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9 Nov 2017
Palaeolithic Farming

At http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/fall-2017/article/crocodile-bites-a... ... which is much as many have suspected. Cut marks on animal bones do not necessarily imply the use of stone and bone tools by early hominids. Many examples of human tool use may have nothing whatsoever to do with humans, or their earlier ancestors (such as Lucy). Some may be giant bite marks - inflicted by crocodiles, or big carnivores. These are often explained as primary evidence of butchering of carcasses using stone and bone tools.

14 Nov 2017
Moving Mountains and Lightning on the big scale

Two videos you might like to watch - sent in by Gary and Robert. Lightning strikes over the US - spreading over several States. An unfolding pattern but on a grand scale, spreading several hundred miles across. The moving mountain is really fascinating. Go to http://mclarage.blogspot.co.uk/?view=classic#!2017/10/lightning-definitely-not-local-phenomena.html ... and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gDRycpT2Rs&t=904s

14 Nov 2017
Saudi Stone Structures

Robert also forwarded this link - www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5077063/Aerial-images-closest-ta... ... and https://www.livescience.com/60918-aerial-images-reveal-saudi-arabia-ston... ... the story was aired a few weeks ago on the News section. Hundreds of stone structures dating back thousands of years ago dot the deserts and plains of the Middle East and North Africa. Some are on a huge scale but only from a birds eye view - and only aerial images display the geometric nature of some of them.

14 Nov 2017
Pylos Combat Agate

These links were forwarded by Chris and Laurence - one at www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171107092910.htm ... and the other at www.sciencealert.com/bronze-age-greek-sealstone-pylos-combat-griffin-war... ...

15 Nov 2017
Bob Johnson talk and video

It is worth watching the Bob Johnson video on our home page as the title, 'The Source of the Sun's Electrical Activity' questions some of the Electric Universe claims that have been around for a while. New evidence from mainstream scientists, who are actively researching electricity in space, require taking on board, rather than sticking heads in the sand. The talk was received well at the Autumn meeting (2017). Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehgJY06sbwU

15 Nov 2017
Geomagnetic spike

Gary forwarded the first link and William the second (to the same story). See www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5062925/There-mysterious-geometr... ... and https://phys.org/print429354456.html ... unexpectedly high magnetic fields were identified in Jordan and Israel. C14 dating came up with 1000BC. It would seem that Earth's magnetic field rose and then fell back again by 100 per cent - in only 30 years. What led to the magnetic spike is not known but this has not stopped various theories from surfacing.

15 Nov 2017
Recent Warming

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/11/09/new-paper-most-modern-warming-includi... ... a new paper claims that two thirds of climate warming since 1750 is due to solar causes - not what the doom mongers want to hear (or their paymasters in Renewables and the hedge fund managers invested in them). It seems the IPCC have shown a preference for modeled reconstructions of solar activity. This is rather strange but then this is climate science (mainly model generated).

15 Nov 2017
Tall el-Hammam Update

The newsletter of TeHPO (the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project) for 14th November 2017. Four senior members of TeHEP are attending the annual meeting of the American School of Oriental Research in Boston and presenting 3 papers. Another 3 papers are being presented by an Italian team that have been working at Jericho. The discovery of a fortified town at Jericho during LBIIA is the object of interest as a tax or custom house from LBIIA has been found at Hammam.

15 Nov 2017
Wine

At www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/13/evidence-of-worlds-earliest-wine... ... the Guardian wine drinking metropolitan set are pleased to learn that clay pottery dating back 8000 years bear the tell tale traces of wine making. This comes from Georgia, in the Transcaucasus, on the back of the discovery of winemaking in northern Iran 7000 years ago. The Georgian site was a Neolithic village characterised by mud brick housing, stone and bone tools, and the farming of cattle and pigs, and wheat and barley.

15 Nov 2017
Chicxulub and Cordillera

Researchers extracted cores from the Chicxulub crater recently - see www.livescience.com/56914-dino-killing-asteroid-may-have-punctured-earth... ... It measures 110 miles across (180km) and is situated in Mexico's Yucatan peninsular. An object 6 miles across is thought to have crashed into the Earth - and brought the dinosaur age to a close. The research was focused on taking samples from the peak ring (under 50 feet of water). Holes were drilled into the sea floor to as far as 4380 feet deep.