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Supernova Theory Explains Global Warming, Extinction Events, Ice Ages Says Thermal Engineer
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Earth, Space

Dr. William Sokeland, a heat transfer expert and thermal engineer from the University of Florida, has published a paper in the Journal of Earth Science and Engineering that proposes rapid ice melt events and ice age terminations, extreme weather events leading to mass die-offs, and even modern global warming can be traced to (or at least correlate well with) supernova impact events.

Thorium-232 Evidence Suggests a Collision and Several Close Cometary Encounters in the Last 2,000 Years
25th October 2017 | | Earth, Space

If you have long suspected the mainstream is being less than honest or simply delusional when they describe comets as “dirty snowballs”, or more recently “icy dirtballs”, then you might be interested to discover that close cometary encounters are associated with sudden spikes in the level of Thorium-232.

Canada’s Dene People: History, Science, and ‘The Year of Two Winters’
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Humans

Uncovering the secrets of Dene migration archaeology shows Northern Indigenous people traveled and traded widely with a social network that beginning around at least 9,000 years ago encompassed about 1.25 million square kilometres.

Oral Accounts of Aboriginal Australians Referenced Red Giants
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Humans, Space

Oral traditions of Australian Aborigines may by extremely ancient, as they have inhabited the fifth continent for more than 65,000 years.  They probably observed the cyclical changes in the brightness of pulsating red giant stars such as Antares, Betelgeuse, and Aldebaran. They integrated their observations into their oral traditions – cultural narratives that served as a system of laws, social rules, and general knowledge transmission. Research examining oral tradition for geological events, such as volcanic eruptions or meteorite impacts, has shown that such oral traditions can survive for thousands of years.

How Ancient Aztec Chroniclers Recorded Venus: Smoke Without Fire
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Humans, Space

From a study of ancient sources, the catastrophist polymath Immanuel Velikovsky (1895-1979) famously concluded that the planet Venus had presented a comet-like appearance just a few millennia ago.  Velikovsky’s evidence for the ‘comet Venus’ included the claim that “the peoples of Mexico” passed on “early traditions written down in pre-Columbian days” according to which “Venus smoked”.

Archaeologists in Iraq Excavate Cache of Assyrian Empire Cuneiform Tablets
25th October 2017 | | Ancient

Excavations led by a University of Tübingen archaeologist at the site of a recently-discovered Bronze Age settlement in the Kurdistan region of Iraq have uncovered almost 100 clay cuneiform tablets dating back to the period of the Middle Assyrian Empire  around 1250 BC.

When Stonehenge Was For Sale
25th October 2017 | | Ancient

If you happened to be perusing the pages of the British magazine Country Life in September 1915, you likely would have come across an advert in the property section that through modern eyes would appear to be a practical joke.   Back then, Stonehenge, which is now visited by millions every year, could have been yours for less than $10,000.

Polish Researcher Attempts to Decipher the Rongorongo Tablet of Easter Island
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Humans

In one of the most secluded places in the world – Easter Island – the rongorongo writing was invented a few hundred years ago. Attempts to read it are currently being made. Among the few people who have taken up this challenge is a Polish researcher, Dr. Rafał Wieczorek.

Portuguese Shipwreck off Oman Offers 500 year old Maritime Astrolabe ~ Oldest Ever Found
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Earth

A shipwreck explorer has revealed the discovery of the oldest ever maritime astrolabe dating back more than 500 years to Europe’s Age of Discovery. The astrolabe, a navigational tool which mariners used to measure the altitude of the sun, was discovered on a Portuguese explorer ship called the Esmerelda.  The ship was part of Vasco de Gama’s fleet and sank off the coast of Oman during a storm in 1503.

How Pure Quartz was Formed in Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Earth

Article focuses on the chemical and geologic process of turning trees into silica replicas and then into petrified wood.  The silica process actually happens fairly quickly, geologically speaking – within a few 10,000s of years.  Eventually, the log leaves the groundwater table and goes through a process of dewatering and recrystallizing again, this time as solid quartz.  Thus, all of the Triassic logs in Arizona’s Petrified Forest now consist almost entirely of quartz.  This process takes much longer – tens of millions of years, according to the fossil record.

Pre-Dynastic Rock Art Discovered in Egypt
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

During an archaeological survey in the desert of Subeira Valley, south Aswan, an Egyptian archaeological mission from the Ministry of Antiquities stumbled upon pre-Dynastic rock markings.

Magic Mirrors of the Ancients: Were Telescopes Used in Ancient Times?
25th October 2017 | Ancient, Space

In the 1930s, a small glass disk of ancient provenance, now known as the Nimrud Lens was discovered in Baghdad, Iraq. Of simple and otherwise inconsequential design, the strange little object did convey a message: that in ancient times at least as early as 2,700 BC manmade glass was being produced for various purposes.

New Documentary Remembers Standing Rock in Beauty and Catastrophe
25th October 2017 | | Earth, Humans

It is the hope of any movement moment that it be remembered, and carried by many voices, which will mean the offering of many perspectives. If the viewer understands the film Awake as a puzzle piece in a much larger picture, in which many complexities go untouched, it will aid in their understanding.

The Many Reverberations of Colonialism: a Native American Language Facing Extinction
25th October 2017 | | Humans

The process of colonization for the Tlingit tribe has been brutally effective. In 1867, when the United States gained control of Alaska, one hundred percent of the Tlingit population were fluent in their own language. More recently, only one percent of the population is estimated to be fluent. This is directly the result of American colonial practices, and this article’s author argues that a process of decolonization is necessary to save the language.

African Gene Study Shows Human Skin Tone Has Varied for 900,000 Years
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Humans

Skin tone has varied greatly among humans for at least the last 900,000 years. So concludes an analysis of the genetic variants associated with skin pigmentation in people from several regions of Africa. The latest findings suggest that some particularly dark skin tones evolved relatively recently from paler genetic variants, underlining how deeply flawed the racist concept of people with whiter skin being “more advanced” really is.

Vietnamese Farmer Discovers Spectacular 5 million year old Sơn Đoòng Cave
25th October 2017 | | Ancient, Earth

Sơn Đoòng Cave is not only the world’s largest cave, it is a separate little world. Under the roof, there is enough space to fit a 40 story skyscraper. It has its own separate jungle, a river, and  rich wildlife. The cave is five times larger than the nearby Phong Nha Cave, previously considered the biggest cave in Vietnam.

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