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#101 deuce

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:34 PM

Deuce, thanks for some excellantly interesting finds. :)


No problem. :D Stuff I like to share. We seem to be entering a Golden Age of Pre-Columbian archaeology.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:44 PM

Michael Everson, a noted authority on scripts/encoding systems, takes a look at the "Cascajal Block":

http://www.evertype....gram/olmec.html

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:47 PM

The PaleoAucilla Prehistory Project is finding some cool submerged stuff off the coast of Florida:

http://www.flmnh.ufl...lla12_1/cu9.htm

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:50 AM

This isn't strictly "Pre-Columbian", but we don't have a "Pirates and Piracy" thread (yet).

This is too cool: Native American Pirates on the New England Coast.

The article is concerned with the 1720s. However, I first read about "piratical Injuns" in Mann's 1491 (since destroyed). I'd swear that he mentioned Native Americans using captured ships in New England in the 1600s.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Fine links, Deuce.

The use of canoes to raid outposts (island or otherwise) or stationed ships could very well do for a tale along the Pictish coast. At least that's what I had in my mind sometime ago...

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:47 AM

This is "Pre-Columbian" because everything points to the roots of the Tarahumara "running culture" as being so. In fact, from what I've read, "Southwestern" Injun cultures in general seem to have strong marathon/distance running traditions.

The wiki article on the Tarahumara:

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Tarahumara

The Chistopher McDougall entry:

http://en.wikipedia....opher_McDougall

McDougall's book, Born to Run: http://www.amazon.co...l/dp/0739383728

My uncle, Mike Nixon, was a world-class distance runner in the early '70s. He was one-quarter Chiricahua Apache.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

http://news.yahoo.co...-110607816.html
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:31 AM

I've been reading Allen's The Prehistoric World. We know Howard read it as well. That volume contains a wealth of information (still not obsolete, surprisingly) about the pre-Columbian Americas. One site it reminded me of was this:

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Xochicalco

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

If someone has mentioned this, I missed it:

http://en.wikipedia....eleton_in_Armor

A mysterious skeleton clad in armor, unearthed in 1832, destroyed in a fire a few years later. It could have been a hoax (the whole pre-Columbian contact field is fraught with them, unfortunately) but we might never know. And even if it wasn't an explorer from overseas, it may be belonged to an unknown Mesoamerican people. There's still so much we don't know.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:25 AM

A 5000 yr-old temple found in Paraiso, Peru:

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...merica-21436513


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:29 AM

http://news.yahoo.co...-110607816.html

 

 

Cool link, Aza9.  B)  Also, thanks for posting in the appropriate thread. That's always cool.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

A great book on Native American/Injun maps:

 

 

http://www.amazon.co...=I3KQ4WQ5SIS7AO


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

Pre-Columbian skull-binding in Sonora:

 

 

http://www.livescien...ing-mexico.html


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:14 AM

Pyrite spheres found in Teotihuacan:

 

 

http://news.discover...ple-1304291.htm

 

 

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

A Mayan pyramid bulldozed for road-rock in Belize:

 

 

http://www.nbcnews.c...dozed-1C9911749

 

Not a joke, unfortunately. This makes me sick to my stomach.  And really angry.   :angry:


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:56 AM

Very cool discovery:

 

 

http://www.scienceda...40401081237.htm


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:59 PM

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru

June 27, 2013; 9:20 AM

The following is an excerpt from National Geographic.

It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first glimpsed gold in the dim recesses of the burial chamber in northern Peru.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:19 AM

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru

June 27, 2013; 9:20 AM

The following is an excerpt from National Geographic.

It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first glimpsed gold in the dim recesses of the burial chamber in northern Peru.

And follow the National Geographic link

 

http://www.accuweath...b_of_i/14707380

 

 

Awesome link, IH.  B)


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:08 AM

Dog brothers! I am reading the best non-fiction treatment of frontier conflict I've read in many a day.

 

“War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War” by Brian DeLay is a masterpiece. Overused term, I know, but  I really mean it. A true magnum opus. Scholarly, well-written and, most importantly, honest and real.

 

The thesis is straightforward: Comanche raiding into northern Mexico in the 1830s and ’40s fundamentally weakened the republic, compromising its ability to fend off the Americans during the U.S. Mexican War of 1846-48. The unintended consequence of this for the Comanche was that their most dangerous enemy was thereby empowered, so the Comanche’s own actions sealed their doom.

 

Kick ass Howardian history. 

 

Full review at www.frontierpartisans.com

 

 

Fierro. You s******h.   :P

I meant to bring up that book a couple months ago. Beat me to it. Serves me right.

 

I also recommend Empire of the Summer Moon:

 

http://www.amazon.co...=I31O8F3FVYGCHF


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:38 AM

Good short piece on the Devil's Hole Massacre at Frontier Partisans:

 

 

http://frontierparti...-hole-massacre/


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