Thermoluminescence dating of brazilian indigenous ceramics

15 Apr

IGNCA Rock Art Series 1, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.

On the accuracy of lichenometric dates: an assessment based on the ‘Little Ice Age’ moraine sequence at Nigardsbreen, southern Norway.

Glacial chronology and glacial geomorphology in the marginal zones of the glaciers Midtdalsbreen and Nigardsbreen, south Norway.

Thermoluminescence dating of Palaeolithic rock engravings of Venta de la Perra (Carranza, Biscay, Spain).

Betty’s first association with the Smithsonian occurred when, as the age of sixteen, she volunteered with the Department of Anthropology to mend pots excavated from the Anasazi village of Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico.

This experience must have unearthed a calling in Betty, as she studied anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1943.

Although the burial itself was dated between 1476-1510 A. Ernst Boehringer, an eminent classical archaeologist, has argued that the head is a Roman work from the II-III century A. The considerable discrepancy of more than one thousand years between the figurine and the other artifacts in the offering has raised certain suspicions about the reliability of the find, and therefore it was not generally accepted as evidence of transoceanic contacts in the 34th International Congress of Americanists (Vienna, 1960). This result clears up the doubts of Colonial manufacture of the artifact, and makes the hypothesis of Roman origin –among other possibilities- applicable.260, by Graham Hancock]"Sri Yukteswar’s introduction to The Holy Science includes his explanation of the Yuga Cycle – revolutionary because of his premise that the earth is now in the age of Dwapara Yuga, not the Kali Yuga that most Indian pundits believe to be the current age.[4] His theory is based on the idea that the sun “takes some star for its dual and revolves round it in about 24,000 years of our earth – a celestial phenomenon which causes the backward movement of the equinoctial points around the zodiac.”[1] The common explanation for this celestial phenomenon is precession, the ‘wobbling’ rotating movement of the earth axis.Research into Sri Yukteswar’s explanation is being conducted by the Binary Research Institute.Among the mentioned data one of the most trustworthy is a small terracotta head of supposed Roman origin found in Mexico (García Payón 1961, 1979: 205-206; Heine-Geldern 1961; see Figure 1).The figurine was discovered in 1933 during the excavation of a burial offering in the Pre-Hispanic settlement of Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca, located nearly forty miles NW of Mexico City (Figure 2).