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"Noah's Ark" Prehistoric Sites Exhibit Widespread Use of Pitch

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 1490 days ago -
Archaeological sites on Ararat, comprising a monumental wood structure and smaller wood edifices dating from the Late Epipaleolithic Period (13,100 to 9,600 B.C.) show many walls covered with a dark coats of pitch. In the monumental wood structure, pitch

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Yulan Lawson (156)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:01 pm

Suheyla C (234)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:26 am
Thanks for sharing

Suzanne L (120)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 1:45 pm
TY Marty. I saw on a Nova special that Neanderthals made a type of pitch out of birch bark to help afix their flint spear ends onto the spear handles. Looks like pitch has a long history.

Mitchell D (135)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:18 pm
Apparently pitch has been around for ages.
In "Beffore Civilization," Colin Renfrew contends that the Noah myth derived from a Sumerian fellow, named Ut-Napistim, whose name came up in a much more recent reading, though i do not recall what, or where, but it might have been "Hamlet's Mill."
Very many cultures have "Great Flood" stories.

Dana W (9)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:58 pm
Interesting story - thanks
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