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Rena-Ryuuguu wrote:

Find any magical talismans or a talking dragon statue?


no, only a stupid crystal skull
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Doryphoros wrote:

do you find hidden treasures and dinosuar bones?!? i once wanted to become an archeologist to look for treasure like a pirate chest filled with gold or the city of atlantis and find dinosuar eggs and try to cook it in fry rice but will only try that if my nmber 1 dream, becoming business magnet, fails...


Archeologist do not look for dinosaur bones -_- thats paleontology ....but no hidden treasures found either...that I am willing to admit ;] hahaaha
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Yo, you find any enchanted swords or armor yet?
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Man, I was about to get into a pointless foaming lather about someone studying a subject and not knowing how to spell it, only to find out that "archaeology" can also be spelt as "archeology." Goddamn oral traditions screwing over my sense of written tradition once again. So now, rather than raging at society, I'm now in a period of self-loathing for getting worked up over something so stupid, and nonetheless being wrong. That said, I'm glad I looked it up before posting. I can't even trust myself anymore.

On a lighter note, I'm happy people like this are dedicated enough about something I consider a hobby to provide me with reading material. I recently finished a book on ethnoecology (basically the study/history of flower culture). While I find it interesting, I'm not nearly interested enough to actually compile the information. I am damn happy someone out there is, though. As a fellow studier of seemingly useless shit, I commend you.
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they recently found the city of ur to in Iraq the town of Abraham
thought to be a myth by main stream scientists
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yeah there is supposedly 12 crystal skulls but I think only 3 or 4 have been found
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All the archeologists I've known have been serious alcoholics.
BTW archeologist = American spelling; archaeologist = British spelling.
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mhibicke wrote:

All the archeologists I've known have been serious alcoholics.
BTW archeologist = American spelling; archaeologist = British spelling.


That's usually the case with the "ae vs. e," but I live in America, and can only remember seeing "ae," which is why I assumed "if they even write it like that here, then they probably write it like that everywhere." I had assumed that a British spelling in America meant that the two versions where the same. I only even double-checked because I thought that perhaps I might be mistaken (I was). Now I'm just trying to figure out why, as an American, I've only ever seen the British spelling (or at least it outnumbers the American to the point that I can't remember seeing it). I can't think of any other words where I think of the British spelling first. Of course, to be fair, I don't come across either spelling very often, so it might just be that the first couple of times I saw it was with the "ae," and it just stuck with me. I don't know, but I've been thinking about it for a good hour now, and I'm thinking I should just drop it.
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I love dirt and old things so archeology is right up my alley. I also like history when I can see it rather than reading about it in a boring textbook.
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Man, I was about to get into a pointless foaming lather about someone studying a subject and not knowing how to spell it, only to find out that "archaeology" can also be spelt as "archeology." Goddamn oral traditions screwing over my sense of written tradition once again. So now, rather than raging at society, I'm now in a period of self-loathing for getting worked up over something so stupid, and nonetheless being wrong. That said, I'm glad I looked it up before posting. I can't even trust myself anymore.

On a lighter note, I'm happy people like this are dedicated enough about something I consider a hobby to provide me with reading material. I recently finished a book on ethnoecology (basically the study/history of flower culture). While I find it interesting, I'm not nearly interested enough to actually compile the information. I am damn happy someone out there is, though. As a fellow studier of seemingly useless shit, I commend you.


Well... this was an interesting read.
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That's usually the case with the "ae vs. e," but I live in America, and can only remember seeing "ae," which is why I assumed "if they even write it like that here, then they probably write it like that everywhere." I had assumed that a British spelling in America meant that the two versions where the same. I only even double-checked because I thought that perhaps I might be mistaken (I was). Now I'm just trying to figure out why, as an American, I've only ever seen the British spelling (or at least it outnumbers the American to the point that I can't remember seeing it). I can't think of any other words where I think of the British spelling first. Of course, to be fair, I don't come across either spelling very often, so it might just be that the first couple of times I saw it was with the "ae," and it just stuck with me. I don't know, but I've been thinking about it for a good hour now, and I'm thinking I should just drop it.


its because for the most part Archaeology is used to describe any archaeology outside of the United states, even if it is written by American archeologists. While Archeology done inside the states would be spelled Archeology . That is what I understand it to be. If that makes sense
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theYchromosome wrote:


That's usually the case with the "ae vs. e," but I live in America, and can only remember seeing "ae," which is why I assumed "if they even write it like that here, then they probably write it like that everywhere." I had assumed that a British spelling in America meant that the two versions where the same. I only even double-checked because I thought that perhaps I might be mistaken (I was). Now I'm just trying to figure out why, as an American, I've only ever seen the British spelling (or at least it outnumbers the American to the point that I can't remember seeing it). I can't think of any other words where I think of the British spelling first. Of course, to be fair, I don't come across either spelling very often, so it might just be that the first couple of times I saw it was with the "ae," and it just stuck with me. I don't know, but I've been thinking about it for a good hour now, and I'm thinking I should just drop it.


its because for the most part Archaeology is used to describe any archaeology outside of the United states, even if it is written by American archeologists. While Archeology done inside the states would be spelled Archeology . That is what I understand it to be. If that makes sense


I can't think of a better explanation, and at the very least, it makes sense to me. All things considered, America's a pretty small place in comparison to the world -- I guess most of the field would be based outside the states. I'm satisfied with that explanation. Time to take your word as law and put the matter behind me: Existential crisis averted.
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I can't think of a better explanation, and at the very least, it makes sense to me. All things considered, America's a pretty small place in comparison to the world -- I guess most of the field would be based outside the states. I'm satisfied with that explanation. Time to take your word as law and put the matter behind me: Existential crisis averted.


hahahhaha see? everything is right in the world now
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While only A level and not a degree, I do have an archeology qualifacation so yeah. I have some interest in the subject.

Athough my lecturer was a bit TOO fond of the Romans and their phallic jewelery in my opinion.
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