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by circumspice
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

I had always thought that the dominant opinion that Neanderthals (& their ancestors) hunted mega fauna at close quarters was silly. They even cited the prevalence of serious injuries noted on the skeletal remains as 'proof' of how dangerous it was to hunt for subsistence in the time before HSS beca...
by circumspice
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Java Man not so old after all
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Java Man not so old after all

I agree min. HE is possibly the unidentified hominid whose DNA has been found alongside the Neanderthal & Denisovan DNA in the modern human genome. Until geneticists can get their hands on some HE fossils that have recoverable DNA, we won't know for certain. What we do know is that HE was an intrep...
by circumspice
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Does anyone know what this is?

More photos along with a brief verbal description would be nice. Out of context, an object means nothing... Is it a surface find? Was it found in a stream? Did you dig it up? Details like that go a long way to giving the viewers a clue as to what it may be. To me, it looks like a natural concretion...
by circumspice
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51954

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

Egypt is not the only ancient civilization that has unexplained enigmas. How about a 7,000 year old Greek statuette carved from granite without the aid of metal tools? My one burning question is how the archaeologists determined the age of the statuette since it has zero provenance... Stylistic sim...
by circumspice
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: If There Are Any Far Side Fans
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: If There Are Any Far Side Fans

lmao! I love The Far Side!
by circumspice
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51954

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

:mrgreen:
by circumspice
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51954

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

Of course, there is the group who say that stones weren't used and that the Egyptians invented concrete long before the Romans! Only one problem with that theory... They've failed to identify any concrete. The blocks have been identified as sandstone, limestone & granite. Unless they have x-ray vis...
by circumspice
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51954

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

Ok Min... This needs to be said... You act as if the approximate estimated number of stones used in the construction of the Great Pyramid is canon, a figure to be trotted out for every discussion. The truth of the matter is that nobody knows even an approximation of how many stones were actually us...
by circumspice
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51954

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

Min... really??? You're linking a book by Sylvia Browne??? If you go back one page from the page you linked, she cites Eric von Daniken as an authoritative source... She claims that an extraterrestrial civilization taught the ancients how to build the various monuments that we are puzzled about... ...
by circumspice
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece

Lucian was quite eloquent. And it would seem that he was an ardent admirer sailing vessels.
by circumspice
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A Look at American Pseudoarchaeology
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: A Look at American Pseudoarchaeology

I think some are malicious, arrogant asses. I believe that they make up something as unbelievable & farfetched as they possibly can & then disseminate that tripe just to see how many gullible marks will believe it unquestionably. Then they'll milk their followers for whatever they can.
by circumspice
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece

Although that's a great find I would rather see a similar find in the Black Sea. The potential for preservation of organic materials is far greater because of the anoxic properties of the waters of the Black Sea.
by circumspice
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51954

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

https://www.cheops-pyramide.ch/khufu-pyramid/pyramid-theories.html Of course this guy is pushing his own theory of a wooden framework in which crews could pull the stones up by walking down instead of up. I think he suggests that this could be done easily. Two obvious problems here. One. Even in th...
by circumspice
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51954

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

That's nice but did they happen to say what happened to the next pile of ramp remains? At some point you have a third pyramid built and the remnants of the ramp for that one had to go somewhere. I agree that the photo is hazy but even with that limitation it is pretty easy to see that it is not at ...
by circumspice
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51954

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

You know, Circ, I've heard that claim about pyramid ramps before but when I do a search on Google Images for "remains of pyramid ramps" I get a lot of artist renditions and charts but not much in the way of actual archaeological ramps. I can do a search for Flavius Silva's ramp at Masada and be ins...