Archaeologists Unearth Lousiest Civilization Ever
'What A Bunch Of Losers,' Researchers Say
September 9, 2010 | ISSUE 46•36
MANAUS, BRAZIL— Archaeologists working in a remote section of the Amazon Rainforest announced Tuesday that they have discovered the ancient remnants of what they claimed may be the lousiest civilization in human history.
According to Dr. Ronald Farber, a professor from the University of Minnesota who is leading the excavation, the "half-assed" culture existed from about 450 B.C. until 220 B.C., when it abruptly disappeared—an event he said was "honestly no big loss" for our understanding of human culture.
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Post ID#18138 - replied 9/9/2010 11:12 AM
"Anthropologist Emily Sturgess, an expert on ancient religious ceremonies, said the evidence discovered by Farber's team suggests a belief system far lamer and stupider than any she has ever come across."
Post ID#18139 - replied 9/9/2010 11:49 AM
Talk about cultural bias and a 'know it all' attitude. Hope some of the guys on the Glen Beck thread read this!
These people could not possibly know the detail of efficiency of the culture that they espouse.
Looking at the pic of the supposed digging tool, I think the excavators have been smoking some of the local rope. If pic is correct one, is far too delicate, ornate and beautiful. Is shaped more like a piece of art than a spade.
I sincerely hope this story is some type of April Fool joke.
Post ID#18142 - replied 9/9/2010 12:33 PM
Post ID#18143 - replied 9/9/2010 2:12 PM
I don't know what's funnier; the article, or Marehart not knowing what The Onion is...
Post ID#18144 - replied 9/9/2010 3:20 PM
You know, you got me on this one....didn't take time to look at source. Was likely predisposed after the extended effort on the Glen Beck thread!
Post ID#18146 - replied 9/9/2010 7:42 PM
Post ID#18147 - replied 9/10/2010 9:01 AM
I enjoyed the article. Havnt any of you honestly felt that way with some of the stuff we have dug up over the years?
Post ID#18150 - replied 9/10/2010 2:22 PM
I can honestly say I honestly feel that way about my current duty station...
Post ID#18158 - replied 9/11/2010 1:09 PM
Post ID#18159 - replied 9/11/2010 1:19 PM
Post ID#18161 - replied 9/12/2010 7:51 AM
Post ID#18186 - replied 9/15/2010 10:49 AM
This article is making the rounds of the Forest Srvice and archeological community in Montana, I agree some historic mining and logging camps can compete for the lousyiest civilizations
Post ID#18193 - replied 9/17/2010 1:02 AM
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