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(Live Science)   Oldest evidence of silk found in 8,500-year-old Chinese tombs. Curiously, the label reads "Made in Bangladesh"   ( livescience.com) divider line
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2017-01-10 09:07:48 PM  
Worn by someone working in the oldest profession.
 
2017-01-10 10:05:19 PM  

8 inches: Worn by someone working in the oldest profession.


Why would a farmer wear silk?
 
2017-01-11 12:16:43 AM  
Nice link subs!  The silk caterpillar could actually be considered the oldest domesticated animal debatable.
 
2017-01-11 12:20:42 AM  
Much older bone flute fragments found in Europe: 35,000-40,000 ybp vs 9,000 in article. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/090624-bone-​flute-olde​st-instrument.html
 
2017-01-11 12:28:08 AM  

KumquatMay: Much older bone flute fragments found in Europe: 35,000-40,000 ybp vs 9,000 in article. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/090624-bone-f​lute-oldest-instrument.html


not sure what your post is about... This is silk not flute from hallowed bones!
 
2017-01-11 12:33:57 AM  

8 inches: Worn by someone working in the oldest profession.


My oldest professionals wear leather.
 
2017-01-11 12:35:32 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: not sure what your post is about... This is silk not flute from hallowed bones!


Ancient history is a realm of of conjecture and conviction.  No one should be sure of it. Take a shot.
 
2017-01-11 12:36:19 AM  

KumquatMay: Much older bone flute fragments found in Europe: 35,000-40,000 ybp vs 9,000 in article. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/090624-bone-f​lute-oldest-instrument.html


The Jiahu flutes are supposed to be the oldest playable instruments, not the oldest ever made. Fragments aren't in playable condition, but the Jiahu flutes are still mostly intact.
 
2017-01-11 12:39:22 AM  
You mean 6499 years old, subby.
 
2017-01-11 12:42:42 AM  

NobleHam: KumquatMay: Much older bone flute fragments found in Europe: 35,000-40,000 ybp vs 9,000 in article. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/090624-bone-f​lute-oldest-instrument.html

The Jiahu flutes are supposed to be the oldest playable instruments, not the oldest ever made. Fragments aren't in playable condition, but the Jiahu flutes are still mostly intact.


yeah but you shoulda heard them when they still had skin.
 
2017-01-11 12:42:54 AM  
the researchers suggested that these people were perhaps buried in silk garments.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2017-01-11 12:44:23 AM  

fusillade762: 8 inches: Worn by someone working in the oldest profession.

Why would a farmer wear silk?


Oldest profession was likely shaman/priest
 
2017-01-11 12:47:42 AM  

RJReves: fusillade762: 8 inches: Worn by someone working in the oldest profession.

Why would a farmer wear silk?

Oldest profession was likely shaman/priest


I feel the need to correct myself. The oldest profession was probably the person who planned the dinner menu. Kill catch or gather.
 
2017-01-11 01:15:57 AM  
Dread pirate roberts has 200 million relatives that all need boats
 
2017-01-11 01:16:55 AM  

albatros183: Dread pirate roberts has 200 million relatives that all need boats


?
 
2017-01-11 01:24:35 AM  

RJReves: albatros183: Dread pirate roberts has 200 million relatives that all need boats

?


Land war in Asia?
 
2017-01-11 01:25:30 AM  
This is really quite important. If the writing does turn out to be proto-Chinese, and can be translated, it could push Chinese history back thousands of years.
 
2017-01-11 01:27:59 AM  

RJReves: RJReves: fusillade762: 8 inches: Worn by someone working in the oldest profession.

Why would a farmer wear silk?

Oldest profession was likely shaman/priest

I feel the need to correct myself. The oldest profession was probably the person who planned the dinner menu. Kill catch or gather.


"Me bring home bacon!"

"What bacon?"

"Me not know. Eat, starving kids in Mugluga!"

"Where?"
 
2017-01-11 01:29:18 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: KumquatMay: Much older bone flute fragments found in Europe: 35,000-40,000 ybp vs 9,000 in article. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/090624-bone-f​lute-oldest-instrument.html

not sure what your post is about... This is silk not flute from hallowed bones!


It's okay, Kumquatmay is just a bit obsessed with playing the old bone flute.
 
2017-01-11 01:34:17 AM  

Smoking GNU: RJReves: RJReves: fusillade762: 8 inches: Worn by someone working in the oldest profession.

Why would a farmer wear silk?

Oldest profession was likely shaman/priest

I feel the need to correct myself. The oldest profession was probably the person who planned the dinner menu. Kill catch or gather.

"Me bring home bacon!"

"What bacon?"

"Me not know. Eat, starving kids in Mugluga!"

"Where?"


You know. That place that is out of bacon.
 
2017-01-11 01:49:57 AM  

iaazathot: You mean 6499 years old, subby.


From the tombs of Ya-Dang and Shya-Wa, no doubt.

(explained)
 
2017-01-11 02:03:07 AM  

GentlemanJ: This is really quite important. If the writing does turn out to be proto-Chinese, and can be translated, it could push Chinese history back thousands of years.


Back to the First Sovereign Emperor of China, that mad monarch who federated our seven warring states, defeated Lo Pan and imposed upon him that horrible Curse of No Flesh in 272 B.C.

A lot of Chinese kids hear these things when we're kids, then when we grow up, we pretend not to believe them.
 
2017-01-11 02:04:52 AM  
Stay stupidly rich my friends: Yamazaki 50 Year Old 3rd Edition 2011 Release $118,999.99
No comment.
 
2017-01-11 02:28:02 AM  

KumquatMay: Much older bone flute fragments found in Europe: 35,000-40,000 ybp vs 9,000 in article. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/090624-bone-f​lute-oldest-instrument.html


The claim to fame for the Chinese site is oldest playable flute.  Must be a very snug an undisturbed place
 
2017-01-11 02:28:58 AM  

NobleHam: KumquatMay: Much older bone flute fragments found in Europe: 35,000-40,000 ybp vs 9,000 in article. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/090624-bone-f​lute-oldest-instrument.html

The Jiahu flutes are supposed to be the oldest playable instruments, not the oldest ever made. Fragments aren't in playable condition, but the Jiahu flutes are still mostly intact.


I need to learn to finish reading the thread.
 
2017-01-11 02:58:34 AM  

Bonzo_1116: KumquatMay: Much older bone flute fragments found in Europe: 35,000-40,000 ybp vs 9,000 in article. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/090624-bone-f​lute-oldest-instrument.html

The claim to fame for the Chinese site is oldest playable flute.  Must be a very snug an undisturbed place


look we all know that the planet china originally came from was destroyed in a super nova and no one will be able to play that flute until the 24th century I mean they even did a documentary about it in the late 80's  !
 
2017-01-11 02:59:43 AM  

morg: the researchers suggested that these people were perhaps buried in silk garments.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 620x460]


Since nobody else caught it- well played.
 
2017-01-11 03:48:21 AM  
alienated: Since nobody else caught it- well played.

To be fair alienated, you're predisposed to notice...
 
2017-01-11 04:02:16 AM  
 
2017-01-11 04:08:35 AM  
 
2017-01-11 06:26:08 AM  
From 5k years ago to 8.5k. That's quite a leap. I wonder how the intervening period will be filled in.
 
2017-01-11 08:10:48 AM  

Ilmarinen: From 5k years ago to 8.5k. That's quite a leap. I wonder how the intervening period will be filled in.


Gloriously. With explanations on how it legitimizes the current "communist" regime.
 
2017-01-11 10:03:34 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-01-11 11:01:02 AM  
They must've checked the ties at Salvation Army.
 
2017-01-11 11:01:36 AM  

GungFu: RJReves: albatros183: Dread pirate roberts has 200 million relatives that all need boats

?

Land war in Asia?


never get involved...nevermind
 
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