Re: [SACC-L] Bob Muckle is full of sh_t!
- Great story, Barry!
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.
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