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by Minimalist
Wed May 05, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Earliest Burial Thusfar in Africa

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56986457 Ancient child grave was Africa's earliest funeral A glimpse of human grief, at the loss of a child 78,000 years ago, has been revealed in the discovery of the oldest burial site in Africa. The Middle Stone Age grave - of a three-year-old child - ...
by Minimalist
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: UT Dating for Ostrich Shells in South African Midden
Replies: 1
Views: 43

UT Dating for Ostrich Shells in South African Midden

Interesting concept for dating what are apparently ubiquitous items in hominid garbage heaps. https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/04/uranium-series-dating-shows-south-african-midden-is-worlds-oldest/138857 Uranium-series dating shows South African midden is world’s oldest Archeologists have learned a...
by Minimalist
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Where is Administration archaeologica.org ??
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Where is Administration archaeologica.org ??

Consult the FAQ . Last bullet point, second column.
by Minimalist
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

I can't draw a straight line, Circ, so I'm usually amazed by artistic talent.
by Minimalist
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

There are probably different answers to different places. There was no overarching culture here. Each group adjusted to its own environment. But I suspect that a hand stencil could be done in fairly short order, while this, https://images.theconversation.com/files/395702/original/file-20210419-15-mu...
by Minimalist
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Recovering hominin DNA from cave sediments
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Recovering hominin DNA from cave sediments

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/human-dna-share-cats-cattle-mice-same-genetics-code-a8292111.html Humans share almost all of our DNA with cats, cattle and mice More than half of our genetic code is the same as a banana's That explains Trump and his followers. Seems to make the sorting of ...
by Minimalist
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Recovering hominin DNA from cave sediments
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Recovering hominin DNA from cave sediments

Interesting idea. Seems like looking for a needle in a haystack would be childs' play in comparison.
by Minimalist
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Major New Find in Egypt
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Major New Find in Egypt

I wouldn't hold my breath. Tut will be the gold standard until something better comes along.
by Minimalist
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events & Lectures
Topic: Help for a newcomer please
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Help for a newcomer please

You're right that serious excavations sponsored by national antiquities authorities like those of Egypt or Israel would probably want some bona fides for anyone working on the sites. At the very least, students enrolled in such problems. You might try contacting the head of local colleges/universiti...
by Minimalist
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Major New Find in Egypt
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Major New Find in Egypt

A follow up article. https://theconversation.com/the-discovery-of-the-lost-city-of-the-dazzling-aten-will-offer-vital-clues-about-domestic-and-urban-life-in-ancient-egypt-158874 An almost 3,400-year-old industrial, royal metropolis, “the Dazzling Aten”, has been found on the west bank of the Nile ne...
by Minimalist
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Luwian notes
Replies: 98
Views: 56411

Re: Luwian notes

[Mod Hat On} You posted in a 3 year old thread. If you are going to necropost* you might make a more useful comment. BTW, your location says "Netherlands" but your IP comes back to Pakistan. Odd, eh? *A necropost is a post on an "old, abandoned thread that has been considered 'dead' for a while...th...
by Minimalist
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

Participation trophy?
by Minimalist
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

Maybe but people do some pretty stupid shit. Hence the popularity of these "Hold My Beer" memes!

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by Minimalist
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

And yet, the rock art is there and I doubt that the caves have "evolved" in the last 20,000 years or so. They didn't get there by magic. Someone painted them. So we could rephrase your comment to say "Early man braved tortuous crawls, total darkness, the threat of rock falls & entrapment, etc just t...