Anthropology is interesting. Archeology is sifting through people’s junk. I am sure you can learn a lot about someone from sifting through their garbage. And let me just say for the record that it might not have been garbage at the time when they buried it but anything that is 2,500 years old is garbage now.
Just walk around in an art museum and you see statues missing arms and heads, tables missing legs, pottery broken all to hell. Sure it is cool that we have these ancient things to look at but if the person who originally owned these objects saw them in the flawed condition they are in now they would have tossed them in the garbage. No one in ancient Greece had a statue of Apollo in front of their house that was missing a head or an arm.
Many people have many different reasons for looking to archeology; the most common reason is to justify their beliefs. Jesus Freaks want to find Noah’s Ark so that they can show that the myths in the Bible are in fact, factual. I have news for you, most myths are rooted in fact. Now how much fact, that is the part that creates the “us” and “them”. But it’s not just the Jesus Freaks that want to justify themselves through Archeology, almost everyone that feels they have a stake in the past wants to have his winning numbers come up in the Archeology lottery. The Edgar Casey people want to find a postcard from Atlantis hidden in a basket in a Peruvian pyramid. African Americans want to find pictures of people with black faces on everything they find of any anthropological significance to mankind to counter 500 years of white people saying that Africans have contributed nothing of note to human civilization. There are a lot of things at stake when these scientists start digging around in old people’s junk. One picture of a nappy headed “Chinese” Emperor or a piece of petrified wood in a mountain top could be all the difference for a whole lot of people that hunger to have their world view legitimized.
russians claim to have found noah 's ark
Right now only about 6 feet of it is sticking up above the ground. Jesus freaks are hopeful that the rest of it is still underground.
Actually, they are really hoping that this isn't just a mound of dirt.
Mythological garbage And people are looking for Noah’s ark? How can you miss it? It didn’t come to rest anywhere. That monstrosity never left the ground. It is exactly wherever Noah built that sumofvabitch.