Bryant RedHawk wrote:When I was in College I had a professor that insisted that the Egyptians were no older a civilization than the at the time known Pharaohs, I proposed that perhaps we were off on time line by around 300 years.
Two years later that same professor approached me and said that I had been right, it turned out some "box tombs", when excavated, contained Pharaoh like accoutrements, showing that the culture was at least 300 years older than previously thought.
This sort of time line error pops up once we go digging deeper and in new places a lot.
We do not know as much as we suppose when it comes to archeology or any science for that matter.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
As a scientist, I have always marveled at how narrow minded most of the "top" scientist seem to be, it is as if they don't want to know the real answers.
For many years I was told that I was "rocking the boat" because I didn't conform to standard belief or "knowledge".
Rebecca Norman wrote:I would like to point out that a tool is not needed for harvesting barley. In half of Ladakh, people harvest barley and wheat with sickles, and later plough the residue into the field. In the other half of Ladakh, people harvest barley and wheat by pulling the whole plant up. This is explained as yielding more of the valuable straw used as animal fodder in winter. I suspect it might have to do with sandy soil easily giving up the plants, and clay soil holding on tighter. I've participated in the harvest both ways in different villages, and don't remember finding one much more difficult than the other.
Gilbert Fritz wrote:Rebecca; how did they get the soil out of the grain again?
Bryant RedHawk wrote: Then there is the other possibility, double cropping, I've seen barley cut for two harvests, it is all about getting the grain in the ground as early as possible so it ripens early then you cut that and there will be a second head out by the plants that can be cut (or pulled) far later in the season than a single crop planting.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:Good story Ryan, similar to some of the stories about maize that are part of my culture, we even have the green corn dance that celebrates the successful planting and sprouting of the maize.