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- Dec 3, 2013Thanks, Ted and all: "The Cave of Forgotten Dreams," today I ordered a DVD from Amazon.comCAL
On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Ted Sojka <tedsojka@...> wrote:Thanks Bill Tiffee for the post below this comment.The archeologists at the Mississippi Valley Archeology Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, mention that there was event around that time period that they refer to as the little ice age. It is at about that time that the Oneota Culture seems to have moved away from the coulee region of Wisconsin after many years of successful habitation.An entire garden was covered under a sand bank, preserving things like hills of corn that raised the garden beds above frost for an extended growing season. When excavated the profiles in the trenches showed the dark rows of hills of vegetables, and the sand that encased them when a flood collapsed the sandbank above them onto the prepared field. A nearby pit had a very large catfish that was eaten, using clam shells as spoons and plates as the roasted fish was consumed. The trash was thrown back into the roasting pit. It was estimated that more than a hundred people fed at this dinner.In following years there is little evidence of white tail deer in the trash pits. Was it a lack of food, an advancement of hunting technology, that wiped out the deer population. There are only clues to what happened without the absolute proof of a climate disaster affecting this culture. I have read in National Geographic that a huge volcano is estimated to have erupted that was bigger than Krakatowa, in relatively the same part of the globe. This easily could have worldwide ramifications to climate.Even as so many scientific advancements to dating and interpreting artifact finds, improve and are added to basic digging research, we will never know all there is to know about the ancient past. Doesn't stop my mind from imagining. The film maker Werner Herzog made a great movie to watch, called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams". He has made movies on all continents, but this is his first venture into the past. Some film buffs say that some of the cave scenes filmed in France are the best use of 3 D filming to date. The cave and the remains of the art of its inhabitants, were sealed long ago with a rockslide. The dates are tens of thousands of years older than Las Caux and Altamira. The art inside is sparkly and covered by calcite that has dripped over the cave walls and floors.Do some armchair exploring and rent the film from netflix or get a copy from your local library on your interlibrary loan program.Thanks for the wonderful post below.Theodore SojkaOn Dec 3, 2013, at 2:18 PM, Bill Tiffee wrote:
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for keeping the front lines .... over there.
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