Rolling Archaeology Thread

catalog

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just read a line in robert graves' white goddess' where he references "The Great Flood"

"The Goddess was Ariadne, ('Most Holy',) alias Alpheta - alpha and eta being the first and last letters of her name. She was the daughter, or younger self, of the ancient Cretan Moon-Goddess Pasiphae, 'She who shines for all', and the Greeks made her a sister of their ancient vine-hero Deucalion, who survived the Great Flood."
 

Clinamenic

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is that archaeology or paleontology?
I'd say archaeology can generalize to apply here, overlapping with paleontology.

Unless there is a consensus among archaeologists that their biological scope is limited to certain (i.e. human) findings, which I doubt.
 

Clinamenic

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I think of archaeology most generally as probing the past via its leftovers, but then again I'm totally ignorant about how actual archaeologists would define their field.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
To be fair, like Kodwo Eshun described music journalism, archeology is a devotional act that includes a vow of poverty.
 
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