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1 year ago
richarddullum
Hi Ray, That's what gives me the idea that GTers might have been from a relict southern Indian Ocean civilization that flooded. Sundaland and Sahul would have been in existence for hundreds of thousands of years, plenty of time for a quite sophisticated human society or several, for that matter, to have come and gone. Good to hear you.
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
richarddullum
Just to give an idea of how small, even tiny artifacts from a lost civilization can give very important clues about the life-styles and level of technology: The Mississippian culture of Cahokia has puzzled scholars about what happened at their end, why did they pass out of existence? In 2004, I had an Armchair Archaeology Club meeting, with our invited guest speaker Neal H. Lopinot, Ph.D. and Pr
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
richarddullum
It has been 6 years and I haven't heard a word about the buttons or the plaque, which I believe are very significant finds that relate to the technical sophistication of the GT builders, at its earliest stages, no less. The otherwise earliest buttons known to history were the products of quite sophisticated civilizations, whose histories span millenia, before the invention of buttons in relativel
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
richarddullum
[/size Thanos, Thank you for your interest. I've researched this before and never found buttons in an archaeological site before GT. I don't know where you are getting this info of 'direct evidence'of buttons at 30,000B.C. I looked at the objects from Dolni Vestonice and didn't find any recognizable buttons. The first buttons averred to by mainstream sources were imports from China, via
Forum: Mysteries
1 year ago
richarddullum
I haven't been on the GHMB in years, but isn't anyone aware that clothing buttons, made of stone which are very similar to what we use for bulky coats, like fur or thick fabric garments, were found in GT on the initial excavation in the floor areas by Klaus Schmidt and were photographed by the excavation team along with a stone plaque with a tree, a trident and a snake carved onto it. These ite
Forum: Mysteries
3 years ago
richarddullum
For all who would like to see a discussion of even older footprints, from M. Leakey's excavations at Laetoli, Tanzania, here is a video of M. Cremo discussing these matters, beginning at 7 minutes into this video, where 4MyrBP footprints match modern humans but no other hominin species mainstream archaeology acknowledges to have existed at that time. Namaste
Forum: Science & Space
3 years ago
richarddullum
Yes, it is cool stuff, stuff you won't get from a textbook. You have to go to the primary literature of anthropology to see the evidence gathered concerning the antiquity of modern humans, most of which never makes it to the textbooks. Once they have declared human evolution a fact, the mainstream is bound to shut off or somehow discredit any evidence to the contrary, because they all depend on e
Forum: Science & Space
3 years ago
richarddullum
Eddie, Actually, the 'investigations' are not ongoing as far as looking for evidence of modern man in Early Pleistocene African strata. If you looked at the papers, you'll see that the archaeologists assume the bones and the footprints are from H.Erectus, because, in the evolutionary paradigm they hold to, man evolved from H.Erectus. They're not going where the science leads them at all, but lo
Forum: Science & Space
3 years ago
richarddullum
Sorry, I didn't get the link correct, I think it's now corrected
Forum: Science & Space
3 years ago
richarddullum
Laughin, I saw the thread you posted, but it doesn't address the question I asked. BTW, I asked that question directly to Smithsonian curator and archaeologist Rick Potts,(who excavated near the Ward find), in person as he was kicking off that institution's "Exploring Human Origins", traveling exhibit to U.S. library centers this year. He replied to my question,saying that numerous fos
Forum: Science & Space
3 years ago
richarddullum
In the Dec,2013 issue of PNAS online, Dr. Carol V. Ward, etal. reported finding a modern-looking human 3rd metacarpal hand bone in deposits dating to 1.42MyrBP. The analysis of its anatomical features show it to be virtually identical to modern human. Also, a Spanish team excavating nearby in 2015,in strata dating to >1.84MyrBP, found a modern-type human left hand 3rd phalanx bone, which als
Forum: Science & Space
4 years ago
richarddullum
David L, I agree with that. My problem is how to keep an open mind toward those who deny ET reality. The odds favor reality, when you consider the size and age of the Universe. People say:"We haven't seen ET",yet the Phoenix incident was quite real and witnessed by hundreds, but the Govt. won't talk about it. Eye witness reports by several people are good enough to hold up in courts of
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
4 years ago
richarddullum
Hello All, i recently read a paper by Bill Chalker, a UFOlogist from Australia, that in July, 1992, a man from Sydney, Peter Khoury had a physical encounter with two alien female beings, one of them leaving on him, a hair that was without any pigmentation. This hair has since been analysed for its M-DNA, and does not match any animal or human type. Nonwithstanding the M-DNA analysis, does anyon
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
5 years ago
richarddullum
Petros, Is this another reason to delete the Greek Dark Ages? If you take away the 400-year blank, where no history supposedly happened, you have a synchronous History, where Ramesses' Qadesh pre-dated the Trojan War by less than a generation. Wilusans, or Trojans, would have been among the conscripts asked to fight for their Hittite overlords. I base my opinions here on David Rohl's analysis co
Forum: History
6 years ago
richarddullum
Jim, You are welcome. What struck me about the tour the museum people took of Eridu was that they were able to pronounce the stone-work at the Mosaic Tower artificial by examining its gross appearance. I understand the Tower was one of the earlier structures built in the Uruk IV culture, as it has other buildings attached to it. If it was early in Uruk IV, it could be anywhere from 3300 B.C. up
Forum: History
6 years ago
richarddullum
Steve, Did you read "The Pope and the Heretic", by Michael White? Curious. Rick
Forum: History
6 years ago
richarddullum
Cain, The ruins of the Stone Cone Mosaic Tower, built in the era of Uruk IV, at Eridu, contain remnents of artificial stone, see p. 27, figure 29 of this report: Perhaps the tower was built of sturdier stuff than 'bitumen'! Cheers, Rick
Forum: History
6 years ago
richarddullum
Deep, I would recommend the book series by Michael and Cathleen Gear, about the pre-Columbian Paleo-North American peoples. I read "People of the River", about the Mississippian Culture. They are both archaeologists, live in the Tetons, have a bison ranch, and ride matching Harleys to their book-signings. A very colorful pair, and their books are well-researched and entertaining. Chee
Forum: History
7 years ago
richarddullum
Dave, I always believed the Talpiot tomb bone boxes were real. I saw Dr. Barkay at a lecture at Missouri State here in Springfield, where the archaeology dept. was celebrating the moving of the state Archaeoogical Research Center to, on 15 February, 2007. I had a small archaeology club then just starting up, and we covered the event for our newsletter. He spoke on the Temple Mount issues with th
Forum: History
7 years ago
richarddullum
Andy, Glad you are getting it. I will indeed check out your selections. I wish I lived in Europe. When I was there in the 70's, I didn't know anything about Malta except the Falcon, but that was another lifetime. I had a brief correspondence with Anton Mifsud back in 2006-7, about the skulls in the Valetta Museum basement, featured in HERA, in an article by Forgione and Collins, "Skulls of
Forum: History
7 years ago
richarddullum
Andy, What a delightful coincidence! I've just finnished reading "Empires of the Sea", by Roger Crowley, 2008, Random House. The central section of this work deals with the Seige of Malta, in detail that I'm sure you will devour. You absolutely MUST get this book, I swear you will really like it. I've never been to Malta(shucks!), so I envy you that experience(in a good way!). You can
Forum: History
7 years ago
richarddullum
Dr. Trog, I am in error on this point, as Cosa clearly antedates the Christian Era. I did rely on a bad account of Roman cement making that didn't include the first use of Roman concrete. My source said it came into use around the Christian Era, shortly after Egypt's absorption into the Empire. This date must have been mentioned in the article cited on this thread by Luke, but I missed it, appar
Forum: History
7 years ago
richarddullum
Luke, They may have gotten it from Egypt, which began to come into the Roman world around 200 B.C. With the conquest of Egypt just before the time of Christ, we see the inheritor, and first user of concrete, Herod the Great, building his magnificent port, and extensive aquaculture facilities around 9 B.C. Probably from the Egyptian technology that had been denied him by his now dead enemies, Cle
Forum: History
7 years ago
richarddullum
Pat, It's what use of buttons has to say about the technical sophistication of a society. Would it be fair to say that if people made buttons out of stone, probably the most difficult buttons to make, they would have made them from many other materials and their use might have been widespread? like carving stone is preceded by carving of wood and bone? Button use didn't take off until societie
Forum: History
7 years ago
richarddullum
Andy, Thank you for that. I read about the Sabians of Harran coming to the Sphinx at Giza, to venerate(?) it. I also understand that there was at least one sphinx found at one of the North Syrian sites, possibly Djade-al -Mughara, which featured the world's oldest mural, a painted, plastered wall, dating to around 9000 B.C., thus there is a link of artifact/cultural concept/religious meaning bet
Forum: History
7 years ago
richarddullum
I'd like to focus attention on a relatively recent addition to the History of Mankind made by the discovery of the stone circle "Temples" of Gobekli Tepe, taking the dates for civilized Man back to 10,000 B.C. and earlier. Among the first discoveries there, and pictured in the article on GT appearing as the cover article of Nov-Dec 2009,"Archaeology" issue were four stone butt
Forum: History
8 years ago
richarddullum
Debraregypt, The only way Moses would have married an "Ethiopian woman" would have been before he knew he was a Hebrew, and thought and acted like an Egyptian man, a prince no-less, being the adopted son of Pharaoh's wife. who came with a child already. At the time of Pharaoh Khaneferre Sobekhotop IV's accession to the throne, Cushite raiders were striking at Memphis, and he ruled fr
Forum: History
8 years ago
richarddullum
Eltonj" Actually, it starts with an act of racism :( And the enlightenment that Miriam gets, is by walking in Tharbis' shoes by being made an outcast by God, who strikes her with leprosy for a week. Did you pay any attention to the video and commentary? This is the ONLY painting of Moses' wife, his first wife, taken by him, along with the Israelite slaves, out of Egypt. Not only does the
Forum: History
8 years ago
richarddullum
E.L., the point I was trying to make concerns the historicity of Moses, ie., whether he was a real figure of history. I'm sure the Ten Commandments, from the Old Testament apply to Christians as well as Jews, and a lot of other stories from it are woven into the Christian faith, so your point?....... It doesn't matter the Christians didn't write them, they adopted them..... clearly. Moses' wife
Forum: History
8 years ago
richarddullum
I found this video fascinating, and I imagined there were some other folks out there who enjoyed Biblical History, especially anything concerning Egypt as much as the story of Moses. Numbers, Ch. 12 is a very short chapter, only 25 verses, and makes its point well with those few. It appears to be God's first admonition against racism in the Bible. Historically, it also confirms the story of Mose
Forum: History
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