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by Sam Salmon
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

Re: More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

Rokcet Scientist wrote:Doesn't add anything to the article in this thread, imo: http://archaeologica.boardbot.com/viewt ... f=9&t=2395
Still a bastion of Good Cheer Camraderie and Conviviality as per SOP I see!

Carry on!
by Sam Salmon
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

More on Amazon Based Civilisations-'El Dorado'?

Certainly of interest to many here something of a followup to earlier posts on ruins in the Xingu region. Amazon explorers uncover signs of a real El Dorado Satellite technology detects giant mounds over 155 miles, pointing to sophisticated pre-Columbian culture It is the legend that drew legions o...
by Sam Salmon
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: New World
Topic: A landmark Book
Replies: 63
Views: 30905

Re: A landmark Book

What's wrong with acknowledging a valuable book as a valuable book within its own parameters and on its own terms ? ..... Nothing wrong with it at all but remember there's an older demographic here who love to parade their narrow wisdom and p!ss on the knowledge of others-that's one reason why this...
by Sam Salmon
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Stone Age Pantry?
Replies: 30
Views: 17047

Re: Stone Age Pantry?

There are other ways of killing animals. Snares, dead falls, traps and pits come to mind. I've just been reading about this chap... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishi ...he could bring down a deer from forty yards! Roy. Thanks for posting this-I read Ishi in Two Worlds decades ago and remember it we...
by Sam Salmon
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Stone Age Pantry?
Replies: 30
Views: 17047

Re: Stone Age Pantry?

Hunting was a much less efficient way to get food: only adult males could take part. So hunting was a rare occasion: it was very hard and very dangerous work with high risk. Do you mean " Hunting Big Game "? Because hunting small mammals and birds with stones or nets is easy-especially when out gat...
by Sam Salmon
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Underwater City in the Carribean?
Replies: 2
Views: 7729

Re: Underwater City in the Carribean?

Hancock does love his limestone-well don't we all.
by Sam Salmon
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Stone Age Pantry?
Replies: 30
Views: 17047

Re: Stone Age Pantry?

Hunting was a much less efficient way to get food: only adult males could take part. So hunting was a rare occasion: it was very hard and very dangerous work with high risk. Do you mean " Hunting Big Game "? Because hunting small mammals and birds with stones or nets is easy-especially when out gat...
by Sam Salmon
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Upper Amazon
Replies: 12
Views: 6403

Re: Upper Amazon

From today’s news page. Another sacred cow is butchered. “this wasn't just a pristine forest with isolated nomadic tribes” http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20427383.800-ancient-amazon-civilisation-laid-bare-by-felled-forest.html Note that there's jungle and there's jungle-this is about Upland ...
by Sam Salmon
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Lower Danube Civilization 5K years ago - exhibit in NY
Replies: 16
Views: 4550

Re: Lower Danube Civilization 5K years ago - exhibit in NY

kbs2244 wrote:I cannot remember where I read it, but I believe there are persevered Viking hill forts one days float apart on the Danube. (It may have been the Dnepr.)!
I'm pretty sure it would have been the Dnieper some fragmentary info around.
by Sam Salmon
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Hand Axe Sharpening?Is This How It Was Done?
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

Re: Hand Axe Sharpening?Is This How It Was Done?

Those grooves would have been for smoothing wooden shafts, most likely. "Handaxes" were made by knapping nodules of flint/chert into flake cores that could also be used as choppers. &c. Removing a new flake series automatically re-sharpened the working edge. The flakes themselves, however, were wha...
by Sam Salmon
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Lower Danube Civilization 5K years ago - exhibit in NY
Replies: 16
Views: 4550

Re: Lower Danube Civilization 5K years ago - exhibit in NY

uniface wrote:Looks like my boss.
Looks like the guy who lives upstairs from me!
by Sam Salmon
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Hand Axe Sharpening?Is This How It Was Done?
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

Hand Axe Sharpening?Is This How It Was Done?

A wonderful article about a little known area of South America click here . However I'm not sure this is how stone age people's sharpened their blades-your thoughts? http://photos.mongabay.com/j/falls.bmp "Hand-axe sharpening grooves and geometric designs below Corona Falls on the River Rewa testify...
by Sam Salmon
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Six-Fingered "Gods"
Replies: 2
Views: 2251

Re: Six-Fingered "Gods"

Looks like someone has far too much time on their hands-that site is a thin gruel at best.
by Sam Salmon
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: No Flint In Paleo Britain?
Replies: 17
Views: 2653

Re: No Flint In Paleo Britain?

The article as linked seems to be about a discussion by some amateurs like ourselves-uninformed folks speculating.
by Sam Salmon
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: No Flint In Paleo Britain?
Replies: 17
Views: 2653

No Flint In Paleo Britain?

A quote from this article baffles me-these people didn't have tool making material and humped it all the way from present-day Eurolandia? During question time after the lecture the domestication of reindeer was discussed as the palaeolithic people of Scotland needed something to assist with the tran...