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(AP News)   Volunteer archaeologists in New Jersey find human blood on revolutionary war shrapnel. Soon my dream of mixing Colonial Williamsburg and Jurassic Park will be a reality   ( apnews.com) divider line
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2017-05-19 01:34:40 PM  

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"Fife finds a way."

 
2017-05-19 02:14:03 PM  
 
2017-05-19 02:34:01 PM  
We live a few miles from that battlefield. When my son was younger I told him it was possible that part of that battle was fought in our backward and maybe he can find a bullet with a shovel. Kept him busy for a bit hauling dirt from one side of the yard to the other (we just have tress and dirt away from the house). Maybe I should have had him dig deeper?
 
2017-05-19 02:56:46 PM  
Manassic Park?
 
2017-05-19 02:57:29 PM  
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2017-05-19 03:03:29 PM  
Cloned George Washington doesn't like what he sees in Washington D C.  So he sneaks in to the cloning facility and clones his Continental Army.  They march on Washington but are easily cut down by an A-10.  A Trump like President Blowhard goes to the battlefield proclaims victory but then all the slain soldier rise up liquid metal style and kill the President.

Also includes a hot cloning scientist.  Single dad with idiot kids and a crooked government employee.
Working Title:  Colonial Clones Attack
For the SyFy people.

/writes itself
//well, go on.  Write yourself
/// heh heh  heh y..o..u..r..s..e..l..f..
 
2017-05-19 03:09:12 PM  
I'm surprised that the "3% Patriots" aren't out there scouring the hills looking for Redcoats.
 
2017-05-19 03:12:11 PM  
Seeing the Founding Fathers with tiny hands would be funny, but our current President has that covered.
 
2017-05-19 03:14:56 PM  

damageddude: We live a few miles from that battlefield. When my son was younger I told him it was possible that part of that battle was fought in our backward and maybe he can find a bullet with a shovel. Kept him busy for a bit hauling dirt from one side of the yard to the other (we just have tress and dirt away from the house). Maybe I should have had him dig deeper?


There had been a small Civil War skirmish fought over an area that included our lot where I grew up, "The Battle of Campbell Station."  About once or twice a year we would find an old mini-ball, or a piece of shell fragment, and most commonly these little miniature horseshoe like objects that a historian identified as confederate boot heels.  The best price was when my brother found a cluster of bayonets.
 
2017-05-19 03:15:14 PM  

winedrinkingman: damageddude: We live a few miles from that battlefield. When my son was younger I told him it was possible that part of that battle was fought in our backward and maybe he can find a bullet with a shovel. Kept him busy for a bit hauling dirt from one side of the yard to the other (we just have tress and dirt away from the house). Maybe I should have had him dig deeper?

There had been a small Civil War skirmish fought over an area that included our lot where I grew up, "The Battle of Campbell Station."  About once or twice a year we would find an old mini-ball, or a piece of shell fragment, and most commonly these little miniature horseshoe like objects that a historian identified as confederate boot heels.  The best price was when my brother found a cluster of bayonets.


prize not price.
 
2017-05-19 03:16:33 PM  
I'm sure the Templar would like that very much
 
2017-05-19 03:18:32 PM  
Planet of the Jurassic Revolution

Scientists try to clone a Revolutionary War soldier, use the same lab equipment that they use for cloning dinosaurs, but a lab mix-up creates talking dinosaurs who we initially use as slaves.  But then the talking dinosaurs take over, and humans are reduced to mute wild beasts.   Later, the talking dinosaurs develop a space program, and send astronauts in deep sleep to a faraway planet where they discover a society of talking chimps. In a surprise twist, at the end the lone surviving dinosaur astronaut find a half-buried statue of a T-Rex that used to stand in New York City's harbor, implying that the astronaut was on a future earth the entire time, and the talking chimps are evolved from the mute humans of his era.
 
2017-05-19 03:26:28 PM  
If enough DNA survives on some of the shrapnel (or in the soil in which it lays) it could be possible to identify the mitochondrial haplotype (the most common and durable human DNA) and thus have some idea of who the deceased or wounded men were.

There is a very slim chance of this. Even good DNA tests often lack enough DNA to be successful. Fragmentary DNA is even harder to extract and study.

But recent work in caves have shown that the techniques used to extract DNA from samples such as seawater work with soil. So you could possibly locate a battle field or a grave yard by taking DNA samples from the soil. And detecting human DNA among the cave animal DNA, etc, is now feasible.

Many of the species on Earth are still unknown, but there has been some success in finding species of bacteria and other organism in water samples. The DNA could come for millions of organisms and species, but we have mapped a few species of scientific and economic importance and can now study life en masse.

As a descendant of the men on many, if not most or all of America's historical battlefields, I would be interested to see genetic testing down to establish whatever we can learn about the combattents and others in the area.

Might find some long lost cousins and ancestors. Might solve the mystery of whether so and so died at Appomattox or ended up in a hospital with amnesia and died in California fifty years later.

This is a great time to be alive for people interested in genetics. Such enormous strides are being made by the men and women of science.
 
2017-05-19 03:33:12 PM  
I would like to see samples taken from the alleged relics of Our Lord and clones made.

If one of them should prove authentic, we could all have our own personal Jesus, made from the personal juices of Yeshua, Son of Mariam.

Samples of Jebus' DNA? How is such a thing possible? Well, circumcision. There are at least seven Pre-puces of Our Lord. Presumably it was customary to keep the nip of skin removed eight days after birth as a souvenir.

If there was a historical Jesus, and this was done, and one of the candidate samples were authentic, then tests could be done and the mitochondrial DNA lineage of Mary determined and compared with Jewish women and others alive today. Conceivably it might be possible to determine the Y chromosome of King David also. Research has shown the the Cohen, descendants of the priestly caste of Israel are genuinely mostly descended from the same ancestor, presumably Aaron or Levi. Nothing is totally certain, but this is strong evidence that we could do further research into the deep ancestry of humanity, including the lineage of King David.

DNA is way more ancient than religions, race and nationality. It is very, very instructive for those who will listen and understand.
 
2017-05-19 03:41:01 PM  
I just want a giant, enraged George Washington to find Trump cowering on a toilet, and flush him. What, *eat* him? Gross! And all that blubber would be hard to chew with wooden dentures.
 
2017-05-19 03:56:42 PM  
George Washington attacked the British during the battle, which ended in a draw. The British were able to march toward New York while the Americans held the field.

So the British moved forward towards New York, and the Colonials were left holding a field.
I'm trying to understand how that is a draw.
 
2017-05-19 04:56:40 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: George Washington attacked the British during the battle, which ended in a draw. The British were able to march toward New York while the Americans held the field.

So the British moved forward towards New York, and the Colonials were left holding a field.
I'm trying to understand how that is a draw.


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2017-05-19 05:32:22 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: George Washington attacked the British during the battle, which ended in a draw. The British were able to march toward New York while the Americans held the field.

So the British moved forward towards New York, and the Colonials were left holding a field.
I'm trying to understand how that is a draw.


Almost equal numbers for dead and injured.

While Cornwallis protected the main British column from any further American attack, Washington had fought his opponent to a standstill after a pitched and prolonged engagement; the first time that Washington's army had achieved such a result. The battle demonstrated the growing effectiveness of the Continental Army after its six-month encampment at Valley Forge, where constant drilling under officers such as Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben and Major General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette greatly improved army discipline and morale. The battle improved the military reputations of Washington, Lafayette and Anthony Wayne but ended the career of Charles Lee, who would face court martial at Englishtown for his failures on the day.
 
2017-05-20 03:17:10 AM  
"Human blood was found on shrapnel discovered on a Revolutionary War battlefield"

Interesting how "shrapnel" could be found in 1778, 6 years before it was invented.
Ironic because it was invented by a British Officer, Lieutenant General Henry Shrapnel .
 
2017-05-20 03:22:08 AM  

Parthenogenetic: I just want a giant, enraged George Washington to find Trump cowering on a toilet, and flush him. What, *eat* him? Gross! And all that blubber would be hard to chew with wooden dentures.


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2017-05-20 03:22:33 AM  

CoysOdie: "Human blood was found on shrapnel discovered on a Revolutionary War battlefield"

Interesting how "shrapnel" could be found in 1778, 6 years before it was invented.
Ironic because it was invented by a British Officer, Lieutenant General Henry Shrapnel .


Do pedants ever take a break? "Exploded metal fragments now known as shrapnel" satisfactory for you? I may be wrong but I am sure metal still fragmented after it exploded before the term was coined. Pedants gonna pedant...
 
2017-05-20 03:48:05 AM  

Ruthven13: CoysOdie: "Human blood was found on shrapnel discovered on a Revolutionary War battlefield"

Interesting how "shrapnel" could be found in 1778, 6 years before it was invented.
Ironic because it was invented by a British Officer, Lieutenant General Henry Shrapnel .

Do pedants ever take a break? "Exploded metal fragments now known as shrapnel" satisfactory for you? I may be wrong but I am sure metal still fragmented after it exploded before the term was coined. Pedants gonna pedant...


Your house probably has a "hot water heater" right?
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