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Old November 15th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #291

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Click the image to open in full size.A handout picture taken on October 11, 2012 and released by Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities on November 2, 2012 shows Princess Shert Nebti's tomb that was discovered in Abu Sir, south of Cairo. (AFP PHOTO / HO/ATHAR PRESS OFFICE)
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Hannibal the cannibal? Polybius on Barcid atrocities
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“At the time when Hannibal planned to march on Italy from Spain with his army, it was foreseen that he would find it very difficult to feed the troops and keep them constantly provided with supplies. The difficulties of the march seemed almost insuperable both owing to the distance and to the numbers and the savagery of the barbarians in the intervening lands. It seems that the problem was more than once discussed in the Council, and that one of Hannibal’s friends, Hannibal Monomachos, stated that he foresaw only one way by which it would be possible to reach Italy. When Hannibal asked him for an explanation, he replied that he must teach his troops to eat human flesh and accustom them to this…
“Hannibal had nothing to say against the boldness and practicality of this suggestion, but he could persuade neither himself nor his friends actually to adopt it. They say the acts of cruelty in Italy of which Hannibal is accused were the works of this man, but due no less to those of circumstance.” – Polybius
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Archaeologists identify spear tips used in hunting a half-million years ago

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TORONTO, ON – A University of Toronto-led team of anthropologists has found evidence that human ancestors used stone-tipped weapons for hunting 500,000 years ago – 200,000 years earlier than previously thought.

"This changes the way we think about early human adaptations and capacities before the origin of our own species," says Jayne Wilkins, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and lead author of a new study in Science. "Although both Neandertals and humans used stone-tipped spears, this is the first evidence that the technology originated prior to or near the divergence of these two species," says Wilkins.
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Nepenthes and Cannabis in Ancient Greece
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In Ancient Greece, there was not much use of drugs. There is not even a word in Greek to identify the “addicted” nor does Greek contain any concept of drug dependence. However, Greek language did have a word to signify drugs, pharmakon, a vox media, which is understood either as medicine, a positive meaning, or as venom, a negative one. Pharmakon is literally a product of medicine, but, since ancient medicine was related to magic, it could also be the work of a magician, a type of enchantment. In addition, because magic can be used for good or ill, medicine is not always associated with the art of healing; it can also be an art of pain. As a consequence, it is natural that pharmakon has so many different meanings: It is the filter of Medea who killed her children and the future bride of her lover, Iason, but it is also the venom that has nothing to do with magic, which king Mithridates is said to have drunken everyday to become resistant to it; it is Hippocrates’ mixture of herbs to cure illness, but also the herbs that some midwife sorcerers gave their patients to make their delivery faster and more painful, so that they could make them pay more for their intervention.
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Archaeologists unearth Stone Age dwelling on the banks the of new Forth crossing - Environment - Scotsman.com
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THE remains of an ancient dwelling believed to be Scotland’s oldest house have been discovered on the banks of the River Forth.

Experts say the Stone Age timber structure – which may have resembled the wigwams constructed by North American Indians – was built more than 10,000 years ago, possibly as a winter retreat, in the ­period after the last ice age.
It was discovered in a field outside the village of Echline, near South Queensferry, during routine archaeological excavations in advance of work on the new Forth Replacement Crossing over the Forth estuary and contained flint arrowheads used by the original ­occupants.
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Airport x-ray scans reveal haul of new Bronze Age axeheads in pot found in Jersey field | Culture24
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An x-ray of the Bronze Age pot found in a Jersey field last month, carried out at the island’s airport, has found a further 21 axeheads in a discovery which could shed new light on the way people lived 3,000 years ago.
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just when you thought the USA was above all of the junk in this world --- along comes this ---

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Thieves apparently armed with power saws, ladders, generators and other heavy equipment gouged out ancient petroglyphs etched into the volcanic stone landscape in eastern California, removing six and damaging dozens of the carvings, which are sacred to the Paiute tribe, according to a tribal member and government archaeologist.
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An area in the Volcanic Tableland in eastern California where thieves apparently attempted to carve out a petroglyph and then decided to move on without it. They ultimately extracted six slabs with the ancient images, and damaged many of the others
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The happy Bronze Age in Britain, when metals were available elsewhere and the economy was booming much, much faster and to a larger scale than at any point before the Roman conquest (at least).
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Roman conquest of Spain: the economic motive
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The evidence for economic activity in the Iberian peninsula before and during the Roman conquest, from 218 – 206 B.C., was considered inadequate by ancient historians such as T. Frank and M.I. Finley. The fragmentary sources led them and other scholars to discount economic motives as a reason for Roman involvement in the Iberian peninsula. Conversely, the evidence for the late Republic and the early empire is much more abundant and reveals thriving economic activity.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Ancient woman statue revealed in Metropolis
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A 2,500-year-old statue of a woman from the late Hellenistic period has been unearthed during the excavations at the Metropolis ancient city in İzmir’s Torbalı district.

According to a written statement made by the Sabancı Foundation, new artifacts are being unearthed during the excavation of the ancient city, which has been ongoing for 22 years as part of a collaboration between the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Trakya University, the Metropolis Association, the Torbalı Municipality and sponsored by the Sabancı Foundation.
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The headless and dressed female statue dates back to the Hellenistic period. DHA Photo
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