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This Week's Show: The Politics of Ancient Trade

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  • Rick Osmon
    Investigating pre-Columbian contact, lost races, ancient astronomy, navigation, and migration, cultural oddities, associated diffusion evidence and the truly
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 11, 2009

      Investigating pre-Columbian contact, lost races, ancient astronomy, navigation, and migration, cultural oddities, associated diffusion evidence and the truly unexplainable. Oh, and the odd musician, band, or comedian may stop by. Some are really odd…

      Hello Loopers, Yoopers, and Scoopers 




      In this issue:


      This Week's Show:  The Politics of Ancient Trade



      This Day in HistoryJune 11


      Possum Holler News Even Taller clover

      Op/ED: What the stable boy knew


      Other News:


      Events: Send your organization's events to  




      Last week's show:  Major Powell, Major Pain


      Site of the week   How To Make A Nightvision Headset


      This Week's Show:  The Politics of Ancient Trade

      To paraphrase Teddy R, "Walk softly and carry a huge amount of evidence". The difficult part is choosing where to start. There is ample evidence --  on both sides of both oceans  --  that heavy traffic was going both ways for a very, very long time. The copper "trade" is the linchpin of most diffusion theories, but the primary blank spot, up to now, has been "what did the Old World offer in exchange?" Tom Anderton may have a good candidate: wine.

      We'll describe Tom's hypothesis, the evidence of it, and the practicality (and sheer elegance) of it. Also, update some news, update CoPS, and update the Atlantic Conference news.


      This Day in HistoryJune 11


      1184 BC – Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. 631 – Emperor Taizong of Tang, the Emperor of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to persuade the release of enslaved Chinese prisoners who were captured during the transition from Sui to Tang from the northern frontier; this embassy succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women who were then returned to China. 758 – Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks quarrel over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement is reached when both are allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace. 1345 – The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners. 1429 – Hundred Years' War: The start of the Battle of Jargeau. 1509 – The marriage of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon takes place. 1594 – Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).
      1805 – A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory. 1825 – The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City. 1837 – The Broad Street Riot occurres in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish 1866 – The Allahabad High Court (then Agra High Court) is established in India. 1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia. 1898 – Spanish-American War: U.S. war ships start to sail for Cuba. 1898 – The Hundred Days' Reform is started by Guangxu Emperor in hope to change social, political and educational institutions in China, however suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. The failed reform though led to the abolishment of Imperial Examination in 1905. 1901 – New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands.
      1917 – King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicated under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens. 1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown. 1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey.



      Possum Holler News Even Taller clover

      Want ad: Wanted, Goats to Rent

      The riding mower is still in the shop and I'm alternating my stare between the walk behind mower and the eight acres...

      The muskrats like the tall clover. At least they are stationary targets while they're munching. And the shots don't seem to disturb the geese and goslings much. I have one trap out, but I set it in places the geese or the lone swan won't get in it. Unfortunately, the muskrats don't get in it very often, either.

      Pat's porchswing is going up later today. After that, I may not see her 'til bedtime.



      Op/ED: What the stable boy knew ...and the Federal "stimulus" didn't...(can also apply to Al Gore)


      A free "stimulus package" is the free samples Smilin' Bob offers to send you in those late night commercials for male enhancement products. Anything else is going to cost you. And cost your kids. And cost your great, great, great, great grandkids. Come to think of it, Smilin Bob is liable to cost you a lot, too.

      Nuff said


      Events: Send your organization's events to  oz@...


       Ancient Kentucke Historical Association

      June 21, 2:30 PM                                   Marilyn Michael's home

      AKHA Meeting

      Lee Pennington will present a program on the Peterborough  (Canada) Petroglyphs.  Some have said that these petroglyphs, especially the boat figures, represent European vessels.  The petroglyphs have been compared with those in Scandinavia.  Also, the late Barry Fell translated the name of a Scandinavian king associated with one of the petroglyphs.

      June 27, 2:00 PM                Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center 

      Ancient History Film Series: Tunnel of Time (A Tribute to Marion Dahm)

      This is a JoLe Productions film by Lee and Joy Pennington. The showing at the Falls will be the Indiana premiere.

                  Marion Dahm was the dean of grassroots Viking research in the United States.  For more than half his life, he pursued the burning question—did the Norsemen penetrate the interior of North America?

                  He tracked down every lead for bits and pieces of evidence—artifacts such as bronze spear points, iron axes, Medieval swords. 

                  Most of all he was constantly on the trail of the mysterious triangular shaped holes which he was certain were mooring holes and evidence, he felt, was the calling card of the Vikings.  He, with the help of all sorts of people, located over 400 of these holes which he photographed and recorded.

                  Believing the Kensington Rune Stone was an authentic document of history, for more than forty years Marion scuba dived in Norway Lake where he had information that another, similar rune stone existed.

                  Tunnel of Time gives a glimpse of the man whose very destiny was to search for the Vikings, a people traditional archaeologists and historians say couldn't possibly exist in the place that Marion found much evidence to suggest otherwise


      ANCIENT COPPER CONFERENCE, July 10-12, Houghton, MI. www.aaapf.org.

      AAPS (Ancient Artifact Preservation Society), 5th Annual Conference on Ancient America Sept. 24-27, Holiday Inn, Marquette, Michigan.  www.aaapf.org.


      Out of the Ordinary Festival, OOTO Equinox Sunrise, 18th – 20th Sept 2009, Euphoria in OOTOPIA, www.outoftheordinaryfestival.com


      Other News:



      Ancient Art, Music Flowered as Communities, Not Brains, Grew


      Mysterious Inscribed Slate Discovered at Jamestown


      Archaeological dating by re-firing ancient pots


      Did Paleo-Indians hunt on lands now submerged by the modern Great Lakes?


      Bone appears to date human presence in Treasure Coast back 13,000 years


      The Saxons were coming! A tiny sword stud found under a shop rewrites Welsh history


      Site of the week   How To Make A Nightvision Headset  Other than possible deep cave or chamber work, this has absolutely nothing to do with archeology, but it sure is neat!



      Oopa Loopa Cafe merchandise Tell the world you're a Looper!! 




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