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posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 03:41 PM
I have just noticed Boscombe has an archaeologist working at the airfield. Why? I wonder if it has anything to do with the 'crash' incident in the mid-90s. As I am sure you are aware Quinetiq have made some serious steps (or even leaps) forward in the last few years, especially in microway technology, is there a link between new tech - ancient tech? Did they need someone to decipher text?

posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 04:00 PM
Where is Boscombe? What "'crash' incident in the mid-90s"? What is "microway technology"? What ancient technology and text are you referring to? What is the connection between the airport and whatever conspiracy you're trying to connect with? What is the conspiracy angle in this thread? Please provide detailed information so people can understand what you are talking about.

posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 04:06 PM
Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. Test and development airfield operated by Quinetiq for the MOD.

Suspected Arora crash mid-1990s

Microwave technology. Quinetiq have invented a microwave scanner that can be used at airports to see below the clothing of anyone who stands in front of it. A bit like Total Recall subway scanner.

Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts as to why a station so interested in technological advances would need an archaeologist.

posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 04:25 PM
Boscombe Down, Wiltshire England UK that is.

this is the link to the passive microway system

hope that helps

posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 04:30 PM
reply to post by tincano

Hi Tincano:
maybe this article will help, not sure

Builders of Stonehenge found-Press release

As the summer solstice dawned over Stonehenge, archaeologists revealed that some of the men who built Stonehenge have been found.

Their grave, which dates to the beginning of the Bronze Age, about 2,300 BC, was found at Boscombe Down near to Stonehenge. Many of the stones at Stonehenge were brought from Wales at about this time and chemical tests on the teeth of the men have shown that they were almost certainly born in Wales.

Archaeologists are calling the men ‘the Boscombe Bowmen’ because of the flint arrowheads in the grave. Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, of Wessex Archaeology, said: “In medieval times, people believed that the stones could only have been brought to Stonehenge by Merlin the Wizard. For the first time we have found the mortal remains of one of the families who were almost certainly involved in this monumental task.”

The grave is unusual as it contains the remains of not one, but seven people. There were three children, a teenager and three men. The skulls of the men and the teenager are so similar that they must be related.

The Bowmen’s teeth provided the clue to where they came from. As the enamel forms on children’s teeth, it locks in a chemical fingerprint of where they grew up. Tests by scientists of the British Geological Survey on the strontium isotopes in the Bowmen’s teeth show that they grew up in a place where the rocks are very radiogenic. This was either in the Lake District or Wales. The men’s teeth also all have the same pattern, showing that they migrated between the ages of 3 and 13. Dr Jane Evans of the British Geological Survey said: “This provides a remarkable picture of prehistoric migration.”

The grave was found last year during road improvement works being carried out by QinetiQ, the science and technology company that operates the Boscombe Down airfield. Tests on the finds have just been completed by Wessex Archaeology. The QinetiQ employee and archaeologist Colin Kirby, who made the discovery said:

On the second day of the excavations, I noticed human in the side of a water pipe trench. On investigating the spoil from the trench, fragments of beaker pottery and an arrowhead emerged. This was very exciting as it showed that the burial was probably Bronze Age and may be linked to the Amesbury Archer. I immediately informed Wessex Archaeology.

Link to full article

Flint arrowheads (credit: Tom Goskar, Wessex Archaeology)

Remains of the skulls (credit: Elaine Wakefield, Wessex Archaeology)

The grave during excavation (credit: Dave Norcott, Wessex Archaeology)

All Press release images

The Boscombe Bowmen

Thanks for sharing.

[edit on 25/9/2008 by internos]

posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 05:02 PM
As an ex-archaeologist, can I add that before ANY major building works (including concreting for car parks, roads etc) it is now legally required to have an archaeologist present.

If they are simply exapanding a car park, runway, or constructing a building, there has to be an archaeologist there.

If it is just one archaeologist, it's likely it is a watching brief, which basically means a small build, and the archaeologist just watches as the builders dig the ground to lay the foundation, just incase any archaeology can be found.

If it was something more major, there would be a lot more than one archaeologist present.


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