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20 December 2015

Catastrophism has many tentacles and far reaching affects, not least human and animal migrations. At http://westerndigs.org/800-year-old-camp-found-in-oregon-sand-dunes-pose… … an assemblage of pottery, stone points, a gaming piece, tobacco pipes, seeds and marsh tubers, and so on, were found in what is now sand dunes in southern Oregon. The camp site goes back some 800 years, it is thought, on what is now known as Skull Creek Dunes (which indicates a watercourse of some kind attracted them). The pottery has been associated with the modern tribes of Shoshone and Piaute and yet the finds belong to different time periods – or that is the implication. For instance, thee is pottery of a style usually dated between 1400 to 1800, known as Shoshone Wares (but note the date is just after the Black Death devastated the Old World) yet the camp site has obsidian points that are much older. In addition, samples of charcoal produced C14 dates that differed with both the above – 847, 927, and 1242AD. Are there any links with the 9th century AD cold spikes that underlie the Viking movements in western Europe? All three dates come out much earlier than Shoshone Wares – which is the puzzle. According to current theory these tribes did not migrate from southern California until 600 years ago – so do we have evidence of more than one migration?

At http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/12/16/archaeologist-claims-to-have-… … according to a translation of the Phaistos Disc inscription it is now thought it was a love poem to Astarte, goddess of love. It is also described as a hymn to Astarte – a religious text in a long tradition of the genre. Similar words pop up on Minoan offerings and people, it is suggested, are inclined to pray in troubled times – so when was it made?

At http://www.jewishpress.com/mews/breaking-news/low-water-level-at-kinnere… … we have a Hebrew inscription on a marble slab discovered near the Sea of Galilee.

At http://phys.org/print369497752.html … the site of a battle fought between Julius Ceasar's army and a couple of Germanic tribes seeking refuge in Roman territory back in 55BC has allegedly been discovered in what is now the Netherlands

Again, at http://phys.org/print369481447.html … another take on the Orkney settlement revealed by shifting sand dunes in a tidal estuary.

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