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(Yahoo)   "Ancient NY City" discovered in Canada. Archaeologists are befuddled by portraits of strangely mustachioed men, kegs of cheaply made ale, and unusually tightly fitting knickerbockers; but claim they may have found Ancient Williamsburg   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 54
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2012-07-11 09:11:05 AM
They were called the Ziox. They once ruled this entire land. Their city was a symbol of good; finding it would mean the end of Satoris's cult.

//Knew 'im? HE WAS DELICIOUS.
 
2012-07-11 09:12:19 AM
theinfosphere.org
 
2012-07-11 10:42:26 AM
Alert Zap.
 
2012-07-11 10:43:10 AM
No, they found an ancient Portland, Oregon.
 
2012-07-11 10:44:09 AM
Only in North America is 500 years considered "ancient"
 
2012-07-11 10:45:15 AM
tyrannyoftradition.files.wordpress.com

"Intriguing."
 
2012-07-11 10:45:21 AM
Wouldn't it be the ancient Toronto of Canada?
 
2012-07-11 10:47:38 AM
I used to like that city when it was still underground.

Now it's been "discovered", and they've ruined it.
 
2012-07-11 10:49:14 AM
Submitted this. Also submitted historically correct corrections to the headline, and so it now more historically accurate. True story brethren.

Also, Archaeologists has an a after the h, but the Fark headline submitter marked the above spelling as correct for some reason.

And...

Archaeologists have also discovered a modern New York City in Canada. It is said to contain a cheap, even uglier knockoff of Times Square, called "Dundas Square."

In fact, here is a recent video I filmed of Greg Graffin from Bad Religion commenting on it. Check it out, yo.
 
2012-07-11 10:50:35 AM
So it was a shiat-hole covered in spit and homeless people?
 
2012-07-11 10:50:48 AM
Where are all the NYC haters to chime in how is must've smelled like seal dung or whatever?

Son, I has a dissapoint.
 
2012-07-11 10:51:17 AM
I'm pretty sure everyone in Williamsburg originated from Midwest liberal arts colleges like Oberlin and Grinnel.
 
2012-07-11 10:51:20 AM
Today, seven years after excavations wrapped up, only a small portion of the site remains as houses were built on top of it after the dig was complete.

I heard they built a ground-zero mosque on top of the ruins to flaunt their victory.
 
2012-07-11 10:51:25 AM
Damnit, 13 seconds!
 
2012-07-11 10:54:37 AM
They were known for folding pizza.
 
2012-07-11 10:55:27 AM
For instance, among Mantle's discoveries are the earliest European goods ever found in the Great Lakes region of North America, predating the arrival of the first known European explorers by a century.

"arrival" meaning "arrival to that location" not like this is proof of earlier European exploration. I hope that was accidental hype.
 
2012-07-11 10:56:14 AM
For a moment I thought they found the New York City from a previous Kali Yuga. Then I would have been very impressed.
 
2012-07-11 10:56:24 AM
twistedsifter.sifter.netdna-cdn.com
 
2012-07-11 10:56:29 AM
Another curious discovery at Mantle is its apparently cosmopolitan nature. The art and pottery at the site show influences from all five nations of the Iroquois to the south in New York State, suggesting extensive contacts and trade.

Couldn't they be spoils of war instead?
 
2012-07-11 10:59:25 AM

dervish16108: For a moment I thought they found the New York City from a previous Kali Yuga. Then I would have been very impressed.


Here Grither here's another hater for ya. This one's subtle I like it.
 
2012-07-11 11:01:14 AM

amindtat: Another curious discovery at Mantle is its apparently cosmopolitan nature. The art and pottery at the site show influences from all five nations of the Iroquois to the south in New York State, suggesting extensive contacts and trade.

Couldn't they be spoils of war instead?


The Hurons were farmers and traders. Unfortunately for them (several years later), the Iroquois were NOT farmers and traders...
 
2012-07-11 11:01:21 AM

amindtat: Another curious discovery at Mantle is its apparently cosmopolitan nature. The art and pottery at the site show influences from all five nations of the Iroquois to the south in New York State, suggesting extensive contacts and trade.

Couldn't they be spoils of war instead?


My thoughts at first as well. The word influences seems to indicate that they were not wholly in the style of just one nation. I guess that the inference is that they were more probably created at the site or by an individual who was exposed to multiple styles prior to making them.
 
2012-07-11 11:01:23 AM

amindtat: Another curious discovery at Mantle is its apparently cosmopolitan nature. The art and pottery at the site show influences from all five nations of the Iroquois to the south in New York State, suggesting extensive contacts and trade.

Couldn't they be spoils of war instead?


They don't think so - it was a quiet time, warwise. Mantle was a huge site with huge palisades and there are no signs that anybody was dying violently right about then. The bigger sites were coming into vogue all over, also without signs of violence, so it may have been a time of relative peace and trade.

/know the archaeologists involved.
 
2012-07-11 11:02:07 AM

BurnShrike: Only in North America is 500 years considered "ancient"


And only in Europe is 100 miles considered 'a long way'.

/old joke is old
 
2012-07-11 11:04:36 AM
Came for The Final Sacrifice. Satisfied almost instantly.

/rausdower
 
2012-07-11 11:06:18 AM
Came for pics of what unusually tightly fitting knickerbockers might look like, leaving disappointed.
 
2012-07-11 11:08:12 AM

idesofmarch: Came for pics of what unusually tightly fitting knickerbockers might look like, leaving disappointed.


www.inspirmotional.com
 
2012-07-11 11:09:40 AM

BurnShrike: Only in North America is 500 years considered "ancient"


To be fair, the earth is only a few thousand years old.
 
2012-07-11 11:13:02 AM

busy chillin': [tyrannyoftradition.files.wordpress.com image 570x400]

"Intriguing."


what's intriguing is how that sparked a desire to get all punchy.

weird.
 
2012-07-11 11:13:49 AM
worldofwonder.net
 
2012-07-11 11:15:22 AM

BurnShrike: Only in North America is 500 years considered "ancient"


Reminds me of the episode of TNG where Troi refers to the late 19th Century American West as the "Ancient West." I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to the 16th Century as the Ancient Renaissance.
 
2012-07-11 11:16:43 AM

ObscureNameHere: amindtat: Another curious discovery at Mantle is its apparently cosmopolitan nature. The art and pottery at the site show influences from all five nations of the Iroquois to the south in New York State, suggesting extensive contacts and trade.

Couldn't they be spoils of war instead?

The Hurons were farmers and traders. Unfortunately for them (several years later), the Iroquois were NOT farmers and traders...


www.soundonsight.org

In time Magua became blood-brother to Mohawk to become free. In his heart he always was Huron. And his heart will be whole again on the day when the Grey Hair and all his seed are dead!
 
2012-07-11 11:16:57 AM

Junzi Nicuzn: Reminds me of the episode of TNG where Troi refers to the late 19th Century American West as the "Ancient West.


To be fair, that was a pretty stupid episode. It combined a holodeck malfunction, Troi/Worf romance, and an Alexander-heavy plot all in one giant vortex of suck. All the worst parts of TNG in a single box. Upshot, Brent Spiner playing Doc Holliday was pretty awesome.
 
2012-07-11 11:24:54 AM
That looks suspiciously like the diorama my class made in 2nd grade.
 
2012-07-11 11:25:39 AM
Interesting. So it was just like Manhattan.

/If Manhattan had only 1,800 people
/and was mostly farmland
 
2012-07-11 11:26:39 AM
farked?
 
2012-07-11 11:27:36 AM
Heh. Canada trying to show they have some sort of significance in the world. Nothing new and they still have no significance.
 
2012-07-11 11:40:34 AM
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What Mantle may have looked like in its heyday.
 
2012-07-11 11:53:48 AM

SuwonROKs: Heh. Canada trying to show they have some sort of significance in the world. Nothing new and they still have no significance.


Nice troll attempt. I'll give you a 6.

When our Banks buy your Banks, then we'll see who is 'significant'.
 
2012-07-11 11:55:06 AM

SuwonROKs: Heh. Canada trying to show they have some sort of significance in the world. Nothing new and they still have no significance.


Speaking of insignificant, you're from Suwon. How's that Folk Village these days?
 
2012-07-11 12:03:12 PM
Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam.
 
2012-07-11 12:12:59 PM

ObscureNameHere: SuwonROKs: Heh. Canada trying to show they have some sort of significance in the world. Nothing new and they still have no significance.

Nice troll attempt. I'll give you a 6.

When our Banks buy your Banks, then we'll see who is 'significant'.


Why in the hell would our banks want to weaken themselves by buying debt-ridden, decrepit pieces of crap like American banks?
 
2012-07-11 12:27:23 PM
I wonder if these guys had anything to do/were descendants of the vikings
 
2012-07-11 12:31:09 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam.


I like it better that way...
 
2012-07-11 12:32:08 PM
Did they find a fossilized dog in the remains of a pizzaria ?
 
2012-07-11 12:48:19 PM

RollingThunder: ObscureNameHere: SuwonROKs: Heh. Canada trying to show they have some sort of significance in the world. Nothing new and they still have no significance.

Nice troll attempt. I'll give you a 6.

When our Banks buy your Banks, then we'll see who is 'significant'.

Why in the hell would our banks want to weaken themselves by buying debt-ridden, decrepit pieces of crap like American banks?


Take the good bits, leave the crud bits. Standard M&A stuff.

Having a larger 'on hands' deposits base is kind of important under BASEL III (even though I am pretty sure every major Canadian bank easily has enough Tier 1 to meet BASEL III already).
 
2012-07-11 01:00:21 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam.


Why'd they change it?
 
2012-07-11 01:03:34 PM
Did they find the fossilized remains of cops who stopped and frisked the blacks becayse terrorism that's why?
 
2012-07-11 01:30:50 PM

MBooda: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam.

Why'd they change it?


I can't say.
 
2012-07-11 01:53:02 PM

buckler: MBooda: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam.

Why'd they change it?

I can't say.


It's nobody's business but the jerks.
 
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