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by jw1815
Mon May 09, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: North American Neanderthals
Replies: 50
Views: 27215

Re: North American Neanderthals

"I, for one, do not dismiss Native American traditions as nonsense. However, I'm not aware of any NA traditions that identify "these folks" (haplogroup X) as being “quite distinct.” Glad to hear that. There's special on "Man and Impact in the Americas" over at cosmictusk.com, and some of the Native...
by jw1815
Sun May 08, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Bin Laden
Replies: 16
Views: 5498

Re: Bin Laden

Thanks for the link, dig. I'm with you. My first reaction when I heard the news was a huge smile that just automatically spread across my face. Then I thought, gee, there should be bells ringing throughout the land in celebration. So, I'm human. Later I thought about an article I'd read several year...
by jw1815
Sat May 07, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: North American Neanderthals
Replies: 50
Views: 27215

Re: North American Neanderthals

I've read several published articles and abstracts on the origins and distribution of mtDNA haplotype X around the world. The following Wikipedia article does a good job of summarizing the studies and the issues regarding the origins of haplotype X in North America. It also has a map showing the dis...
by jw1815
Sat May 07, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: North American Neanderthals
Replies: 50
Views: 27215

Re: North American Neanderthals

(Sadly, I can not yet bring up in this discussion the fact that many of the First Peoples remembered these folks as being quite distinct, as Native America historical traditions are generally dismissed as nonsense...) I, for one, do not dismiss Native American traditions as nonsense. However, I'm n...
by jw1815
Fri May 06, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Bin Laden
Replies: 16
Views: 5498

Re: Bin Laden

Digit wrote:And if anybody was going to put his foot in it and be out of touch with the majority view it would have to be the Right Reverend Rowan Williams!
That man was born with his foot in his mouth methinks!

Roy.
What did he say? Haven't been reading the Guardian for a while to get my UK news.
by jw1815
Fri May 06, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: North American Neanderthals
Replies: 50
Views: 27215

Re: North American Neanderthals

I remember reading that haplogroup X was located in populations of the Altai Mountains of Siberia. That doesn't prove it's responsible for all or any of the North American incidence of X, but it's probably a good assumption. If I understand uni’s links correctly, they’re about an X chromosome hered...
by jw1815
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Jacob in Egypt
Replies: 54
Views: 7350

Re: Jacob in Egypt

That is one of the things I do like about the Bible. Especially the OT. They were not afraid to write down some of the more unsavory parts their history. That is one reason I personally doubt the idea that the OT was a purpose written collection authored to give the Jews a since of national pride. ...
by jw1815
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Jacob in Egypt
Replies: 54
Views: 7350

Re: Jacob in Egypt

I don't know about the possible ancient Egyptian interest in wool, but the claim that they didn't like shepherds has at least one source, the Biblical account of Joseph receiving his brothers in Egypt. According to the story, he advises them that the Pharaoh doesn't like shepherd people and suggests...
by jw1815
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The absolute chronology of the Ancient Near East
Replies: 55
Views: 30984

Re: The absolute chronology of the Ancient Near East

No, I'm not confusing Hittite and Hurrian, just noting Bjarte Kadhols' suggestions on a possible Linear A/Hurrian relationship. And of course, Brown's identification of Linear A as Lycian may be accepted as proved. Linear A, of course, has NOT been identified to any specific language family, let al...
by jw1815
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The absolute chronology of the Ancient Near East
Replies: 55
Views: 30984

Re: The absolute chronology of the Ancient Near East

Before or after the bourbon?
I've found "slower, please" is a very valuable phrase.


Definitely a case of pronunciation, not bourbon or pacing of speech. Example - pronouncing a long "a" like a long "i." The word lane becomes line. Main = mine. Etc.
by jw1815
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Good article on Gault
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: Good article on Gault

Did you notice in the comments section the poster who mentioned levallois finds in Indiana as well as Tennessee? That would be Rick Doninger, he's a member of this forum. That's why I mentioned it. :D Or partly why. The other reason is that he only mentioned the levallois finds of Tennessee in this...
by jw1815
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Good article on Gault
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: Good article on Gault

“That would be the nail in the coffin of Clovis First,” said Collins

Surely an understatement.

Did you notice in the comments section the poster who mentioned levallois finds in Indiana as well as Tennessee?
by jw1815
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The absolute chronology of the Ancient Near East
Replies: 55
Views: 30984

Re: The absolute chronology of the Ancient Near East

Personally, I've always found mutual understandability to be a useful guide to language families I can’t imagine why. It wouldn’t be a useful guide at all in identifying the fact that both English and Polish belong to the IE language family, since native English and native Polish speakers don’t und...
by jw1815
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The absolute chronology of the Ancient Near East
Replies: 55
Views: 30984

Re: The absolute chronology of the Ancient Near East

No, I'm not confusing Hittite and Hurrian, just noting Bjarte Kadhols' suggestions on a possible Linear A/Hurrian relationship. And of course, Brown's identification of Linear A as Lycian may be accepted as proved. Linear A, of course, has NOT been identified to any specific language family, let al...
by jw1815
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Jacob in Egypt
Replies: 54
Views: 7350

Re: Jacob in Egypt

kbs2244 wrote:Small slip of the keyboard there.

Sarah was Isaac’s mother.
Rebecca was his wife.
Oops! But, blaming it on a slip of the keyboard works for me. :lol: