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PopSci picking up on internet archaeology

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:10 pm

With popular science mags and TV docs picking up on the 'technique' of internet and Google Earth archaeology the next few years should see an avalanche of discoveries:

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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:35 pm

They've found extinct rivers in the Sahara using these techniques. Very impressive.
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Postby Cognito » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:50 pm

Not only Sahara rivers now under sand, but canals in the Near East that served settlements and cities. This is a great tool for the archaeologist. As for me, I'm going after King Solomon's mines (please Min, don't tell me the old fart never existed). :?
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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:59 pm

Okay. Mum's the word.

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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:01 pm

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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:18 pm

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Postby Ishtar » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:47 am

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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:27 pm

All illustrative of civilisations rising and thriving at the confluence of rivers, and failing and fading into oblivion as the waters recede.

That doesn't bode well when one considers that water shortage will be the greatest problem of humanity in the next couple centuries. I'm fairly confident 'we' can lick the fossil fuel/energy crisis/squeeze. Solving water shortage will be a faaar bigger prob, I fear.
Some predict water wars. I'll bet on it.
And consequentially a sharp cut in 'civilisation' . . .
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Postby Digit » Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:16 am

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