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by Sam Salmon
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Show us your photos of archaeological sites!
Topic: Wapatki National Monument
Replies: 4
Views: 7409

Re: Wapatki National Monument

Great shots Min-Thanks for sharing!

The sunken circle in the foreground as shown-is that what's called the Ball Court or is it the remains of a Kiva?
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by Sam Salmon
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Zahi on the war path
Replies: 8
Views: 1708

Re: Zahi on the war path

There is, I fear, a great deal of truth in that, but I doubt that Zawi would agree, Much of his enthusiasm is based IMO on nationalism . These despised museums, and foreign amateurs, founded the discipline that he now lords it over. He should aso remember that without exhibits museums would be unli...
by Sam Salmon
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Major Find in the Egyptian Western Desert
Replies: 12
Views: 1869

Re: Major Find in the Egyptian Western Desert

Minimalist wrote:Good video....I'm sure the first thing they'll figure out is that it would be closer to 5000 than 50000. Ancient stats always seem to be inflated!
Agreed.
by Sam Salmon
Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Non-Biological Evolution?
Replies: 16
Views: 2790

Re: Non-Biological Evolution?

Which would indicate that a degree of settlement had been attained. Depends how one defines settlement-groups some would categorise as hunter/gatherers would make caches here/there in traditional territory knowing they'd have use of them at some point as they hunted/gathered/travelled. Would pure H...
by Sam Salmon
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Ancient Navigation Techniques For B**ts Still Alive
Replies: 14
Views: 18078

Re: Ancient Navigation Techniques For B**ts Still Alive

I've been fishing on the North, East and South Pacific in small boats for decades, it's somewhat misnamed, if fact it's rough as guts.
by Sam Salmon
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Ancient Navigation Techniques For B**ts Still Alive
Replies: 14
Views: 18078

Re: Ancient Navigation Techniques For B**ts Still Alive

Good stuff, Sam. One imagines that a prolonged period of clouds would be a major problem for such mariners but short of that it seems logical...given enough time to study the stars. Point taken-however one facet of traditional navigation not mentioned in the article is an encyclopaedic knowledge of...
by Sam Salmon
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Ancient Navigation Techniques For B**ts Still Alive
Replies: 14
Views: 18078

Ancient Navigation Techniques For B**ts Still Alive

Sure to displease some here but the ancient long proved techniques for long distance boat voyages aren't gone quite yet.I'm sure I've posted in the past about both Micronesian and Polynesia efforts to preserve this precious knowledge it's great to see the knowledge being passed around still. Yap re...
by Sam Salmon
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Bronze Age Pavlopetri finally re-surveyed
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Re: Bronze Age Pavlopetri finally re-surveyed

Unfortunately there's nothing about the process of how Pavlopetri got submerged, the when, how, and (maybe) why. Or the data behind it.
Yes that would be fascinating I'm sure.
by Sam Salmon
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Boats?
Replies: 122
Views: 11940

Re: Boats?

Recent events have put me to mind of the fragility of these tiny groups. Devastating earthquakes like the one in Sumatra, a massive Tsunami like the one that hit Samoa and Northern Tonga, not to mention garden variety floods and forest fires must have knocked early humans to their knees constantly-I...
by Sam Salmon
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Boats?
Replies: 122
Views: 11940

Re: Boats?

So how about Rafts?

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by Sam Salmon
Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Boats?
Replies: 122
Views: 11940

Re: Boats?

Apparently you've never heard of 'dead tide': a period of about half an hour when the tide is not coming in, nor going out. I.o.w.: no current! 4 times a day. Two of which – the change from low tide to incoming tide – are excellently 'wade-able'! So estuaries can be waded during low tide and dead t...
by Sam Salmon
Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Boats?
Replies: 122
Views: 11940

Re: Boats?

Rokcet Scientist wrote: Estuaries are all different. Very different. Most can be waded through. Especially at low tide.....
Crocodiles notwithstanding that is.....
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by Sam Salmon
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Prehistory is about to change!
Replies: 77
Views: 11629

Re: Prehistory is about to change!

The aim of the coalition is to challenge the mainstream religio/political agenda and loosen its white knuckled grasp on what the public is allowed to hear about man's true story, his-story.
Them's fightin' words!
by Sam Salmon
Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: An Interesting Take
Replies: 3
Views: 12043

Re: An Interesting Take

"Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans"-J. Lennon.
by Sam Salmon
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: A developing story: retrace the Beagle
Replies: 14
Views: 4672

Re: A developing story: retrace the Beagle

Beautiful ship!

I'd love to see it under full sail.