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by circumspice
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: anthropology/evolution
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: anthropology/evolution

That's a rather cryptic remark...
by circumspice
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: SPAMMER WARNING
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: SPAMMER WARNING

HEAR, HEAR!!!

DROP THAT BIG BAD BAN HAMMER!!!
by circumspice
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Cooking May Have Made Us Human
Replies: 2
Views: 365

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: 139

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: 139

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: 6649

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: 531

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: 151

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.
by circumspice
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 531

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

This is not really 'new' news, except perhaps the use of dental evidence to check population demographics. It's long been known that the 2nd Intermediate Period was ushered in by the decay of authority at the end of the Middle Kingdom. The native Ancient Egyptians were shamed by the ignominy of the...
by circumspice
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Falerii Novi Mapped By Ground Penetrating Radar
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Falerii Novi Mapped By Ground Penetrating Radar

Nice find Min. Thanks!
by circumspice
Thu May 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: And in Legal News
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Re: And in Legal News

The muslims are only doing what the early Christian church did. They were responsible for irreparable damage to non Christian sites all over the world. It both breaks your heart & pisses you off at the same time. Think of the Aztec & Mayan documents destroyed by pious assholes. Same for the Rongoro...
by circumspice
Thu May 21, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: And in Legal News
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Re: And in Legal News

P.S. The absolutely last place I would send a valuable historical artifact back to is Iraq! That's a difficult call to make Min. Think about the Elgin Marbles. The Parthenon was being actively dismantled to scavenge the limestone to burn in kilns to make mortar. Lord Elgin took advantage of the gre...
by circumspice
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Hunkering Down
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Re: Hunkering Down

I once had a cat who never forgave me for having him neutered. Oh well... it did extend his life span. If he hadn't truly earned his name (Bad Cat) he would have remained intact. THAT was an entertaining adventure. Our local vet didn't like to work with cats or little yappy dogs. Both the vet & the...
by circumspice
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Hunkering Down
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Re: Hunkering Down

Fuddy duddy! No guts, no glory! No pain, no gain! :lol:
by circumspice
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Hunkering Down
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Re: Hunkering Down

It could be exceedingly entertaining if you take a cat to the vet... :lol: