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by Simon21
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: I Will Resist The Obvious Thread Title....
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: I Will Resist The Obvious Thread Title....

There is a rather frightening ghost story set in a Viking toilet, at first comical then less so. It concerns one of the men (dead) of Olaf Tryggvason and the last fight of the Long Serpent.
by Simon21
Thu May 21, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Another High Tech Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Another High Tech Tool

That would put it in the "could be" category. Unfortuantely one has to be sceptical of anything that comes out of nationalist Israel - as with other countries such as India frantically trying to rearrange their past toi suit a particular ethnic group. One is reminded of the highly embarrasing incide...
by Simon21
Fri May 15, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Another High Tech Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Another High Tech Tool

Sounds extremely dodgy. What tower in Jersulalem was dated to 1700 BC in the first place? And such a misdating would be obvious surely - cultural context etc.
by Simon21
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 16
Views: 776

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

The date is wring it is now thought Pompeii was destroyed in October.
by Simon21
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 16
Views: 776

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

Recall that it was not just the pyroclastic flow at the end. For the better part of a day Vesuvius rained ash and pumice down on the town and that gets heavy when it starts to build up. Somewhere there was a video rendering of the eruption. I wonder if I can still find it? It was presumed that this...
by Simon21
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 16
Views: 776

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

Isn't there evidence of contemporary salvage & scavenging shortly after the eruption? I seem to remember reading that the Pompeiians salvaged around the perimeters of the town, where possible. (maybe the same for Herculenium?) That's what happened to many of the town's statues, they were salvaged, ...
by Simon21
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Comet Strike c 10,000 BCE
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Comet Strike c 10,000 BCE

Science and knowledge are already under siege from a motley ragbag of climate change deniers, MMR sceptics, 5G phone nutters. There's no need to encourage others.

"Opinion is only worth hearing if it is well informed" - or at least based on basic science.
by Simon21
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 16
Views: 776

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

Maybe they have it in places not photographed, or maybe if they left anything out it would get stolen, I don'r know, but it would seem to be a much more awesome place to see if all the day to day trappings were left as they were 2000 years ago. Trouble is we don't know how homes in Pompeii would ha...
by Simon21
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 16
Views: 776

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

n all the pics and videos of Pompeii, even the newly opened areas there is never any day to day items. Plates, chairs, tables, jugs, beds, :wink: clothing, etc, etc. I would have thought that all that stuff would have been preserved by the pumice. Can someone tell me what happened to it? thanks. Mo...
by Simon21
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Interesting New Technique
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Interesting New Technique

One assumes the traces mean they didn't wash the pots, disgusting.
by Simon21
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: I found something
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: I found something

Could be natural. Always hard to tell with stone objects. There's always a row with Koorie artifacts, some are obviously man-made others may be naturally occurring, some rocks do gain sharp edges naturally. Context can help, is it near a midden? Is there the remnants of a butchered animal nearby? A ...
by Simon21
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 19
Views: 1168

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

Seabirds eat shellfish as do many other life forms, why would the neanderthals be any different? It's simple to get and nutritious, a fairly obvious food.
by Simon21
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 2807

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

And neither the RIs or Puritans were tolerant of Catholics, which in terms of the UK meant of course the Irish. Some had also fought in the 80 years war and were clearly brutalised by the event, so they were not all the tolerant, peaceful people they have been depicted. The impression of an inhospit...
by Simon21
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Article on Minoan Palaces
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Article on Minoan Palaces

That's what they used to use in Japan apparently for the same reason
by Simon21
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Article on Minoan Palaces
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Artilce on Minoan Palaces

Meh... It could have been worse... Belzoni could have been the one to 'excavate & restore' Knossos...
That is hardly consoling