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by archaeo
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Ritual Human Sacrifice in Sumerian Ur
Replies: 6
Views: 5757

Re: Ritual Human Sacrifice in Sumerian Ur

Or, they emptied brains as part of mummification.
by archaeo
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: VIDEOS: Ancient Civilization in Amazon
Replies: 44
Views: 22124

VIDEOS: Ancient Civilization in Amazon

Archaeologists study signs of ancient civilization in Amazon basin Feb 8, 2010, Sao Paulo - Brazilian archaeologist Denise Schaan still does not believe in the legendary land El Dorado, although she and her team keep finding signs of an ancient and advanced civilization in the western Amazon basin. ...
by archaeo
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Castle Moats: Holy for Some, Sewer for Others
Replies: 6
Views: 10494

Castle Moats: Holy for Some, Sewer for Others

No mention of water as a leveling device, which I file under "possibly even 'cosmological' significance." Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/08/12/castle-moat.html Aug. 12, 2009 -- Over 2,000 years ago, residents of at least one royal palace enjoyed convenient indoor ...
by archaeo
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Hobbits Again
Replies: 21
Views: 11605

Re: Hobbits Again

... So HF walked 30,000 kilometers from Africa to Flores across mountains and deserts as a 3 foot dwarf? On those feet that were not very well adapted to long distance coverage? Hmmm... Seems unlikely, at the very least, doesn't it?.... This is a fallacious argument. Time is a very large dimension ...
by archaeo
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Let's see.........
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Re: Let's see.........

I accept inferential statistics as a valid tool.
Also, the timing 40 kya fits a post-Toba-bottleneck scenario well.

"surveyed the genetic material of ~184 individuals from seven human populations .... approximately ten-fold population growth beginning well before the origin of agriculture"
by archaeo
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Ancient man knew the Golden Mean 400,000 years ago
Replies: 6
Views: 5311

Re: Ancient man knew the Golden Mean 400,000 years ago

The number turns up naturally in geometry with pentagonal symmetry--diagonal : side. Also in regular icosahedrons.