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by Ishtar
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?
Replies: 19
Views: 7067

Re: Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?

Yes, exactly. What's ironic is that NAGRPA, usually the bane of archaeologists, in this case could turn out to advance the cause of archaeology. However, they could just as likely be animal bones, and maybe that's why the powers-that-be at Calico haven't tested them. After all, testing is a very exp...
by Ishtar
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?
Replies: 19
Views: 7067

Re: Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?

She's already got that covered, Min. Here's an extract from her letter to the Friends and Directors of Calico, with a list of what she wants them to do: 1) Identify the bones as to genus and species, if possible. Are there Miocene-aged reworked Barstow Formation fossil species? 2) Determine, for cer...
by Ishtar
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?
Replies: 19
Views: 7067

Re: Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?

Rokcet, 'he' is a 'she'. :) Barracuda, I agree ... they could turn out to be animal bones, too. But what sparked my interest is that they were kept locked in a vault for 40 years. It's almost drawing attention to them, in a way. Knowing something of the pressure Louis Leakey was under at Calico to k...
by Ishtar
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?
Replies: 19
Views: 7067

Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?

Have just posted this on my forum. Calico in California http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib//blm/ca/images/images/caso_images.Par.6c402f55.Image.474.670.gif The history books may need to be completely rewritten on when man first entered the Americas if some 50,000 year old bones from Calico in Ca...
by Ishtar
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Did modern humans come out Africa 120k years ago via Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Re: Did modern humans come out Africa 120k years ago via Arabia?

I fixed your headline, Ish......1890 seemed way too recent. :D :oops: Thank you, Min! As my mother always says, "More haste, less speed!". Rokcet, I can't quite believe I'm about to say this ... but ....ooooh, surely not ...gulp ... I find myself almost in full agreement with you. :shock: <Phew, ha...
by Ishtar
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Did modern humans come out Africa 120k years ago via Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Did modern humans come out Africa 120k years ago via Arabia?

....and carrying a toolkit. Guys, sorry I haven't had time to pop in for a while, but I thought you might be interested in this new paper: The Southern Route “Out of Africa”: Evidence for an Early Expansion of Modern Humans into Arabia Simon J. Armitage, Sabah A. Jasim, Anthony E. Marks, Adrian G. P...
by Ishtar
Tue May 18, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Boudicca
Replies: 63
Views: 10018

Re: Boudicca

Your making an assumption that it was a big family, Ish. We have evidence of one guy who, BTW (in case you missed it) was a real live military commander in Britain. Now, I know you'd prefer to assign everything to mythology but it does seem that this guy was real. I don't want to assign everything ...
by Ishtar
Tue May 18, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: More about Homo erectus on Crete 130,000 years ago
Replies: 14
Views: 12245

More about Homo erectus on Crete 130,000 years ago

Some of you may remember that this story caused a heck of a stir when it first came out, because finding evidence of tools on Crete 130,000 years ago meant that Homo erectus or the Neanderthals had boats and could use them. Seeing as the official line is that boats didn't exist before about 7,000 ye...
by Ishtar
Mon May 17, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Boudicca
Replies: 63
Views: 10018

Re: Boudicca

Ahem .... anyway, I hate to interrupt the squabbling and hair pulling ... but back to King Arthur and Lucius Artorius Castus and ... I wonder how many guys at that time had Artorius as middle name? With Roman names the so-called "middle name" actually designates the gens or family name. So there may...
by Ishtar
Mon May 17, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Boudicca
Replies: 63
Views: 10018

Re: Boudicca

I've already met him, Min. He ain't Arthur. I wonder how many guys at that time had Artorius as middle name? There's is nothing in this one's career that even remotely connects him to the Celtic myths of Arthur. Not one single incident. And anyway, the Celts (indigenous Britains) are hardly going to...
by Ishtar
Sun May 16, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Snicker....snicker....
Replies: 12
Views: 14797

Re: Snicker....snicker....

Don't worry, Min. That's just the effects of the aluminium and barium in the chemtrails over your neck of the desert!
by Ishtar
Sun May 16, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Boudicca
Replies: 63
Views: 10018

Re: Re:

So .... do we think there's a possibility that she may be as mythical as Arthur? Arthur wasn't mythical. Arthur was a British born (of a royal Celtic bloodline) Roman educated imperial citizen. He was the commander of Roman 'special forces' in Britain who rebelled, with his men, when he realized th...
by Ishtar
Sun May 16, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Snicker....snicker....
Replies: 12
Views: 14797

Re: Snicker....snicker....

A statistical analysis says ....?

As one wise woman once said: "Figures lie and liars figure."

Oh ... and Michelle is right.

'Bout time you grew up, Min.
by Ishtar
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: "Palaeo cave paintings are based on religious beliefs"
Replies: 38
Views: 19027

Re: "Palaeo cave paintings are based on religious beliefs"

OK, guys ... I can see you're only interested in having your own prejudices confirmed, as usual. If anyone on here is opened minded enough to want to really understand this issue through all the peer reviewed (and non-peer reviewed) research that exists, not to mention anthropological research on an...
by Ishtar
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: "Palaeo cave paintings are based on religious beliefs"
Replies: 38
Views: 19027

Re: "Palaeo cave paintings are based on religious beliefs"

Mod Note: Is anyone else, aside from Rokcet, having trouble accessing the board? Nope! It's an act of God! :lol: I'm not going to bother arguing about this with you guys, because I know you'll just circle your wagons, hunker down around the camp fire and reassure each other prejudices. And I apprec...