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Lets see if the eggs hatch soon...
I'd do the 100 yard dash in 1.7s LOL.. just say'n .. insects / face huggers I DO NOT DO !!!
Am I missing something?
Am I missing something? I can't see anything that could be described as a sphere. At first I thought the title was referring to the balls of white light, but those are just the lightbulbs.
...Ah, it's actually those vaguely yellow malformed rocks, then.
I guess the subject of archaeology isn't exactly up my alley.
edit on 28-12-2013 by EllaMarina because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Baddogma
On a side note: I haven't even begun to get to the weird/bizarre/out of the box stuff yet. That thread is still in the works but..
I gotta tell you with how this thread has been received thus far I may not post the weird/bizarre/out of the box thread and just say forget it.
reply to post by AuntC
Let me rephrase that. When scientists say they don't know something the press really likes to say they are "baffled." Makes it sound all mysterious.
There is no way to know the exact purpose of the clay balls. While there are strong clues they were used ritualistically, no one will ever know exactly how or why. So speculation is the name of the game. If the archeologists speculate they are "guessing." If they don't they are "baffled."
edit on 12/28/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)
A coprolite is fossilized feces. Coprolites are classified as trace fossils as opposed to body fossils, as they give evidence for the animal's behaviour (in this case, diet) rather than morphology. The name is derived from the Greek words κόπρος (kopros, meaning "dung") and λίθος (lithos, meaning "stone").en.wikipedia.org...
The Aztec ball game had a lot of ritual significance. It was mean to mirror the ball court of the heavens, this being the ball court of the underworld where the sun passed each night. The game represented the battle between day and night, and so was also related to the human blood sacrifices that were intended to keep the sun moving in the sky