egypt" said Heyman on a brief visit to Cairo. "One can find in the Old Testament that Moses and Nefertiti had a relationship," he added. The movie will also deal "with the return to the worship of the sun god," said Heyman. He was referring...
 

Director posits proof of biblical Exodus
  Posted by timsbella
On News/Activism 04/14/2006 8:58:16 AM EDT · 142 replies · 2,333+ views


The Globe and Mail | 14 April 2006 | Michael Posner
A provocative $4-million documentary by Toronto filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici claims to have found archeological evidence verifying the story of the biblical Exodus from Egypt, 3,500 years ago. Religious Jews consider the biblical account incontrovertible -- the foundation story of the creation of the nation of Israel. Indeed, they celebrated the Exodus Wednesday night and last night with the annual Passover recitation of the Haggadah. But among scholars, the question of if and when Moses led an estimated two million Israelite slaves out of pharaonic Egypt, miraculously crossed the Red Sea ahead of the pursuing Egyptian army and received the Ten...
 

Documentary Sets New Date For Exodus
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 07/03/2006 5:26:25 PM EDT · 25 replies · 867+ views


Jerusalem Post | 7-3-2006 | Etgar Lefkovits
Jul. 3, 2006 0:15 | Updated Jul. 3, 2006 4:57Documentary sets new date for Exodus By ETGAR LEFKOVITS A new documentary by a Canadian Jewish filmmaker argues that the Exodus did happen, but that it took place a couple of hundred years before the commonly-accepted time frame. The Exodus Decoded, a two-hour documentary by award-winning Israeli-born filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, suggests that the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt as recounted in the Bible occurred around 1500 BCE, about 230 years before the date most commonly accepted by contemporary historians. The 10 plagues that smote the Egyptians, according to the Bible,...
 

Volcanic eruption 'triggered biblical parting of Red Sea'
  Posted by NYer
On News/Activism 08/07/2006 11:23:28 AM EDT · 137 replies · 2,437+ views


Times Online | August 6, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
THE greatest story ever told has acquired a Hollywood twist. James Cameron, the director of Titanic, is the executive producer of a new documentary that claims to have uncovered fresh evidence confirming one of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament -- the parting of the Red Sea and the Jewish exodus from Egypt. In The Exodus Decoded, a 90-minute documentary that will be shown in America this month, Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici, the Canadian film producer, claim a volcanic eruption on the Greek archipelago of Santorini triggered a chain of natural catastrophes recorded in the Bible as the...
 

'Exodus Decoded' seeks 'plausible explanation' for Biblical events
  Posted by NYer
On Religion 08/19/2006 9:32:10 AM EDT · 23 replies · 404+ views


The Tidings | August 18, 2006 | David DiCerto
Did Moses really part the Red Sea like it says in the Old Testament? What about the Nile turning blood red or the plagues that finally compelled Pharaoh to free the Israelites from slavery? Did those things actually happen? These are among the questions Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici attempts to answer in "The Exodus Decoded" which premieres Aug. 20, 8-9:30 p.m. (check local listings) on cable's History Channel. Challenging opinions that dismiss those events as myth, the thought-provoking documentary uses investigative journalism aided by modern science to examine archaeological and geological evidence in separating historical fact from fiction. Jacobovici...
 

Santorini Eruption Much larger Than Originally Believed
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 08/23/2006 8:58:47 PM EDT · 102 replies · 1,494+ views


University Rhode Island | 8-23-2006 | Todd McLeish
Santorini eruption much larger than originally believed Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892 Santorini eruption much larger than originally believed; likely had significant impact on civilization KINGSTON, R.I. -- August 23, 2006 -- An international team of scientists has found that the second largest volcanic eruption in human history, the massive Bronze Age eruption of Thera in Greece, was much larger and more widespread than previously believed. During research expeditions in April and June, the scientists from the University of Rhode Island and the Hellenic Center for Marine Research found deposits of volcanic pumice and ash 10 to 80 meters thick...
 

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Six more:
Biblical Plagues and Parting of Red Sea caused by Volcano
  Posted by Betty Jane
On News/Activism 11/11/2002 3:44:06 PM EST · 73 replies · 4,692+ views


News.telegraph.co.uk | 11/11/02 | John Petre
Biblical plagues and parting of Red Sea 'caused by volcano' By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent (Filed: 11/11/2002) Fresh evidence that the Biblical plagues and the parting of the Red Sea were natural events rather than myths or miracles is to be presented in a new BBC documentary. Moses, which will be broadcast next month, will suggest that much of the Bible story can be explained by a single natural disaster, a huge volcanic eruption on the Greek island of Santorini in the 16th century BC. Using computer-generated imagery pioneered in Walking With Dinosaurs, the programme tells the story of how...
 

Moses' Egyptian Name
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 05/30/2003 2:32:54 PM EDT · 16 replies · 886+ views


Biblical Archaeology | 5-30-2003 | Ogden Goelet
Moses' Egyptian Name Ogden Goelet The history of Israel begins with its enslavement in Egypt. Israel is defined in opposition to everything Egyptianóthey are powerful, Israel is weak; they are rich, Israel is poor; they have many gods, Israel has one. Isnít it ironic, then, that the greatest Hebrew prophet and lawgiver, the man who single-handedly organized the Israelites and led them out of Egypt, has an Egyptian name? And his name is not just any Egyptian name, itís a religious Egyptian name. Mosesí name reflects basic Egyptian religious beliefs that are, in truth, not as different from Mosaic Judaism...
 

Debate Erupts Anew: Did Thera's Explosion Doom Minoan Crete?
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 10/23/2003 5:47:33 PM EDT · 82 replies · 609+ views


International Herald Tribune | 10-23-2003 | William J. Broad
Debate erupts anew: Did Thera's explosion doom Minoan Crete? William J. Broad Thursday, October 23, 2003 For decades, scholars have debated whether the eruption of the Thera volcano in the Aegean more than 3,000 years ago brought about the mysterious collapse of Minoan civilization at the peak of its glory. The volcanic isle (whose remnants are known as Santorini) lay just 110 kilometers from Minoan Crete, so it seemed quite reasonable that its fury could have accounted for the fall of that celebrated people. . This idea suffered a blow in 1987 when Danish scientists studying cores from the Greenland...
 

Tomb May Shed Light On 10th Plague
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism 11/23/2004 9:11:43 PM EST · 81 replies · 3,215+ views


Boston Globe | 11-23-2004 | Charles M. Sennott
Tomb may shed light on 10th plague By Charles M. Sennott, Globe Staff | November 23, 2004 LUXOR, Egypt ó Out of the blinding light of a fall morning here in the Valley of the Kings, American archeologist Kent Weeks led the way down a narrow, stone passageway and into the entrance of a tomb. Weeks peered his flashlight into the enveloping darkness of ëëthe hidden tomb,íí as he calls it, and pressed on through the damp, winding passages toward what may be his archeological teamís most significant find after years of methodical digging, scraping, and brushing. At the end...
 

Nefertiti's 'Love Affair' With Moses to Hit the Silver Screen
  Posted by nickcarraway
On News/Activism 04/08/2005 7:21:11 PM EDT · 207 replies · 3,883+ views


Yahoo News! | Fri Apr 8
CAIRO (AFP) - A Hollywood flick on an alleged love affair between pharaonic Queen Nefertiti and the Biblical Prophet Moses is soon to begin shooting in Egypt, renowned British producer John Heyman has revealed to AFP. "Nefertiti married perhaps one of the first monotheists in history and the film will tell their story, which logically enough should be set in Egypt" said Heyman on a brief visit to Cairo. "One can find in the Old Testament that Moses and Nefertiti had a relationship," he added. The movie will also deal "with the return to the worship of the sun god,"...
 

Viewer Beware: The Exodus Decoded [ Jacobovici response to BAR review]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat 08/31/2006 1:25:09 PM EDT · 4 replies · 54+ views


Biblical Archaeology Review | August 29, 2006 | Simcha Jacobovici
In the second part, he lists what he says are my so-called "discoveries." You would think that the good professor knows how to use the rewind button on his DVD player and confirm statements that he attributes to me. You can find a copy of the transcript of my film at "Simcha's explorations": www.theexodusdecoded.com. A word search can confirm that I claim to "reveal" the meaning of other people's discoveries by providing a new context for looking at various artifacts, inscriptions, mountains etc. The fact is that I never once claim to "discover" anything..
 

435 posted on 08/31/2006 11:13:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Moses' Comet
  Posted by blam
OnNews/Activism 10/09/2005 7:25:36 PM EDT· 35 replies· 1,461+ views


Troubled Times/Discovering Archaeology | 8-1999 | Mike Baillie
Moses' Comet Mosesí Comet, by Mike Baillie Discovering Archeology, July/August 1999 Moses called down a host of calamities upon Egypt until the pharaoh finally freed the Israelites. Perhaps he had the help of a comet impact coupled with a volcano. A volcano destroyed the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea (between today's Greece and Turkey) around the middle of the second millennium B.C. Researchers Val LaMarche and Kathy Hirschboeck suggest the volcano might be associated with tree-ring evidence for several years of intense cold beginning in 1627 B.C. Could that form the basis for strange meteorological phenomena recorded in...
 

436 posted on 08/31/2006 10:20:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs
Weekly Digest #111
Saturday, September 2, 2006


Sole Music
Oregon shoe, possibly world's oldest, hits the bigtime
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat  08/27/2006 10:42:17 PM EDT · 46 replies · 406+ views


KGW-TV | 8/27/2006 | Associated Press
University of Oregon archaeologist Pam Endzweig escorted what may be the oldest shoe on earth to Washington, D.C., recently to be featured in the current edition of the National Geographic... On page 79, a sandal woven of sagebrush bark more than 300 generations ago sits softly lit on a sheet of coarse brown paper, one of 11 examples of footwear illustrating the article "Why Every Shoe Tells a Story." ...The story of the Fort Rock sandals is well known, at least in Oregon. The U of O's Museum of Natural and Cultural History houses a cache of the ancient sandals...
 

Prehistoric 'Shoes' Better Than Modern Hiking Boots (Iceman/Otzi)
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  06/22/2003 12:40:50 PM EDT · 16 replies · 391+ views


Ananova | 6-20-2003
Prehistoric 'shoes' better than modern hiking boots Prehistoric 'shoes' made out of bearskin and hay are better for mountain walks than modern hiking boots, claims an expert. Shoe specialist Petr Hlavacek has been studying the shoes found on the feet of a prehistoric iceman whose mummified body was found in an Alpine glacier in 1991. Mr Hlavacek, who reconstructed a pair of the shoes, said they kept the foot at an optimal temperature, allowed sweat to evaporate and dried quickly if they got wet. The footwear engineer's version went on display this week at the Leather Museum in Offenbach. Christian...
 

PreColumbian, Clovis, and PreClovis
Christian zealots destroy ancient Arctic petroglyphs [s/b Inuit zealots]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat  08/26/2006 12:17:50 PM EDT · 13 replies · 259+ views


CanWest News Service | Saturday, August 26, 2006 | Randy Boswell
For years, heritage advocates have sought special protection for the ancient etchings at Qajartalik Island, located about one hour by boat from the 500-resident village of Kangiqsujuaq. Experts believe they were created by the extinct Dorset culture, an artistically advanced civilization that occupied much of the eastern Arctic before they were killed or driven away by the Thule ancestors of modern Inuit... [T]he site has been dubbed "the Island of the Stone Devils" because some of the faces -- possibly depicting a Dorset shaman in religious costume -- appear to be adorned with horns. In the past, crosses have been...
 

Prehistoric skeleton found along Lake Travis
  Posted by ValerieUSA
On News/Activism  08/28/2006 3:11:13 AM EDT · 40 replies · 1,098+ views


austin american-statesman | Monday, August 28, 2006 | Marty Toohey
An archaeology crew excavated what its members think is a prehistoric skeleton from the banks of Lake Travis on Sunday. Evidence at the site indicates that the skeleton is between 700 and 2,000 years old, most likely dating back about 1,000 years, members of the excavation crew said. The nearly intact skeleton is being donated to the University of Texas for further study. The skeleton was found Aug. 9 by an Austin man riding a personal watercraft on Lake Travis. David Houston had pulled onto the sloped southern bank, admiring a nearby house, when he saw a jawbone, teeth and...
 

Navigation
Polynesian Sailing Myth All At Sea
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  08/30/2006 1:20:42 PM EDT · 14 replies · 592+ views


ABC Science News | 8-30-2006 | Judy Skatssoon
Polynesian sailing myth all at sea Judy Skatssoon ABC Science Online Wednesday, 30 August 2006 Archaeolgists believe structures like the Tevaitau fort reflect hostility between population groups competing for resources (Image: Douglas Kennett) The Polynesians had trouble reaching remote South Pacific islands, according to a new study that dents their reputation as great seafarers. An archaeological study shows they settled Rapa, an island southeast of Tahiti, more recently than anyone thought. Professor Atholl Anderson, of the Australian National University, and international colleagues publish their research in the current issue of the journal Antiquity. Dating of charcoal from archaeological sites on...
 

Climate
Little Ice Age: Big Chill (History Channel's "Inconvenient Truth" About Global Cooling)
  Posted by PJ-Comix
On News/Activism  08/31/2006 8:13:46 PM EDT · 52 replies · 1,417+ views


History Channel | August 31, 2006
Not so long ago, civilization learned that it was no match for just a few degrees drop in temperature. Scientists call it the Little Ice Age--but its impact was anything but small. From 1300 to 1850, a period of cataclysmic cold caused havoc. It froze Viking colonists in Greenland, accelerated the Black Death in Europe, decimated the Spanish Armada, and helped trigger the French Revolution. The Little Ice Age reshaped the world in ways that now seem the stuff of fantasy--New York Harbor froze and people walked from Manhattan to Staten Island, Eskimos sailed kayaks as far south as Scotland,...
 

Let's Have Jerusalem
Viewer Beware: The Exodus Decoded [ Jacobovici response to BAR review]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat  08/31/2006 1:25:09 PM EDT · 14 replies · 202+ views


Biblical Archaeology Review | August 29, 2006 | Simcha Jacobovici
In the second part, he lists what he says are my so-called "discoveries." You would think that the good professor knows how to use the rewind button on his DVD player and confirm statements that he attributes to me. You can find a copy of the transcript of my film at "Simcha's explorations": www.theexodusdecoded.com. A word search can confirm that I claim to "reveal" the meaning of other people's discoveries by providing a new context for looking at various artifacts, inscriptions, mountains etc. The fact is that I never once claim to "discover" anything..
 
Volcanic eruption 'triggered biblical parting of Red Sea'
  Posted by NYer
On News/Activism  08/07/2006 11:23:28 AM EDT · 142 replies · 2,500+ views


Times Online | August 6, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
THE greatest story ever told has acquired a Hollywood twist. James Cameron, the director of Titanic, is the executive producer of a new documentary that claims to have uncovered fresh evidence confirming one of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament -- the parting of the Red Sea and the Jewish exodus from Egypt. In The Exodus Decoded, a 90-minute documentary that will be shown in America this month, Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici, the Canadian film producer, claim a volcanic eruption on the Greek archipelago of Santorini triggered a chain of natural catastrophes recorded in the Bible as the...
 

Digging out the truth of Exodus: New Evidence of Biblical Exodus
  Posted by nwrep
On News/Activism  10/12/2003 7:59:10 PM EDT · 46 replies · 381+ views


US News | October 20, 2003 | nwrep
By Helen Fields Egyptologist Manfred Bietak was reading a 60-year-old report of a dig near Luxor in Egypt when a surprising find caught his eye. Near a mortuary temple from the 12th century B.C., archaeologists had uncovered a grid of shallow trenches, which they guessed was the base of a workers' hut. Bietak, head of the Institute of Egyptology at Vienna University, recognized the floor plan as that of the four-room houses used by almost all Israelites from the 12th to the sixth century B.C. What was it doing in Egypt? If Bietak is right, the trenches could be...
 

Pharaoh's chariots found in Red Sea?
  Posted by truthfinder9
On Religion  10/30/2003 3:06:14 PM EST · 15 replies · 2,402+ views


WorldNetDaily.com
Pharaoh's chariots found in Red Sea? 'Physical evidence' of ancient Exodus prompting new look at Old Testament http://wnd.com By Joe Kovacs © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com "And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided." (Exodus 14:21 ) One of the most famous stories of the Bible is God's parting of the Red Sea to save the Israelites from the Egyptian army and the subsequent drowning of soldiers and horses in hot pursuit. But...
 

Ancient Egypt
Egypt's Ramses Gets a New Home Among Pyramids
  Posted by FairOpinion
On News/Activism  08/26/2006 4:19:40 PM EDT · 20 replies · 428+ views


VOA | Aug. 25, 2006 | Leslie Boctor
Engineers on Friday moved a 3,200-year-old statue of Ramses II. The pharonic statue had stood for more than 50 years in a congested square in downtown Cairo. Its new home will be at a tranquil spot next to the Great Pyramids. Thousands came out to watch the statue makes its 20 kilometer journey. Onlookers crowded along the street around the statue of Pharaoh Ramses II which was surrounded by a convoy including 1,500 soldiers, during the final leg of its journey It took 10 hours for the 11 meter, 83 ton statue to travel through downtown Cairo and cross the...
 

China
3000-year-old "pyramid" discovered in NE China
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism  08/31/2006 1:57:52 AM EDT · 27 replies · 930+ views


Xinhua | 21 June 2006 | Xinhua
CHANGCHUN, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists have discovered a group of ancient tombs shaped like pyramids, dating back at least 3,000 years, in Jiaohe City of northeast China's Jilin Province. The tombs, covering an area of 500,000 square meters (1,000 meters long and 500 meters wide), were found after water erosion exposed part of a mountain, revealing two of the tombs. Six smaller tombs had eroded away leaving no indications of their original scale and appearance, but the biggest tomb, located on the south side of the mountain, could clearly be discerned as a pyramid shape with three layers...
 

Asia
S. Korea: Mounted Archers Training in a Mongol Plateau
  Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism  09/01/2006 2:40:49 AM EDT · 79 replies · 1,058+ views


muye24ki.com | 08/04/06
Mounted Archers Training in a Mongol plateau Some S. Koreans dug up old military training manuals from 18th century and are trying to restore the art of ancient warriors.Here, they are practicing once-lost art of mounted archery. They went to Mongol steppe to do their summer training.It†was done this August on Arkhangel Aimac, a plateau which is 1,000 km from its capital Ulan Bator and 1,700 m (5660 feet) above sea-level .The uniform they are wearing is from Chosun(1392~1910) era.A trainee practicing so-called 'Parthian Parting Shot'This is†a favorite†technique of Northen steppe warriors in the past. Koreans†also used to use it....
 

Central Asia
Ancient Gold Coins Found In Kyrgyz Mountain Lake
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  08/30/2006 1:29:12 PM EDT · 45 replies · 1,175+ views


Novosti | 8-30-2006
Ancient gold coins found in Kyrgyz mountain lake 16:34 | 30/ 08/ 2006 BISHKEK, August 30 (RIA Novosti) - Possibly the world's most ancient gold coin has been discovered in a high mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan, the chief of an archeological expedition said Wednesday. Academic Vladimir Ploskikh said an expedition from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University found a 70-gram octagonal gold artifact on the northern side of Lake Issuk-Kul. "This is probably the earliest form of metal money found in Central Asia, and may have served as an archetype for later gold coins," he said. "If this [hypothesis] is confirmed, the...
 

Ancient Greece
Archeologists find unique Thracian gold near seaside
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat  08/29/2006 1:42:02 AM EDT · 2 replies · 16+ views


Bulgarian News Network | Tuesday, August 29, 2006 | unattributed
A unique gold treasure from Thracian times was found on Sunday near the town of Sinemorets at the Bulgarian seaside, news agencies reported. The excavations near the mouth of Veleka River continued during the day and the field is guarded by the police. Local people have dug the hill for inert materials and later archeologists discovered the gold treasure, Darik radio announced. There are lots of gold and silver vessels and cult clay tiles with the image of Mother Earth Goddess. Up to the Sunday evening an extremely valuable wreath and a set of golden earrings have been brought out...
 

British Isles
Uncovering the burial mounds of Bronze Age Scots
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism  08/27/2006 11:12:18 PM EDT · 11 replies · 484+ views


Scotsman | 28 Aug 2006 | CAROLINE WICKHAM-JONES
FOUR thousand years ago work began to erect the great earthen burial mounds that comprise the Bronze Age barrow cemetery at the Knowes of Trotty, in Harray, Orkney. There are at least 16 barrows - or graves - in two rows, nestling between the edge of the farmlands and the foot of the moorland. Many were raised upon natural mounds to enhance their prominence. It is a spectacular site, even today, and there are indications that in the Bronze Age the Knowes of Trotty was a cemetery of special significance. The barrows were built to honour the dead of the...
 

Neandertal
Implications for the Behavioral Modernity of Neandertals
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat  08/29/2006 1:33:27 AM EDT · 25 replies · 203+ views


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | August 15, 2006 | J. Zilh„o, F. díErrico, J. Bordes, A. Lenoble, J. Texier, and J. Rigaud
Abstract: The Ch‚telperronian is a Neandertal-associated archeological culture featuring ornaments and decorated bone tools. It is often suggested that such symbolic items do not imply that Neandertals had modern cognition and stand instead for influences received from coeval, nearby early modern humans represented by the Aurignacian culture, whose precocity would be proven by stratigraphy and radiocarbon dates. The Grotte des FÈes at Ch‚telperron (France) is the remaining case of such a potential Chatelperronian-Aurignacian contemporaneity, but reanalysis shows that its stratification is poor and unclear, the bone assemblage is carnivore-accumulated, the putative interstratified Aurignacian lens in level B4 is made up...
 

There is a little Neanderthal in a lot of us
  Posted by patton
On General/Chat  09/01/2006 11:36:50 AM EDT · 24 replies · 118+ views


The Telegraph UK | 29/08/2006 | Roger Highfield, Science Editor
People who have large noses, a stocky build and a beetle brow may indeed be a little Neanderthal, according to a genetic study. But the good news is that other research concludes that Neanderthals were much more like us than previously thought. People of European descent may be five per cent Neanderthal, according to a study published in the journal PLoS Genetics, which suggests we all have a sprinkling of archaic DNA in our genes. "Instead of a population that left Africa 100,000 years ago and replaced all other archaic human groups, we propose that this population interacted with another...
 

Ancient Europe
Rewriting Human History
  Posted by blam
On News/Activism  08/26/2006 8:38:14 PM EDT · 19 replies · 624+ views


Rolex Awards | 8-25-2005
Rewriting Human History Discoveries In Georgia Are Transforming Our View Of Human Evolution Looking out across a verdant lake valley alive with game, in a land to be known as Georgia at some remote future time, the diminutive, small-brained, ape-faced creature seems hardly destined for planetary conquest. Yet, from 1.75 million years ago, the slender little hominid -- pre-human -- is rewriting the story of who we are, where we came from and how we got here. Translating this epic tale is an energetic and enthusiastic Georgian scientist, David Lordkipanidze, who has waged a decade-long struggle to uncover, substantiate and protect...
 

Biology and Cryptobiology
A Pregnant Man (BREAKING NEWS?)
  Posted by Alter Kaker
On General/Chat  08/23/2006 3:32:30 PM EDT · 72 replies · 2,458+ views


ABC News | 23 August 2006 | ABC News
Aug. 23, 2006 -- Sanju Bhagat's stomach was once so swollen he looked nine months pregnant and could barely breathe. Living in the city of Nagpur, India, Bhagat said he'd felt self-conscious his whole life about his big belly. But one night in June 1999, his problem erupted into something much larger than cosmetic worry. An ambulance rushed the 36-year-old farmer to the hospital. Doctors thought he might have a giant tumor, so they decided to operate and remove the source of the bulge in his belly. "Basically, the tumor was so big that it was pressing on his diaphragm...
 

Breast Milk May Not Be Enough (Vitamin D)
  Posted by blam
On General/Chat  08/27/2006 2:34:48 PM EDT · 6 replies · 117+ views


Science News | 8-27-2006 | Janet Raloff
Breast milk may not be enough Janet Raloff A new study finds a high incidence of vitamin D deficiency in breast-fed babies, mostly during winter. Such a deficiency limits the body's use of calcium, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. As part of a trial of iron supplementation, Ekhard E. Ziegler of the University of Iowa in Iowa City and his colleagues regularly took blood samples over 2 years from 84 newborns who were initially breastfed exclusively. The researchers noticed that few infants were getting supplemental vitamin D. The scientists evaluated vitamin D in the infants' blood. They...
 

Agriculture and Domestication
Italy festival honors forgotten fruits (Casola Valsenio near Faenza)
  Posted by NormsRevenge
On General/Chat  08/29/2006 11:27:26 PM EDT · 12 replies · 120+ views


AP on Yahoo | 8/29/06 | AP
FAENZA, Italy - Environmentalists, foodies and travelers, unite! You have nothing to lose but your boring supermarket produce. The Festival of Forgotten Fruits -- scheduled for Oct. 14-15 in the town of Casola Valsenio, Italy -- is an event designed to bring attention to little-known and sometimes ancient varieties of wild fruit that are still cultivated locally. The festival will feature pomegranates, vulpine pears, rose apples, jujubes (also known as red dates or Chinese dates), quince apples, sorb apples, cornelian cherries and unusual types of berries, as well as medlars, which are used as an ingredient in desserts, jelly and...
 

Ancient Rome
CA: Getty Curator on Trial for Acquiring Stolen Antiquities
  Posted by BurbankKarl
On News/Activism  07/18/2005 6:57:33 PM EDT · 3 replies · 200+ views


LA Times a paper hardly read... | 7/18/05 | Tracy Wilkinson
ROME -- In a case with broad implications for the art world, the trial of a senior curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum who is accused of illegally acquiring antiquities opened today in Rome, and was almost immediately suspended to await translation of key documents into English. The prosecution of Marion True, the Getty's curator for antiquities and director of the Getty Villa, will resume Nov. 16, a three judge panel decided. True, 56, is accused of criminal conspiracy to receive stolen goods and illicit receipt of archeological items purportedly dug up in Italy. The case involves 42 allegedly...
 

Documents: Getty had clues it was obtaining possibly looted art
  Posted by BenLurkin
On News/Activism  09/25/2005 3:57:18 PM EDT · 19 replies · 534+ views


AP | Sunday September 25, 2005
LOS ANGELES (AP) Lawyers for the J. Paul Getty Museum have determined that half the masterpieces in its antiquities collection were bought from dealers suspected of selling artifacts embezzled from Italy, according to a published report Sunday. Getty officials knew as early as 1985 that several of their suppliers were selling artworks that probably had been looted, but the museum continued the acquisitions, according to hundreds of documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times. Italian authorities are demanding the return of 42 objects in the Getty collection they believe were stolen, including ancient urns, vases and a 5-foot marble statue...
 

Getty Had Signs It Was Acquiring Possibly Looted Art, Documents Show
  Posted by Republicanprofessor
On News/Activism  10/01/2005 3:34:07 PM EDT · 21 replies · 405+ views


LATimes.com | 9/25/05 | Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino,
Attorneys for the J. Paul Getty Museum have determined that half the masterpieces in its antiquities collection were purchased from dealers now under investigation for allegedly selling artifacts looted from ruins in Italy. Italian authorities have identified dozens of objects in the Getty collection as looted, including ancient urns, vases and a 5-foot marble statue of Apollo. The Italians have Polaroid photographs seized from a dealer's warehouse in Switzerland that show Getty artifacts in an unrestored state, some encrusted with dirt -- soon after they were dug from the ground, Italians officials say. In response to the Italian investigation, Getty...
 

Getty to return three ancient pieces to Italy
  Posted by woofie
On News/Activism  10/04/2005 2:00:34 PM EDT · 8 replies · 254+ views


La Times | Jason Felch
Italian authorities have agreed to accept an offer from the J. Paul Getty Museum to return three ancient objects allegedly stolen from Italy, but say they jhuwill continue to pursue dozens more artifacts in a separate criminal case against the museum's former antiquities curator. The Getty's offer came after protracted negotiations with Italian authorities, and it figures prominently in the museum's strategy of building goodwill with the Italian government, records show. The Italians have presented evidence that each of the three items was looted from Italian tombs or taken from collections in Italy, in violation of the country's patrimony laws....
 

Catastrophism and Astronomy
Scientists seek Copernicus' uncle's remains to confirm finding
  Posted by wagglebee
On News/Activism  08/26/2006 3:02:29 PM EDT · 13 replies · 191+ views


Ireland Online | 5/28/06 | Ireland Online
Polish archaeologists have launched a search for the grave of an uncle of Nicolaus Copernicus in hopes the relativeís DNA can confirm that remains they found last year are indeed those of the 16th-century astronomer, the head of the research team said today. "We are almost sure we found Copernicusís remains last year, but we still need to confirm it through comparison with the DNA of someone related on the female side," said Jerzy Gassowski, who is head of the Archaeology and Anthropology Institute in Pultusk in central Poland. The team began its search this week for the coffin of...
 

Middle Ages and Renaissance
Korea's ancient vessels found in eastern China [ s/b medieval ]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat  08/29/2006 1:37:19 AM EDT


Yonhap | Tuesday, August 29, 2006 | unattributed
Ancient vessels assumed to be 14th-century Korean trade boats have been found in an eastern Chinese port, a discovery that will help retrace the history of marine exchanges between Korea and China from that era, archaeologists involved in the find said Monday. They are the first Korean ancient vessels found overseas and stand as evidence that Koreans engaged in international trade before they curbed such exchanges centuries later, said the archaeologists of the National Maritime Museum.
 

Africa
Africans Invented Arithmetic and Algebra [double bagger barf alert]
  Posted by SunkenCiv
On General/Chat  08/30/2006 1:41:19 PM EDT · 72 replies · 582+ views


Black Voice News | Sunday, 27 August 2006 | Joseph A. Bailey, II M.D., F.A.C.S.
The earliest treatise on algebra is the Egyptian Rhind Papyrus (c.1700 BC). But in c.3000 BC Egyptians called it "aha Calculus" because "Aha," "Ahe," or "Ahau" was the name of the second pharaoh of the first dynasty. Meaning mass, quantity, or heap (a pile of many things), it was used as an abstract term for the unknown in an equation. Originally, the word "algebra"-("al" "from Egypt"--"al-Kemit")--meant the reuniting of broken parts and was later defined by the Arabs as "restoration", including "bone setting". Note that Yin and Yang are also about the union of separate parts... Africans found a place...
 

Oh So Mysteriouso
Evidence found of ancient tribute to King Arthur's Round Table
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism  08/28/2006 11:01:39 AM EDT · 58 replies · 2,355+ views


Daily Mail | 28 Aug 2006 | BEN CLERKIN & CHARLOTTE GILL
It is a legendary artefact of British history - albeit one for which there is no evidence. In 1344, King Edward III supposedly built a huge round hall to house a table for his 300 knights. His aim was to recreate the Arthurian legend of the Knights of the Round Table. The only problem was that - much like King Arthur's original Table at Camelot - many historians doubted whether it actually existed. Until now that is. For archaeologists digging up the Queen's front lawn at Windsor Castle yesterday unearthed a spectacular find. Below the turf of one of the...
 

Scotland's Whirling Goddess or the Holy Grail?
  Posted by Marius3188
On News/Activism  08/28/2006 11:16:53 AM EDT · 39 replies · 1,432+ views


Scotsman | 24 Aug 2006 | DAVID MCDOWELL
STARING into the terrifying thunderous tumult of the Corryvreckan whirlpool, it's easy to see why its sheer primal energy has fascinated people for centuries. Now Edinburgh folklorist Stuart McHardy has suggested a startling new theory - that the awe-inspiring natural vortex between the islands of Scarba and Jura in Argyll and Bute was the true origin of the Holy Grail. At its wildest, some say the whirlpool forms a spectacular swirling cauldron 300 feet wide and 100 feet deep. The cause is hidden beneath the waves -- a giant rock pinnacle rising from the depths to within 95 feet of...
 

Thoroughly Modern Miscellany
Taller people are smarter: study (Daschle "Deeply saddened..."
  Posted by presidio9
On General/Chat  08/25/2006 7:30:35 PM EDT · 62 replies · 669+ views


Reuters | 08/24/06
While researchers have long shown that tall people earn more than their shorter counterparts, it's not only social discrimination that accounts for this inequality -- tall people are just smarter than their height-challenged peers, a new study finds. "As early as age three -- before schooling has had a chance to play a role -- and throughout childhood, taller children perform significantly better on cognitive tests," wrote Anne Case and Christina Paxson of Princeton University in a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The findings were based primarily on two British studies that followed children born in...
 

700-year-old letters going home to Poland
  Posted by Lukasz
On News/Activism  08/29/2006 1:24:54 PM EDT · 19 replies · 568+ views


Pioneer Press | Aug. 27, 2006 | DINESH RAMDE
A collection of letters written by popes and kings some 700 years ago will be returned to Poland's national archives after a man in Milwaukee found them among the belongings of his father, a World War II veteran. The letters, some of which were displayed at a news conference Thursday, are remarkably preserved, the gracefully flowing letters still legible on the vellum, or animal skin, on which they were written. The 17 letters date back as far as 1256 and primarily record real-estate transactions, said Wanda Zemler-Cizewski, the Marquette University theology professor who authenticated them in 2003. The documents were...
 

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437 posted on 09/01/2006 11:53:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Welcome Newbies. Seems like an unusually diverse Digest. Note that it starts with a topic about the oldest known shoe, which was found in Oregon, and the headings which follow are New World topics. :')
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438 posted on 09/01/2006 11:57:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

thank you again. have i told you...you are TOO COOL! :) lol


439 posted on 09/02/2006 12:09:21 AM PDT by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: ferri

Thanks! I'm too polite to argue with you. ;')


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