Great stuff here, so many of you discussing the ancient intercontinental copper and metals trade (and the obvious tremendous cross-culturalcooperation and diffusion that took place over a great span of time). Thanks Rick--another early member of this group--- for taking time to share your wisdom and experience; haven't heard from you for a time and i know you have been busier than ever. I am curious to know if you ever got our old Viking researcher friend, Marion Dahm's plane repaired and off the ground? (Rick pulled it behind his car through downtown Minneapolis-St.Paul on his way back to his Southern Indiana home after Mr. Dahm died unexpectedly of West NileVirus.)
I wasn't sure under what to title the following link, but there is a lot of information within this 7-8 page Graham Hancock forum (message board info on the last pages some if you might wish to sign up for). . Renoud deJong's co-author, JayWakefield is featured on the first page.
Many of us here know Alex Fagotti from Prospectors Paradise Rock Shop on highway 26/31 in Allouez, Michigan. Ancient Waterways had an in expensive, informal 3 day weekend gathering near there a few years ago. Alex is photographed within the hancock forum....the rock shop us a friendly place to stop for free coffee and chat. I sometimes sleep in their parking lot in my car and use the shop's shower facilities. If any of you go up into that area, I would like to hear your 'take' on what many refer to as a 'vortex'- like anomaly back behind the metal pole building/ rock shop. Evergreen trees grow into odd configurations very similar to juniper trees in some areas around Sedona, Arizona...that many refer to as energy vortexes...if there is such a thing. Those sites also seem to coincide with ancient Sacred Sites, but then, that is another topic. If anyone wants to talk about about vortexes, ley lines, or sacred sites sometime, please title your message as such for easier reference.
Page 4 of the following Forum----Mediterranean shipwreck and copper trade w/more photos of copper oxhides:
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kbs2244" <kbs2244@...> wrote:
> Recent archeology discoveries have found copper ore and smelting sites in the Sinai Peninsula that date back to before10 BC.
> There is some suggestion that "King Solomon's Mines" were copper mines, not gold.
> So copper smelting is not a new technology.
> But float copper avoids the whole expensive, dirty process.
> So it would be worth wile to take advantage of it.
> I do not know of any "Old World" float copper sites.