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Re: archaeology

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Re: archaeology

February 10th, 2019, 11:24 am

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Re: archaeology

February 10th, 2019, 11:52 am

At least in this case the underlying story has some credibility.
 
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Re: archaeology

January 31st, 2020, 9:20 pm

Celtic Tiger offshore tax haven?
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Re: archaeology

January 31st, 2020, 9:33 pm

Recent archaeological research indicates that cooler temperatures in Scandinavia brought about crop failures, hunger, and extinctions during the Viking era.

 the new interpretation suggests the text consists of nine riddles featuring the sun and Odin, king of Asgard, and his warriors. 

Riddles on ancient Viking monument may signal fears of cold climate crisis, study says

"A powerful solar storm colored the sky in dramatic shades of red, crop yields suffered from an extremely cold summer, and later a solar eclipse occurred just after sunrise."

"Even one of these events would have been enough to raise fears of another 'Fimbulwinter,'" he said, referring to "The Great Winter" in Norse mythology, which would mark the the coming of Ragnarok -- a series of events that would lead to the end of civilization.
 
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Re: archaeology

January 31st, 2020, 10:03 pm

By the looks of it, those hardy Vikings didn't mind the cold

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEV3mbS-HgY
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Re: archaeology

April 10th, 2020, 6:10 pm

A new kind of string theory emerges!

Neanderthals May Have Used String - NPR April 10

"Tiny bits of twisted plant fibers found on an ancient stone tool suggest that Neanderthals were able to make and use sophisticated cords like string and rope.
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This prehistoric piece of string, described in the journal Scientific Reports, was preserved on a flint tool that dates back to around 41,000 to 52,000 years ago. It came from a cave-like rock shelter in southern France that was once inhabited by Neanderthals.

The discovery adds to growing evidence that our closest extinct human relative wasn't as dumb as scientists had long assumed."

If they find evidence of stochastic calculus will that prove the case?
 
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Re: archaeology

April 10th, 2020, 7:57 pm

So, Neanderthals and String Theory?
I rest my case.

next thing you'll be telling us is that we are descended from monkeys!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVysgIqPSO8
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Re: archaeology

April 10th, 2020, 11:10 pm

So, Neanderthals and String Theory?
I rest my case.

next thing you'll be telling us is that we are descended from monkeys!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVysgIqPSO8
Just a little change of pace... : )

But not all of us here were descended from monkeys - some bonobos maybe, and lemurs, and baboons...

But also probably a few from cats - weird mutations to get where they are today.

And I am descended from horses.  I know this because when I was very young, I galloped before I learned how to run like a human being.  

And I was fast!
 
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Re: archaeology

April 10th, 2020, 11:15 pm

You still are!
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Re: archaeology

April 11th, 2020, 12:47 am

Who knows, trackstar, maybe one of those cave paintings depicts your great-great-...-mother or father? That could also explain why they painted horses so obsessively. (I hope I didn't write anything offensive!)

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Apropos weird mutations, the story of FOXP2 is one of my favourite. There had been beautiful theories published about mutations of this gene which supposedly triggered the development of modern language. It's been even dubbed "the language gene". As birds can learn songs via imitation thanks to this gene, it's been even suggested that human language was born from imitating bird songs - that's sciencey enough for a publication in Nature and I remember reading it at the time. And then it turned out that all the results were the Simpson's paradox (they merged data - very small sample, btw - from genetically distinct human populations and got some bullshit - a proper stratification removed the effect).
 
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Re: archaeology

April 11th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Nothing offensive there (hehe)- and a cool picture of a predecessor to Przewalski's horse.  They exist now.

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This is a great movie - Cave of Forgotten Dreams - IMDb

"Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chalet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity."

Have a good weekend!
 
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Re: archaeology

September 24th, 2020, 11:00 am

 
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Re: archaeology

September 24th, 2020, 12:26 pm

If they find Celtic artifacts, will they return them to Dublin?
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