Archaeological study finds more histo...

Archaeological study finds more historical sites in Groton

There are 14 comments on the Nashoba Publishing story from Oct 22, 2010, titled Archaeological study finds more historical sites in Groton. In it, Nashoba Publishing reports that:

Groton's rolling hills are vestiges from ice-age glaciers of long ago. Life was non-existent until the age of glaciations ended and five-thousand feet of ice in our region slowly melted, approximately 15,000 years ago.

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greg

Yerevan, Armenia

#1 Oct 28, 2010
Eneolithic people found in Armenia
He said that the specialists have found the bodies of adults and children in clay tombs.
http://news.am/eng/news/35940.html

Since: Oct 10

Zagreb, Croatia

#2 Nov 1, 2010
Birth of modern civilization http://antiquegreece.blogspot.com

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#3 Dec 13, 2010
As each new archaeological and paleontological discovery sheds new insights and reveals many new pieces to the puzzles of prehistory it becomes increasingly clear that man...in every culture and environmental milieu...was (and remains)a significant force for massive fauna and mega fauna extinctions. This fact is no less valid in the Americas where we see with the advent of modern humankind ("Native" Americans) the abrupt extinctions of many forms of mega fauna ranging from Giant Sloths, to Mammoths, Mastodons, Giant Cave Bears, several other large herbivores and certain predators as well. Many northern Indians constructed their homes out of thousands of Mammoth and Mastodon bones and tusks which they had slaughtered. The spurious notion that "Native" Americans (they were not truly native as they arrived from northern Asia 15,000+ ybp)lived in homeostatic equilibrium with nature is patently false. They were as exploitative and destructive as any and all other human groups over "harvesting" resources to the point of precipitating many extinctions of large mega fauna unable to escape "Native" American weaponry and the use of fire to herd mass numbers of large herbivores over cliffs.

We need to disgorge this fiction of the ecologically savvy "indians" living in reciprocal harmony with nature. It is as false a premise in the America's as it is elsewhere, such as in Polynesia where adventive seafaring humans decimated native species upon their arrival to isolated island habitats. ALL human groups have laid waste to nature everywhere we have set foot by virtue of effective culture, hunting strategies and lethal weaponry.
Audrey Feltoon

Old Lyme, CT

#4 Dec 14, 2010
You are about as nauseating as they come. You're the kind of smug, shallow know-it-some who boringly belabors the obvious, thinking you're putting something original or provocative out there. And by the way, eejit, homeostasis is equilibrium. What you said is stupidly pedantic and redundant and wrong. If you're going to post "knowing" comments, you've got to know something first. You're post is about as authoritative and revealing as oatmeal. Most of your argument is supposition. Also, you mention the extinctions of "large mega fauna." What happened to the "small" megafauna? Or the hypergigantic megafauna? Megafauna is one word, rookie. Spouting off specious anthropological fables is punishable by law, you know. Watch out. The archaeology police are coming.

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#5 Dec 18, 2010
Audrey Feltoon wrote:
You are about as nauseating as they come. You're the kind of smug, shallow know-it-some who boringly belabors the obvious, thinking you're putting something original or provocative out there. And by the way, eejit, homeostasis is equilibrium. What you said is stupidly pedantic and redundant and wrong. If you're going to post "knowing" comments, you've got to know something first. You're post is about as authoritative and revealing as oatmeal. Most of your argument is supposition. Also, you mention the extinctions of "large mega fauna." What happened to the "small" megafauna? Or the hypergigantic megafauna? Megafauna is one word, rookie. Spouting off specious anthropological fables is punishable by law, you know. Watch out. The archaeology police are coming.
You've said absolutely nothing of merit, moron. Pedantic? Your sibilant rant certainly rings strident and shrill to me, idiot! Must be some "wannabe injun" chewing peyote and smokin' hemp in a wigwam somewhere. Typical. Sorry, but spell checker proves MEGA FAUNA is TWO words, amateur! Mega fauna applies in this context to all the larger, and rather easily dispatched, extinct species that disappeared from the fossil record almost exactly when the NON-native Americans arrived from Asia. Fact. Additionally, you brought up no argument whatsoever to disprove my assertions. Have a nice feather bonnet romp around that campfire sap.....:)

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#6 Dec 18, 2010
You are right about homeostasis and equilibrium...your only rational points. In my enthusiasm to bitch slap you cretins cavorting about pretending "indians" are the enlightened environmentalists of the new world I misspoke. The points I made are nevertheless backed by considerable evidence and I do not retract them.

All humans groups are incredibly destructive and deleterious to other animal and plant groups they interact with and inevitably exploit you clueless dolt. Human history everywhere is littered with slaughtered detritus and ruined beauty. Open your squinty eyes and look about you...collectively we are obliterating this planet on a scale and at a pace unprecedented in all the long history of this world you thrice stupid fool.

Christgeeeezus...save me from these pontificating granola's!

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Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#7 Dec 18, 2010
Lastly, my credulous critic, I've earned a Highest Honors degree in Anthropology. Accomplished graduate work as well. Furthermore, I worked for around 10 years in the field of contract archeology in Hawai'i as a field archeologist (PUBLISHED two papers), as a cartographer (that's a map maker for you trogs out there in paisley and tie-dye land) and as an illustrator (I continued in this capacity long after I left the field...reluctantly...to work for more profitable gigs in unrelated fields). I have made many detailed artifact renderings and painstaking site reconstructions that have been published in addition. So...I'm hardly a "rookie", silly girl...:)

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#8 Dec 18, 2010
dracul wrote:
You are right about homeostasis and equilibrium...your only rational points. In my enthusiasm to bitch slap you cretins cavorting about pretending "indians" are the enlightened environmentalists of the new world I misspoke. The points I made are nevertheless backed by considerable evidence and I do not retract them.
All humans groups are incredibly destructive and deleterious to other animal and plant groups they interact with and inevitably exploit you clueless dolt. Human history everywhere is littered with slaughtered detritus and ruined beauty. Open your squinty eyes and look about you...collectively we are obliterating this planet on a scale and at a pace unprecedented in all the long history of this world you thrice stupid fool.
Christgeeeezus...save me from these pontificating granola's!
Addendum: I had the singular pleasure of working in the extensive sink hole excavations at Ewa Beach on O'ahu, Hawai'i in the early '90's as part of the EIS teams studying and surveying the area prior to development by a Japanese resort consortium. We found many species of extinct avifauna, including large flightless geese and rails, among others in these sink holes that correspond closely to when the Polynesians...and possibly Micronesians before them...struck land and presumably hunted these creatures (easy prey) extensively. Carbon dating confirms a close association between the arrival of the seafarers and the extinctions of the many bird and even mollusk species we unearthed. Most of the island lowlands were profoundly transformed by the adventive "Hawaiians" over many generations and only the most Mauka (mountain/mountainous) regions retained a character similar to that which probably characterized the archipelago prior to human arrival. Of course, recent over-development and uber-exploitation has greatly accelerated the degradation of these once pristine islands where I was raised...and will always call home.

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#9 Dec 18, 2010
...in passing...as I know you will seize upon it: archaeology can also be correctly spelled archeology. Class is out...as am I.
Audrey Feltoon

Old Lyme, CT

#10 Dec 19, 2010
Did I say "eejit"? Or did I say "touched a nerve"? It seems so long ago, so many ... screeds ago, really. Have to say I love the sentimental fade you end your "Addendum" with: " ... these once pristine islands where I was raised ... and will always call home." Mr. Travelogue star-in-your-own-mind! Those words say so much about you, but mostly "rookie" (you'll always be a rookie, tinhorn), absolute glow-in-the-dark rookie. And do you think I or anyone else gives a poi paste potpie where you were raised ... and will always call home? You are a hopeless lunkhead and obviously a dedicated twit and shirt-lifting poof. But your "Highest Honors" in anthropology is impressive. Really, really, really impressive. You must have a very high IQ! Very high. One last thought: Your original post (and not surprisingly your subsequent posts) has the hollow, badgering tone of the autodidact. It does belabor the obvious (as I said). And, sadly, your use of many 15- and 25- cent words is just off enough to make your statements, which are so-whatty enough, laughable. Get over yourself.(BTW, when you get lathered up and reply to this post, don't forget to tell me what you earn and how many homes and cars (make/model) you own. These personal boasts make these posts much more intimate!)

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#11 Dec 19, 2010
Audrey Feltoon wrote:
Did I say "eejit"? Or did I say "touched a nerve"? It seems so long ago, so many ... screeds ago, really. Have to say I love the sentimental fade you end your "Addendum" with: " ... these once pristine islands where I was raised ... and will always call home." Mr. Travelogue star-in-your-own-mind! Those words say so much about you, but mostly "rookie" (you'll always be a rookie, tinhorn), absolute glow-in-the-dark rookie. And do you think I or anyone else gives a poi paste potpie where you were raised ... and will always call home? You are a hopeless lunkhead and obviously a dedicated twit and shirt-lifting poof. But your "Highest Honors" in anthropology is impressive. Really, really, really impressive. You must have a very high IQ! Very high. One last thought: Your original post (and not surprisingly your subsequent posts) has the hollow, badgering tone of the autodidact. It does belabor the obvious (as I said). And, sadly, your use of many 15- and 25- cent words is just off enough to make your statements, which are so-whatty enough, laughable. Get over yourself.(BTW, when you get lathered up and reply to this post, don't forget to tell me what you earn and how many homes and cars (make/model) you own. These personal boasts make these posts much more intimate!)
Ha! Knew I'd hook this little shrieking fish again. Empty noggins all want to blather and fume and shake their tiny fists at the sky! Better slink back into that teepee and hit some more hemp little girl...seems you may be experiencing some hot flashes or some such...yuk yuk...:)

Truth is truth, you screaming cretin. Your pathetic ranting notwithstanding. But now you bore me and I'm off.......there are other bitches to slap...yuk yuk.

“Can take a hit, and give one!”

Since: Feb 09

Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii

#12 Dec 19, 2010
Next time, for whoever may be looking (certainly not me):({}). Twit...:)

{{{{{{Gawd this fun!!!}}}}}
Audrey Feltoon

Old Lyme, CT

#13 Dec 19, 2010
Oops
kindergarten cop

Hollis, NH

#14 Dec 19, 2010
Name calling on forums and internet email groups is so cowardly. I bet that neither dracul nor audrey would have the nerve to call each other such names in person. Its called iCourage ... courage while safely hiding behind your firewall.

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