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by archaeo
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Utah fires its state archaeologists
Replies: 5
Views: 2642

Re: Utah fires its state archaeologists

A state the size of Utah has a 5 person archeology department? And now all they have is 2 clerks? .... This may end up being a blessing in disguise. Time will tell. There is nothing disguised here, and you can't spin this 180 degrees with future maybes. The loss of such experienced personnel, with ...
by archaeo
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Utah fires its state archaeologists
Replies: 5
Views: 2642

Utah fires its state archaeologists

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/52048298-90/state-utah-station-archaeology.html.csp By Brandon Loomis and Judy Fahys The Salt Lake Tribune. Jun 21 2011 Utah state archaeologist Kevin Jones was laid off from the Utah Department of Community and Culture on Tuesday. Officials say the measures wer...
by archaeo
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells
Replies: 54
Views: 29401

Re: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells

I might employ logic to reason that if 12th century Catholics could do it so could 15th century native Americans. However, they didn't. There aren't any 15th century cathedrals – or similar buildings – in north-America. So that 'logic' doesn't wash IRL. The question is not if Catholics built buildi...
by archaeo
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: New World
Topic: PPTs: SOUTHWEST Photo Gallery
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: PPTs: SOUTHWEST Photo Gallery

Watch the site for more photo galleries later.
by archaeo
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Fluted Points in Alaska
Replies: 11
Views: 2878

Re: Fluted Points in Alaska

The evidenciary context, the known material archaeology, seems lacking in the discussion. Scroll down in this article for a summation, albeit now out-of-date. Non-microblade migration/culture comes first across Siberia with first modern peopling. PALEOAMERICAN ORIGINS: A Review of Hypotheses and Evi...
by archaeo
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Fluted Points in Alaska
Replies: 11
Views: 2878

Fluted Points in Alaska

Fluted Points from the Bering Land Bridge http://qmackie.wordpress.com/2010/03/06/fluted-points-from-the-bering-land-bridge/ March 6, 2010 Serpentine Hot Springs, has come to light on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula (the bit that sticks out closest to Asia – map) which has revealed numerous fluted points....
by archaeo
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells
Replies: 54
Views: 29401

Re: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells

Meanwhile, Native Americans in 1500's USA did not have "writing" :lol: http://jqjacobs.net/rock_art/images/three_kings_t.jpg because we don't read their stuff :lol: but we KNOW shamans did ritual and pilgrimage but no one knew where they were on the earth :lol: Seriously, the serious anthropologists...
by archaeo
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Northwest Passage?
Replies: 46
Views: 12519

Re: Northwest Passage?

... a radical new ... hypothesis -- described as "speculative" but "plausible" by the researchers themselves -- appears in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology, which features a special series of new studies tracing humanity's proliferation out of Africa and around the world beginning ab...
by archaeo
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave
Replies: 16
Views: 11900

Re: Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave

... red ochre or hematite is always the calling card left where a shamanic ritual took place .... Wow. And you know this how? Red ochre is a mineral paint, used for decoration and burial marking. Shaman is a mental category in "modern" or maybe "post-modern" minds. There are no cultures with self-i...
by archaeo
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Boats Taken For Granted!
Replies: 31
Views: 7523

Re: Boats Taken For Granted!

..... pneumatic jackhammers to 'chip'/chisel a stone boat/barge. And they weren't easy to come by, 1,6 mya. .... I like how threads stay on topic (NOT!). Archaeolithic sailors..hee...hee... At least the ways to bomb threads are sometimes entertaining. ..... Any boats or rafts then built of organic ...
by archaeo
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: New World
Topic: VIDEOS: Ancient Civilization in the Amazon
Replies: 11
Views: 2769

RE: " the really pathetic state of anthropology in the Ameri

I must agree in many ways. The big problem seems to be paradigmatic--assumptions based on out-dated European world-views about those 'pesky primitive pagans on the fringes of the civilized world' rather than considering their own culture on Contact a Dark Age being incapable of knowing what they enc...
by archaeo
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: New World
Topic: VIDEOS: Ancient Civilization in the Amazon
Replies: 11
Views: 2769

Re: VIDEOS: Ancient Civilization in the Amazon

What I want to know is any of this going to be protected from disturbance and development? What did this civilization know about Amazon plants, medicines, psychoactive drugs, what were their cultigens, flowers, bees, fish, frogs, or whatever else, parrots, monkeys? What imprint remains, not just on ...
by archaeo
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: New World
Topic: PPTs: SOUTHWEST Photo Gallery
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

PPTs: SOUTHWEST Photo Gallery

http://jqjacobs.net/southwest/images/anasazi_heritage_center_ppt.jpg "2010.02.13 - SOUTHWEST Photo Gallery ... A dozen new PowerPoints ... links in the SOUTHWEST Anthropology and Archaeology hub..." -- http://jqjacobs.net/blog/index.html http://jqjacobs.net/southwest/index.html LINKS in the PowerPo...
by archaeo
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: New World
Topic: VIDEOS: Ancient Civilization in the Amazon
Replies: 11
Views: 2769

Re: VIDEOS: Ancient Civilization in the Amazon

Good to see this repost. It is useful to stay on topic, or at least within this domain's topical relevance of whatever sub-theme evolves. To also diverge, I once lived at this latitude nearer the Andes and life is unimaginably easy where rains are adequate. Not one word either about the amount of da...
by archaeo
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: VIDEOS: Ancient Civilization in Amazon
Replies: 44
Views: 22034

Re: VIDEOS: Ancient Civilization in Amazon

... all kinds of politics involved with these discoveries ... “deforestation.” Indeed, this is ground zero today of the deforestation/settlement advance, like Ohio was in the late 1700s, etc. etc. One placemark I found was the museum for slain conservationist, Chico Mendes. They really are WOW. But...