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by shawomet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Problematic Discoveries
Replies: 519
Views: 159232

Re: Problematic Discoveries

"It's very easy to find references to shaman usage of quartz crystals, and their presence in shamans kits." Yes I know .I just said that it was common to find the association with shamen and their kits e.g. " There is no shortage of archaeologists who buy into the shamanic hypothesis of rock art pr...
by shawomet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Problematic Discoveries
Replies: 519
Views: 159232

Re: Problematic Discoveries

"It's very easy to find references to shaman usage of quartz crystals, and their presence in shamans kits." Yes I know .I just said that it was common to find the association with shamen and their kits e.g. " There is no shortage of archaeologists who buy into the shamanic hypothesis of rock art pr...
by shawomet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Problematic Discoveries
Replies: 519
Views: 159232

Re: Problematic Discoveries

[img http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp185/springhead7/RIMG0767_zpsyevztuee.jpg ][/img] Hello, The above image is a gastrolith with a well worn thumb location to the right and a lesser but well worn finger location to the left. This was a surface find that included three other gastroliths, a man...
by shawomet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Problematic Discoveries
Replies: 519
Views: 159232

Re: Problematic Discoveries

[ There is no shortage of archaeologists who buy into the shamanic hypothesis of rock art production,and no shortage of them mentioning quartz being associated with shamans but what is usually missing are the shamen . Quartz is found in association with many ancient monuments and and arguably direc...
by shawomet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Problematic Discoveries
Replies: 519
Views: 159232

Re: Problematic Discoveries

Shiny rocks are attractive to non shamans . What is the ethnography associating the rocks with shamans ? Whilst appreciating that the shiny rocks are not rock art , there is a tendency to attribute rock art to shamans , with little or no evidence , and I wondering if this is a similar approach . If...
by shawomet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Problematic Discoveries
Replies: 519
Views: 159232

Re: Problematic Discoveries

" usually interpreted as a part of a shaman's kit." . Do you buy that ? Yes, because they have been found as such in excavated contexts that one, establish they were transported by humans, and two, in association with other items associated with such kits from ethnographic literature. So the infere...
by shawomet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Problematic Discoveries
Replies: 519
Views: 159232

Re: Problematic Discoveries

Shawomet, Thanks for the two links. I would be interested in Dr. Wynn's take on pareidolia, a human condition often used to automatically refute any idea that a stone has ancient human involvement based on the "misled" machinations and wishes of the unfortunate novice who might come across suspecte...
by shawomet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Problematic Discoveries
Replies: 519
Views: 159232

Re: Problematic Discoveries

I have been a surface hunter of Native American artifacts for roughly 60 years. One of the Rhode Island fields I hunt is a multi component site with evidence of occupation spanning the Late Paleo through the Contact Era of the 1600's. The site, a corn field, is very unusual in having very, very few ...
by shawomet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Impact Biomass Fires
Replies: 74
Views: 38875

Re: Comet Impact Biomass Fires

This is, of course, the so-called Clovis Comet, and its occurance is not universally accepted. It's still a hotly disputed theory. I figured I would put in one place, three earlier studies that promote the Comet theory as the event initiating the Younger Dryas. The last of these studies involves our...
by shawomet
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Impact Biomass Fires
Replies: 74
Views: 38875

Comet Impact Biomass Fires

As we all know by now, one theory for the onset of the Younger Dryas involves invoking the impact of a comet. Now, a new study has been published that purports to present evidence for huge fires, global wide in nature, and igniting about 10% of the Earth's biomass. If true, it would of course rank a...
by shawomet
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Problematic Discoveries
Replies: 519
Views: 159232

Re: Problematic Discoveries

I think, with the "figure stones" content of the exhibit, most archaeologists would have a problem. Such objects might fall in the category of manuports, if found in direct association with actual man made artifacts in a context suggesting they were actually transported as such. If there is no alter...
by shawomet
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Zahi Back In The Saddle
Replies: 17
Views: 8012

Re: Zahi Back In The Saddle

I just posted the "Secrets of the Dead" episode dealing with the recent discovery of a huge cavity in the Great Pyramid. I mention it here because it's safe to say in that story it's very clear Hawass is a huge pain in the ass, as well as making an ass of himself....
by shawomet
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huge Hiiden Cavity Discovered Within Great Pyramid
Replies: 25
Views: 10485

Re: Huge Hiiden Cavity Discovered Within Great Pyramid

Here is the story of the science that revealed the cavity. Just broadcast on the PBS series "Secrets of the Dead".

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/scannin ... sode/3748/
by shawomet
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: The HENGES of North America (was something about X mt DNA)
Replies: 242
Views: 68357

Re: X mt DNA in North America

Ahhh the old "oh look " problem .Same as the "gawp 'n guess " one for rock "interpretation" . It's no doubt an interesting site but bedevilled by over eggers who want to turn it into something to suit their fancies . The archaeoacoustic properties of the site will no doubt be next on the list to sh...
by shawomet
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: The HENGES of North America (was something about X mt DNA)
Replies: 242
Views: 68357

Re: X mt DNA in North America

Even if the the site was older and built by the Narragansett , there are still the problems of why would they have a solstice alignment , why should the putative backsight and foresight should be considered as such ,where are the precedents ,and the more personal , what do they look like ? Sorry, I...