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by john
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Neandertal's death, new theory.
Replies: 121
Views: 25725

All -

Who sez - Homo n. aside - that

Everyone who came outta Africa

Lo these many years ago,

Had to be black?

Assumptions are invidious.


hoka hey

john
by john
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: WILLOW BARK
Replies: 9
Views: 3028

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/will ... 000281.htm

Natural aspirin.

Salicylic acid.

Nothing to do with Obama.

hoka hey


john
by john
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: WILLOW BARK
Replies: 9
Views: 3028

All - If there ever was a time to read SHTF books, It was during the Bush administration. And we have a staggering amount of damage To undo, before we can truly move forward again. Willow bark is natural aspirin. Salicylic acid, I believe. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/willow-bark-000281.htm ho...
by john
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Too Bad Ish is Gone
Replies: 12
Views: 5778

It happens. Something about human nature...... :roll: Sam Salmon - It certainly is. Speaking only for myself, I have learned that there Is a point, when I have been highly focused on a particular project/entity When I feel myself going stale. When that happens I open all the doors and windows In th...
by john
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: New World
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

New World

All - I'm done. The Tight Little Island aspects of this forum Are driving me nuts. Not throwing rocks, here, I may be as much as part of the Problem as anyone else. "Yonder stands your orphan with his gun, Crying like a fire in the sun." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E06SoECIp1U So I'm going walkab...
by john
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: People Said to Believe in Aliens and Ghosts More Than God
Replies: 17
Views: 23432

Re: Gratefulness

His criticism was that I worked incredibly hard all the time but never congratulated myself. Excellent advice. You cannot be grateful for others until you are grateful for yourself. Cognito - And just how are "aliens and ghosts" Different from God? Just wondering.................. hoka hey John
by john
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Paleolithic Handspinning
Replies: 8
Views: 2756

I will bow to your experience. But would the same techniques be used in the very different conditions of the mid east? kbs224 - Yup. Arrow straighteners of similar geometry are spread across the Globe, and across time. The key to this is the cognitive understanding of the behavior of Lignin when he...
by john
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Shaman in China
Replies: 26
Views: 7943

Pictures

All - http://dsc.discovery.com/news/slideshows/marijuana-stash.html Simply incredible cognitive/cultural assemblage. And now i know what that damn kongou harp looks like! The other thing which astonished me is the picture of the wool Cloth. It does not appear to be plainweave, but A (simple) twill. ...
by john
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: We are, again, older than we thought
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Re: Origins

Paul Renne strikes again - in a good way. So we are now pushing on the 300,000 year mark for H. sapiens . The article brings to mind one of the rebuttal arguments for Valsequillo - the technology found was too sophisticated at 250Kya to be valid. This article demonstrates otherwise. The question I ...
by john
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: We are, again, older than we thought
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Minimalist wrote:Someday, they may find a boat made of hematite.
Early ferroconcrete.

Yes indeedy.

john
by john
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Paleolithic Handspinning
Replies: 8
Views: 2756

As I understood it John, it wasn't so much for straightening out a bend in the shaft as a kind of smoothing, or sander-grinder, tool to take out nicks etc. kbs224 - Not so. It is actually a multistep process. Shit, this takes me back 38 years to when I was living In an isolated one room cabin in th...
by john
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: We are, again, older than we thought
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

We are, again, older than we thought

All - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/12/081203-homo-sapien-missions.html What is fascinating to me is the mention of cognition With respect to seemingly delicate obsidian blades And the lacustrine environment, All this 80k years before we "Came of age" as a supposed species, According ...
by john
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Paleolithic Handspinning
Replies: 8
Views: 2756

John: Good guess based on the size of the hole. The problem is that once an explanation like that is accepted, it starts to be applied out of context. I remember a lot of sites around Israel where they found donut shaped objects in an obvious military context. They insisted on calling them “loom we...
by john
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Shaman in China
Replies: 26
Views: 7943

More on the Tocharian ganja man

by john
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Shaman in China
Replies: 26
Views: 7943

John: My best memory of I5 was when, despite my waving my arms around while being followed to try and show we were having a heated discussion, a CHP pulled the local guy I was with over for speeding. Sitting on the right, I could tell he wasn’t going to write up my driver, just slow him down. The q...