Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Royal Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-22-2013, 02:15 PM  
Rain Man Rain Man is offline
No known superpowers
 
Rain Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: In A World Few See
Casino cash: $6161
VARSITY
Your archaeological news of the day - giant underwater structure discovered.

I'm not saying it's aliens, but...

Note: I also changed their spelling of archaeologist since it bugged me.

http://us.cnn.com/2013/04/19/world/m...iref=obnetwork

Mysterious structure found at bottom of ancient lake
By Daisy Carrington, for CNN
updated 3:51 AM EDT, Fri April 19, 2013

(CNN) -- A mysterious, circular structure, with a diameter greater than the length of a Boeing 747 jet, has been discovered submerged about 30 feet (9 meters) underneath the Sea of Galilee in Israel.

Scientists first made the discovery by accident in 2003 using sonar to survey the bottom of the lake but published their findings only recently.

"We just bumped into it," recalls Shmuel Marco, a geophysicist from Tel Aviv University who worked on the project. "Usually the bottom of the lake is quite smooth. We were surprised to find a large mound. Initially we didn't realize the importance of this but we consulted with a couple of geologists, and they said it looked like an unusually large Bronze Age statue."

The structure is comprised of basalt rocks, arranged in the shape of a cone. It measures 230 feet (70 meters) at the base of the structure, is 32 feet (10 meters) tall, and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons. It is twice the size of the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge in England.

Its size and location, say Marco, who also took video of the structure during a scuba dive to examine it, indicated it could have been constructed underwater as a type of fish nursery. However archaeologists think it more likely it was built on dry land and later submerged by the lake.

"From a geophysical perspective, it is also important to the history of the lake, because it means the water level was lower than it was today," says Marco.

According to Yitzhak Paz, the archaeologist who led the study, the fact that the structure is underwater has made it a particularly difficult study.

"If the site was inland, it would be much easier to investigate. By now we would have excavated, but because it's submerged we haven't yet been able to. It is a much harder process, both physically and financially. It is very expensive to raise support for such an enterprise."

The exact age of the structure has been difficult to pinpoint, but calculations based on the six to ten feet (two to three meters) of sand that have accumulated over the bottom of the base -- sand accumulates an average of one to four millimeters per year -- as well as comparisons to other structures in the region, put the estimate anywhere between 2,000 and 12,000 years old.

Dani Nadel, an archaeologist from the University of Haifa, who partnered on the site, and who has lead several prehistoric excavations in the region, notes it shares similarities with communal burial sites, though he's quick to discourage anyone from drawing a definitive conclusion.

"This is such a huge structure that it truly is something unusual. It could have been a big ceremonial structure, or a ramp. There could have once been statues on top of people in certain rituals. [Rain man note: wait, what?] I mean, I'm really going wild here. The truth is we don't know how it was constructed, what its exact age is, how it was used, or how long ago it was used. We have several speculations, but we don't know much except that it's there and it's huge."

Despite the limitations of examining underwater ruins, Nadel says that once they do raise the funds to excavate, there is a good likelihood that their findings will be more complete than would be possible with a land-based structure.

"Above land, many organic remains are decomposed by worms, and other creatures needing oxygen. Underwater, you don't have oxygen, so the process of decomposition is on a much smaller scale," he says.

Nadel points to Ohalo, a site he excavated near the Sea of Galilee that had been submerged for 20,000 years before a drop in water level made it easy to excavate. Ohalo is significant because it was one of the best preserved sites in the world.

"In most sites, you're lucky to find five or ten seeds. At Ohalo, we found 15,000. We learned a lot about the diet (of the inhabitants), what fish they were eating, what animals they were hunting. When a site is underwater it gives us the opportunity to see history in much more detail."

What archaeologists are certain of is that the monument was likely of great importance to the people who built it. Marco notes that the nearest basalt outcrop was a few hundred meters from the site, and that the stones, which were three to six feet (one to two meters) in width, would have weighed over 200 pounds (90 kilograms) at times.

"We see a society that was capable of organizing the construction of such a large structure. It's unique to transport these stones and unique to arrange them. You need to plan and to mobilize people, because they're too heavy to be carried by a single person."

Nadel points out that given the harsh environment such a structure was a particularly impressive accomplishment.

"You have to imagine," says Nadel, "these people were building something that was more durable than their brush huts."
Posts: 77,335
Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 02:50 PM   #16
ChiefaRoo ChiefaRoo is offline
Nite Nite
 
ChiefaRoo's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Austin,TX
Casino cash: $5666
Man I hated that movie Prometheus.
Posts: 10,126
ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.ChiefaRoo would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #17
tooge tooge is online now
MVP
 
tooge's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Liberty, MO
Casino cash: $6743
I think this is the place once referred to as bum ****ed Egypt.
Posts: 8,521
tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.tooge has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #18
stonedstooge stonedstooge is offline
Arf! Arf! Arf!
 
stonedstooge's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North
Casino cash: $14521
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wonton Prejudice View Post
ATLANTIS

- nerds
__________________
2013 ADOPT A CHIEF
Eric Kush




"Often is a word I seldom use"--JP
Posts: 21,762
stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.stonedstooge is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #19
Donger Donger is online now
"Think BOOM!"
 
Donger's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 33.675 N 106.475 W
Casino cash: $595
VARSITY
I hope Dustin doesn't go in the sphere this time.
__________________
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down," verbally, don't you?
Posts: 77,315
Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.Donger is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 03:51 PM   #20
ChiefRocka ChiefRocka is offline
Veteran
 
ChiefRocka's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MD
Casino cash: $5984
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChiefaRoo View Post
Man I hated that movie Prometheus.
You serious Clarke?
Posts: 1,874
ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.ChiefRocka would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #21
Hog Farmer Hog Farmer is offline
Good Donkey = Dead Donkey
 
Hog Farmer's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2001
Casino cash: $8887
Under water stuff like this is cool. But the coolest thing underwater is..........



Come on , think obout it...........






Thats right










Osama Bin Laden
__________________
We could still go 13-3. Right !
Posts: 15,566
Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.Hog Farmer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #22
BigRedChief BigRedChief is online now
Brainwashed
 
BigRedChief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Swims with fishes
Casino cash: $14037
VARSITY
Quote:
Originally Posted by keg in kc View Post
There's cool stuff under water all over the globe.
yeah, we have just began to discover sites.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simply Red View Post
WHAT DID I SAY, HUH?!?!?! TELL ME AGAIN?!?! - WHO HAD FAITH IN YOUR TEAM?!?!? WHAT'S MY MOTHER****IN NAME!?!?!
Posts: 44,277
BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.BigRedChief is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #23
mr. tegu mr. tegu is offline
Hopeful for playoffs
 
mr. tegu's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Casino cash: $8224
I can't believe I am first with this.

__________________
Posts: 9,318
mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 04:13 PM   #24
Sorter Sorter is offline
Caralho
 
Sorter's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Belo Horizante
Casino cash: $7944
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr. tegu View Post
I can't believe I am first with this.

, failure to read OPs first sentence.
Posts: 15,410
Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.Sorter is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 04:25 PM   #25
QuikSsurfer QuikSsurfer is offline
Got swag?
 
QuikSsurfer's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Madison, MS
Casino cash: $5945
Just making sure that we've gotten a Atlantis, Cthulhu, and Sphere reference.
__________________
Posts: 11,752
QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 04:25 PM   #26
mr. tegu mr. tegu is offline
Hopeful for playoffs
 
mr. tegu's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Casino cash: $8224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ponderception View Post
, failure to read OPs first sentence.
I don't believe unless Giorgio says it.
__________________
Posts: 9,318
mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.mr. tegu is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #27
EagleRob EagleRob is offline
Living Vicariously
 
EagleRob's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Leesburg, VA
Casino cash: $5000
Probably something lost in the Flood
__________________
Enjoy the ride up!
Posts: 374
EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.EagleRob has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #28
Rain Man Rain Man is offline
No known superpowers
 
Rain Man's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: In A World Few See
Casino cash: $6161
VARSITY
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuikSsurfer View Post
Just making sure that we've gotten a Atlantis, Cthulhu, and Sphere reference.
I believe that an Abyss reference is still available if you're interested.
__________________
Welcome to NFL Sunday! At 11:00 see Peyton Manning flip off the top rope and clothesline Clay Matthews! At 2:00 Drew Brees will hit Terrell Suggs with a chair! Buy your Andrew Luck jersey and let's get reeeeeady to rummmmmble!
Posts: 77,335
Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 05:03 PM   #29
QuikSsurfer QuikSsurfer is offline
Got swag?
 
QuikSsurfer's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Madison, MS
Casino cash: $5945
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
I believe that an Abyss reference is still available if you're interested.
Nah.. I've done my part.
__________________
Posts: 11,752
QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.QuikSsurfer has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #30
Icon Icon is offline
Starter
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: flyover country
Casino cash: $5165
Global warming?

No it can't be. Global warming is the result of burning fossil fuels which only started a hundred years ago.

Sarc/off
Posts: 262
Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.Icon is not part of the Right 53.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:09 AM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.