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61. Sothic Dating: A "Surrealjoinder" (Forum) [Kronos $]
... , 1920), a work to which I do not have ready access at the moment. I do, however, possess the same author's The Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary, first published (in Poona) in 1890, my own copy being a 1959 reissue published by Motilal Dass (Delhi). The entry under "Kartikeya", lengthy though it is, contains the word "Mars" only a single time- in the following sentence quoted verbatim in its entirety: "Kartikeya is the Mars or god of war of the Indian mythology" (p. 145, last column, lines 3 and 4 of the entry under "Kartikeya"). Note that Apte does not state that Kartikeya is Mars, even less that it is a Sanskrit name of the planet Mars: he does say that Kartikeya is "the Mars" and, lest that reference be misunderstood, adds "or god of war" etc., much as one might refer to "XYZ as the Columbus of 19th Century explorers", i.e., for the sake of ...
62. Monitor [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1989 No 2 (Feb 1990) Home¦ Issue Contents Monitor Impact site in Indian Ocean? source: New Scientist 23.9.88, p. 24 Geophysicists have found a hole in the northwest Indian Ocean almost as deep as Mount Everest is high. Impacts and the Ice Ages source: New Scientist 21.10.89, p. 70 A review of a book on mass extinctions mentions that a meteorite approximately 500 metres in diameter fell into the Pacific Ocean about 2.3 million years ago, shooting billions of tonnes of water into the stratosphere and probably triggering glaciation in the northern hemisphere. Rapid Climate Change source: Daily Telegraph 8.9.89 Dr Doug Harkness of the Natural Environment Research Council's radiocarbon dating laboratory in E. Kilbride tells of a dramatic climatic change some 13,000 years ago- at the end of the last glaciation. Within a period of only 100-200 years the climate of Scotland changed from Arctic-like to one similar to the present day, or, as Dr Harkness puts it, 'remarkably rapidly'. Should we now seek a remarkably rapid ...
63. THAT LITTLE "ROMAN" HEAD FROM PRECOLUMBIAN MEXICO [Science Frontiers Website]
... zone of Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaja, Mexico. The burial has been dated as from the 12th-13th centuries AD. The features of this little head can hardly be described as typical of Precolumbian Mexicans. In fact, it is often termed a "Roman" head. But is it really? And how did it get into a Pre-columbian burial site? Theory #1. Some Mexican archeologists insist it is a post-Columbian artifact that somehow "filtered" down into a Pre-columbian site. Given that the head was retrieved from beneath three floors of stone and Indian cement, this theory seems questionable. Theory #2. The head is truly of Roman origin and was transported to Precolum-bian Mexico from Southeast Asia by Chinese or Hindu voyagers. Theory 3. The author of the present article, R.H. Hristov, favors a Viking origin. The cap on the head and even the physiognomy have Norse overtones. The chronology is right, too, for the Vikings were exploring North America's east coast in the 11th century. Did they venture as far south as Mexico? Hristov points out: ...
64. THE "INSCRIBED WALL AT CHATATA, TENNESSEE [Science Frontiers Website]
... the so-called inscriptions were almost completely covered by the "mortar"-- hardly a good way to convey messages! Also, the inscriptions themselves do not really look regular enough to be man-made. For these and other reasons, the Chatata wall now seems more of a geological curiosity rather than an archeological anomaly. Nevertheless, at least two nagging questions remain: Why were there regularly placed stones on the surface over the wall? Early investigators also reported seeing inscriptions of animals, the swastika, the serpent symbol, and other recognized Indian symbology. Whatever happened to these inscriptions? (Wirth, Diane E.; "An Ancient Wall at Chatata, Bradley County, Tennessee, Ancient American, 1:20, September/ October 1994. Also: Rawson, A.L.; "The Ancient Inscription at Chatata, Tennessee," American Antiquarian, 14: 221, 1892. Reproduced in our handbook: Ancient Man. To order see here .) Comment. An incredible variety of complex markings occur on rock surfaces. Often human origins have been proclaimed only ...
65. An Astonishing Medley Of Bio Luminescent Displays [Science Frontiers Website]
... point the vessel was surrounded by the phenomenon to a distance of approximately 1 n. mile radius. Yet again the patterns changed, this time to parallel concentric circles moving outwards from numerous centres. The display started to decrease at 1725, returning to milky-white patches before eventually disappearing at 1730." (Watson, M.M.; "Bioluminescence," Marine Observer, 65:59, 1995.) Bioluminescent displays often possess mixed geometries. In this illustration, both moving bars and rotating spoked wheels are noted. Location: East Indian Archipelago. Time: 1959. May 23, 1994. Equatorial Atlantic. Aboard the m.v. Taunton enroute to Richards Bay. "At 0550 UTC the vessel was passing through an area of thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain and the nearest area of lightning was about 4 n. mile away when the Chief Officer went onto the bridge to observe some bioluminescence. At this point he noted that the hairs of his arms and moustache were glowing with a bluish light although no tingling or any other sensation was felt. A check ...
66. Another Milky Sea [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 105: May-Jun 1996 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Another Milky Sea January 25, 1995. Indian Ocean. Aboard the s.s. Lima, Juaymah to Rotterdam. Third officer, S.M.F. Masud, and others of the ship's company observed another instance of one of the sea's great unex plained phenomena. "At 1800 UTC on a clear moonless night while 150 n.mile east of the Somalian coast a whitish glow was observed on the horizon and, after 15 minutes of steaming, the ship was completely surrounded by a sea of milky-white colour with a fairly uniform luminescence. The bioluminescence appeared to cover the entire sea area, from horizon to horizon but above the surface, and it appeared as though the ship was sailing over a field of snow or gliding over the clouds. "There was no damping effect on capillary waves or reduction of visibility at all and there was no mist at deck level although at a distance it seemed as if there was either lowlying mist or ...
67. A Blue Flash [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 108: Nov-Dec 1996 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects A Blue Flash Green flashes occasionally appear when the sun (or moon or Venus or Jupiter) sink below the horizon. Blue flashes are much rarer but still well-recognized phenomena. An example of the latter was observed in 1995 on the Indian Ocean. August 11, 1995, Bay of Bengal. Aboard the m.v. Repulse Bay enroute Jeddah to Port Klang. "Prior to sunset the vessel was proceeding due east across the Bay of Bengal and it was quite apparent that the sun was still very bright and had not taken on its usual darkorange or red appearance; even with half its diameter above the horizon, the sun was much too bright to view directly. As the last segment of the sun dipped below the horizon, a blue 'horn' formed at each end of it, as shown in sketch (a), and these then closed up to form a bright-blue arc, as shown in sketch ( ...
68. Kennewick man: a 9300-year-old caucasian skeleton in north america? [Science Frontiers Website]
... a skeleton outweigh native tradition? Ironically, the Umatilla Indians scoff at the idea of Asian diffusion across the Bering Strait. They claim that they have always lived in the Pacific Northwest! (Ref. 4) Comment. Perhaps pertinent are the Caucasian mummies recently discovered in China (SF#95) and, even more recently, 3,000-year-old graves uncovered at Baifu, just north of Beijing. These graves have yielded skeletons and artifacts with Caucasian characteristics. (Ref. 5) References Ref. 1. Anonymous; "Indian Bones," Earth Changes Report, November 1996. Cr. S.M. Johnson. Ref. 2. Egan, Timothy; "Tribe Stops Study of Bones That Challenge History," New York Times, September 30, 1996. Cr. M. Colpitts. Ref. 3. Gibbons, Ann; "DNA Enters Dust Up over Bones," Science, 274: 172, 1996. Ref. 4. Lemonick, Michael D.; "Bones of Contention," Time, 148:81, October 14 ...
69. About As Anomalous As Mounds Can Get [Science Frontiers Website]
... hunter-gatherers. The purpose of the Watson Break complex escapes us. Why the mounds? Why the circular ridge? Can we just shrug it off as a "ritual site"? (Saunders, Joe W., et al; "A Mound Complex in Louisiana at 5400-5000 Years before the Present," Science, 277:1796. Also: Pringle, Heather; "Oldest Mound Complex Found at Louisiana Site," Science, 277:1761, 1997. Also: Stanley, Dick; "Finds Alter View of American Indian Prehistory," Austin American Statesman, September 19, 1997. Cr. D. Phelps.) Comment. If you have been following the archeological news stories, you have seen at least three items destined to "revolutionize" the prehistory of the Americas: (1) The Watson Break site; (2) The Monte Verde site (more than 12,500 years old, SF#112); (3) Kennewick Man (a Caucasian skeleton 9,300 years old in North America, SF#109 ...
70. Anthropology Unbound [Science Frontiers Website]
... 33,000 years ago. D. Stanford, Smithsonian curator of archeology, opined that there were probably several waves of prehistoric immigration into the Americas across the Arctic, the Pacific Ocean (! ), and possibly even the Atlantic (! !). [This is heresy no longer.Supporting early Atlantic crossings are several dozen artifacts found in the eastern U.S. that closely resemble some found in France and Iberia. Stanford said, "We don't know yet what that means." Studies of DNA diversity among New World Indian populations find such large differences that at least 30,000 years would have been needed for these differences to develop. (Assuming, of course, a relatively homogeneous group of initial colonists.) Linguist, J. Nichols, from Berkeley, sees a similar diversity in the languages of New World peoples. Some 140 language families-- half the world total-- are found in the Americas. Nichols estimates that it would have taken a minimum of 40,000 years for such diversification. (Again assuming initial homogeneity ...
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