Wednesday, March 24, 2010

X-Woman : The New Human Type According to DNA

Here is one of those strange stories from the mainstream that makes you want to ask what people in academia are thinking. Who says that this is a human finger? The "discoverers" of course. Nonsense.

BBC News - DNA identifies new ancient human dubbed 'X-woman'
by Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News
"The finger bone was unearthed in 2008 at Denisova Cave

Scientists have identified a previously unknown type of ancient human through analysis of DNA from a finger bone unearthed in a Siberian cave."

Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living by Mark Vernon < Reviews | PopMatters

Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living by Mark Vernon < Reviews | PopMatters

Book review by Catherine Ramsdell, who writes:
"Plato’s Podcasts examines 20 ancient philosophers, including Pythagoras, Plato, Epicurus, Diogenes, and Socrates, provides interesting biographical information about each, and then illustrates how each philosopher’s thoughts might be used today."

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Publications on Germanic prehistory and early history are available in German from the Forschungskreis Externsteine e.V., Postfach 1155, 32792 Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany

The following publications presenting recent research in Germanic prehistory and early history are available in German from the Forschungskreis Externsteine e.V., Postfach 1155, 32792 Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany:

The list below is taken from Anlage 2, Mitgliederrundschreiben 1/2010, 03 March 2010, Dr. Gert Meier, 1. Vorsitzende:

1. Gustav Friedrichs/Andis Kaulins/Gert Meier, Osnabrück und die Externsteine in der Frühgeschichte. Bd. 1 der Studien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte Alteuropas (Weiße Reihe) des Forschungskreises Externsteine e.V Preis: 25 € zuzüglich Versandkosten.

2. Gert Meier, Fulda und die Beziehungen zu den Externsteinen.
Bd. 2 der Studien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte Alteuropas (Weiße Reihe) des Forschungskreises Externsteine e. V.
Preis: 20 € zuzüglich Versandkosten.

3. Gert Meier, Die Kultstätten des Nordharzes und ihre frühgeschichtlichen Beziehungen zu den Externsteinen. Bd. 3 der Studien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte Alteuropas (Weiße Reihe) des Forschungskreises Externsteine e.V.
Preis 20 € zuzüglich Versandkosten.

4. Gert Meier/Oswald Tränkenschuh, Die Externsteiner Laue nördlich von Oesterholz/Lippe. Bd. 4 der Studien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte Alteuropas (Weiße Reihe) des Forschungskreises Externsteine e. V.
Preis: 25 € zuzüglich Versandkosten.

5. Gert Meier, Das Kleinenberg-System. Frühgeschichtliche Funde im Stammesgebiet der alten Marser. Bd. 5 der Studien zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte Alteuropas (Weiße Reihe) des Forschungskreises Externsteine Preis: 25 € zuzüglich Versandkosten.

6. Andis Kaulins, Das Tanum - System - ein alteuropäisch - afrikanisches Vermessungssystem (Gelbe Reihe) Bd. 12 des Forschungskreises Externsteine Preis: 15 € zuzüglich Versandkosten.

7. Gert Meier, Mainz - Mittelheim - Johannisberg - Die Wiederentdeckung eines frühgeschichtlichen Ortungs- und Markierungssystems im Rheingau. (Gelbe Reihe) Bd. 14 des Forschungskreises Externsteine e. V.
Preis: 15 € zuzüglich Versandkosten.

8. Gert Meier, Der westliche Bodensee. Die Insel Reichenau - Die Höri -Die Halbinsel Bodman. Eine frühgeschichtliche Anlage des alteuropäischen Mutterkultes am westlichen Bodensee (9. Meridian) (Blaue Reihe) Bd. 48, 2. Auflage 2009 des Forschungskreises Externsteine e.V. Preis: 18 € zuzüglich Versandkosten.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Recent Ancient Finds in a Slide Show at Reuters.com

Recent Ancient Finds in a Slide Show at Reuters.com:
"A new discovery at Kom el-Hetan by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities shows the newly unearthed 3,400-year-old red granite head, part of a huge statue of the ancient pharaoh Amenhotep III, at the pharaoh's mortuary temple in the city of Luxor February 28, 2010. Egypt's Culture Ministry says a team of Egyptian and European archaeologists has unearthed a large head made of red granite of an ancient pharaoh who ruled Egypt some 3,400 years ago."
See the slide show relating to various other recent ancient finds.

It's a Queen with Hieroglyphic Texts, says Discovery News: Ancient Egyptian Queen's Burial Chamber Discovered in Saqqara

Rossella Lorenzi at Discovery News in her

Ancient Egyptian Queen's Burial Chamber Discovered writes:
"French archaeologists working at Saqqara have unearthed the burial chamber of a 4,000-year-old queen, Dr. Zahi Hawass, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), announced today.

Badly destroyed, the 33-by 16-foot burial chamber belonged to Queen Behenu, wife of either King Pepi I or Pepi II of the Sixth Dynasty."
Read the full article here.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Pavel Somov, Ph.D.: Göbekli Tepe Complex of Interpretation

Pavel Somov, Ph.D., at the Huffington Post says to be careful about religious interpretations for the

Göbekli Tepe Complex of Interpretation.

Göbekli Tepe and History in the Remaking at Newsweek : All Our Theories Were Wrong

Göbekli Tepe is featured at Newsweek online in an article from the March 1, 2010 issue of Newsweek magazine. At History in the Remaking: A temple complex in Turkey that predates even the pyramids is rewriting the story of human evolution, Patrick Symmes writes: "
"The new discoveries are finally beginning to reshape the slow-moving consensus of archeology. Göbekli Tepe is 'unbelievably big and amazing, at a ridiculously early date,' according to Ian Hodder, director of Stanford's archeology program. Enthusing over the 'huge great stones and fantastic, highly refined art' at Göbekli, Hodder -- who has spent decades on rival Neolithic sites -- says: 'Many people think that it changes everything…It overturns the whole apple cart. All our theories were wrong.

[Klaus Schmidt - chief archaeologist at Göbekli Tepe - theorizes that] it was the urge to worship that brought mankind together in the very first urban conglomerations. The need to build and maintain this temple, he says, drove the builders to seek stable food sources, like grains and animals that could be domesticated, and then to settle down to guard their new way of life. The temple begat the city."
All of THEIR theories (the theories of mainstream archaeology and astronomy) were wrong.

OUR megalithic archaeological and astronomical theories, on the other hand, are looking better all the time.

We have always linked the stones to astronomy and both to ancient belief.
There is more to these stones than just having an ancient sundial in your backyard.

The ancients were doing important things with these ancient megalithic sites, as already discussed at the LexiLine Journal:

Gobekli Tepe is only 12 kilometers (about 7.5 miles) from Urfa (currently called Sanliurfa or Edessa), the legendary birthplace of the Biblical Abraham, and only 38 kilometers (23.75 miles) from his later residence at Haran. ...

The mainstream archaeologists use the absurd argument that since no grain was found at Gobekli Tepe, then it must predate the origins of agriculture. But the Amorite data tells us that their primitive state of culture prevailed in this ...

I definitely think that this is where the Hebrew calendar may have started and that Gobekli Tepe represents the location where the astronomical calculations necessary to start such a calendar were probably made. ...

[Reply by Andis Kaulins 2010: Gobekli Tepe will be shown by me later in a posting to LexiLine Journal to be the location from which Abraham and the Hebrews came and where they first instituted their calendar in the 4th millennium.] ...

Schmidt's rather esoteric idea that the temples were the reason for human urbanization and agricultural domestication is of course far-fetched. Forget that.

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Sky Earth Native America 1:
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Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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  • Sky Earth Native America 2:
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
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    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
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    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
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