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by stan
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 1522
Views: 212792

Those are good, Charlie.
Your "in situ" pictures of the first specimen show better than any before how your finds are distinguished from the surrounding ordinary water-worn rocks. :)
by stan
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: More Archaeology
Replies: 85
Views: 28843

There's a flood of new stuff being dug up everywhere, faster than we can assimilate it. Not only the finds themselves, but their ramifications, and then on top of that, new techniques such as:::


The business of dating by starch grains.... :shock:
by stan
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: More Archaeology
Replies: 85
Views: 28843

alas, another tantalizing article with no visuals. :evil:
by stan
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: The Topper Site
Replies: 87
Views: 54802

Way to go, Beagle. Be sure to take sunscreen
and deet.
:D
by stan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: The Topper Site
Replies: 87
Views: 54802

it would be exciting to see those artifacts up close, or even hold one in your hand. :D
by stan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: New World
Topic: The Topper Site
Replies: 87
Views: 54802

Last year or year before a teenager I know went down there
and volunteered for a week. In addition to all the fun down in the
digs, there are the mosqitoes and 90+degree temperatures. However, she was also taught how to
flint-knap, and made a few projectile points.
by stan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: The news page
Replies: 436
Views: 128276

Who's going to translate them for us??? :shock:
by stan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Ancient Agriculture
Replies: 166
Views: 39876

I don't know why anyone would have assumed that the Inca and Aztecs were responsible for the rise of agriculture in the Americas, since they were the most modern of the indigenous cultures...whereas we know now there there were cities/civiliaztions a couple of millennia before those two.
by stan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83123

I think he's referring to air pollution. Particles are removed from the air by rain, or by settling to the ground, or other ways I don't know about.. For example the amount of nuclear fallout particles peaked in about 1963-65, when atmospheric testing was stopped. Since then there has been a precipi...
by stan
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 1522
Views: 212792

Good work, Charlie. :)
by stan
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 1522
Views: 212792

As i said in an earlier post, couldn't these ancient people have seen metals melted in the intense heat of forest fires, volcanic activity, or lightning strikes?
And aren't there sometimes veins or nuggets of pure metal in rocks, like gold?
by stan
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Robert Schoch
Replies: 81
Views: 24801

Is that colette?
by stan
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 1522
Views: 212792

I'm just try to falsify the hypothesis that these tools were used for smelting iron.
Why? I'm confused.
by stan
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Fingerprints of the Gods - Book Review
Replies: 846
Views: 290867

I have heard there is a giant crater under the antarctic ice...but what is a "ring structure?"
Like Stonehenge? :shock:
by stan
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 1522
Views: 212792

Hey, Charlie. It looks to me as though the staining could have occurred before or after the making of the tool, depending on the piece. But honestly I can't tell. You've got the rocks, and I don't! :wink: Is there a smiley for envy? Forum Monk is right, it doens't necessarily take millennia to stain...