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by Sam Salmon
Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: So WTF is this?
Replies: 15
Views: 14193

Re: So WTF is this?

Johnny wrote:They spinnin, Pharaoh! They spinnin!
Tutankhamun 'n the house! 8)
by Sam Salmon
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A 12,900 BP impact in NA? Where is it then?
Replies: 34
Views: 7695

Re: A 12,900 BP impact in NA? Where is it then?

There are people who swear that this burned cheese sandwich is the image of "jesus."
Just looks like a garden variety hippie to me!
by Sam Salmon
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: So WTF is this?
Replies: 15
Views: 14193

Re: So WTF is this?

dannan14 wrote:i dunno, looks like a hubcap to me.
X2
by Sam Salmon
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Bronze Age Bee Commerce?
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: Bronze Age Bee Commerce?

here is no evidence from before for bringing any kind of animals from such a distance Nonsense! Animal husbandry has countless examples of (relatively) long distance trade in animals. Bees can't walk/must be carried Yes but we've established that prehistoric peoples weren't stupid why wouldn't they...
by Sam Salmon
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: What Happened To Charlie's Forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: What Happened To Charlie's Forum?

Minimalist wrote:Charlie sent this link back, Sam.


http://www.preclovis.com/
Thanks for that-have it bookmarked
by Sam Salmon
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: What Happened To Charlie's Forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

What Happened To Charlie's Forum?

I understand it was meant as a storage facility but even that is gone.

http://www.phpbb88.com/nohandaxesinus/
by Sam Salmon
Sun May 30, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: How The Ancients Built-Using Rice Paste for Mortar
Replies: 1
Views: 865

How The Ancients Built-Using Rice Paste for Mortar

Revealing the Ancient Chinese Secret of Sticky Rice Mortar ScienceDaily (May 29, 2010) — Scientists have discovered the secret behind an ancient Chinese super-strong mortar made from sticky rice, the delicious "sweet rice" that is a modern mainstay in Asian dishes. They also concluded that the mort...
by Sam Salmon
Wed May 26, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Nice discussion on Maize
Replies: 28
Views: 5978

Re: Nice discussion on Maize

The first fences were almost certainly built to stop the depredations of wild animals on crops.
by Sam Salmon
Tue May 25, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Nice discussion on Maize
Replies: 28
Views: 5978

Re: Nice discussion on Maize

'Maíz es nuestra Madre'
by Sam Salmon
Thu May 20, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: America's Architectural Heritage: Chaco Canyon
Replies: 6
Views: 2225

Re: America's Architectural Heritage: Chaco Canyon

I knew I'd seen a reference to South American influence on SW USA indigenous culture somewhere here it is.

http://www.jstor.org/pss/971939

I wonder how much this has to do with the Spondylus shell trade-even today they are highly prized by collectors around the world.
by Sam Salmon
Wed May 19, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: New World
Topic: America's Architectural Heritage: Chaco Canyon
Replies: 6
Views: 2225

Re: America's Architectural Heritage: Chaco Canyon

Johnny wrote:
Sam Salmon wrote:edited
That must've been interesting.
I was tired and misread a few things-my comments were out of context/uninformed -will try to get back to this later tonight.
by Sam Salmon
Sat May 15, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Maya mapping made easy
Replies: 18
Views: 4709

Re: Maya mapping made easy

And the Phoenicians kept the sources/origins of their exotic and extremely valuable commodities ("spices" = drugs like cannabis, opium, cocaïne, and tobacco ) secret. State secrets. Especially from their biggest rival, the Romans. And the dumb Romans (dumb as in blissfully unaware) hated Phoenician...
by Sam Salmon
Sat May 08, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Visiting Greece now
Replies: 11
Views: 2053

Re: Visiting Greece now

It's been suggested that Greece sell its islands to solve its debt problem... akin to selling the family jewels of course. I think that German newspaper was-in a ponderous Teutonic manner-making a point about Greek spendthrifts-they've pissed away everything they've been given/racked up billions mo...
by Sam Salmon
Fri May 07, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Neandertal Lives !!
Replies: 43
Views: 24372

Re: Neandertal Lives !!

Some of the science behind this discovery is mind-boggling!