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  • Retreating ice patches provide evidence of ancient obsidian mining (Global Warming)

    11/18/2023 3:23:59 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | 11 14 2023 | Markus Milligan
    Archaeologists conducting surveys of retreating ice patches have found perishable artefacts associated with ancient mining activities. The study, published in the Journal of Field Archaeology, reports that the researchers have found over 50 perishable artefacts near Goat Mountain and the Kitsu Plateau, located in northern British Columbia, Canada. Among the artefacts are stitched containers made from birch bark, wooden walking staffs, intricately carved and beveled sticks, an atlatl dart foreshaft, and a boot crafted from stitched hide. According to the researchers: “Most of the perishable artefacts were manufactured from wood, including birch bark containers, projectile shafts, and walking staffs. Of...
  • Former speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will run for reelection to House in 2024

    09/08/2023 9:21:45 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 67 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8 September 2023 | Amy B Wang, Marianna Sotomayor and Paul Kane
    Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Friday that she will run for reelection in 2024 for her San Francisco-area House seat, ending speculation about her political future after she decided last year she would step down as the leader of the House Democratic caucus. Pelosi, 83, told aides she planned to run for another term next year, according to an aide to the former speaker who spoke on the condition of anonymity to confirm the decision. [Snip]
  • Most Dangerous Documentary of the Year, from Netflix

    12/04/2022 10:32:52 AM PST · by Montana_Sam · 101 replies
    Principia-Scientific Editor ^ | December 2, 2022 | PSI Editor
    Graham Hancock is featured in a Netflix documentary regarding his theory of an advanced, ancient civilization more than 12,000 years old.
  • 'The find of a lifetime': 8-year-old boy discovers giant shark tooth in South Carolina

    08/23/2022 4:17:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies ^ | 8/23/2022 | Natalie Neysa Alund
    Carcharocles turgidus teeth. An 8-year-old boy made a prehistoric discovery this month by finding a giant tooth believed to be from the long-extinct angustidens—a megatooth shark species. Riley Gracely of Pennsylvania discovered the massive tooth during a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. According to Palmetto Fossil Excursions (PFE), the boy discovered a 4.75-inch tooth belonging to the extinct shark Carcharocles angustidens while participating in a fossil-hunting excursion near Summerville. "Truly the find of a lifetime," PFE wrote in an Aug. 11 Facebook post. "This young man just scored a 4.75" Angustiden tooth in our Premium Gravel Layer piles...
  • World's oldest jewelry unveiled in Morocco

    11/23/2021 8:17:40 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | November 11, 2021 | unattributed
    150,000-year-old jewelry discovered in MoroccoArchaeologists have discovered perforated shells dating back 150,000 years that also suggest the use of language via symbols. The finding joins a series of notable archaeological discoveries made in 2021.
  • First lady Jill Biden celebrates her 70th birthday with the president at their beach house in Delaware

    06/05/2021 9:26:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | Jun 3, 2021 | Oma Seddiq
    President Joe Biden took Thursday off to celebrate first lady Jill Biden's 70th birthday at their vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Bidens planned for a "quiet" day together in the beach town without family and friends, Michael LaRosa, the first lady's spokesperson said, according to the Associated Press. The first lady was already at the beach house when Biden arrived on Wednesday night, per the AP. The first couple started their morning in "sunny and warm" 66-degree weather and spent part of the afternoon biking along the Gordons Pond Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park surrounded by Secret...
  • Hyenas gnawed on Neanderthals in cave south of Rome

    05/10/2021 6:48:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    The History Blog ^ | May 9, 2021
    The remains of nine Neanderthals have been unearthed in the Guattari Cave near the seaside town of San Felice Circeo, 70 miles south of Rome. The cave’s entrance, blocked off by a rockslide that stopped human occupation of the site tens of thousands of years ago , was discovered by accident on February 24th, 1939. Inside were animal bones, the remains of hyena repasts, and in the last chamber the well-preserved cranium of a Neanderthal. The chamber would henceforth be dubbed the Antrum of Man. Even with a large hole in the temple, it was one the best-preserved Neanderthal skulls...
  • Ancient secret of lightning strikes at stone circles revealed

    03/22/2020 10:46:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    One rarely-visited site surveyed, known as Site XI or Airigh na Beinne Bige, now consists of a single standing stone on an exposed hillside overlooking the great circle. Geophysics revealed that not only was the stone originally part of a circle of standing stones, but also that there was a massive, star-shaped magnetic anomaly in the centre – either the result of a single, large lighting strike or many smaller strikes on the same spot. Project leader Dr Richard Bates, of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews, said: “Such clear evidence for lightning...
  • 'Dinosaur trees': firefighters save endangered Wollemi pines from NSW bushfires

    01/16/2020 3:35:24 PM PST · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wed 15 Jan 2020 08.55 GMT | Adam Morton
    Firefighters have saved the only known natural stand of Wollemi pines, so-called “dinosaur trees” that fossil records show existed up to 200m years ago, from the bushfires that have devastated New South Wales. The state’s environment minister, Matt Kean, said a specially deployed team of remote area firefighters helped save the critically endangered trees from the giant Gospers Mountain fire. The pines are in an undisclosed sandstone grove in the Wollemi national park, in the Blue Mountains, about 200km north-west of Sydney. They were thought extinct until discovered 26 years ago..............................
  • How the Ancients Cut Stone with Sound Waves

    12/27/2019 5:42:49 PM PST · by wildbill · 81 replies
    Ancient Architects ^ | 12/20/2017 | Arthur Keely
    How did the #Ancient Civilisations cut and shape such intricate stonework like we see in #Ancient Egypt? How were holes seemingly drilled through solid granite? How did the #Incas create walls with perfectly connecting blocks of stone? Did they use traditional tools? Did they harness the power of the sun as I explained in a previous video? Or did they know the secrets of sound and this was a form of ancient high technology?
  • Did the Ancient Egyptians sail as far as the Black Sea? Adventurers will use a boat [tr]

    07/31/2019 5:59:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2019 | Ian Randall
    A boat made of reeds will be put to the test by a team of intrepid adventurers when they embark on the 800 mile journey from the Black Sea to Crete in August. The voyage aboard the vessel — the 'Abora IV' — is hoped will prove that the ancient Egyptians could have made similar trips in reed boats thousands of years ago. The 46 feet-long (14 metre) boat will be crewed by a team of two dozen researchers and volunteers, from eight different countries. Setting out from the Bulgarian port of Varna, on the Black Sea, the voyagers will...
  • Was Our Solar System Designed to Produce Humans?

    06/01/2019 11:31:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    New Dawn Magazine ^ | undated | Christopher Knight & Alan Butler
    More than a decade has passed since we joined forces to try and find out if there was any reality to a claim that highly accurate units of length had been in used during the British Neolithic. We found that these supposedly primitive people were using a highly developed science that connected them to the rhythms of the Earth.But our biggest personal challenge has been to face up to the consequences of our own findings because they have brought us to the point where we have found compelling evidence that our planet and its environment has been carefully designed for...
  • 500-Year-Old Body of Man Wearing Thigh-High Boots Found in London Sewer Construction

    12/10/2018 5:22:36 AM PST · by vannrox · 48 replies
    livescience ^ | 5DEC18 | By Megan Gannon
    During the construction of London's massive "super sewer," archaeologists discovered something unusual in the mud: a 500-year-old skeleton of a man still wearing his thigh-high leather boots. The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) announced this week that the skeleton was unearthed on the shores of the Thames, near a bend in the river downstream from the Tower of London. "By studying the boots, we've been able to gain a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a man who lived as many as 500 years ago," said Beth Richardson, a finds specialist who analyzes artifacts at MOLA Headland, a consortium...
  • Is Hillary Clinton Secretly Planning To Run In 2020?

    07/07/2018 10:51:51 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 228 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/07/18 | Michael Goodwin
    The messages convey a sense of urgency, and are coming with increasing frequency. They are short, focused reactions to the latest “outrage” committed by President Trump. Some end by asking for money, some urge participation in protests. All read as if they are sent from the official headquarters of the resistance. Hillary Clinton is up to something. Five times in the last month alone, she sent e-mails touting her super PAC’s role in combating President Trump. Most seized on headline events, such as the family-separation issue at the southern border. Under the message line, “horrific,” she wrote June 18: “This...
  • New research unveils true origin of ancient turquoise

    06/18/2018 1:37:26 PM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    New research published today in the journal Science Advances overturns more than a century of thought about the source of turquoise used by ancient civilizations in Mesoamerica, the vast region that extends from Central Mexico to Central America. For more than 150 years, scholars have argued that the Aztec and Mixtec civilizations, which revered the precious, blue-green mineral, acquired it through import from the American Southwest. However, extensive geochemical analyses reveal that the true geologic source of Aztec and Mixtec turquoise lies within Mesoamerica. Geochemist Alyson Thibodeau, assistant professor of earth sciences at Dickinson College, and a team of researchers...
  • It was Obama's own publisher that first said he was born in Kenya. NPR later repeated it.

    06/15/2018 6:46:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 56 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Barack Obama was born in the U.S. It was his own book publisher that started the false rumor that he was born in Kenya. NPR later repeated the false claim. Barack Obama was born in the U.S.According to this 2012 article from ABC News, in 1991 Obama’s own book publisher printed a paper pamphlet which said that Obama was “born in Kenya.” An employee of the publisher said that it was a “fact checking error” of hers that caused this to happen, and that the false information did not come from Obama. The bolding is mine:‘Born in Kenya’: Obama’s Literary Agent...
  • Warts And All: Researchers Reconstruct Face Of Cro-Magnon Man

    04/01/2018 9:07:08 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-1-2018 | AFP
    Paris (AFP) – Cro-Magnon man had a face covered in lumps including a large one on his forehead — likely benign tumours caused by a genetic disease, according to a team of French researchers in new findings published Friday. The skeleton of Cro-Magnon 1, a male Homo sapiens dating back 28,000 years, was discovered in 1868 in the Eyzies cave in France’s southwestern Dordogne region. To mark 150 years since the discovery of the bones, a team of researchers including anthropologist Philippe Charlier reexamined the remains. At the end of their investigation, “we proposed a new diagnosis: he had suffered...
  • Natural Law In Ancient and Modern Guise

    03/18/2018 8:27:22 AM PDT · by Voption · 1 replies
    The Federalist Society ^ | May, 2010 | Prof Richard Epstein
    The Federalist Society's Georgetown Student Chapter presented its Seventh Annual Lifetime Service Award to Professor Richard A. Epstein on April 1, 2010.His address was titled "Natural Law in Ancient and Modern Guise".
  • First Modern Britons Had 'Dark To Black' Skin, Cheddar Man DNA Analysis Reveals

    02/06/2018 11:31:05 PM PST · by blam · 183 replies
    The first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed. The fossil, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has built up around Cheddar Man’s origins and appearance because he lived shortly after the first settlers crossed from continental Europe to Britain at the end of the last ice age. People of white British ancestry alive today are descendants of this population. It was initially assumed that Cheddar Man had pale skin and...
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/18/2018 5:58:35 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 53 replies ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | AP
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”