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by FreeThinker
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Hobbit on the see-saw
Replies: 21
Views: 8305

New Species

My pint of Guinness says HF is a new species!
by FreeThinker
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Hobbit on the see-saw
Replies: 21
Views: 8305

More than one hobbitses

RS said: Are there HF remains of more than one individual that can be compared? Do we yet know if it was a whole population all sharing the same traits, like small heads, long feet, and odd big toes, or could this individual HF have been an abberation amongst his own populace? I am pretty sure that ...
by FreeThinker
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Peopling of Americas
Replies: 89
Views: 47274

John, shouldn't that be "fecesious"?
by FreeThinker
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Extispicy
Replies: 12
Views: 20548

Hey all, thanks for all the great info. John, I never really thought about the oracle bones as a form of extispicy but now that you bring it up I see that it is. Got me to thinking about a common form of extispicy still in use...any of you ever wish on a wishbone?
by FreeThinker
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Extispicy
Replies: 12
Views: 20548

Extispicy

Hey all, have you ever known a word exists but you don't remember what it was or have any clue how to find out? I have, and for some time I have been fretting over the word used to describe the practice of divination from animal (or sometimes human) entrails. Well, I just found the word and so now I...
by FreeThinker
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Hawks 2008 Predictions
Replies: 17
Views: 23821

Habilis

Hi Beagle, I think Hawks might be right about habilis. The family tree is pretty bushy and tangled (not to mention thorny from the many missing pieces we don't even know about) at that point in time. I guess at some point a line has to be drawn between Homo and Australopithecus, even though if you t...
by FreeThinker
Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Hawks 2008 Predictions
Replies: 17
Views: 23821

Hawks 2008 Prediction #3

3. Homo habilis: an endangered species?

Yes! I am telling you, orang pendek!

;)

Still stirring the pot folks (see cryptozoology thread)....
by FreeThinker
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Sad News, Guys.
Replies: 18
Views: 24254

Michelle, all of our hearts are with you and your family in this time of sadness and loss. You have our condolences and deepest sympathies.
by FreeThinker
Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible 'Tunguska' on Mars in January
Replies: 34
Views: 40162

Mr. Asteroid, Please Miss the Mars Rovers

I hope if it does hits, it does not wipe out either the Spirit or Opportunity rovers still in action on Mars. Those geeks who designed and built those two little gems did a spectacular job. They initially were only going to last 30 days, but are still going years later. That whole mission has been a...
by FreeThinker
Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 80285

Human Impact and Extinctions

We are now living through one of the great epochs in the history of life on earth. Not since the advent of cyanobacteria 3.8 billion years ago changed the primordial atmosphere to its current composition has a life form existed that has succeeded in significantly altering the earth's atmospheric che...
by FreeThinker
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Peace!
Replies: 29
Views: 17400

Best of luck to you Digit. Come back to us all well, ok?
by FreeThinker
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Wharram Percy's mysterious round skulls
Replies: 39
Views: 20898

Molten Steel

As someone who has done my share of blacksmithing I can attest that steel does not have to be close to its melting point (steel needs to be over 1500 degrees F. to melt) to be soft enough to weaken and deform. I can conceive of a situation where structural steel elements heated by burning jet fuel, ...
by FreeThinker
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Wharram Percy's mysterious round skulls
Replies: 39
Views: 20898

Maybe a constricting heavy round hat was worn by all the males for a few centuries and then a new lighter looser type of hat came into style.

:lol:

maybe...
by FreeThinker
Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Homo Erectus in North America.
Replies: 135
Views: 58172

Crude HSS Tools and Dating

Digit, I live in Virginia outside of Washington DC and have for years combed the stream beds for early American tools and can report that tools, choppers, scrapers, and corestones such as the ones Charlie has until recently been sharing are quite common here. I am talking tools that are crude enough...
by FreeThinker
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Homo Erectus in North America.
Replies: 135
Views: 58172

Acheulean technology vs HSS toolkits

Digit, that is indeed a fine hand axe, but it looks to me to be from the later Acheulean era...most likely the product of the later Homo heidelbergensis, not the earlier HE. As fine as it is however, it still is a rather crude tool. For over a million years the handaxe was the swiss army knife of Ho...