Saturday, January 28, 2017

Descendents - Milo Goes to College

Mesa Verde’s Sun Temple Reveals Geometrical ‘Genius,’ Physicist Says

An 800-year-old ceremonial complex near the famous cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde was built using the same basic geometry found in ancient monuments from Greece to Egypt, a new study has found.

The site, in southwestern Colorado, also appears to have been measured out in multiples of 30.5 centimeters, or about 1 foot, suggesting that the Ancestral Puebloan architects who designed the complex used a common unit of measurement.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Youth Brigade - Sound & Fury

Wyoming Wildfire Reveals ‘Massive’ Shoshone Camp, Thousands of Artifacts

A wildfire high in the alpine forests of northwestern Wyoming has revealed a vast, centuries-old Shoshone campsite, replete with cooking hearths, ceramics, and stone tools and flakes numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

The site, found along Caldwell Creek in the Absaroka Range, had likely been used intermittently for as much as 2,500 years, archaeologists say.

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