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by circumspice
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Bluehenge unearthed
Replies: 41
Views: 25170

Re: Bluehenge unearthed

I reread this thread. I can't help but wonder if all the scholarly ramblings are so far off the mark as to only reflect their own wishes for its meaning... I can believe that most of the stones are glacial erratics. They're barely shaped by the hands of humans. (yes the lintels were carved with soc...
by circumspice
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced

Absolutely! HE is the closest thing to being a basal species of humankind. Yeah, there may be more surprises in store, but from what we know at this time HE is the earliest human species. Exciting times we live in, eh?
by circumspice
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced

Yeah, no problem Min. We've had ancient mtDNA sequenced for HNS & modern humans for quite a while now. But that's only telling half the story. Ancient Y chromosome DNA sequencing was lacking because of the fact that the best preserved specimens to date were mostly female. Go figure. Maybe this will...
by circumspice
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: anthropology/evolution
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: anthropology/evolution

That's a rather cryptic remark...
by circumspice
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: SPAMMER WARNING
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

Re: SPAMMER WARNING

HEAR, HEAR!!!

DROP THAT BIG BAD BAN HAMMER!!!
by circumspice
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Cooking May Have Made Us Human
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Cooking May Have Made Us Human

I second that request.
by circumspice
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

I always think of the medieval world as one big rat's nest. Besides, the Oxyrhynchus Papyri were found in a garbage midden. Beggars can't be choosers. Too true. Some ancient Egyptian documents ended up being recycled in the funerary industry as body padding or as part of the plaster/paper mache in ...
by circumspice
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

Hmmm... Documents & textiles preserved in 2 giant/ancient rat nests...
by circumspice
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Show us your photos of archaeological sites!
Topic: Wapatki National Monument
Replies: 4
Views: 7201

Re: Wapatki National Monument

Thanks for the pics Min. It's been getting awfully boring lately. I've read close to 150 books since January 1st, and that's only counting Kindle books. I don't know how many real books I've read in the same time frame, I don't keep a running total.
by circumspice
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: And, In News From Egypt....

Wasn't the standard pay back then beer, bread & onions? :lol:
by circumspice
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia

It's amazing to me that even a few perishable artifacts from so long ago have been preserved. Wow.
by circumspice
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: And, In News From Egypt....

This is not really 'new' news, except perhaps the use of dental evidence to check population demographics. It's long been known that the 2nd Intermediate Period was ushered in by the decay of authority at the end of the Middle Kingdom. The native Ancient Egyptians were shamed by the ignominy of the...
by circumspice
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Falerii Novi Mapped By Ground Penetrating Radar
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Falerii Novi Mapped By Ground Penetrating Radar

Nice find Min. Thanks!
by circumspice
Thu May 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: And in Legal News
Replies: 4
Views: 1942

Re: And in Legal News

The muslims are only doing what the early Christian church did. They were responsible for irreparable damage to non Christian sites all over the world. It both breaks your heart & pisses you off at the same time. Think of the Aztec & Mayan documents destroyed by pious assholes. Same for the Rongoro...