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Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 05:19 PM

Snowmass archaeological dig, Nova program
 
OT, but did anybody see this? It was a nice program, but they featured a really creepy old dude, Daniel Fisher.

That dude creeped me out. He's talking about "mass die-offs (smile), you can see how a whole Mastodon family died (smile), they all died right here (smile), you can see all their bones (smile), they all came here at one time and died (smile)"

I've been around some academics that loved their work, but this guy Daniel Fisher is creepy. Proctologist kind of creepy, but in an archaeological kind of way.

01-17-2013 05:27 PM

Did he say when they died and how they died?

That One Guy 01-17-2013 06:24 PM

Holy ****... Mac's back!

broncocalijohn 01-17-2013 06:28 PM

I hate two things: Off season threads and MacGruder posting.

Requiem 01-17-2013 06:34 PM

Nope.

01-17-2013 06:59 PM

There's a lot of amazing stuff around Snowmass, actually. The description of this guy smiling every other few words reminds me of Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. I resent you for making me think of that.

Rohirrim 01-17-2013 07:29 PM

I refuse to accept that we are in the offseason.

bowtown 01-17-2013 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by MacGruder (Post 3783944)
Did he say when they died and how they died?

Future moon nazis killed them and then forgot them there during a ski trip. Go away.

Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MacGruder (Post 3783944)
Did he say when they died and how they died?

Seismic activity over about a 150,000 year period. The watering hole was there for all that time, but there was seismic activity that caught some groups (smile) in liquefaction (smile) once every few thousand years (smile).

Sand liquefaction was the explanation, as a result of seismic activity.

01-17-2013 08:00 PM

Thanks! Interesting info.

Rohirrim 01-17-2013 08:03 PM

I wonder if mastodon was tasty?

Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by broncocalijohn (Post 3783990)
I hate two things: Off season threads and MacGruder posting.

What the hell man, it is kind of interesting. Only a few archeaological sites like this exist, and here it is at about 9000 ft in Colorado discovered because they were expanding a reservoir for the Aspen ski resort.

Dang watering hole had been there for over 150,000 years. The same watering hole.

Camels were there, wolves as big as bears, bears 11 feet tall, mammoths, mastodons, sloths as big as grizzlies, all there in the clay.

Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Rohirrim (Post 3784019)
I refuse to accept that we are in the offseason.

Yet there we are.

01-17-2013 08:15 PM

Think about how many animals have existed on Earth... I wonder what percentage survive in some form to be found at a later date. It must be an incredibly minuscule number of animals. I think we underestimate how much history could just completely disappear and we have no record of it whatsoever. Entire eras could be literally wiped off the face of the Earth because of global catastrophes.

Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 08:19 PM

Here's the Nova link:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/i...eath-trap.html

Kind of cool that was a watering hole for 150,000 years that still exists to this day. It was an existing reservoir that they wanted to expand.

Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by MacGruder (Post 3784051)
Think about how many animals have existed on Earth... I wonder what percentage survive in some form to be found at a later date. It must be an incredibly minuscule number of animals. I think we underestimate how much history could just completely disappear and we have no record of it whatsoever. Entire eras could be literally wiped off the face of the Earth because of global catastrophes.

Yup. Camels, horses, sloths disappeared from North America. They all ended up elsewhere surviving. How, why, nobody really knows. Mastodons and Mammoths disappeared entirely, nobody really knows why. The saber tooth cat, etc, same deal.

01-17-2013 08:32 PM

I like MacGruder you ****ers just need to leave him alone and let him educate you about things all you mongoloids no nothing about!! ****ing losers. :P

Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Bacchus (Post 3784057)
I like MacGruder you ****ers just need to leave him alone and let him educate you about things all you mongoloids no nothing about!! ****ing losers. :P

"no nothing about"? I don't know what you were trying for there.

McDman 01-17-2013 09:22 PM

This can't be real.

Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by McDman (Post 3784080)
This can't be real.

What do you mean by saying that?

Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 09:50 PM

Kirk Johnson coordinated this Snowmass dig. He was a big shot in Colorado, was the VP of the Denver Museum of Natural Science. He's been around, has all the credentials, now he's been appointed to the Smithsonian as the Director of Natural History.

The front range of Colorado has produced some excellent fossil finds, and all around ancient watering holes. Two in the last 50 years on the front range have come from private land owners trying to expand natural springs to make a reservoir. They dug and found bones, those springs were ancient watering holes that still existed.

McDman 01-17-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Cito Pelon (Post 3784085)
What do you mean by saying that?

I mean god damned McDoucher is back.

Cito Pelon 01-17-2013 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by McDman (Post 3784089)
I mean god damned McDoucher is back.

He's been alright in this thread so no reason to pick on him here. Pick on him elsewhere.

broncocalijohn 01-17-2013 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cito Pelon (Post 3784045)
What the hell man, it is kind of interesting. Only a few archeaological sites like this exist, and here it is at about 9000 ft in Colorado discovered because they were expanding a reservoir for the Aspen ski resort.

Dang watering hole had been there for over 150,000 years. The same watering hole.

Camels were there, wolves as big as bears, bears 11 feet tall, mammoths, mastodons, sloths as big as grizzlies, all there in the clay.

I meant to say that I hate offseasons threads in January. Meaning we failed at not getting to the Super Bowl. Sorry about that. MacGruder part still stands.

MacGruder, obviously anti Gravity had a key in their deaths.

Chris 01-17-2013 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacGruder (Post 3784051)
Think about how many animals have existed on Earth... I wonder what percentage survive in some form to be found at a later date. It must be an incredibly minuscule number of animals. I think we underestimate how much history could just completely disappear and we have no record of it whatsoever. Entire eras could be literally wiped off the face of the Earth because of global catastrophes.

You are a global catastrophe that no one will remember :thumbs:


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