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15 Feb 2016
neanderthal DNA

People of Eurasian origin have inherited dna from Neanderthals - see http://phys.org/print374420448.html

12 Feb 2016
Roman Colchester

At www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/archaeology/12150373/Remains-... ... not perhaps the most cited link for this story but it provides nice images which are computer simulations but provide a good idea of what is implied. We are talking about the discovery of a Roman sacred walkway 120m in lenght, revealed during building works in the centre of Colchester

12 Feb 2016
Survival International

Survival International is one of the smaller but better NGOs - and they have complained about the activities of one of the bigger NGOs who are actively steamrollering tribes in the African rainforest in their  efforts to bring sustainability to the world at large. The irony is that the pygmy Baka tribe have been living sustainably with nature for thousands upon thousands of years. They represent a very old form of humanity, one that has survived into the modern world but one that is now threatened by the climate mob and Green do-goodery (and general gravy dipping).

11 Feb 2016
Jerusalem

Long article on Jerusalem at http://rogerswebsite.com/articles/Lost-History-of-Jerusalem.pdf ... lots of effort went into this and lots of pictures to go with the text. Enough there to get anybody thinking. Do we really know where the city of David was located?
 

11 Feb 2016
mainstream catching up

At http://phys.org/print374150033.html ... I always find it strange when a new piece of research claims to have come up with something new when it has been written about before. Mainstream scientists catching up is not exactly new but it just goes to show that research is ignored if it comes outside the bubble. In this instance is the claim that the mid-6th century climatic downturn was responsible, in part, for the collapse of the Eastern Roman empire and the rise of the Arab empire that threatened to overwhelm the civilised world of the 7th century AD.

11 Feb 2016
ancient mining

At Thorikos in Greece, at the foot a a Mycenaean acropolis, and overlooking the harbour of Lavrio, a French team have found an amazing network of mining galleries, shafts, and chambers, dating over a long period of time. Some 5km of subterranean conduits dug into the marble and lime schist rocks of Attica are honeycombed with evidence of past mining activity, discovered by a combination of caver and climber and archaeologist - see http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/an-exceptional-disc... ... a labyrinth of ancient mine workings have been found.

11 Feb 2016
200,000 fish bones

At www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/e-2fb020816.php ... some 200,000 fish bones were discovered in and around a pit in Sweden that has been dated over 9000 years ago to the early Holocene era, deep in what is known as the Mesolithic, has been somewhat of a surprise and it is set to change some of the perceptions of archaeologists.

7 Feb 2016
Hasan Peker

Hasan Peker is Turkey's leading expert on Luwian heiroglyphics. In a recent London lecture (February 2016) he told of the discovery in 2015 of the top part of a stele in SE Turkey, dedicated to the goddess Kubaba. Inscribed on the back were some names of kings of Carchemish that it is hoped will fill in the gap as now stands. It mainly concerns the neo-Assyrian period yet it does seem to inhibit how far forwards revisionists might wish to move the end of the LB period.

7 Feb 2016
Playing Tricks

News on plasma fusion - see http://phys.org/print373880299.html ... and meanwhile, at www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/2016/02/04/one-of-saturn... ... according to a recent study the inner portion of one of Saturn's rings appears to be more opaque in some areas than in others - an optical illusion that makes the rings look more dense than they are.

7 Feb 2016
John Christy

Dr John Christy is one of the more clever of the climate scientists and doesn't buy into the alarmism - go to http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/02/scientist-ruthlessly-debunks-one-of-no... ... is about the way surface temperatures are measured, using thermometers sited close to heat sources. Christy says satellite data is supported by balloon data but alarmist climate scientists prefer to stick to their climate models and reject the real data.