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by circumspice
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Drimolen cranium DNH 155 from Dimolen Cave in South Africa
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Drimolen cranium DNH 155 from Dimolen Cave in South Africa

Thanks for the links! Fascinating reading!
by circumspice
Wed May 26, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Recovering hominin DNA from cave sediments
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Re: Recovering hominin DNA from cave sediments

I found another article on this subject. It's from about the same time as the article in the original post. But it's more in depth & it includes citations. Enjoy!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nea ... on-eurasia
by circumspice
Mon May 24, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain

Not to mention communal sea sponges dipped in vinegar to wipe your ass... :shock:
by circumspice
Sat May 22, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain

I wonder if the Roman salting pools were used for brining olives? Didn't they have extensive olive orchards in Spain? Or for that matter, all around the Mediterranean basin?
by circumspice
Sun May 16, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Commentary on the Peopling of the New World
Replies: 10
Views: 5435

Re: Commentary on the Peopling of the New World

Thanks for the links shawomet! It's a good summation of currents theories.
by circumspice
Tue May 11, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

I wonder why the archaeologists didn't consider all that 40 years ago? Nothing has changed... just the viewpoint of the researchers. Something I noticed is that the excavator is roughly the same height as the man whose remains he is excavating. (He's almost laying in the same prone position) I love...
by circumspice
Tue May 11, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa

From what I understand, this PC is both air cooled & liquid cooled. (I'm not sure the build was complete at the time the pics were taken) My son has been building his own desktop PCs since he was a teenager. As far laptops are concerned, he swears by Apple. IT & pc building is a long time hobby of ...
by circumspice
Sun May 09, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa

I could have probably had my son download the paper for me. But his plate is pretty full trying to run the courses he teaches online, due to the pandemic. A short while ago he completed building his 'ultimate' desktop pc. It's dual purpose, he conducts his courses online from home with it & he also...
by circumspice
Sat May 08, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa

A slightly more comprehensive article here... Note how carefully they refer to the child using no gender references at all. They go into more detail of the burial, the discovery, recovery & analysis. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientists-discover-oldest-known-human-grave-africa-1...
by circumspice
Thu May 06, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa

You'd probably get a better understanding of their conclusions from reading the actual report by the excavators instead of some reporter's take on what it said. Sadly, the citation for the paper only gives an abstract and I'm not going to pay $9.00 to read it! Oh hell no! I wouldn't either. That's ...
by circumspice
Wed May 05, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa

I was reading along & encountered what I considered a puzzling disconnect... The researchers were talking about the expression of human grief, yet they gave the child a less than sentimental moniker... Mtoto, translated from Swahili, meaning The Kid... Gee... And I think that they jumped the gun on...
by circumspice
Sat May 01, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: UT Dating for Ostrich Shells in South African Midden
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: UT Dating for Ostrich Shells in South African Midden

Other than dating to establish a timeline, what fascinates me is that some species learned fairly early in their history to not "mess in the nest". A few anthropologists speculated long ago that burials were just another form of garbage disposal, or it probably was in the beginning... I guess when ...
by circumspice
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 11
Views: 2625

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

Not only talented, but also keen observers of the animals that they valued. Some of the painting are so compelling & realistic. I wish I had half the talent that some of those early artists had. I can't remember which cave or whether the animals were horses or caribou, but the artist sketched or pa...
by circumspice
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 11
Views: 2625

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

Finally!!! Someone with some sense discusses the popular theory that stone age humans were stoned out of their gourds when they created parietal art in caves. While not totally poo-pooing the theory, they instead discuss the types of art, the age of the art & the conditions of various caves where p...