Originally posted by isyeye
I would like to see more exploration done just off the shorelines of our world's oceans. There's a lot of ancient history waiting to be discovered underneath the water. Over the years we've begun to understand how ancient civilizations often sprung up around the shorelines, and as the water tables rose, they would move inland.
There's no telling what may be uncovered one day beneath the waters of our world.
Originally posted by angryhulk
reply to post by isyeye
95% of the worlds oceans remain unexplored... Don't quote me on that but I'm sure I heard it somewhere...
Originally posted by abaeterno
I think the first thing that should be done is to illustrate the reasons why archaeology is important and relevant to contemporary issues and society at large. Much of the population sees archaeology as just being an interesting hobby, rather than a legitimate occupation. This is of course an incorrect assumption.
It's not hard to understand why though. While archaeological finds are exciting to us and interesting to the public (well some of the public), many political decision makers and organizations are skeptical as to why they should fund or care about archaeological expeditions (unless they have something to gain from it politically or ideologically).
I like to use the analogy of psychiatry to archaeology. A psychiatrist psychoanalyzes a person in order to establish the current issue, how the current issue arose, and what can be done to correct the issue. In the same way, an archaeologist looks at the contemporary issues of a geographical location like a city, state, or nation, and digs into the past of that place to understand the unique pathways of communication, power, and transportation that have been molded by the cultural influences that have history there. Once understood, an archaeologist can work in collaboration with other planners and decision making organizations to correct an issue or at least suggest where corrections can be made.
The Doyle's & McDowell's are descendants of the Vikings, who settled along the seacoast in pre-Norman times; and in fact the Doyle's are and were always more numerous in areas adjacent to the sea coast, which tends to confirm this view. DubhGall, it may be mentioned, is the word used in early times to denote a Norseman or a Scandinavian. One authority, however, Rev. John Francis Shearman, asserts that the eponymous ancestor of the east Leinster Doyles was DubhGilla (a Norseman), son of Bruadar, King of Idrone (county Carlow), in the year 851. DubhGhall son of Amhlaibh (=Olaf), Prince of Leinster, was slain at the Battle of Clontarf, and Eoghan O DubhGaill is recorded in Waterford in 1291.
Originally posted by kdog1982
Well,some of us are curious,just like some are curious about ufo's and bigfoot.
That is the lot you get here,but not many in other places or in the common crowd.
In the general populous,they don't give a hoot.
It's only those that are interested in history and such,which seems to be alot less than it use to be.
I understand why these sciences are important,and I believe that sometimes these scientists have blinders on.
They need to broaden they're spectrum of understanding and learning.
Originally posted by kdog1982
reply to post by Hanslune
Well,you did ask for our opinion,didn't you?
BTW: this is the part that you are being an ass and you should show a little consideration.
Originally posted by LUXUS
Hmmm, red haired, Caucasian mummies in china wearing kilts....Celtic perhaps!edit on 24-10-2012 by LUXUS because: (no reason given)
Neolithic Man Originally part of the mainland, the islands were formed after the Ice Age around 8000 BC. Jersey like the other Channel Islands, is steeped in history and discoveries in the 20th century have shown evidence of mankind dating back to 4000 BC (New Stone Age) when tribes, possibly from Spain moved here. Although most traces of ancient tombstones have been broken up in centuries gone by, the most famous of the remaining is at La Hougue Bie. These first inhabitants were probably a small dark pre-Celtic race and were later followed by fair haired Gauls. See Ancient Monuments for more details.
Originally posted by Jeremiah65
Eastern and southern Anatolia. They just keep finding the most interesting stuff there!
But also, there was a discovery about a year or so ago in South America. I want to say Peru, but I am not sure. It was textiles that dated back about 12 to 14,000 years. I found this remarkable because this would insinuate that the immigrants coming across the Bering straits would have cut a straight bee line for this region to even get close to this time line. I would like to know more about this and the timeline.