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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 04/15/2006 :  18:44:24  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Now, from Archaeology.org, something completely different:

Archaeology of the Undead

I particularly liked this quote from the interview:
quote:
Can zombie outbreaks be discerned in the archaeological record?

Hard zombie evidence is always difficult to uncover. The bones of the living dead are not physically different from those of the conventionally deceased. An archaeologist looking for evidence of zombies should look for corpses that have been either decapitated or brained. ...

The remains of a zombie's victim may also tell us as much, if not more, than the remains of an actual zombie. Look for bones that have been marked by human teeth but lack the scrapes of a butchering implement. This may be evidence of the living dead, since traditional human cannibals have a tendency to 'prepare' their meals with scrapers and other tools.

Illuminating stuff!


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.

Edited by - HalfMooner on 04/15/2006 18:55:17

Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 04/15/2006 :  20:48:01   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Dammit. That would have been perfect for the appropriate Skeptic Summary.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 04/16/2006 :  12:53:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
This Max Brooks guy...
Is he possibly a post graduate from Miskatonic University?

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 04/16/2006 :  13:11:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Dr. Mab queried:
quote:
This Max Brooks guy...
Is he possibly a post graduate from Miskatonic University?
I'm not sure of his educational credentials, but I do know he's the son of Mel Brooks. Max Brooks wrote The Zombie Survival Guide.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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trogdor
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Posted - 04/16/2006 :  14:34:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send trogdor a Private Message
quote:
When excavating a possible zombie archaeological site, what special precautions can be taken to protect the people digging at the site?

Be extremely careful when excavating sealed tombs. The lack of oxygen might have retarded the living dead's already slow rate of decomposition. Arctic or subarctic environments are considered the "hottest" danger zones because a reanimated ghoul may thaw even after centuries of frozen imprisonment; another reason to be concerned about global warming.




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