Category Archives: Arabian Horizon

Avalon

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Welcome aboard Malagabay Airlines. Our high speed journey [through space and time] from Aberdeen to Avalon will pass over [for your entertainment and enlightenment] many Arcane Areas of Academic Ambiguity. Left side passengers can take one last lingering look at … Continue reading

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The Red Score: Otto von Sadovszky

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I’m grateful to remnant13 for introducing me to the work of Otto von Sadovszky. Otto J. von Sadovszky (July 3, 1925 – May 12, 2004) was a Hungarian American anthropologist who worked at California State University, Fullerton in southern California … Continue reading

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The Red Score: Greenland Gold

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One of the more lustrous treasures found in Greenland is gold. Similarly, deposits of coal, diamonds, and many metals – including silver, nickel, platinum, copper, molybdenum, iron, niobium, tantalum, uranium, and rare earths – are known to exist, but not … Continue reading

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The Red Score: The Baffin Crucible

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Patricia Sutherland is an archaeologist who makes judgements based upon the “evidence offered”. In temperate North America numerous finds have been proposed as evidence of a Norse presence, but none aside from L’Anse aux Meadows has achieved general scholarly acceptance. … Continue reading

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The Red Score: Copper Calls

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Cultures in Greenland have a nasty habit of disappearing overnight and for some inexplicably reason Greenland was officially bereft of inhabitants for 98.5% of the 1st millennium. However, in recent years, the mainstream has started to rationalise Greenland’s cultural heritage. … Continue reading

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The Red Score: 96 Chieftains

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Whenever vacuous vestal virgins frantically run about in headless chicken mode it usually means some bad news has triggered their fight-or-flight response. If they also wave their arms about whilst bellowing Fake! Fraud! Fabricated! then they’ve received some really bad … Continue reading

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Russia and the Academic Abyss

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Russia is remarkable because it encompasses more than one eighth of Earth’s inhabited land area. At 17,075,200 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one eighth of Earth’s inhabited land area, … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon – The Cherokee Compass

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In 1590, nearly a century after Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World, a Spanish Jesuit named Jose de Acosta postulated that humans and animals had arrived in the New World via a northern land connection to the Old World. … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon – The Blue Sea

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Occasionally, fact checking a side issue opens up a whole new vein of surprising connections which were hidden in plain sight because I didn’t recognise the symbols. This new vein begins with the Chinese tradition of assigning colours to the … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon – Lost Lands Travel Guide

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Writing a Travel Guide is a daunting challenge for any seasoned traveller unless they possess a good eye for detail and an engaging writing style. Conversely, writing a Travel Guide is a severe challenge for a professional word smith who … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon – Lost Lands: Havilah

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The Gradualist Skool of Historians occasionally shoves a place [or two] down the back of the sofa so that they can publicly search for a less embarrassing alternative. For example: Gradualist Historians have problems finding acceptable locations for the Biblical … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon – The Lost Lands: Dilmun

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The Gradualist Skool of Historians encounter a few narrative problems whenever they fail to recognise natural catastrophes. For example: Gradualist Historians have a problem locating the ancient country of Dilmun. Dilmun or Telmun was an ancient Semitic speaking country mentioned … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon – The Lost Lands: Punt

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When the Gradualist Skool of Historians defers to the Gradualist Skool of Geologists then the historical narrative becomes anachronistic and anomalous. For example: Gradualist Historians can’t agree upon the exact location of the Land of Punt. The Land of Punt, … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon – The Liwa Impact

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One of the more striking artefacts in the Gazetteer from Ptolemy’s Geographia is the curious semicircle of locations in the centre of the Arabian Peninsula. In effect, Ptolemy developed the first Geographical Information System. Much more significantly, it makes GIS … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon – The Ptolemy Inheritance

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Ptolemy’s Geographia is the most extraordinary hidden in plain sight classical source document that meticulously details the geography of the Earth as it evolves through the Arabian Horizon and the Heinsohn Horizon. The Geography, also known by its Latin names … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon: The Dry Deluge

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The origin of Saharan Sand is one of life’s great mysteries. Sand is the result of finely weathered and eroded rock. It takes tens of thousands, if not millions, of years for exposed rock to weather into sand. The longer … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon: The Wet Deluge

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Tucked away in the annuals of history there is one story of cataclysmic rainfall that defies the general rule that reports of “a torrential downpour that lasts 40 days” are thin on the ground. Ancient narrators were not reticent to … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon: The Big Chill

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Leona Libby’s Isotopic Tree Thermometers was published 40 years ago. Her paper was extraordinary in many ways. Firstly, Leona Libby applied an objective scientific methodology to dendrochronology. Long term isotope changes in precipitation, caused by changes in climatic temperatures, are … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon: The Heinsohn Sandwich

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In the Old Japanese Cedar Tree chronology the year 550 CE marks the beginning of a catastrophic drop in the D/H ratio. Arguably, this 1st millennium outlier event was caused by inbound debris from space. The Justinian Comet of 535 … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon: The Year of the Elephant

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As the Spanish summer ramps down into autumn its time to ramp up the researching and writing. The outline plan [for next few weeks, or so] is to perform a basic reality check on some of the major historical narratives … Continue reading

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