Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Ditty bag
Duty bag
Goody bag
"Waltzing matilda"

Ancient bags with a single shoulder strap or fore-head tumpline attached as a single string would tend to rock and spin while being carried by a walker, resulting in twining of the cord. Jittering, jiggling, dithering, tethering etc.


rucksac (Swed ruck=cruikback)


fire pyre/a/o
apa hi = api
pahit = bitter/burnt
ap aih gn ah ait

muatlimuat: molimo, bambuti, atlatl, malamute, atimwa, mbuat

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

1300BC, Aten/Adonai, Just/Jasher, Quetzalcoatl?

During the exploration of Egypt, a puzzle emerged along the Nile River: a singular ancient city

that had been hastily abandoned to the desert. The site dated to the mid 1300’s BCE (the height of New

Kingdom Egypt) and became known as Amarna (named for the local Beni Amran tribe).

Unusual discoveries here included cuneiform tablets (the Amarna letters), written in a “peripheral

Akkadian” vernacular spoken in the Levantine cities of the former Hyksos and their relatives to the north.

Even more unusual was the “Amarna art” found in the city. Unlike the idealized royal icons customary in

ancient Egypt, Amarna was decorated with naturalistic portraits emphasizing the individuality of the

king’s family and retinue.

Absent from Amarna were images of Egypt’s ancient pantheon. Instead, this abandoned city had

been dedicated to the more abstract “Aten,” symbolized by the sun’s orb extending its rays.


Examination of texts and monuments revealed this as the lost city of Akhetaten (“Horizon of the

Aten”), freshly built for the “rebel pharaoh” Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti. The iconoclastic

Akhenaten had opposed the wealthy and influential priesthood of Egypt by closing temples, removing the

names of the gods from monuments, and even forbidding use of the plural term “gods.” Known in life as

“Living in Ma’at” (Justice or Truth), he was later remembered only as the “Criminal of Akhetaten.”

After Akhenaten’s rule ended in unknown circumstances, his name was erased from all future

king lists. Traditional polytheism was then re-established under Tutankhamun (“King Tut”) and the

former vizier Ay.

2 Despite helping the return to Egyptian customs, the names of Tut and Ay were also

omitted from Egyptian records for their association with the “rebel pharaoh.”

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Maya ball court towers,queen

the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court (built around 864 A.D.) at the temples of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices...The bases of the structures — essentially, look-out boxes set atop the walls, each one with a small slit running through it ... confirmed that the sun shone through the slit-like openings when the setting sun touches the horizon at the winter solstice. The sun's rays also formed a diagonal pattern at the equinox in the slit-like openings, which are about tall enough to stand up in.

cf watchtowers of great wall of china, elephants as mobile watchtowers, red banners on Ind. elephants, AmerInd smoke-fire signals

Lady of Kaan (koan/kohen/khan/goshen/kachina...)
Archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered the tomb of Lady K'abel, a seventh-century Maya Holy Snake Lord considered one of the great queens of Classic Maya civilization. The tomb was discovered during excavations of the royal Maya city of El Peru-Waka' in northwestern Peten, Guatemala... "People of Waka"  K'abel, considered the greatest ruler of the Late Classic period, ruled with her husband, K'inich Bahlam, for at least 20 years (672-692 AD), Freidel says. She was the military governor of the Wak kingdom for her family, the imperial house of the Snake King, and she carried the title "Kaloomte'," translated to "Supreme Warrior," higher in authority than her husband, the king. (ANI)
(K'abel-cain & abel, khabar(M)news=kabbala(Heb)
(Kinich-Kenichi(J)1st born

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mangrove leaves - shingles, salt, omega 3 oils

Mangrove leaves may have been used as shingles on ancient dome huts, just as mongongo leaves are gathered and stacked for use as shingles on dome huts in the Congo rainforest by Bambuti pygmies. Mongongo trees produce large round leaves useful for sheathing domes, as well as the tasty & nutritrious nuts favored by both humans and apes; various coastal mangrove species produce large round leaves and fruits as well as abundant honeybee honey and are usually well fertilized by nocturnal fruit bats. People at the coasts may have exchanged such 'gifts' with people in the interior.

Many mangroves have leaves with special evapotranspiration pores which extrude salt that dries on the leaf surface, these may have been collected for use as dome shingles, and could have been the initial source of the salt trade, coastal people bringing stacks of salty leaves inland to trade with river people for freshwater-related inland forest items.

Omega 3 oils are beneficial for human esp. infant brain functioning, cold-water fish (tuna, salmon) contain high amounts of these oils. Gupta et al have found high levels of Omega 3 oils in a slime-algae protist which live on mangrove leaves, perhaps licking or cooking these salty leaves by archaic humans also gave them omega oils?

Omega-3 biotechnology: Thraustochytrids as a novel source of omega-3 oils



(Hat trip to Rob Dudman for links)