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Re: [SACC-L] Bob Muckle is full of sh_t!

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  • Lloyd Miller
    Great story, Barry! Lloyd ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 1, 2008
      Great story, Barry!
      Lloyd


      On Nov 26, 2008, at 10:34 AM, Barry Kass wrote:

      > hi Bob,
      > I just want to tell you that I read your column on coprolites in
      > the latest edition of Teaching Anthropology: SACC Notes, and
      > thoroughly enjoyed it.
      > I would like to share with you a coprolite story I heard when I
      > was a graduate student in anthropology at SUNY Binghamton circa 1969.
      > Apparently at that time there were archaeologists from UCLA who
      > were excavating a dry rockshelter site somewhere in the highlands of
      > Mexico. They happened to find a pile of very well-preserved
      > coprolites towards the rear overhang of the shelter. The coprolites
      > were boxed up and given to one of the team members to transport to the
      > archaeology lab at UCLA. When he was crossing the border between
      > Mexico and the US, his bag was searched by a customs agent, who found
      > the box of coprolites and arrested the archaeologist on the charge of
      > smuggling a large quantity of hashish into the US! It would seem that
      > dried up human dung, brown and crumbly, resembles hashish in color and
      > texture. So the archaeologist spent a day or two in detention until
      > other scientists vouched for him at US Customs that he was indeed
      > transporting scientific samples for laboratory analysis. And, when he
      > got his property returned, later that day in the lab at UCLA it was
      > discovered that 1/2 the coprolites were missing from the box. Which
      > means that there were people in southern California smoking really
      > good shit.
      > Hope you enjoyed the story.
      > Regards,
      > Barry
      >
      >
      >
      >



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