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by Minimalist
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: I Admit That I Loved These Movies, Too.
Replies: 1
Views: 47

I Admit That I Loved These Movies, Too.

From Smithsonian Magazine https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/enduring-myths-raiders-lost-ark-180977923/?utm_source=smithsonianhistandarch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=202106-hist&spMailingID=45153392&spUserID=NzQwNDU2ODI3MjAS1&spJobID=2024308944&spReportId=MjAyNDMwODk0NAS2 The Enduring Myt...
by Minimalist
Tue May 25, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain

.... and THAT was a monumental improvement over what the rest of the world was doing.... and is still doing in many places!
by Minimalist
Mon May 24, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain

They thought sickness was a punishment from the gods.

Before we get too high and mighty about how smart we all are, it would be wise to remember that there are still idiots today who think the same way!
by Minimalist
Sat May 22, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain

I think you're right. That "mountain" in Rome which is comprised of broken amphorae has been identified by archaeologists as having many from Spain. Unlike dry goods, amphorae used to transport olive oil could not be re-used so they ended up on the scrap heap. I actually saw a show on that hill one ...
by Minimalist
Fri May 21, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Roman Baths Uncovered in Spain

And no one knew they were there! https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/roman-baths-spain-scli-intl/index.html Ancient Roman bath complex discovered on beach in southern Spain The researchers from the University of Cádiz (UCA) found well-preserved Roman baths with walls more than 13 feet high at the Cañ...
by Minimalist
Thu May 13, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

I believe I saw that video. The effects of a pyroclastic flow on the human body are pretty gruesome.
by Minimalist
Thu May 13, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Quite so. Most of the skeletons in the vaults were women/children as I recall.
by Minimalist
Tue May 11, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

I agree completely. When someone posts a photo here and says, "anybody know what this is" I always ask them to put something in the photo for scale.

A ruler is nice.
by Minimalist
Tue May 11, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Herculaneum, this time. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57055163 Vesuvius ancient eruption rescuer identified at Herculaneum, says expert Archaeologists in Italy believe they have identified the body of a rescuer killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago. The skeleton, or...
by Minimalist
Mon May 10, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa

Funny that you should post that now. I just had to replace the liquid cooling system in my not quite 3 year old IBUYPOWER build because the pump was malfunctioning. Most times it made a racket but the racket meant it was still working. When it was quiet the CPU would promptly overheat and shut down....
by Minimalist
Sun May 09, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa

Good write up. Frankly, I would expect the Smithsonian to do a better job than some over-worked editor for the BBC who gets a blurb in from a press release.
by Minimalist
Thu May 06, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

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!
by Minimalist
Wed May 05, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56986457 Ancient child grave was Africa's earliest funeral A glimpse of human grief, at the loss of a child 78,000 years ago, has been revealed in the discovery of the oldest burial site in Africa. The Middle Stone Age grave - of a three-year-old child - ...
by Minimalist
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: UT Dating for Ostrich Shells in South African Midden
Replies: 2
Views: 844

UT Dating for Ostrich Shells in South African Midden

Interesting concept for dating what are apparently ubiquitous items in hominid garbage heaps. https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/04/uranium-series-dating-shows-south-african-midden-is-worlds-oldest/138857 Uranium-series dating shows South African midden is world’s oldest Archeologists have learned a...
by Minimalist
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Where is Administration archaeologica.org ??
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Re: Where is Administration archaeologica.org ??

Consult the FAQ . Last bullet point, second column.