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by dannan14
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Australian Tools Found
Replies: 63
Views: 37683

Hmm, perhaps by the Europeans rediscovering Australia by........boat....and thus culturally rediscovering shamanism due to contact.

Or were you thinking something older?
by dannan14
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: A Forgotten World
Replies: 15
Views: 3930

In high school i read a book that really fueled my thirst for learning about ancient civs. It was already old by the time i read it, but i still found it fascinating. It was called '4000 years ago today'. i don't remember the author. It focused mostly on the Mediterranean and the Middle East, but it...
by dannan14
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Popular Historical Myths
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

That reminds me of a story a friend told me of when she was traveling in Mexico and Central America. They were in a cafe talking with other travelers and when one woman who said she was a teacher was asked what she taught her reply was 'U.S. History since the Civil War, so basically world history' i...
by dannan14
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Australian Tools Found
Replies: 63
Views: 37683

i bet they would if they had thumbs.
by dannan14
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Canadian Iceman
Replies: 3
Views: 3301

Radiocarbon dating indicates Kwäday Dän Ts'ìnchi and the artifacts found with him date to approximately 1670 to 1850, which precedes or overlaps with the earliest European contact for the Pacific Coast region. There was this line in the recent article. Or did you mean the older story didn't have an...
by dannan14
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: A Forgotten World
Replies: 15
Views: 3930

hmmm, i think maybe NA looks more like a gryphon than an eagle, but close enough :P
by dannan14
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Peopling of Americas
Replies: 89
Views: 50258

Baby steps to the door.....
baby steps to the light of day.....
by dannan14
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Harappa in the News
Replies: 75
Views: 19116

Would it be possible to begin rowing when the straits were calm then catch the eastward flowing current?

You might have to go dozens of miles east before landing, but that is a tiny distance compared to travelling to mid-oceanic islands.
by dannan14
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: What Kind Of Homo Are You?
Replies: 4
Views: 4324

hehe, i was HS all the way to the end. i screwed up the cave art and ended up Habilis
by dannan14
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Hominin in Spain 1.2 million years BP
Replies: 46
Views: 26124

The article about this find on MSN had this to add: And, critically, the team says the new one also bears similarities to much-older fossils dug up since 1983 in the Caucasus at a place called Dmanisi, in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. These were dated as being up to 1.8 million years old. h...
by dannan14
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Cave 13b - the 164k question
Replies: 209
Views: 85734

i have often wondered if the part of the brain that controls speech also controls other communication functions. In my experience, the more i explore what i call the 'senses other than the physical five' the harder it becomes to communicate verbally. Hmmm, it looks like i've completed one circle on...
by dannan14
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Cave 13b - the 164k question
Replies: 209
Views: 85734

Forum Monk wrote: Just some guy by virtual of the fact he spend a little more time than the average Joe observing the behaviour of the animals around him being capable of associating certain conditions to particular behaviours.
That actually sounds like a good way to learn another language to me.
by dannan14
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: First columbus
Replies: 51
Views: 18297

Because they lived 'on solid ground' until scarcity of mega fauna drove them onto the ice in pursuit of prey. The transition to the ice-bound life probably took several millennia. Enough time to adapt life styles. Especially since neccessity is the mother of invention. The trip across, BTW, also to...
by dannan14
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: First columbus
Replies: 51
Views: 18297

The Inuit have adapted their technology for living ON the ice. Why would the people that made Solutrean tools, who seem to have mainly lived on solid ground and merely traveled across the ice, have the technological adaptations to make a several thousand mile presumably one way journey? i like the i...
by dannan14
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Cave 13b - the 164k question
Replies: 209
Views: 85734

Quote from Ishtar above: The drug companies have discovered the herbs of the Amazonian rainforest and are in the process of harvesting them. So how are they identifying which plants or herbs do what? They are relying on the expertise of the forest shamans, who hold this knowledge in great detail. A...