I ran across this last night as I was surfing the net and wanted to share it with everyone here because the state of preservation is so amazing that this dinosaur fossil looks like a statue. It shows every detail of the now extinct creature and gives us a really good look at what this species actually looked like.
The fossil is of an 110 myr Nodosaur commonly known as the “four legged tank.” It was discovered by a miner named Shawn Funk in Alberta, Canada at the Millennium Mine. It’s the most well preserved fossil of its kind ever found to date. It took researchers six years to get this thing out of the rock it was preserved in. Its skin and armor is completely preserved and is the best in the world according to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. Continue Reading
In 2001 archaeologists unearthed 20 complete conch shells at Chavin de Huantar which was an ancient ceremonial center in the Andes. These shell trumpets were polished, painted, and etched with symbols. Their mouthpieces were well formed and had distinct v-shaped cuts. When played inside a stone chamber researchers later discovered that the drone of the sound would have sounded like it was coming from all directions all at once.
Chavin de Huantar means “underground citadel.” It was the capital of the Chavin culture. It is a complex made up of steep walled platforms honeycombed with stone-lined passages surrounding a sunken plaza. This place is unique among pre-Columbian sites. The primary edifice is known as “El Castillo.” This structure is faced with cut stone blocks of varying widths. The walls rose 17m above huge stone blocks. Inside we find at least 3 stories of stone-lined galleries, chambers, and ventilation shafts.
The complex was obviously pre-planned and covers an area of about 300,000 sq ft. This area was flattened and terraced by humans and the whole site was aligned with the cardinal directions. This complex is home to a network of tunnels cut out of the rock, engraved obelisks, huge masonry works, among other things. One engraved obelisk known as “El Toro” (the bull) is believed to have been originally situated in the very center of a deep catacomb with the top piercing through the ceiling and the floor above. Sadly, the main temple was ransacked during the 19th century by looters. Carved human bones have also been found at this site. Continue Reading
According to an article appearing on Science Daily (10 May 2017) African lions are now under the same threats of extinction that wiped out sabre-toothed tigers at the end of the last ice age. Primarily, this extinction was to loss of prey that the sabre-tooths depended on for food so as the prey began to die and go extinct so did these large cats. Scientist now say that the African lion now faces extinction for the same reason and so do the world’s other big cats such as the Sunda clouded leopard.
The study was conducted by the University of Sussex and other institutions. They concluded that ice age trends can now be applied to our own modern day big cats. In studying the extinction of several ice age big cats they discovered that if these animals were alive today only an average of 25% of their preferred prey would still remain across their natural regions. The research team postulated that the devastating loss of prey species was a major contributing factor in the extinction of these ice age big cats. Continue Reading
Additional information has come to light regarding the age of H. naledi. This species has been dated at between 335-236 kya [thousand years ago]. What this date does is to place H. naledi at a time and place within the realm of archaic modern humans which means they lived for a time alongside modern humans in South Africa. This is highly significant because it is the first time paleoanthropologists have demonstrated that another species of hominin survived alongside modern humans IN AFRICA. These dates are for the fossil finds found in the Dinaledi section of the Rising Star Cave system.
As I mentioned in the post above the discovery of a second cave adds support for the hypothesis that H. naledi was using this cave system to basically dispose of their dead. This has been considered a behavior of modern humans and Neanderthals but now it appears we have yet another hominin species that also disposed of their dead and this shows that they were not animatistic but human. Continue Reading
The latest Adapt 2030 video suggests something longer than a mini or little ice age.
They are saying the ice age now dawning is NOT a mini ice age but one that could last for the next 1500-2000 years!
All over the world we find ancient cave systems once used by ancient humans. Some are natural and others appear to have been dug out by humans. Some of these cave systems are very large capable of housing hundreds of people. The so called “mystery” has been “why where ancient people making and living in these cave systems for?”. So, what were they trying to get away from? Alien invasions? Global warming? Digging for gold?
It is my belief that our ancient ancestors (archaic modern humans and other hominids) were using these caves to survive the last Ice Age! It’s warmer underground than it is on the surface of the Earth. In some cases they used natural caves and in other cases they dug out cave systems. It was all about SURVIVAL and, indeed, they DID survive the last Ice Age. Had they not then YOU would not be here today! Think about it!!
So in my mind these ancient cave systems are NO MYSTERY at all. These are the places where our Ancient Ones survived! Keep that in mind my amigos!!
This just in from spaceweather.com……………….
“The Sun is Blank–no sunspots. The disk of our star is completely featureless…..”
“This is the 31st day in 2017 that the sun has been without spots. Cumulatively, it adds up to an entire month of spotlessness–and it’s only May. For comparison, the sun was blank on 32 days in the whole of 2016. The accelerating pace of spotless suns is a sign that the Solar Minimum is approaching.”
Did you catch that? In the entire year of 2016 there were 32 days of spotlessness and already in 2017 we have 31 spotless days and we’ve got 7 more months to go!!
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