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1. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... flowing liquid. The robust will to believe Scientific American July 1991, pp. 122-124 This is a review of a book, Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory by Stephen Williams. It opens for consideration many of the wilder ideas held by scholar and layman alike. The Grave Creek Stone, which Dr. Barry Fell deciphered as being ... the amber is 40 million years whereas these fungi were previously thought to have only evolved 20 million years ago. What a bind Scientific American April 1991, p. 14 Even prehistoric cave paintings can now be assessed by radio-carbon dating methods. The inorganic pigments cannot be assessed but it has now been realised that many ancient artists bound such pigments with organic materials ... of movement 'had to be reinvented in Western art, during the Renaissance.' However, among and over the Palaeolithic images are geometric patterns which have long been a puzzle to prehistorians. Now a South African archaeologist, after studying Bushman art, suggests that these patterns are images 'seen' by shamans in a state of hallucination. He suggests that such art ...
2. The Earliest Arrival of Celts in the British Isles [Kronos $]
... ¦ Issue Contents The Earliest Arrival of Celts in the British Isles Roger W. Wescott In reading Alban Wall's interesting article "An Ancient Celtic Water Cult: Its Significance in British Prehistory" (KRONOS X:1, Fall 1984, pp. 58-61), I was surprised by his statement, on p. 60, that "the initial migration of ... B.C. are Indo-Europeanists, who, whether trained primarily in archeology or primarily in linguistics, focus their interest mainly on ethnicity and are consequently more willing than most scholars to identify prehistoric industries with historic peoples. Most of those, on the other hand, who prefer safer first millennium dates are scholars whose chief interest lies not in the origins of distinct contemporary ... unexpectedly, perhaps, I found a great diversity of views on the matter. What was unexpected, however, was the extent of that diversity. After consulting sixteen philologists and prehistorians, I discovered that well over two millennia separated the earliest estimate of the time of Celtic arrival (c. 2500 B.C.(1)) from the latest estimate ( ...
3. Mycenae, the Danube and Homeric Troy [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Mycenae, the Danube and Homeric Troy In Danube in Prehistory, Gordon Childe tells of the “fierce controversy” occasioned by the various attempts at dating the Hungarian urnfields. Did they belong to the Late Bronze Age (before ca. 1100 B.C.) as some authorities argued, or should the indications of their close relation to the Iron Age or ... 386-387, 416-417. The Halstatt period in Europe corresponds to the Geometric period in Greece and the early Iron Age in general. See A. Mahr, et al., Prehistoric Grave Material from Carnida, etc. (New York, 1934), pp. 9-11. Ibid., p. 92. Ibid., p.295. Ibid., ... were “roughly contemporary.” Pulled in two opposite directions, trying to respond “to the clamours of the Italian archaeologists” and also “meet the needs of the Aegean prehistorians,” 6 Childe reluctantly opted for an early dating, accepting the antiquity of some finds to be as high as 1400 B.C., and letting others be as late as ...
4. Mycenae, the Danube, and Homeric Troy [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 2 (Winter 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents Mycenae, the Danube, and Homeric Troy Jan N. Sammer In Danube in Prehistory, Gordon Childe tells of the ''fierce controversy" occasioned by the various attempts at dating the Hungarian urnfields. Did they belong to the Late Bronze Age (before ca. 1100 ... , 386-387, 416-417. The Halstatt period in Europe corresponds to the Geometric period in Greece and the early Iron Age in general. See A. Mahr, et al, Prehistoric Crave Material from Carnida, etc. (New York, 1934), pp. 9-11. 2. Ibid., p.92. 3. Ibid., p.295. 4 ... were "roughly contemporary". Pulled in two opposite directions, trying to respond "to the clamours of the Italian archaeologists" and also "meet the needs of the Aegean prehistorians",(6) Childe reluctantly opted for an early dating, accepting the antiquity of some finds to be as high as 1400 B.C., and letting others be as ...
... fossil literature, meaning literature which is produced only as a result of catastrophic experiences. Taking our lead from the implied primevality of protoliterature, we might also define myth as popular prehistory, opposing it to scholarly prehistory of the sort taught by and to archeologists. If so, we should probably make it clear that whatever is prehistoric is, by definition, ... (1) In this projected series of articles, it will be capitalized and used as the proper name of a star-like planet which I assume to have orbited our Sun in prehistoric times and to have been orbited in turn by our Earth. (Because the precise relation of this star-like body to any or all of the larger, or Jovian, planets ... - with the polyphyletic and probably onomatopoetic- base *mu-, "to make inarticulate sounds", as manifest historically in Estonian musu, "a kiss", and prehistorically in Proto-Finnic *muja-, "to taste", and Proto-Penutian (ancient Californian) *mom-, "to drink''.(14) My guess is ...
6. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... are on familiar ground. 'It is Important that non-archaeologists should understand how disturbing to archaeologists are the implications of Thom's work, because they do not fit the conceptual model of the prehistory of Europe which has been current during the whole of the present century, and even now is only beginning to crumble at the edges'. RECENT BOOKS AVENI, A. ... in his conclusion goes on to discuss the problem of the transmission of the required mathematical and astronomical knowledge in the apparent absence of written records. He also discusses the resistance of prehistorians to Thom's work, and here we are on familiar ground. 'It is Important that non-archaeologists should understand how disturbing to archaeologists are the implications of Thom's work, because they do ... C. Atkinson which appeared recently in the Journal for the History of Astronomy (Vol. VI, 1975, pp. 42-52). Under the title 'Megalithic Astronomy- a Prehistorian's Comments', he reviews eight papers published in the Journal between 1971 and 1974, describing Thom's findings at several sites including Carnac, Orkney, Islay and Stonehenge. Atkinson accepts ...
7. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 2: HOMINIDS IN HOLOGENESIS [Quantavolution Website]
... , Africa and America were in communication. 11. The communications were facilitated by land, today disappeared. 12. The existence of this land can be demonstrated by tradition, prehistory, archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, philology, anthropology, botany, zoology, paleontology, and geology. 13. Up to now, science has not been able to determine ... our view, this signals the possibility that the Choukoutien scenario was brief, not enduring for a hundred centuries or a thousand centuries. An archaelogical columnar section illustrates the distribution of prehistoric culture in relation to deposits of North China, as known to Black and his collaborators half a century ago. I have tabulated it here. Note how crowded the holocene period ... 1956. 11. "Time, Morphology, and Neoteny in the Evolution of Man," 57 Amer. Anthrop. (1955), 15ff. 12. "L'homme préhistorique dans la Plata," and "L'âge des formations sédimentaires tertiares de l' Argentine en relation avec l' antiquité de l'homme," in Obras Completas 24 vols., ...
8. THE BURNING OF TROY: PART TWO: GEOLOGICAL ISSUES: CHAPTER TWELVE: A FAILED EXCURSION TO THE CAVES OF AQUITAINE [Quantavolution Website]
... the Excursion was admirably executed and was prefaced by a motive for the excursion: "In the first place, to return as a pilgrimage to the sources of the science of prehistory; to see or revisit these world-renowned sites, which have given their name to the great epochs of Prehistory: Abbevillian, Acheulian, Mousterian, Aurignacian, Solutrean, Magdalenian and ... CONTENTS THE BURNING OF TROY By Alfred de Grazia Part Two: Geological Issues CHAPTER TWELVE A FAILED EXCURSION TO THE CAVES OF AQUITAINE When the Ninth Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences announced an excursion to the paleolithic sites of Southwest France, I joined up. It was September 1976. The Guidebook of the Excursion was admirably executed and was ... of confusion in themselves. The chronologists and the stone-flake classifiers are preponderant elements of a profession that has few findings with which to work, and a deep suspicion of theory. Prehistorians prefer to study coprolites rather than human thought. They are like pollsters who, by getting rid of anomalous, misunderstood, or complex responses, present the public as speaking in ...
9. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 5: CULTURAL REVOLUTION [Quantavolution Website]
... or to have happened so long ago that they cannot have affected whatever it is that interests anthropologists or archeologists or prehistorians; hence no further consideration is required. The literature of prehistory is otherwise rich in the assumed effects of climate, topography, and habitat upon cultures, deriving similar cultural and even physical traits from the similar experiences of men. Thus comets ... of paleolithic beings and therefore of a short elapsed time since humans quantavoluted. Even though he believes in darwinian gradualism in human development, Andre Leroi-Gourhan can say of his study on prehistoric religions that Man, from his formation up to our times, began and developed reflection, that is, the ability to translate the material reality around him by means of symbols ... recently been certified by astronomers and geologists not to have happened, or to have happened so long ago that they cannot have affected whatever it is that interests anthropologists or archeologists or prehistorians; hence no further consideration is required. The literature of prehistory is otherwise rich in the assumed effects of climate, topography, and habitat upon cultures, deriving similar cultural and ...
10. Polymathics and Catastrophism: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Problems of Evolutionary Theory [Kronos $]
... another which is regarded as more "up to date". Such an abandonment occurred in the 1960's, when dendrochronology replaced radiocarbon dating among archeologists, especially those specializing in European prehistory. More precisely, archeologists who had previously accepted carbon-14 dates without reservation, encountered evidence that the amount of radiocarbon in the atmosphere varied from one millennium to the next, whereupon ... , overlaps substantially into both the humanities and the life sciences. Moreover, it embraces several highly distinctive subdisciplines, of which the most widely recognized in America are: ethnology, prehistoric archeology, human biology, and linguistics. Nonetheless, broad as anthropology is, I soon found it too narrow to deal adequately with the subject of the role of global catastrophes ... some cases, uncalibrated carbon dates agree better with dates derived from other techniques, such as the thermoluminescence of ceramics, than do calibrated dates. For this reason, many senior prehistorians, including Grahame Clark of Cambridge University, have declined to jump on the bristle-cone band-wagon.(10) A far more glaring chronometric discrepancy than that between the two forms of ...
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