At www.q-mag.org/balkans-archaeologists-puzzle-over-7000y-old-copper-find-a... .... which has everything for your average catastrophist and Velikovskian. Ami de Grazia translates into English an article from the German newspaper Der Speigel (December, 2010) where archaeologists in Serbia cam across the oldest known exploitation of a copper deposit - going back to a brief period of a few hundred years around 7000 years ago. Subsequently, the site was completely destroyed and abandoned in a massive conflagration.
At www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2014/1/21/the-empty-set.html ... in the last few weeks one warmist paper used the models to prove its going to get a lot wetter during the rest of the 21st century - and we all need some new gum boots, while another paper published near enough the same models but is telling us its going to get hotter than expected.
The discovery of a new Egyptian tomb at Abydos has been hitting the news this last week - see for example http://phys.org/print309008810.html. The discovery of a tomb an of Egyptian king of the Second Intermediate Period is not necessary going to set the world alight - but the existence of this line of kings, contemporary with the Hyksos ensconced in the delta region, was apparently unknown.
In Current World Archaeology 63 (www.world-archaeology.com) ... we learn the Buddha was born in an era prior to writing so the story relies on an oral tradition. The earliest temples, made of stone and brick, date to the end of the 3rd century BC, after Indian emperor Asoka promoted the religion of Buddhism and created a stone column at Lumbini. The site of Lumbini is in modern Nepal and by tradtion this is the birthplace of the Buddha.
Euan MacKie was involved with the SIS from its very beginnings. However, his several articles in early journals mostly revolve around the issue of no evidence of a massive catastrophe around 1500BC, as claimed by Velikovsky. Instead, he pointed a finger at the late 3rd millennium BC, where there was some evidence of an upheaval of some kind. As such, he faded from SIS, temporarily resurfacing as a speaker at the 1997 SIS Cambridge Conference.
At http://cosmictusk.com/dutch-crutch-kloosterman-hits-field-with-pit-sticks/ ... Han Kloosterman contracted throat cancer quite some years ago and when he spoke at an SIS meeting at the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill, it was difficult to make out all that he said. He compensated for this with a massive barrage of images to back up what he was saying. It was quite an impressive performance. He is still active, in his 80s, but is now forced to use walking sticks for his geological field trips - quite amazing.
At http://sciencenordic.com/vikings-grew-barley-greenland ... at the bottom of a medieval rubbish pit on an abandoned farm on Greenland archaeologists found charred grains of cultivated barley seed. This means the Vikings grew barley - necessary for their beer, but also as a food (made into a bread or a porridge, a staple of the period). This illustrates how warm it must have been in the medieval warm period - as in a cold climate barley could not survive.
Steven Collins, Let My People Go, TSU Press (2012) ISBN 9780615687940 .... who was the pharaoh of the Exodus? No one knows of course but the author, a Biblical orientated archaeologist, claims he can shine some light on the issue. He looks at an interesting segment of ancient history, the period from Thutmose IV to Amarna, and thereby takes into account not just the Egyptians and the Levant (during the LB Age) but Hatti, Mitanni, and Assyria.
At http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/just-hit-the-noaa-motherlode/ ... steven goodard announces that he was idly fiddling around yesterday evening, trying to make sense of the ISHCN V1 and V2 graph when he discovered a huge discrepancy at 1998. This, you may remember, is supposed to be the year when global warming peaked. Digging away further, thinking it didn't look right on the eye, yet alone anything else, he found there was a reason. At that point in time they switched from V1 to V2.
At www.forteantimes.com/features/fla/6421/the_science_delusion.html ... describes how Rupert Sheldrake has dalt with mainstream criticism concerning his theory of Morphic Resonance. This attempts to explain how single organic forms self organise into more complex organisms - as an addition to the Darwinian evolution by natural selection mantra. It is of course the old story of consensus science encircling the wagons and protecting the heart - in this instance, evolutionary theory. Morphic resonance is seen as a threat - not as a side kick. The holy grain is being defended.