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Evergreen Dazed
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Re: How is Rock Art aged?
Dec 17, 2012, 11:54
Evergreen Dazed wrote:
tiompan wrote:
Evergreen Dazed wrote:
tiompan wrote:
Evergreen Dazed wrote:
tiompan wrote:

No mention of the the lack of evidence for anything hallucinogenic from any beakers or pottery found in Neolthic

Just a small point, and its obviously GW, but even though Balfarg is somewhat 'out on its own', just because it has yet to be found elsewhere, doesnt mean it wasn't happening more widely.

Balfarg was shown not to be an example years ago . So there is no evidence .
It's odd that the myth about it has hung about so long yet it didn't take long to point out the original study was flawed .

Not to be an exmaple of what?

Maybe I have misunderstood but I assumed that you were talking about
evidence for hallucinigens on pottery .

No, you understood correctly, I just hadn't read about the re-analysis.
Dear oh dear, marks off for me!

I'm going back again now..

Having fully read the paper, it is not the case that Balfarg has been shown not to be an example at all, more that the attempted replication did not prove it.

"It is possible that the residue differed markedly in pollen and macrofossil content across the sherd and this explanation may account for the small cache of henbane seeds identified in the first study (Moffat 1993)."

It seems there is the possibility that the first study correctly identified black henbane, but the 2nd could not confirm it.

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