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2 months ago
KsFisher
My first article regarding North American Paleo lithic technology.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
And profit is the father. But, this is the issue with the idea that the Clovis point originated for the purpose of hunting the giant mammals that were already being successfully hunted. If we were to consider that they were invented for the purpose of defense in answer to some of the fiercest predators that ever existed things begin to take shape. From the reverence with which they were held to t
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
If the science of human origins understood the definition of "theory" the lagging nature of paradigm shifts would not be so great. Each time new data is collected it must first address the belief systems which are based solely on a lack of data combined with arrogance and complacency. Cognition is not exclusive to a history of invention. This story should not come as any great shock, as
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
Until we accept that prehistory also had a history which also had a prehistory and so on, a true understanding of ourselves will likely elude us. Cognition is certainly not exclusive to a history of invention or the need of such things.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
Here's a little something I've learned that likely no one knows regardless of how many they've seen yet it's rather obvious. Unifaced retouch flake removals are alwAys taken from the more convex or least concave side. There are only two exceptions. A gut hook notch because it did the heavy cutting and ripping so a wider cutting edge was more durable. The other reason was to dull an area for ergon
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
Believe it or not, wear evidence isn't that difficult if you know where to look. There aren't that many different tool types and the most basic are cutters. Typically cutters can range in sizes down to microliths. The thing is many have up to three functionalities two of which are used for cutting. It's funny that hunting knifes with a gut hook have only been real common for the last couple of de
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
How is it that we become so distracted by the latest trends and controversies that we fail to recognize the source of all of the issues of inconsistency in the science of human Origins? The Cerutti Mastodon Kill Site should have sparked our recognition of a pattern that should be quite obvious. So much focus is given to the obvious holes in mainstream archaeological theories regarding megaliths
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
Funny thing but someone who expresses such obvious disbelief can't even explain their own reasoning behind it. There is none! Duh huh!
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
3 months ago
KsFisher
I will assume that I already know you or I at least know your collaborators. I find no reason for anonymity although I certainly respect the privacy others may wish to keep intact. My name is Tim Banninger and I myself am a "rock person" which is the endearing term archaeologists have assigned to reference us. You mentioned that most of what you collect is in flint. Assuming you mean ac
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
3 months ago
KsFisher
Will this force flat earthers to DUMP their current beliefs? Will their only fear continue to be sphere itself?
Forum: Science & Space
3 months ago
KsFisher
cladking, You truly have a way with words. I certainly wish I had the ability to express things as eloquently. You have stated the exact concepts which have motivated most of my efforts these past few years. But I am torn between my hope of establishing a level plain of mutual respect and consideration and my frustrations with the arrogance and complacency which seems impervious to reasoning. I
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
Jgeeta Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hello all. I'm looking to find where I may ask the > question. Is there a pattern to the locations of > the ancient sites of the world? As if the > builders had a larger plan in mind when the > locations where detailed on a map? I'll refrain from any endorsement as to validity but you might check ou
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
I find proposing alternative ideas rather futile regardless of evidentiary support and/or reasoning. Mainstream directives too easily nullify testing of a formulated hypotheses. It's the sampling of multiple perspectives that I'd hoped to aquire through intelligent discussion. However, if the idea itself is alternative to a flawed mainstream understanding then it becomes "supernatural and pa
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
rulebook, You are so right about science correcting...the absence of science. In fact, the archaeological world is about to be turned upside down. I have continued what Charles Abbott began. I have spent a lot of time mapping each and every man made alteration of a great many stone tools. These tools were once referred to as eoliths because the data was insufficient to classify them as man made.
Forum: Mysteries
3 months ago
KsFisher
Many of us are familiar with the Ales Hrdlicka story, or at least the derogatory side of it. However, I am not sure if the proper perspective has ever truly been realized by the majority. If one believes that it amounts to his destruction of a few careers in order to protect his ego then ones perception is likely as shallow as their logic and reasoning. In reality it's not simply that he was
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Charles C. Abbott spent years studying the North American lithic industry. At the time many of his claims were rejected and dismissed by other archaeologists of the era. Today many of the same lithics documented in his publications can be found in collections gathered from pre Clovis sites where they are now accepted as flake tools etc. However it is unli
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
When dealing with ancient lithic technology we must put aside our modern concepts and perceptions. We must emerse ourselves in the world which existed in order to form a better understanding. Man rises to meet challenges, only by assessing those challenges can we gain insight into how needs were met. Although functionality and ergonomics of application were likely a constant, tools were created b
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
Doc, I appreciate you delving into this further. I also appreciate that you have the ability to think outside of the confines of the box. There have been some fairly major misconceptions in archaeology's past. We have all been subjected to the same teachings. Revisiting some of the past assumptions which have stalled progress is the only way to assure proper course correction. It has always b
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
Neil, The evidence does support your hypothesis. Virtually nothing is known of the culture that existed here prior to the event which ended the last ice age. I have a copy of a 2001 report regarding the issues with radio carbon dating of North American sites. In the report physicists explained that due to the event the effects of radiation spread outwardly from the northeast. They described the
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
What have you derived from all of it? I know one thing for certain, there is practically no one who likes an unsolved mystery... practically.
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
This is the same documentary. It's been a while and my memory may be a bit skewed I will admit. To be fair to Mike Waters I will say that I too have an issue with the bi-facing, but I cannot and would not make an assessment of the tools without holding them in my hands. I have studied lithics in depth and I have made a very close study of the oldest stuff which most archaeologists have never held
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
There was once a discussion regarding man's earliest presence in North America and long standing theories becoming laws. Wow, can you imagine? Of course this does apply to actual theoretical science where theories are arrived at within the conforms of scientific methodology. After two decades of chipping away at the Clovis first model one would think that minds would open up a bit. Of course even
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
Who was the fellow that was to meet with Michael Waters before the site was compromised? Who produced the video? I cannot find diddly regarding this documentary in my searches. Thanks.
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
Doc, I'm sorry to say that I cannot find anything about the documentary I was talking about. This kind of puzzles me because it was a full length very detailed video. The interviews included Mike Waters, Virginia Steen MacIntyre, and I don't recall the fellows name but he was the one who was supposed to meet with Waters for what was to be the final on site presentation and assessment. He made pr
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
BC, Currently the case can be made for both. Although most tends to conform to the principals I had discussed in another's unrelated post today. However, there are some that I have found to be more likely aesthetic. Especially those which I have found with an obvious abstract flair. There are even a few notable common motifs which can be found on the opposite side of the globe. As far as attempt
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
6 months ago
KsFisher
Glad I could at least articulate enough to spark your interest. As you may have already assessed, I am not an author and certainly not a writer. Unfortunately a good portion of my findings exist only in my head which is a pressure I am both unfamiliar as well as uncomfortable with. If not for individuals like yourself presenting me opportunity to share what I have learned I likely would have no o
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
It's quite the leap going from a less controversial 20,000BP to the pleistocene coalition. Just goes to show what can happen when you remove hierarchy approval from the equation...actual science for one. I know I have a draft of an intended correspondence to Virginia from a year or two ago. Here's the thing with the coalition as well as many archaeologists both professional and amateur I'm afraid
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
Exactly! There was a documentary about Hueyatlaco which had probably the most revealing statement about the true nature of North American Archaeology. While being interviewed, Mike Waters, Texas A&M (Mr.Academia), after the site was compromised and end of story, says "regardless of what the evidence said, I would never believe that man was here that long ago". How scientific is that
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
KsFisher
An article will appear in the June issue of Ancient American Magazine regarding the reality North American portable rock art. This is a collaboration between published author and archaeoastronomer Carl Lehrburger and myself. I have dealt with more than my fair share of archaeological PhD's on this subject, all of which adamantly deny such a thing exists. The best explanation of this came from a y
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
6 months ago
KsFisher
One may observe that tactics have changed somewhat as well over the years. This site was originally headed up by a young graduate student who it seems could not take the pressure of the controversy which built rapidly. She dropped out of sight and as far as I know was never heard from again. Of course the controversy had little to do with science so much as it did preconceived archaeological noti
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