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by stan
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Deleted
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Those are natural stains in the polished stones. I really don't understand all the chemistry of it. There are so many different iron compounds. My impression is that it takes iron rich water leaching through another mineral over a long time to stain it. http://www.waterpharmacy.com/images/ebay/irons...
by stan
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Fingerprints of the Gods - Book Review
Replies: 846
Views: 293342

Sorry, Beagle! My bad for not crediting you with posting those sat photos. I couldn't determine the source...were they on the web, or did you scan them from a printed source? I would like to see more, perhaps an enlargement. I tried to find it on te web without success, although I did find some inte...
by stan
Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Fingerprints of the Gods - Book Review
Replies: 846
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Min, that's a great comparison photo of the old and new desert area.
Makes me think that beneath all that sand, down where the old surface is,
is a lot of archeological information. Get out those shovels.!
by stan
Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Deleted
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Charlie, That last gigantic "axe" of yours....must have been for smashing heads! The acheulean one you posted is more like what i saw. You probably already know about all the following, but you keep saying that early man was engaged in "ochre staining."...so here's some thoughts. About earth pigment...
by stan
Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Off Topic
Replies: 270
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Seems to me that the chemical composition of the trapped gases would have been changed by the heat and electrical energy of the lightning. :shock:
by stan
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Pokotia Monolith
Replies: 258
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http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_8pbck2.jpg From the "fuente" THis looks like random filling in of rectangles to me, not any kind of writing. There's no pattern of repetition. No consistency. In fact it looks like beginner's artwork. As for the "cuneiform" passages....I think marduk probably pres...
by stan
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 85653

:D
How about with just the feet sticking out?
by stan
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
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Yes, probably woodland. Do you know of anything that large?
by stan
Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Off Topic
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Digit, are you a size 8?
by stan
Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
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A few weeks ago I went to the anthropological museum at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. There was a display comparing natural rocks to American Indian stone tools. One of the tools was the largest "axe" I have ever seen. It was about a foot long and a nice symmetrical shape, bifacially flak...
by stan
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 85653

This recent announcement may be as close to definitive as we are likely to get in our lifetimes. On NPR I heard that the findings are supposed to be "90 %" certain. I also heard that the Chinese are acknowledging it, due to a one- degree- celsius rise in temperature per decade over the last 2 decade...
by stan
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Rock Art
Replies: 322
Views: 142904

I'm pretty skeptical of these. Mainly because they have generally been disentangled from lots of scribbled lines. You can see almost anything in the scribbles. But, hey, if they're real.... :shock: They would not just be the oldest...they would be virtually unique in tribal societies even until the ...
by stan
Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:51 am
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Maybe it would be useful to point out that whales come in different sizes. Saw a movie about Eskimos hunting whales in which the hunter jumped on the whale and stabbed....'twas fiction, but seemed to be grounded in anthropological research. also, for what it's worth, steel gigs (tridents) are used t...
by stan
Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Deleted
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by stan
Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Deleted
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I have a suggestion for the bone, Charlie.
Or at least a comparison...a large turtle.
The upper carapace is an extension of the spinal column (like ribs) and the spinal cord runs along the upper edge of the shell.
However, it looks too flat for a turtle....??