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Dear reader…

As I mentioned weeks ago, this blog is so far a backup of the original one. When I first migrated, some months ago, I was pretty much persuaded that Blogger was growingly eviler and that I needed to change but then inertia and the lack of a justify format button in the WP editor (uh-oh, I think I just found it!) have kept me in Blogger and this version is (at least by the moment) an irregularly updated backup.

I know that some people has found my blog first at WordPress and some have even joined as followers, however that way they will only get updated feed irregularly and in highly indigestible large bouts. So I’d suggest that you check and join the original version while it lasts (which may be months, years… not yet decided) instead.

Also, I want to apologize because the last two updates or so only included titles and not full texts. I seem to have fixed that, probably caused by setting the Blogger feed to “short” instead of “full”. For that reason you may have received double feeds for many posts or failed to find information you were interested in. My most sincere apologies.

Thanks for your interest and may the Maya calendar be merciful to you.

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Comment moderation is over

Sorry for the inconveniences, hopefully nobody will push the boundaries insistently ever again – ha!

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2012 in blogging, Uncategorized

 

Eurasian colonization routes map

Following with the previous post on SE Asia, I just made what is my best hunch of what could have been the migration routes of early Eurasian peoples:

click to expand – apt for wallpaper
No arrows are placed as the routes may have been used biderectionally at times (though the general direction of the migration was West to East, naturally). Flows between adjacent routes were of course most likely to have happened (capillarity not represented) Also I’m a bit unsure about which could be the major routes in Mid and NE Asia specially, so I followed coast and rivers but, if you have any ideas, please let me know.
 
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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Exceptionally preserved early Bronze Age burial near Perth (Scotland)

Another Archaeo News‘ link, this time to The Courier.
An exceptionally preserved burial just south of Perth, Scotland, has been dug by archaeologists. The excellent sealing of the tomb made possible that some organic materials have arrived to us, including a leather bag, unidentified wooden objects and plant matter. The tomb also had a bronze dagger with a golden hilt and the capstone is engraved in the inside, suggesting it was the resting place of some princely individual.
The site of Forteviot seems to have been a most important ceremonial and burial place up to the Pictish period, suggestive of pre-Indoeuropean roots for this mysterious northern people. This particular tomb was discovered in 2008 but they could not investigate it until they organized the resources to lift the capstone, what has been done only this year.
It is estimated that the burial dates from some 4000 years ago, at the very beginnings of the Bronze Age.
The researchers also investigated part of a massive timber enclosure which was made up of some 200 huge timber posts.
 
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Posted by on October 9, 2010 in Uncategorized