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(AZ Family)   When not accidentally shooting their fellow agents, members of the Border Patrol along the Arizona border are discovering ancient pottery shards   (azfamily.com) divider line 58
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2012-10-10 05:12:09 PM  

barefoot in the head: It's "sherds".


Damn straight. Let's sic the ghost of Anna O Shepard on him!
 
2012-10-10 05:15:13 PM  
...or her.
 
2012-10-10 05:28:10 PM  

MartinaMcSorley: Hack Patooey: This kind of stuff is all over the place in NM/AZ


From summer 2011

Yeah....who HASN'T found potsherds out in the desert?

I always admire 'em and leave 'em alone.


You're just scared of a curse.
 
2012-10-10 05:56:01 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: MartinaMcSorley: Hack Patooey: This kind of stuff is all over the place in NM/AZ


From summer 2011

Yeah....who HASN'T found potsherds out in the desert?

I always admire 'em and leave 'em alone.

You're just scared of a curse.


This atheist scientist will admit unashamedly to feeling the weight of ancient eyes on her out in "Indian country". When you're out in the middle of nowhere, and there's nothing but the wind - not even planes overhead - and you suddenly realize you're walking through broken sherds, you stop, admire, and proceed ahead with care, trying not to disturb anything further. You look around you - sometimes there is absolutely NOTHING around. What were people doing *here*? Was this a trail? A midden? Was there a village here? Was there water? Is this a good defensive or lookout position? Why is there pottery here??? And what else is here?

Finding an intact pot is a pretty major discovery. I'm glad they turned it in.
 
2012-10-10 06:22:20 PM  

MartinaMcSorley: StoPPeRmobile: MartinaMcSorley: Hack Patooey: This kind of stuff is all over the place in NM/AZ


From summer 2011

Yeah....who HASN'T found potsherds out in the desert?

I always admire 'em and leave 'em alone.

You're just scared of a curse.

This atheist scientist will admit unashamedly to feeling the weight of ancient eyes on her out in "Indian country". When you're out in the middle of nowhere, and there's nothing but the wind - not even planes overhead - and you suddenly realize you're walking through broken sherds, you stop, admire, and proceed ahead with care, trying not to disturb anything further. You look around you - sometimes there is absolutely NOTHING around. What were people doing *here*? Was this a trail? A midden? Was there a village here? Was there water? Is this a good defensive or lookout position? Why is there pottery here??? And what else is here?

Finding an intact pot is a pretty major discovery. I'm glad they turned it in.


Meh, sometimes amatuers messing with stuff is the only way we ever find out about things.

Case in point.
www.alef.net
 
2012-10-11 10:50:06 PM  

Godscrack: IAMTHEINTARWEBS: Godscrack: [imageshack.us image 634x466]

Stop. Or we will throw you in the kiln.

KILN?
What self respecting, pre-columbian American used a kiln?

You think that's bad, try finding hats for pottery shards. *rolls eyes*


Ceramic=sherds. Glass=shards
 
2012-10-11 11:19:31 PM  

A.M. Mogwai feeder: Godscrack: IAMTHEINTARWEBS: Godscrack: [imageshack.us image 634x466]

Stop. Or we will throw you in the kiln.

KILN?
What self respecting, pre-columbian American used a kiln?

You think that's bad, try finding hats for pottery shards. *rolls eyes*

Ceramic=sherds. Glass=shards


No, Shard/Sherd/Potsherd are technically all correct for glass, pottery, ceramic, stone and even metal vessels.
 
2012-10-13 11:27:43 PM  

Gonad the Ballbarian: A.M. Mogwai feeder: Godscrack: IAMTHEINTARWEBS: Godscrack: [imageshack.us image 634x466]

Stop. Or we will throw you in the kiln.

KILN?
What self respecting, pre-columbian American used a kiln?

You think that's bad, try finding hats for pottery shards. *rolls eyes*

Ceramic=sherds. Glass=shards

No, Shard/Sherd/Potsherd are technically all correct for glass, pottery, ceramic, stone and even metal vessels.


Bullshiat. Technicalities be damned. Using them interchangeably in a scientific paper would be a serious no-no, no matter what wiki might say. Get used to it.
 
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