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by Minimalist
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: I found something
Replies: 5
Views: 14

Re: I found something

Nothing jumps out about that. Here's a tip, though. It helps if you put something in the photo to give it a sense of scale. A coin or even better a ruler.

A small object with a hole might suggest a decorative bead or something whereas something larger suggests a more industrial use.
by Minimalist
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: I found something
Replies: 5
Views: 14

Re: I found something

If you do a search on Google Images for < stone net weight > you'll get quite a sample. The actual size of the stone also matters as similar but smaller stones were used as loom weights for weaving.
by Minimalist
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: I found something
Replies: 5
Views: 14

Re: I found something

The first thing that jumps to mind is a stone net weight.

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Did you find it in a coastal environment?
by Minimalist
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

A coastal HNS community and they made extensive use of seafood. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/mar/26/cave-find-shows-neanderthals-collected-seafood-scientists-say Cave find shows Neanderthals collected seafood, scientists say Discovery adds to growing evidence that Neanderthals were very ...
by Minimalist
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: very glad I finally registered
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: very glad I finally registered

What "piece of writing" are you referring to? There is nothing there.
by Minimalist
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Article on Minoan Palaces
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Article on Minoan Palaces

There is probably nothing like living in an earthquake prone region to teach one something about them.
by Minimalist
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Article on Minoan Palaces
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Artilce on Minoan Palaces

As I recall, and this was 12 years ago, our guide pointed to this reconstruction by Evans https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/14/0b/6d/33/caption.jpg and noted that where Evans had put concrete dividers in the wall the Minoans actually used wooden beams. The hypothesis is that the wooden...
by Minimalist
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Happy Pi Day!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Happy Pi Day!!!

Let them eat cake!
by Minimalist
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: What a bunch of hooey!
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: What a bunch of hooey!

I think we are seeing a variant of the Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_sharpshooter_fallacy The Texas sharpshooter fallacy is an informal fallacy which is committed when differences in data are ignored, but similarities are overemphasized. From this reasoning, a false...
by Minimalist
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Article on Minoan Palaces
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Artilce on Minoan Palaces

When I was at Knossos our guide never stopped complaining about Evans.
by Minimalist
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

The religious wars broke out in the 1520's. People might not have been experienced in the sense of having actually fought in them but they certainly knew what was going on and were suffering from the adverse effects. The Wars of the Reformation did not end until the mid 17th century. Native American...
by Minimalist
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

Certainly. What is found tends to be overvalued merely because we have found it. While it cannot be overlooked one should resist the urge to make too many conclusions from them.

We do not know what we don't know.
by Minimalist
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

Sometimes they do things just on the basis of mathematical models. We are free to wonder about how accurate those are.
by Minimalist
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: The Toba Extinction Theory Takes A Gut Punch

I wonder if anyone ever tried to do a population density guesstimate on that time period?
by Minimalist
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

The Spanish were poking around the Carolinas and the English were not exactly making a raging success of the Virginia colony and besides the last thing the "Puritans" would have wanted was to be near an Anglican colony. The Dutch were active around New York even if they hadn't officially moved in un...