death of glacial geologist/diver/author Lloyd Hornbostel
- Stan, All,
A shorter version of a post to the THOR group, am inserting here this
item related to the passing of a historian who 'traveled', was a
diver into many ancient global waterways, and was fine friend to
many. Many researchers are certified divers, since most ancient
shorelines are underwater.
Editor of Ancient American Magazine, Frank Joseph, asked last week if
I would let people know that Lloyd Hornbostel, a benevolent man of
many talents anc accomplishments, died last month. Renowned glacial
geologist, historian, and author, Lloyd was an admired friend to
avocational and professional reseachers alike.
Many affilliated with these web sites and AAAPF knew
Lloyd through his research and proficient diving skills with the Rock
Lake Research Society, which the web site states is "a multi-
disciplined group of professionals dedicated to recording and
preserving the underwater structures of Rock Lake". On the web site
are specifics about Lloyd. Click "History" which details the ancient
geological background of Rock Lake located within the town of Lake
Mills, the Aztalan mounds are three miles away. All at the research
society are scuba diver, as is Frank who has been in documentaries
diving in Japan and other sites around the world.
Lloyd and the Rock Lake Research Society have been on national
television documentaries; I believe that group was on a fairly recent
but poorly represented/researched Rock Lake inquiry on "Digging for
Rock Lake Research Society, photo and description of Hornbostel:
Lloyd was well ahead of his time, as one can see in a description of
his 1996 book, "An Act of God"--'unique tale of global winter and
exciting journey into the strength of the human spirit'.
So many fine research friends have passed on this year, and I just
wanted to pay tribute by way of information I found on this obviously