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by circumspice
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: SPAMMER WARNING
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Re: SPAMMER WARNING

That's not really surprising Min. In the current pandemic economy, with new lockdowns looming on the horizon, it's not surprising that people are scrambling for any kind of income stream that they can find. Posting spam means potential clicks on those links & those clicks sometimes become purchases...
by circumspice
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: SPAMMER WARNING
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Re: SPAMMER WARNING

HEAR, HEAR!!!

DROP THAT BIG BAD BAN HAMMER!!!
by circumspice
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 23
Views: 2205

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

Well damn... I'm beginning to get really sick of politically correct terms for "institutions & persons". Let's get real here. The institution of slavery was & still is abhorrent. It's just plain evil. But why... why is the noun 'slave' somehow objectionable? Why must we shift to the new term 'ensla...
by circumspice
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: History Not Archaeology But Still An Interesting Article
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: History Not Archaeology But Still An Interesting Article

Thanks Min. Good article. I'll check with the local library to see if the book is available to borrow.
by circumspice
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Bluehenge unearthed
Replies: 41
Views: 25828

Re: Bluehenge unearthed

I reread this thread. I can't help but wonder if all the scholarly ramblings are so far off the mark as to only reflect their own wishes for its meaning... I can believe that most of the stones are glacial erratics. They're barely shaped by the hands of humans. (yes the lintels were carved with soc...
by circumspice
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced

Absolutely! HE is the closest thing to being a basal species of humankind. Yeah, there may be more surprises in store, but from what we know at this time HE is the earliest human species. Exciting times we live in, eh?
by circumspice
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced

Yeah, no problem Min. We've had ancient mtDNA sequenced for HNS & modern humans for quite a while now. But that's only telling half the story. Ancient Y chromosome DNA sequencing was lacking because of the fact that the best preserved specimens to date were mostly female. Go figure. Maybe this will...
by circumspice
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: anthropology/evolution
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: anthropology/evolution

That's a rather cryptic remark...
by circumspice
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Cooking May Have Made Us Human
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Cooking May Have Made Us Human

I second that request.
by circumspice
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

I always think of the medieval world as one big rat's nest. Besides, the Oxyrhynchus Papyri were found in a garbage midden. Beggars can't be choosers. Too true. Some ancient Egyptian documents ended up being recycled in the funerary industry as body padding or as part of the plaster/paper mache in ...
by circumspice
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

Hmmm... Documents & textiles preserved in 2 giant/ancient rat nests...
by circumspice
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Show us your photos of archaeological sites!
Topic: Wapatki National Monument
Replies: 4
Views: 7920

Re: Wapatki National Monument

Thanks for the pics Min. It's been getting awfully boring lately. I've read close to 150 books since January 1st, and that's only counting Kindle books. I don't know how many real books I've read in the same time frame, I don't keep a running total.
by circumspice
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: And, In News From Egypt....

Wasn't the standard pay back then beer, bread & onions? :lol:
by circumspice
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia

It's amazing to me that even a few perishable artifacts from so long ago have been preserved. Wow.