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13 Oct 2016
footprints in mud

At http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/ancient-human-footprints-afri... ... we learn of the discovery of footprints near the volcanic mountain the Maasai call the Mountain of God. They are preserved in mud dating between 19,000 and 5,000 years ago (which is a large margin of error). There are some 400 footprints in an area the size of a tennis court, situated on the shore of a lake in Tanzania. The current view is that the mud dried out as quickly as a couple of hours.

12 Oct 2016
Comet Research Group

There is a new web site out there - www.cometresearchgroup.org dedicated to neo-catastrophism and the idea of comets and their offspring, meteor showers, playing a role in human history. It is at the moment in its infancy but you can sign up for email updates. The idea is to advertise to the wider world the Younger Dryas Boundary event research - and for added measure, the idea of an atmospheric explosion of a meteor destroying Tall al_Hammam (and its satellite settlements) in the Midde Bronze Age.

12 Oct 2016
Black Sea Flood

We would not expect mainstream to endorse the idea of a catastrophic flood in the Black Sea as envisaged by the two Americans, Ryan and Pitman (1996) but they have gone to the bother of setting up the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (carried out by the Centre for Maritime Archaeology at Southampton University and the Bulgarian Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Sofia (see http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2016/10/no-biblical-deluge-but-gradual-... ).

12 Oct 2016
Universe

According to scientists the universe is not rotating or being stretched in any particular direction - see http://earthsky.org/space/our-universe-has-no-direction ... we are told the cosmologic consensus is that the universe should be uniform in every direction. This assumption fuels the many calculations made about our universe so it is an important point. If it is not true it throws a spike in the wheel of mainstream theory - but scientists from UCL and Imperial College in London have confirmed the consensus view (Physical Review Letters, September 2016).

9 Oct 2016
water everywhere

At www.astronomy.com/news/2016/10/dione-may-be-saturns-third-moon-hiding-an... ... NASAs Cassini probe seems to show liquid water 20 miles deep on Saturn's moon, Dione (following on from its discovery on two other moons of Saturn, Titan and Enceladus). Water has also been found on Europa and Ganymede and even on Pluto. The possibility of life on other cosmic bodies is thought to depend on water -and there is water being found everywhere in the solar system.

9 Oct 2016
Gilgamesh

At www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/previously-unknown-line... ... provides some new perspectives on the Cedar Forest, abode of the monster Humbaba. It was a noisy jungle, it is alleged, and probably had nothing to do with the Cedar Forest of Lebanon (as visualised by scholars intent on seeing Gilgamesh as a human king rather than a mythological sky object).

8 Oct 2016
missing crust

At www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3824268/Mystery-missing-Earth-cr... ... (link provided by Gary Gilligan), an interesting article that can also be found at http://phys.org/print394869722.html ... in which University of Chicago geoscientists have concluded that half the original mass of India and a large portion of Euroasia must have disappeared into the earth's interior before the two continents began their slow motion collision 60 million years ago that led to the uplift of the Himalayas.

8 Oct 2016
beneficial CAGW

It gets tiresome reading about climate change and the constant barrage of propaganda that ignores anything published that contradicts the new religion of doomsaying. However, it is not just Joe Public and an ever growing band of scientists that are opposed to the new religion of global warming as the actual benefits of renewable technology are now being questioned - by a growing number of environmentalists.

8 Oct 2016
Skipsea Castle

At http://phys.org/print394791318.html ... a medieval motte and bailey (topped by a Norman castle) has turned out to be an iron age hill top enclosure. How many other motte and bailey mounds were pre-existing and adapted after the Norman invasion. Why build a high mound if there was one already in a convenient position.

8 Oct 2016
mammoth graveyard

At http://phys.org/print394781614.html ... Russian palaeontologists investigating a mammoth graveyard in the Novosibirsk regions, recognised as one of the largest assemblages in Eurasia, were astounded at how deep the grave goes (both young and old animals) and they are far from coming to the bottom. The deeper levels of broken bones were covered in a layer of sand and clays - but the cause of death of so many animals is unknown. It is thought a landslide of some kind buried thousands of animals - including bison, horse and many smaller mammals.