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by circumspice
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: I found something
Replies: 10
Views: 28

Re: I found something

Ancient people often made use of natural objects.
by circumspice
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Hunkering Down
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Hunkering Down

Well now... How goes the quarantine for our various & sundry domestic & international members? Are you hunkering down in self-quarantine mode? Or are you compelled to work during this unsettled time?

Keep in touch. Keep yourself safe & healthy.
by circumspice
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Article on Minoan Palaces
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Artilce on Minoan Palaces

Meh... It could have been worse... Belzoni could have been the one to 'excavate & restore' Knossos...
by circumspice
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: What a bunch of hooey!
Replies: 1
Views: 238

What a bunch of hooey!

Oh puh-leeze... Really??? If modern homo sapiens are really responsible for the post ice age extinction of mega fauna in Europe, Asia, Oceania & the New World... how do we explain extant African mega fauna??? What? They didn't get the memo to lay down & die??? And... let's not forget Wrangel Island...
by circumspice
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Happy Pi Day!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Happy Pi Day!!!

Almost belated... but...

🎉 HAPPY PI DAY!!! 🎉
by circumspice
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

Minimalist wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:34 pm
Certainly. What is found tends to be overvalued merely because we have found it. While it cannot be overlooked one should resist the urge to make too many conclusions from them.

We do not know what we don't know.
Words to live by...
by circumspice
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

Sometimes they do things just on the basis of mathematical models. We are free to wonder about how accurate those are. I do wonder. Since they are using the fossil record to do any estimates, how accurate can any estimate be? From what I understand, fossilization requires a certain set of circumsta...
by circumspice
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

I wonder if anyone ever tried to do a population density guesstimate on that time period? I would wonder how they could possibly estimate the population density of an extinct population from the scanty remains that survive to the present day... I read somewhere that ALL the remains of ALL extinct h...
by circumspice
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

Perhaps a set of multiple causes? I can imagine warfare caused by severely limited resources, famine & epidemics all striking in a near simultaneous time frame. People fight over more trivial issues. Imagine what it would be like after such a scenario. But the point is that SOMETHING caused a genet...
by circumspice
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

Hey Min... I don't recall any articles that were citing die offs in east Africa. From what I do recall, the geneticists found a genetic bottleneck causing a drastic reduction of genetic diversity in the the early modern human genome. They estimated how long ago that the bottleneck occurred then geo...
by circumspice
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

I'm not sure where you're going with this Min... Geneticists discovered a bottleneck that showed reduced diversity indicating a possible near extinction event. Then anthropologists & geologists began looking for the source of the proposed event. They settled on the Toba eruption as the most likely ...
by circumspice
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

Wasn't the Toba eruption considered a bottleneck event? A near miss? Signs of human presence & their diversity seem to have taken a nosedive after the eruption & there was a considerable time lapse before the population rebounded and/or recovered. At least that's what I remember the various article...
by circumspice
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

In order to read articles on the Haaretz website you must be a paid subscriber...
by circumspice
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

I had thought that Shanidar Cave was like a worked out mine... I really thought that they had excavated down to sterile horizons. It just goes to show you that surprises still pop up. The article that I read stated that the burials were placed in an existing water erosion channel that HNS had dug o...
by circumspice
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

Odd that the Koories have been in Aust for about 40,000 years and mankind in the Americas for 20,000. What accounts for the difference? I'd say that accessibility was probably the issue. Was Australia covered in glaciers from coast to coast in the period of time when it was first colonized by human...