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by Sam Salmon
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: YD impact evidence at Topper
Replies: 44
Views: 9087

Re: YD impact evidence at Topper

Minimalist wrote:The Russians used to claim that they invented baseball.......
Hey I remember that! :lol:
by Sam Salmon
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Actual Atlatl Penetration
Replies: 28
Views: 13569

Re: Actual Atlatl Penetration

dannan14 wrote:So the animal was led into a surround and the spear was cast from above. Perhaps from the top of a boulder or a ridge above the surround.
That I can see-Yes.
by Sam Salmon
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Kon Tiki Film on YouTube
Replies: 3
Views: 6828

Kon Tiki Film on YouTube

Surfing around last night came across the Youtube link for the Academy Award winning film of the Kontiki voyage Stirring stuff for someone who read the book many time, has seen the raft and spent time on both the Eastern and South Pacific. No matter how Heyerdahl's theories shake out the voyage di h...
by Sam Salmon
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells
Replies: 54
Views: 29717

Re: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells

Rokcet Scientist wrote:[No, I am really factual now, Sam! I don't feel the need to resort to psychological warfare yet to keep my fantasies alive.
Come and visit the Anthropology Museum and see for yourself.
by Sam Salmon
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Cloth-Clad Clovis
Replies: 287
Views: 28814

Re: Cloth-Clad Clovis

Ye Elephant hide is thick but as any Bushman knows one goes for the heel tendons to cripple then one kills the beast-full on assaults aren't part of the strategy.
by Sam Salmon
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells
Replies: 54
Views: 29717

Re: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells

Rokcet Scientist wrote:....And still no wheel or writing.
You're really desperate now aren't you?
by Sam Salmon
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells
Replies: 54
Views: 29717

Re: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells

'''pre-Columbian NA indians didn't even have shoes. Or the wheel. Or iron. Or wovens. Don't make them out to be more than they were. You're not doing veracity, history, or reality a favor. Indigenous on the NW Coast of North America certainly did have shoes and woven garments. It's late I'm beat if...
by Sam Salmon
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells
Replies: 54
Views: 29717

Re: Written communications 60,000 yrs ago ~ on ostrich shells

'''pre-Columbian NA indians didn't even have shoes. Or the wheel. Or iron. Or wovens. Don't make them out to be more than they were. You're not doing veracity, history, or reality a favor. Indigenous on the NW Coast of North America certainly did have shoes and woven garments. It's late I'm beat if...
by Sam Salmon
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Cloth-Clad Clovis
Replies: 287
Views: 28814

Re: Cloth-Clad Clovis

Agreed with what you say, but that is today. What came first? ....Yes, mired animals would have been killed, or left to die then scavenged, but how would they have been killed? It just struck me that you may never have killed anything in your whole life. Killing anything is easy enough, nick an art...
by Sam Salmon
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Cloth-Clad Clovis
Replies: 287
Views: 28814

Re: Cloth-Clad Clovis

Digit wrote:[ so until the bow was powerful enough to bring down such animals at a distance it would seem that large animals and spears were the only option. I think!
Pit traps and some decent sized rocks would do the trick, as would snares, nets and good old directed stampedes a-la Head Smashed In
by Sam Salmon
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Tasmanian Site Discovery
Replies: 81
Views: 65649

Re: Tasmanian Site Discovery

The Mayas (sic) (most moved)
I must take exception-while it's true they moved most of them only moved back into the forest onto small plots of land away from the cities-they didn't migrate to new strange lands far over the horizon.

In fact most are still there today.
by Sam Salmon
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Homo erectus could have evolved from Asia
Replies: 19
Views: 11457

Re: Homo erectus could have evolved from Asia

Anyway, Sam, this is India and not China. I know they may all look the same to someone who's never been there, but I can assure you, they're not and in fact, they are deadly enemies. Madam-you have no clue where I've been and not been-nor do you know the teeming multicultural milieu I now live in. ...
by Sam Salmon
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Homo erectus could have evolved from Asia
Replies: 19
Views: 11457

Re: Homo erectus could have evolved from Asia

I'm very very wary of an Asia-First Anything . Living in Vancouver a person is exposed to a lot of Chinese Govt propaganda, some quite blatant and some more subtle. One thing is sure-these are nasty nasty operators, swine of the lowest most odoriferous order who will use any pretense and excuse to f...
by Sam Salmon
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Archaeological Channel
Replies: 0
Views: 1089

Archaeological Channel

At least I've achieved the level of technological aptitude/power that enables me to view those great videos.

They're not perfect but so much info so alluring.

Thanks to everyone here for regularly mentioning the channel and helping me keep my focus.