I cannot understand this. You ignore contemporary sources and try to read Pict from St Columba? Who didn't speak it.E.P. Grondine wrote:simon wrote: Sorry I have read Gregory of Tours and studied his work. None of this is remotrely relevant.
What is the point here? Just to show you have read Gregaory of Tours?
There are multiple points here, not just one.
In 1997, I became aware of the work of Clube and Napier and others on recent asteoid and comet impacts.
First off, a lot of that work was pretty bad, and
second, these impact events were a powerful new tool for anthropological work, and
third, they explained a number of the standing questions.
I try to be as rigorous as possible with my work,
given its significance.
Both millions of lives and millions of dollars of spending in
I had earlier worked through the Life of Columba looking for remainders of the Pict language.
To my earlier list of the O/U medial vowel preceeding a tribal name to indicate kingship,
and the tribal name compounds with aka to indicate tribal lands,
I need to add the mac/mocu family term, which has parallels i Etruscan.
These morphemes are all PIE.
That is the first point.
Second point, at the time (2003) there was a volcanic eruption of unknown date,
and debate over the dates and causes of dust loadings and related climate downturns.
I did what I could to sort that out using what was at hand.
What I demonstrated was that the Life of Columba had been generated from contemporary documents.
I am not speaking about the hundreds of Saints lives, just this one.
I consider further work at Bazas the responsibility of the French archaeological authorities and the CNRS.
As far as Southwest Scotland goes, once I have put my "geological specimens" in the mail,
and returned them to the local residents there, my responsibilities will be discharged.
I only have a few more days vacation here.
I am greatly enjoying watching the videos about the CAM-CAD print on demand work being done in Birmingham
on the Staffordshire hoard, and think that it will be a real boost for them.
I do not know where in the UK their national laser sampling and analysis facility will be built.
simon wrote: May I suggest that instead of posting huge irrelevant quotes and trying to suggest Roman Gaul was destroyed by meteors you read these sources.
Simon, I did not state that all of Roman Gaul was destroyed by impact,
just Bazas, which sat on a key trade route between the Islands and Rome.
There was far more maritime traffic than simply that crossing the Channel,
as we can now clearly see from the E pottery distribution.
The sources you mention were exhausted sometime in the 1970's.
Work moved on long ago to regional documents
but that still leaves sources like the Life of Columba yet available for desk analysis.
The destruction of Bazas will likely show up in Bishops lists,
and/or the Vatican Library.
Yes, my working hypothesis is that most of the better "Anglo-Saxon" bling is loot from raids,
and until demonstrated otherwise,
say through the recovery of jewelry workshops,
I intend to stick with it.
Now where are those papers on the garnet sources?
And why this obsession with the Picts? The dissappearance off Roman Britain is far more important.
As for the volcanic eruption you could have saved yourself the trouble. This has been common knowledge for over 20 years.
Bazas was not destroyed. The reference is clearly to earthquakes and fires. Do you not know what traverse means? The French are not going to waste precious resources. Sidonius Apollinaris might have noticed an asteroid storm, not to mention the Gallic Chronicles.The
You need to learn how to read historical documents. Gregory of Tours is not a NASA scientist. He writes in a certain style derived from the bible. He is writing to convince people of Biblical truth. And since the Bible is 99 per cent poppycock you cannot take what he says literally.
As for Columba forgive me but I strongly suspect you do not read 7th century latin, Irish or Scots. And Patrick is of course the primary source for most saint's lives. Yet you dismiss him.
Let us hope money isn't wasted on useless resources. I suggest you Google the origins of the jewellery it is common knowledge.
Literary resources are never exhausted. Very weird thing to say. You do not seem very familiar with this area.The
I find your remarks about the Anglo saxons racist. To suggest they were incapable of trading or gift giving is simply offensive. Were the
Ohio natives all thieves?
Sorry I am interested in the wonderful discoveries being made in British archaeology and research. I really couldn't care less about asteroids. If we get wiped out so what? The earth will probably sigh with relief.