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  1. Daily Dose of Archaeology 4.0 - Page 104 - Historum - History Forums

    […] Mass Grave of ?Prodigal Sons? in California Poses Prehistoric Mystery | Western Digs Quote: […]

  2. RayM
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    The first assumptions that they were foreign invaders or men defending the sight were incorrect! Makes you wonder how good most assumptions are? It seems archeology and anthropology are full of them.

    1. JWE
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      RAYM got it exactly right, except s/he sees this as a negative. This is how science works! We have “assumptions,” although we call them “hypotheses.” We test them with data. Sometimes data support hypotheses, but often they don’t. This is how knowledge and understanding grows, and how we learn about the world.

      What’s the alternative? We just know something, and we never try to test it. That’s called religion.

  3. Anthropology and Science News 10/21/13 [Links] | Strange Remains

    […] via Wester Digs the shows the positions of three 15th-century men found in a mass grave in central […]

  4. SierraRose
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    I’m curious as to why only three of the four sets of remains in the grave were excavated? What happened to the fourth?

  5. Jerry
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    There is a married couple here in Wyoming that have combined the vocations of archaeology and fictional writing. Their names are Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear. They are both archaeologists and when they go on digs, they write fictional books on some of the objects they find and how they got there. Thinkin they could come up with one heck of a story line on these three.


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