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Old 01-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Did he say when they died and how they died?
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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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.
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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.
That creeps me out. Where I live they say a sizeable earthquake would turn my area to sand. There would be no running from that.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #6
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That creeps me out. Where I live they say a sizeable earthquake would turn my area to sand. There would be no running from that.
Probably not. Keep your snowshoes and 2x12's handy I guess.
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I hate two things: Off season threads and MacGruder posting.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Don't we all regret that. Skoal, brotha. As Earl Campbell used to say. MacGruder has been fine in this thread though, no reason to attack him here.
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Don't we all regret that. Skoal, brotha. As Earl Campbell used to say. MacGruder has been fine in this thread though, no reason to attack him here.
That's like saying if carrot top walked into an ice cream shop he'd be cool.
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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.
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I refuse to accept that we are in the offseason.
Yet there we are.
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Thanks! Interesting info.
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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.
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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.
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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
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For the theme of this thread, you're on the hunt for MacGruder, same as just about everybody. MacGruder outrun you though. Kind of left you in the mud. You get the picture. Gonna have to chase him elsewhere.
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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.
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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.
My good friend Kirk Johnson led the dig. He worked for the Denver Museum for years. He recently landed the top job at the Smithsonian!

Went fishing with this dude down the Amazon years ago. He's as close to Indian Jones as America has! He's currently on a dig in Africa.
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My good friend Kirk Johnson led the dig. He worked for the Denver Museum for years. He recently landed the top job at the Smithsonian!

Went fishing with this dude down the Amazon years ago. He's as close to Indian Jones as America has! He's currently on a dig in Africa.



You call him Dr. Jones!
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