Archaeology Discovery of Polynesian Chickens in Chile Thursday, Dec 4 2008 

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Scholars have long assumed the Spaniards first introduced chickens to the New World along with horses, pigs, and cattle. But now radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis of a chicken bone excavated from a site in Chile suggest Polynesians in oceangoing canoes brought chickens to the west coast of South America well before Europe’s “Age of Discovery.”

An international team, including bioarchaeologist Alice Storey of the University of Auckland, made the startling discovery after analyzing a recently excavated chicken bone from the Chilean site of El Arenal, a settlement of the Mapuche, a people who lived on the southern fringe of the Inca empire from about A.D. 1000 to 1500.

The team found that the chicken’s DNA sequence was related to that of chickens whose remains were unearthed from archaeological sites on the Polynesian islands of Tonga and American Samoa. Radiocarbon dating shows the El Arenal chicken lived sometime between a.d. 1321 and 1407, well after Polynesians first settled Easter Island and the other easternmost islands of the Pacific.

In 1532, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro recorded the presence of chickens in Peru, where the Inca used them in religious ceremonies. “That suggests chickens had already been there for a while,” says Storey. “It’s possible there are stylized chickens in the iconography that we have not recognized because we did not know they were there. I’m fascinated to see what [archaeologists] are going to do with this information.”

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5000 Year Old Neolithic Man “Otzi” Thursday, Sep 25 2008 

In 1991 two German hikers were walking through the Alps. At the highest eastern Alps they made what has to be one of the great discoveries of our time, a perfectly preserved body of a Neolithic man.

“The term Neolithic is used, especially in archeology and anthropology, to designate a stage of cultural evolution or technological development characterized by the use of stone tools. The existence of settled villages largely dependent on domesticated plants and animals, and the presence of crafts as pottery and weaving.”

He was named Otzi having been found in the glacier of the Otztal Alps near the border between Austria and Italy.

His clothing, a woven grass cloak and leather vest and shoes were quite sophisticated. The shoes were waterproof and wide, designed for walking across the snow, constructed using bearskin for soles, deer hide for the top panels, and netting made of tree bark. Soft grass went around the foot and in the shoe and functioned like warm socks.

Other items, a copper axe with a yew wood handle, a flint knife with an ash handle, aquiver full of arrows with viburnum and dogwood shafts and flint heads along with an unfinished yew longbow that was taller than he was. (His body measured 160 cm (5’3”) tall.) This bow was no doubt the great, great, grand father of the Welsh and English longbow.

He also had two species of polypore mushrooms. One of these was the birch fungus, which is known to have antibacterial properties and no doubt was used for medical purposes. The other was a type of tinder fungus, included with part of what appeared to be a complex fire starting kit.

Dr Tom Loy a noted anthropologist, archaeologist and Senior Lecturer of Social Science at the University of Queensland, was one of the scientists who had extensively examined, measure, and x-rayed this body. Analysis of the contents of his intestines shows he dined on venison just before his death, and previously had eaten cereals, plants, and ibex meat. (Ibex…. a wild goat that lives at high altitudes in the Alps and mountainous areas of central Europe).

Dr. Loy believed this man knew what he was doing, he took care of himself, and he was in good health at the time of his death.

Here we have a 5000 year old mans body, who knew at that time the value of herbs. Today we are more fortunate there are some great herb Internet sites to explore for our needs, like our Neolithic man we too have to rely on what we can find to support our health.

Side Bar: The Russian newspaper “Arguments and Facts” and an Italian researcher, state that the first analysis of Ortiz’s things revealed they belong to different epochs. Sounds very sensational! His arrows are 7000 years old, the copper axe belongs to the Crucifixion epoch (the time of Jesus on the cross) and the skins in which the man used for clothing belong to a goat that lived in China.

Scientists recently discovered a flint arrowhead lodged in the ancient man’s back and a deep wound in his right hand, supporting the theory that Oetzi died following a violent confrontation.

Mystery

This man was equipped as well as any of the modern hunter of today. The long bow was designed for long range, and most of the experts think that this bow was just a little bit a head of its time. His arrows 7000 years old??? The copper axe belongs to the Crucifixion time???? The skin in which the man used for clothing comes from a goat that is native of China????

In his tool kit was two mushrooms, one used for medical purposes, the other a type of tinder fungus, a complex fire starting kit, along with a dozen different types of plants, flint and pyrite for creating sparks.

He had old wounds that had been stitched up and had 57 tattoos many of which were located on or near acupuncture points that are in line with modern points to treat diseases, an early type of acupuncture????

I know that as I write this the advancement of DNA testing will answer most of these unaccountable facts.

Murder

Here we have a specialist hunter working high in the Alps. All of his equipment was for long range shooting and at some point he got into violent conflict and had been shot. There is evidence that he was stitched up.

Researchers discovered an arrowhead lodged in his shoulder rib area. He had to have fell victim of a trap of some sort as no hunter with a long range hunting bow is going to let anyone that close to him. From what I read it appears that this man was able to get the arrow out of his shoulder, stitch himself up and head for home. As a hunter, he knew he would not make it but had to try. The arrowhead lodge in his shoulder would prevented him from using his long bow.

As he started to bleed out, he knew that he had to find a defensive position. He found a spot between two rocks with a hollow area between them placing his gear to the side. He took out his flint knife turned to face his killers slid down into the hollow area between the two rock and died. He was found not by his foes but by modern man in 1991.

Curse

The “curse “began in 1992 with the death of Dr. Rainer Emnn, age 54, who headed the forensic group who examined the iceman’s body. Who died in a traffic accident on his way to a conference on the discovery of the iceman body.

The next “victim “is mountain climber Kurt Fritz, who lead Dr Henn and others to the iceman body, was killed in an avalanche, at that time a group of climbers that were with him survived.

After winning a suit the courts decided that Mr. Helmut Simon would get $100.000 for finding the iceman, the German tourist in clear weather went to the site where he found the iceman’s body and was caught in a snow storm and froze to death.

The man who led the rescue team to find Mr. Simon Dieter Warnecke and locate the frozen tourist died of a heat attack just an hour after Mr. Simon was laid to rest.

Dr. Konrad Spindler the leading expert on the iceman, died in April 2005 at age 66 of disseminated scierosis.

Professor Friedrich Tiefenbrunner who was part of Dr. Spinder team died during open-heart surgery in January 2005.

Journalist Rainer Hoeizi who shot a documentary about the iceman died of a brain-growth.

Doctor Tom Loy age 64 died in Australia the conduction of his death have not been made public as of yet. The death of this molecular biologist has fueled the many speculations about a “curse” We were unable to find out how many people have had contact with the iceman and whether there is a high death rate.

At the present time the remains of the iceman are being kept at the Museum of Archeology in Bolzano Italy, where year after year the museum is flooded by visitors wishing to see this mysterious killer mummy.

Just A Thought

Are we at the wrong end of this thing should we not be starting at the end rather than the beginning. What IF and I do mean what IF, the 57 tattoos were his credibility to the people in the villages as a doctor or if you prefer a shaman, he would be able to move about without any suspicion, and what if this remarkable man was neither of their time nor ours but of the future. Here we have a man that pushed our scientific beliefs way beyond what we would like to believe, could this be a time traveler?

Are there people who know? It is a little odd that mega star Brad Pitt was photographed walking down a street, on his left arm is a tattoo of the Iceman, is this code or sign to others that come from the future?