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With Harold Edgerton of MIT as part of the expedition...
Originally posted by Chakotay
And even less well known for, well, you aren't cleared for that.
[edit on 2-3-2005 by Chakotay]
Originally posted by Chakotay
Now we know that Hughes was busy salvaging wrecked Russian subs, lost atomic bombs and so on under the cover of Glomar (Global Marine). Admiral Inman (Bobby Ray Inman of JPL) oversaw the operations. Super black ops.
A lot of the Glomar and Edgerton stuff still has not seen the light of day.
A geologist friend at USGS has seen tons of stuff that he still can't discuss from back then; research on asteroid impact, catastrophism, the georeactor, even stuff off-planet (USGS has a planetary research division).
My point is, there is classified geology. We know that. Of course, many of the sciences do classified research, but I had never thought seriously about classified archaeology.
First, (and most innocent), if construction of a black facility is begun- and artifacts are found- would a team be called in to catalog the site before construction continued, as happens in road construction? I could see some branch of Army History Command showing up, for example. Data gathered might never reach open scientific journals.
Second, if Doc was really looking for Atlantis, there might be a deeper interest in catastrophist legends in the black world than we realize.
Such black data could be a few Shoshone arrowheads from Area 51, or fossilized Vimana from Roswell.
If you're digging, and the Air Force shows up and whisks you off to Cheyenne Mountain, smile when you remember I told you so.
You are correct, it does not mean it is black at all, it means it is now taken over by a group which has every intention to allow independent archaeologists on site and to release all findings to the general public.
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
Somewhere, just because a government steps in and keeps foreign researchers from digging up stuff in its territorial waters does not mean that it's 'black archaeology'; just that the government of Egypt wants to control their stuff, like the way they did with the archaeologists working outside the Alexandria breakwater a couple of years ago.
Alexander Langmuir of Johns Hopkins, the epidemiologist who (with his colleagues) proposed the name "Thucydides syndrome," suggested influenza complicated by toxic shock as the cause of the Athenian plague...
Originally posted by SomewhereinBetween
Black archaeology certainly does exist. Two recent cases come to mind both pertaining the the Phoenicians. A female archaeologist uncovered a massive find of human remains and promptly lost her discovery as it was taken over and assigned to another team.
Bob Ballard had spent months mapping a certain part of the Mediterranean and having spotted what he was looking for, a Phoenician ship left the area to gather a research team and return later. According to him, the Egyptian government denied him access to the area without providing a plausible explanation.