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I’ll start – the oldest musical instrument. About 43,000 years old. The flutes from Geisenklösterle Cave are the oldest musical instruments, that can be definitively identified as instruments, that have ever been discovered.

Funny… looks just like a flute that was discovered in an alien space probe a little while ago… LOL

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Montezuma castle —- Camp Verde, Arizona — 800 + years old

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The storm surge pillar in Ribe town, the bands on it indicate water level for different storms.

November 12 – 14, 1872 was bad. about 12 feet above normal high tide, dikes to protect the area ( most of Jutland’s west coast ) was only completed in 1912, though are constantly being worked on and improved upon.

Not that many dead back then as after all western Jutland are pretty thin populated, but many survivors probably did go “ thats GD it ! i am going to the America “

Big storms in the north sea pound us Danes some times, and without the dikes we would be in trouble, the big question is, how long will the dikes last as weather and ocean levels get worse and worse.

Every storm and the sea take a bite of Denmark, in spite of various efforts and millions of tonnes sand getting pumped to the beaches every year.

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sorry for being so “slack” (or slumped as the kids say).
here is an image of the oldest “internet”.

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https://phys.org/news/2022-02-prehistoric-ancient-british-museum.html

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It is pretty freaky what some people could do in the old days, and here i am just thinking us Danes.
On the other hand while we lived in holes in the ground more or less and used stone, people in other places of the world was wayyyyyyy ahead of us and did even more spectacular things.

Still some of the stone tools i have seen Shocked Not least late period when stone workers started to copy bronze age weapons.
Really mess with your mind.

I have some times tried to work flint,,,, and OMG i am so lost, and have to be lucky to make something that with a little good will could be used as a arrow or spear tip.

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turkeydance wrote:
sorry for being so "slack" (or slumped as the kids say). here is an image of the oldest "internet". !https://scx1.b-cdn.net/csz/news/800a/2022/the-5000-year-old-drum.jpg! background: https://phys.org/news/2022-02-prehistoric-ancient-british-museum.html[/quote]

 

There was a segment on a TV show about those drums last week. If I knew there was going to be a test I would have taken notes but as far as I remember. Their theory was they were use as a measuring device based on the "long foot". There were several found some distance apart and as the size decreased it was always exactly 86% smaller. To use them a string was wrapped around a specific number of times to give you like 10, 20 etc. long feet. It was used as a standard length at different locations the same as we use tape measures today. People back then were much smarter than we usually assume.

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So tempted to post a photo of some Congress person. Must… resist… Ughh

Well, you did say “really old”, so how about this pic? The dark side of the moon, with Earth ‘up-staging’ in the background. Only a few billion years old.

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Here’s a unique find in a shallow river some years back. After a lot of research and eventual consultation, I found out that this was a prairie dog skull. It was undergoing the remineralization process, well on its way to becoming a potential fossil. At that time “they” didn’t have a good idea of the timeline of this process and evidence shows that it can begin very quickly but of course it depends upon conditions and particulars. Based on species they could say that it was no older than 5000 years because at that point a previous now-extinct prairie dog disappeared and our current smaller black-tailed prairie dogs became the norm. It may only be 10 or 50 years old (when it was found…25 years ago or so). I’ve found some “modern” dog skull parts that I think were likely rottweiler in similar river conditions and they were defatted and beginning to turn dark brown with some black…those were likely pretty recent I think, like 5-15 years. I thought it was neat how the silt polished this skull to such a nice luster, and also remarkable that the tooth enamel stayed so white. The incisors were still firmly in their cavities when this was removed but as it dried out eventually they loosened and are easily removable now. In this area there is little to no limestone and not much calcium so the chemical makeup of the soil and waterways is different than many places where fossils are found.

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Several nice ones.
But I gotta go for the dark side of the moon. (or maybe the congress members…)

Take it away Rexlion

All the Best,
Jeff

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I was spreading a little lead today, grabbed a gun picture with a little flashlight flavor.

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jeff51 wrote:
Several nice ones.
But I gotta go for the dark side of the moon. (or maybe the congress members…)

Take it away Rexlion

All the Best,
Jeff


Huh? I haven’t been paying attention, obviously. Facepalm Thanks though.

Well, um…. since it’s autumn, let’s see some pics of colorful fall foliage.

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Some foilage… LOL

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Some baby doves enjoying my foliage.

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I have to give it to RC for this nice bunch of leaf-peeping goodness. Bonus points for the waterfall, too. Go forth and be the Boss, RC!

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Thanks!

Since Rexlion chose me as Image Boss, let's see pics of lions.

Not Li-Ions, but the large cats native to Africa and India.  :BEER:

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My favorite lion of all time:

Barry Sanders!

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Let's kiss and make up.

 

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Not an entry. I know rules say one image but when I saw this I just wanted everybody to see the HIPPO not the lion. According to the story the lion won. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/gallery/a-very-hungry-lion-4166505

 

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Ouch in advance!

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Time to pick a new Image Boss.

I choose species8472 because of this interesting photo and funny caption.

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Let's kiss and make up.

Take it away, species8472!

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Thanks RC

 

It's Halloween time so let's see some Jack-O-Lanterns.

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