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KsFisher Wrote:
> Daniel,
> Maybe the best explanation is simply frustration.
> There are many obvious problems with current
> archaeological theory and practice which stem from
> errors dating back to the sciences infancy in
> North America and maybe slightly earlier in
> Europe. There is no place in theoretical science
> for mere speculation such as that which
> archaeology has long been subject to. When mere
> speculation replaces gainable understanding and
> unchecked becomes a large part of long-accepted
> theory it becomes more than an issue. Eventually,
> it renders the science ineffective. Not that a
> course correction would be so difficult but
> compounding issue number two is a hierarchy of
> academia which has no place in science refuses to
> examine any possibility of mistakes having ever
> been made by their predecessors. If you are
> familiar with Ales Hrdlicka and the travesty he
> perpetrated on the science by throwing all of
> humanity under the ignorance bus for nothing more
> than his own ego you would likely find these same
> practices being perpetrated to this very day.
> Study the picture I have linked closely. If an
> archaeologist told you it was indeed an artifact
> would you take issue with that assessment? If an
> archaeologist told you it was nothing more than a
> naturally occurring rock, would you take issue
> with that assessment? I can tell you as an
> avocational archaeologist, which I never intended
> to be, that it is most definitely without a shred
> of doubt an artifact. You would play hell finding
> a professional archaeologist in North America who
> would concur with that assessment. The difference
> being that I have spent countless hours studying
> similar artifacts to the point that I am
> completely familiar with the patination and
> erosion processes of many different types of stone
> as well as the individual functionalities uses and
> wear patterns associated with most of the
> artifacts I collect. A process which includes the
> creation of lithic reproductions for testing by
> applying them to the exact same tasks they were
> designed for with identical wear patterns being
> produced. The professional archaeologist would
> complacently dismiss it without so much as picking
> it up to examine it because it lacks conchoidal
> fracture as well as fear of ridicule he would be
> subject to by his colleagues for investigating a
> stone with a facial likeness on it. I have seen
> only one archaeologist take enough note of one of
> the most perfectly etched faces on a stone I have
> ever seen, that he actually posted a pic on an
> archaeological forum site. The words which
> accompanied the pic: " If I didn't know any
> better". It received the expected eye roll
> responses from his colleagues. My question: Where
> does this Knowledge come from and what scientific
> substance supports it? I could expand on many more
> flawed theories and lack of understanding but I'll
> rest my case here for now. Opinion?

Hello KsFisher; you wrote: ”Study the picture I have linked closely…

I can tell you as an avocational archaeologist, which I never intended to be, that it is most definitely without a shred of doubt an artifact

My question: Where does this Knowledge come from and what scientific substance supports it?


If the stone is indeed an ”artifact”:

• What is the provenance of the stone?
• What was the context of the find’s location?

Dr. Troglodyte

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?“ - Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Η άγνοια είναι η μητέρα του μύθου και του μυστηρίου.

“Numero, Pondere et Mensura“

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Despite the Obvious 2028 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 08:03
Re: Despite the Obvious 327 D-Archer 03-Aug-18 10:31
Re: Despite the Obvious 327 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 15:15
Despite the Irony 331 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 16:04
Re: Despite the Irony 325 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 18:21
Re: Despite the Irony 345 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Aug-18 21:35
Re: Despite the Irony 305 KsFisher 04-Aug-18 10:37
Mod Note > Post Reauthorized 322 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Aug-18 17:29
Re: Despite the Irony 302 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Aug-18 18:08
Re: Despite the Irony 299 KsFisher 05-Aug-18 17:54
Re: Despite the Obvious 306 Eddie Larry 03-Aug-18 15:35
Re: Despite the Obvious 308 KsFisher 03-Aug-18 18:34
Paradigm Paralysis 559 KsFisher 13-Aug-18 21:38
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 343 Steve Clayton 13-Aug-18 22:30
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 332 KsFisher 13-Aug-18 23:06
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 299 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 01:09
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 332 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 01:23
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 322 cladking 14-Aug-18 01:41
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 326 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 04:07
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 338 Thunderbird 14-Aug-18 20:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 305 Steve Clayton 14-Aug-18 03:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 306 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 03:56
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Re: Paradigm Paralysis 334 Audrey 14-Aug-18 05:32
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 323 Corpuscles 14-Aug-18 05:55
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 339 Susan Doris 14-Aug-18 05:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 328 MDaines 14-Aug-18 07:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 324 DUNE 14-Aug-18 10:13
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 334 MDaines 14-Aug-18 10:31
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 319 DUNE 14-Aug-18 11:26
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 331 MDaines 14-Aug-18 12:28
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 316 DUNE 14-Aug-18 12:46
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 320 MDaines 14-Aug-18 13:38
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 463 KsFisher 19-Aug-18 01:04
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 320 KsFisher 14-Aug-18 16:35
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 327 cladking 14-Aug-18 20:11
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 296 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 20:19
Re: Paradigm Paralysis 315 KsFisher 17-Aug-18 21:41
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