We are going back over 100,000 years ago but at http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/enormous-scale-of-n... ... is a wonder. We have a reconstruction of the landscape of the Nile Valley during the last interglacial episode. It seems a huge 45,000km2 freshwater lake existed in what is now the Sudan. It would have been comparable to modern lakes such as Lake Michigan and Lake Tanganyika.
If you are into the Expanding Earth theory the land masses have been there all along and it is the oceans that have grown and become the biggest part of the globe. If you are into Plate Tectonics you have a different take - and if you are fond of moving bits of continental plate around a computer screen you might not be too bothered in any case. At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/large-landmasses-ex... ... a paper is discussed from the journal Geology by some German geologists from the Universities of Cologne and Bonn.
In early issues of SIS Workshop there were several references in Monitor, and a letter from Jill Abery, concerning the Mid to Late Miocene geological period, where uniformitarianism assumptions were used to describe what could better be explained by catastrophism. These are due to go up on the web site in full, as an SIS resource that anyone can tap into, and as a lasting legacy. The problem is that they are still at it - go to http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/02/04/new-high-resolution-record-of-midd... ...
At http://archaeologicalnewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk?2014/02/humanities-forgo... ... we have another story that brings to mind early SIS Workshops and the various writings of Nell Kluitman. In these, the impression was left that Khoisan people, such as the Hottentots, were generally disliked by the Bantu majority. The latter were latecomers to the region, and the view has always been that Khoisan people (including especially the Bushmen) were indigenous to the region and represent an archaic strand of humanity.
In a talk at the 1991 SIS AGM meeting in London (at the Library Association) one of the speakers, Bernard Newgrosh, likened the Sodom and Gomorrah event to the Exodus event, and the destruction of Jericho. Although he visualised the Sodom event as earlier than Exodus he attributed it to a Venus cometary encounter (like Exodus in the Velikovsky hypothesis).
At http://phys.org/print310294198.html ... it seems NASAs Rover vehicle has dislodged a strange rock, white on the outside and red in the middle. It was described as looking like a jelly donut (these differ from UK doughnuts as they are more cake like in texture, but jam doughnuts are I suppose more or less the same thing as a jelly donut). Doughnuts are traditionally fried on one side and turned over and fried on the other side.
At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/c14-dates-question-... ... seem to show modern humans emerged in the Near East at the same time as elsewhere in western Asia and Europe, around 40,000 years ago. This might end up being a bit of a tripwire but for the moment it seems to contradict the notion humans migrating Out of Africa came by way of the Levant.
At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/what-killed-great-b... ... one of the most implausable theories is that humans wee capable of killing off the great herds of the Ice Age - such as mastodon, mammoth, giant bison etc. Armed with bows and arrows, they are supposed to have gone on a killing frenzy and set about other animals too, such as giant beaver, giant sloths, and the like, as well as the herbivores.
The letter is by WL Goodman of Bristol, and is as follows ...
AQt http://phys.org/print310115554.html ... we are told black holes are real, and they have a picture of one - a mass accreting black hole is a lumimous gas rich area at the heart of galaxies, and most common in merging galaxies (where lots of material are being gobbled up). The image is an infra red observation.