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by kbs2244
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hear Hear!
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Egyptomania

One of the classic examples of this fashion fad was Col. Powers naming of various sites he saw in the Grand Canyon with Egyptian names.

He knew it would get him headlines.

We suffer from the side effects of those names to this day.
by kbs2244
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Wroxeter pendants reinterpreted
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Wroxeter pendants reinterpreted

Another example of the "male centric" point of view so long accepted in the histories studies. If I remember correctly,it was a female student that noticed that one of the "Venus" statuettes had braided hair. An indication of personal appearance concern in early humans. I, for one, welcome the added...
by kbs2244
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Idaho, huh?
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Re: Idaho, huh?

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/artifacts-in-idaho-may-be-earliest-evidence-of-humans-in-north-america-study-says/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Morning+Brief+8-30-19_8_30_2019&utm_term=Registered%20User This story is a little more detailed. It calls the dating di...
by kbs2244
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: Huh?

The Trans-Saharan Gold Trade (7th–14th Century) Gold Trade and the Kingdom of Ancient Ghana Around the fifth century, thanks to the availability of the camel, Berber-speaking people began crossing the Sahara Desert. From the eighth century onward, annual trade caravans followed routes later describe...
by kbs2244
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re:Pre GrecRoman Egypt

Wasn’t there an Egypt to sub Sahara, salt for gold, camel train culture that pre-dated the Greco Roman era?
Very little genetic ties but still slavery contact at least.
by kbs2244
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: Huh?

I did not know that
by kbs2244
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: Huh?

Sorry to be the one to beak this news
But the "popular media" only prints what sells
That means a subject must have a lot of popular interest.
Evidently not many other people share your interest.

This sounds more like a thesis subject.

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by kbs2244
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 40
Views: 4084

Re: CBS video

Typical CBS video Show one thing while talking about another. (Aren’t they the ones that put a blasting cap in a GM pick up truck to show how easy they caught fire?) In this case it is talk about, and blame the gun, when the difference is in the ammunition. The Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) bullet, the pa...
by kbs2244
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 40
Views: 4084

Re: Waterloo limbs

I am pretty sure that is why the M-16 has a 3 shot position on the fire control.
The FMJ .223 cartridge is less than lethal.
by kbs2244
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 40
Views: 4084

Re: Waterloo limbs

One of the reasons for the large number of wounded vets from the relatively small number of men (Napoleon’s Russian invasion force was 600,000 men) in the recent wars in Asia and the Mid-East has been the pushing of wounded care to the battle front. Fast modern medicine has made the number what had ...
by kbs2244
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Keep Digging, Boys....
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Keep Digging, Boys....

"It's not a well-behaved sample," Classic under statement Those cave range from 4 to 26 M above sea level. Earthquakes are not uncommon in the area. In 40,000 years they have been flooded and otherwise disturbed how many times? I have to agree with this guy: Israel Hershkovitz, a paleoanthropologist...
by kbs2244
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Keep Digging, Boys....
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Keep Digging, Boys....

40,000 years apart and in the same cave?
by kbs2244
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: 3,500 Year Old Watermelons
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: 3,500 Year Old Watermelons

Before the modern seedless kind they had black and white seeds throughout the pink interior.

This kind of melon was used by my grandmother to teach school integration.

A green lawn surrounding a white school house with a warm pink inside that had a mix of white
and black students in it.
by kbs2244
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: 3,500 Year Old Watermelons
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: 3,500 Year Old Watermelons

I just had some round watermelon last night.
It was a little larger than a basket ball.
Taste and color were the same.
by kbs2244
Wed May 22, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Poor Bastards Can't Catch A Break
Replies: 9
Views: 2638

Re: Poor Bastards Can't Catch A Break

In researching this I learned a new term.
"Air draft" or max height.
A dimension set by surface to bottom of a bridge.

BTW there is a "Suezmax"
It is set by both water and air draft limits.