Pretty sweet – thanks to the “Talking Pyramids” blog for this one.
After you’ve read the story at the link above, here are the papers:
The shorter version
The actual journal article
This has the scent of paleobabble, but I’ll have to let research takes its course (assuming there is any real research going on at the site). I love the way the guy in the article just sort of knows how these Bosnian pyramids (if that’s what they are) were built.
I’ll be on the lookout for a report on the ancient Bosnians being the first to cross the Atlantic, too.
Contrary to one of my favorite arcs in the X-Files (and lots of other people who don’t intend their work to be taken as fiction), the Anasazi did not disappear into the clouds and journey to Zeta Reticuli. Since no one yet knows for sure why they disappeared since they left no answer to us (at least directly in things like writing), how is it that anyone could think there is *evidence* for their mass abduction by aliens? Wait . . . that’s it . . . the lack of compelling evidence for *any* theory means that the alien theory is not only viable (!) but probably the most powerful one! Another lesson in illogic and tortured thinking.
Here is a link to some recent (gasp) scholarly archaeological discussion of into the Anasazi:
This, dear readers, must surely be the holy grail of paleobabble. This tops anything I’ve had on this site since its inception. Don’t believe me? Watch the video below–but first lock up all the sharp objects in the house and hand someone else the key.
Here’s a link to some responses posted on the ASOR blog (American Schools of Oriental Research, a professional society for real archaeologists in all areas of the ancient Near East).
Just to keep you in the loop, here’s a recent report from Archaeology Daily News. I’m a bit surprised that this subject produced so many comments, but thanks for posting!