“American Diggers,” as described, encourages and glorifies looting and the antiquities trade at the expense of American history. Although the items pilfered by the team are acknowledged to have “great historical and cultural significance,” these items are sold for individual profit.
Simply plucking valuable historical items from the ground removes these items from their context. If excavated systematically by a team of trained archaeologists these sites could prove invaluable to our cultural history. The team and Spike TV are clearly more interested in turning a quick profit than in history and education, but by glorifying these irresposible actions they are encouraging the public to follow suit.
Even if you’re not interested in archaeology, please sign this anyway so our country’s history won’t be dug up and sold for profit.
I don’t know how much good petitions are, but I’m going to do what I can because looting makes me so angry!
I’m leaving for my vacation tomorrow morning. Not sure when I’ll be able to update again. I’ll try to take some pictures and have some stories to tell. I need to pack and get everything together starting now.
Human eyeballs may have grown larger as populations migrated farther and farther from the equator, an eye-socket analysis shows
People who live farther from the equator have larger eye sockets than their tropical counterparts, a new study finds. And as people inhabited higher and higher latitudes, eye socket size grew along with the northerly or southerly extent of their migrations.
“It’s never been shown before that latitude and vision are related in this way in humans,” says Robert Barton, an evolutionary anthropologist from Durham University in England, who was not involved in the research.
One of the fruit things should be frozen so it’s deliciously cold. You can add in other goodies like 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 T flax meal, 1 T whatever protein, or if you’re feeling wild - a handful of spinach.