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by Johnny
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Oh for Christs Sake!
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: Oh for Christs Sake!

Yeah. As with so much else, the Romans adapted and perfected the Greek designs for various classes of ballista. In the 3d century BC, that process had not begun yet and Roman siege doctrine was not highly developed. Gotta disagree with you there, Min. The Romans had been absorbing and adapting gree...
by Johnny
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Tips and Helper Files
Topic: Why Temperature and Air Pressure Are Important to Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 8577

Why Temperature and Air Pressure Are Important to Survey

As I read some total station reference guides this morning, I wondered why it was so important to set the current temperature and air pressure when surveying. For anyone who, like me, hasn't been properly trained in professional surveying this is probably a good question to see answered. Here's an e...
by Johnny
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: New World
Topic: 8,000-ish BC Atlatl Dart Found in Yellowstone.
Replies: 14
Views: 3367

Re: 8,000-ish BC Atlatl Dart Found in Yellowstone.

I guess I should start keeping my head down a bit more on some of these mountain ascents I've been making lately. Can't wait to see what we dig up at the base of Mt. Uncompahgre. I'll make sure to keep my eyes open on the way to the summit on the final day. Might find a matching set. Archaeo lawn da...
by Johnny
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Uh-Oh
Replies: 55
Views: 10985

Re: Uh-Oh

It was fascinating to hear that Chaco went through building cycles based on tree ring corellations with an 11 year solar cycle (again, heard about this over a decade ago, might have changed since then). Fascinating, indeed. Here's a paper from April of last year to catch us up: http://escholarship....
by Johnny
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: BP Fined for False Production Reporting
Replies: 1
Views: 774

BP Fined for False Production Reporting

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15410244 Mmmm, more evil BP news. Looks like they were trying to screw the Southern Ute this time around. Having personally compiled natural gas royalty reports, it ain't that hard once the formulas are written. You take the ownership report and resulting interest formu...
by Johnny
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Blood Degrees Were Unknown to Native Americans
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

Re: Blood Degrees Were Unknown to Native Americans

kbs2244 wrote:So, to the Cherokee, it was an all or nothing type thing?
That's exactly right. At some point in the 1830s, an ancestor of mine named Nancy Bear, who was likely 1/2 or 1/4, decided to opt for nothing. As such, 1/8 Isleta Pueblo is the only native ancestry I can prove.
by Johnny
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Uh-Oh
Replies: 55
Views: 10985

Re: Uh-Oh

You need to spend some time with a better book - may I suggest "Man and Impact in the Americas"? It handles questions like "How did those two human populations differentiate?" Bet you "First Americans..." did not handle that one. It also covers archaeo astronomy, with more to come in the second edi...
by Johnny
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Noah's shoe found
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Noah's shoe found

The shoe was stuffed with grass, which scientists believe was meant to work as a shoe tree for holding the shape. It appeared to have been carefully placed in the clay-lined pit where it was found. I wonder how much grass was in there. Might've just been insulation to keep out the cold. How does on...
by Johnny
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: This Sounds like Digit or me
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: This Sounds like Digit or me

Thanks to Bush we have plenty of dung heaps. I'll have to look and see if there are any roses growing. I would like to assure you that there are a few roses growing out there. Some of us youngsters had the distinct advantage of being born in places where modernism was a bit slower to take hold, tow...
by Johnny
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Radiocarbon dating 2.0
Replies: 27
Views: 3740

Re: Radiocarbon dating 2.0

http://revisedhistory.org/manifest-mission.htm Man, I love realizing that my personal viewpoints on some things are closer to the nutjobs than I had previously thought. Like these folks, I despise the grip of nationalism and the effects it can have on academia and our understanding of culture. I've...
by Johnny
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Uh-Oh
Replies: 55
Views: 10985

Re: Uh-Oh

hardaker wrote:Hi Johnny, Hope you enjoy it. Any questions, drop me a line.
Thank ya, sir. Most definitely will. Didn't get to start this weekend as I'd hoped. Decided to climb a mountain instead. :)
by Johnny
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Blood Degrees Were Unknown to Native Americans
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

Blood Degrees Were Unknown to Native Americans

http://www.cherokeephoenix.org/25014/Article.aspx

Article from my former neck of the woods regarding Dawes Roll inaccuracies.
by Johnny
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: BPs Best Buddy
Replies: 15
Views: 2360

Re: BPs Best Buddy

This guy ain't surprising to anyone that's been to the populated areas of the 6th district. If you lived in Waxahatchie or Corsicana, you'd sell out too. "The top campaign contribution to Barton in 2007-2008 was $23,650 from employees of Nucor Corp. Joe Barton’s net worth was between $32,004 and $13...
by Johnny
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Uh-Oh
Replies: 55
Views: 10985

Re: Uh-Oh

Minimalist wrote:Well worth your time, Johnny.
Sure looks like it. I devoured Adovasio's First Americans in a day. If the foreword and first ten pages of Mr. Hardaker's work are an indication, this will be much the same but with less "C. Vance Haynes drove me to drink".
by Johnny
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Uh-Oh
Replies: 55
Views: 10985

Re: Uh-Oh

Purchased the Kindle edition for my iPad. You're up next after I finish Sarah Nelson's archaeological history of Denver this weekend.