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by Ishtar
Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave
Replies: 16
Views: 11361

Re: Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave

Of course charcoal is sometimes used. They used other materials as well.

The "always" referred to the method used with hematite. The hand was always either dipped in the hematite or the hematite was sprayed around it. If it makes you happier, though, I'll say 'mostly'.

Jeez!
by Ishtar
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave
Replies: 16
Views: 11361

Re: Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave

Nope ... you're doing just great, Min! But archaeo, I would add that I'm not New Age ... I'm extremely Old Age in my thinking. I'm a practising shaman and shamanism goes back thousands of years at least. Most New Agers know nothing of all of this because it comes from shamans and mythologists workin...
by Ishtar
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Ardi is breakthrough of 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 6540

Re: Ardi is breakthrough of 2009

Forget about the creationists. You don't have to be a creationist to see that this is bad science as John Feliks explains in Ardi: How to create a science myth My own view is that we stop seeing this as a playground battle against the creationists where we need to get to be King of the Castle, we mi...
by Ishtar
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave
Replies: 16
Views: 11361

Re: Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave

Yes, up to a point. But it is as much about how the items were laid out ... in a ritualistic fashion, and the fact that we know they used shells, although usually nautilus shells, for rituals. Archaeologists, at long last, are learning to recognise the signs. And don't forget the red ochre mentioned...
by Ishtar
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave
Replies: 16
Views: 11361

Neanderthal shamanic rituals carried out in Polish cave

This hasn't reached the mainstream media yet ... I've translated it, through Google, from a Polish science journal ... hence the Tower of Babel babbling bits ... still, I think the gist is clear. http://www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/palio/html.run?_Instance=cms_naukapl.pap.pl&_PageID=6&_media_id=13944&_fi...
by Ishtar
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pleistocene Coalition News, Jan-Feb 2010, now out...
Replies: 0
Views: 1622

Pleistocene Coalition News, Jan-Feb 2010, now out...

I think it's the best issue yet, especially John Felik's overturning of Ardi as our common ancestor. It's very well written and easy to understand while building to a devastating conclusion! CONTENTS 1) Ardi: How to create a science myth. John Feliks Gloria Farley Debate replies: 2) Let the review s...
by Ishtar
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The counterattack begins on Khirbet Qeiyafa
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: The counterattack begins on Khirbet Qeiyafa

Min, thanks for sending this over to us. His point, though, that the writing is Proto Phoenician and not Old Hebrew surely supports the DNA findings that the Jews are just quasi-Phoenicians anyway?

We have something on it here: Who were the Jews? No, really ...
by Ishtar
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: HE had boats and navigation skills 130,000 years ago
Replies: 11
Views: 2651

HE had boats and navigation skills 130,000 years ago

Guys, Vindication ... for everything we here, and on Ishtar's Gate, have ever said on this matter. Tools point to early Cretan arrivals Evidence for the world’s earliest seafaring has emerged from an archaeological survey in Crete. Tools of Lower Palaeolithic type, at least 130,000 years old, have b...
by Ishtar
Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Prehistory is about to change!
Replies: 77
Views: 10271

Re: Prehistory is about to change!

No, Digit ... I saw your question mark. You missed my point. There is as much evidence for the manifold trunks as there is for the one trunk. Min, scientists don't make television programmes. Television companies make television programmes that, at their inception, have to tick a load of boxes to do...
by Ishtar
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Prehistory is about to change!
Replies: 77
Views: 10271

Re: Prehistory is about to change!

Roy,

If you wish to dispute what I said, and you think there is evidence for the 'one trunk', you are welcome to post it here.

The article referred to is the one in Pleistocene Coalition News November-December 2009.
by Ishtar
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Prehistory is about to change!
Replies: 77
Views: 10271

Re: Prehistory is about to change!

Well, I'm not in the business of preserving the memory of a man who is long dead, unless we are to believe that Darwin was more than just a man ~ a hero in the mould of Joseph Campbell's Hero With A Thousand Faces ~ and must then be worshipped! :lol: Others can mount guard at Darwin's grave if they ...
by Ishtar
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Prehistory is about to change!
Replies: 77
Views: 10271

Re: Prehistory is about to change!

There's no need for anyone to go in a bunker ... especially when they haven't read the article under the discussion. Min, like I say, I'm glad you enjoyed it and even gladder that you understood its message ~ that the ideas which we associate with Darwin need to be kept under constant review in the ...
by Ishtar
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Prehistory is about to change!
Replies: 77
Views: 10271

Re: Prehistory is about to change!

Min I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the Darwin article ~ and relieved somewhat! It came through to me, in its original form, as what I can only describe as utter gobble-de-gook. Not the fault of the German authors, who are both brilliant science professors in Germany. It's just that they don't speak...
by Ishtar
Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Prehistory is about to change!
Replies: 77
Views: 10271

Re: Prehistory is about to change!

This is to let you know that the November-December issue of the Pleistocene Coalition News is now out and I’d be happy to email anyone a copy who wants one. This issue contains the following articles: Diversity not Darwinism by Jorn Greve and Gerhard Neuhauser, on why Darwinism should be revisited a...
by Ishtar
Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Calico Site (California, +/- 200K Ago)
Replies: 93
Views: 39598

Re: Calico Site (California, +/- 200K Ago)

Ish, until you can present actual evidence for your spirits I simply can afford them no more credence than Arch's bits of lunacy. In the meanwhile, when you try to put words in my mouth, expect to hear about it loud and clear. You've known me that long. Min , do you really not understand what this ...