Friday, October 21, 2016

THE HITLIST, Oct. 20th, 2016

Featuring the Best in Bay Area Bangas!
Broadcast Thursdays, 4 to 5pm Pacific Time
At 89.5 FM KZCT in Vallejo

Peezy - "Man of the year" (remix)

Mac Mall - "Throwin Hunnids" (ft. E. Dubb)

Dollar Sign Gang - "I DO IT"

Ice Meez - "Everybody Know Me" (ft. Sage the Gemini, Yaj-He-Spitz)

Tuxedo Blaque - "It Be Hard" (ft Red Bull, Koda B)

- "Till the wells fall off"

- "Radio"


Willie Joe - "I'm Lit"

Bateen - "Pirate Swag"

Hugo Monster - "MONROCKS" (remix)

Dragon G - "Put it on a Player"

Chozen Destiny 
- "System Interruption" (feat. Scrooge Owens & Tushi Polo)
- "Operation Hopeless

Gathering of the Tribes presents... Oct. 20th, 2016

A selection of Some of the Best in Alternative Music from across the Bay Area (and parts beyond)...

Brothers Beard 
- "TieDye Spots"
- "Gravity on both sides"

Overland - "Last Time"

Slow Poisoner - "Magic Casket"

Zenkali - "Happy Life" (Swollen Knuckle Records)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

THEE STRANGER NEWS, Oct. 20th, 2016

A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! 
Convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati, convening Thee Temple [link], for knowledge, whimsy, and inspiration. Everything is true, nothing is forbidden!
Broadcast Thursdays at 89.5 FM KZCT in Vallejo, California, to a worldwide audience.

Science & Futurism

* "Device ‘tricks’ brain into thinking broccoli tastes like chocolate" (2016-12-13, []

* "Artificial eggs grown in science lab create living mice" (2016-10-18, []

* "Tasmanian devil’s milk could be key to combating drug-resistant superbugs – study" (2016-10-18, []

* "Aliens could survive on a diet of radiation, study finds" (2016-10-12, [] [begin excerpt]: A bug found feeding off radioactive uranium has opened the possibility to scientists that alien life could survive on a diet of cosmic rays and not require light, oxygen and carbon - believed to be the building blocks of life here on Earth.
The bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator was found 2.8km beneath a gold mine in South Africa, completely deprived of all things required for photosynthesis. The discovery is leading scientists to rethink their theories on what is required to create life, according to a study published by the Royal Society []. [end excerpt]


Space News

* "ExoMars Schiaparelli lander on course to touchdown on red planet" (2016-10-17, []
* "ExoMars probe to touch down on Mars, paving way for future landings" (2016-10-19, []
* "No signal so far from ExoMars lander after descent to Red Planet" (2016-10-19, []

* "China sends 2 taikonauts to space for 30-day orbital lab mission" (2016-10-16, []

* "Lunar bases must be 'sturdier' after higher rate of meteorites found battering moon" (2016-10-14, []

* "4,700 Potentially Dangerous Asteroids Lurk Near Earth, NASA Says" (2012-05-17, [], illustration caption: This diagram illustrates the differences between orbits of a typical near-Earth asteroid (blue) and a potentially hazardous asteroid, or PHA (orange). PHAs have the closest orbits to Earth's orbit, coming within 5 million miles (about 8 million kilometers), and they are large enough to survive passage through Earth's atmosphere and cause significant damage.

* "#GiantMeteor2016: End of world better than Trump or Clinton, say 25% of millennials" (2016-10-19, []

* "Voyager 2 points out unknown dark moons lurking behind Uranus" (2016-10-15, []

* "Ice world with insane 20,000-year orbit discovered in solar system" (2016-10-19, []:
An icy planet with a staggering 20,000-year orbit has been discovered passing through our solar system, leading to the re-emergence of theories touting the existence of the fabled and mystical Planet 9.
L91, as the icy rock is called, is an enigma defying previously established gravitational patterns, and its discovery has added to mounting evidence that there are gravitational disruptions going on beyond what we can see, according to scientists working on the Outer Solar System Origins Survey.
Although L91 orbits our solar system’s sun, it never comes closer than 50 astronomical units, and at its farthest extreme it is a whopping 1,430 AU away. Each AU equals the distance between the Sun and Earth.
“It’s right at the limit of what we can detect,” said Michele Bannister, an astrophysicist at Queen’s University, Belfast, who introduced L91 to the world at the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Science meeting held there on Monday.
Wandering bodies like L91 have contributed to the idea that planetary systems aren’t static. It used to be the common school of thought that every celestial body in our solar system has followed a relatively unchanged path for the more than four billion years since its birth.
It has only been in the past decade that scientists have learned that even Jupiter and Saturn constantly wobble in distance from the sun.
At present, scientists still can’t determine L91’s size, and have conflicting views on what is disrupting its orbit. One theory is that it is influenced by Neptune.
L91 is believed to have been born with a far less exotic orbit, but current knowledge of Neptune’s trajectory, when taken together with L91’s, shows the orbit might have evolved over time to pass through the Oort cloud, then change again from interacting with something in our galaxy at large. This over time nudged L91 into its current orbit, the Neptune theory goes.
Other scientists from places as prestigious as Caltech still insist on a more mysterious explanation, but one they maintain is no less plausible than Neptune. Konstantin Batygin believes the Neptune analogy “is not needed,” and points to the arcane Planet 9 – a supposed ice giant with an orbit far more distant than Neptune’s.
Batygin and another Caltech astronomer, Mike Brown, believe Planet 9’s gravitational pull is behind the trajectories of the minor planets orbiting beyond Neptune. They jointly published their hypothesis in January of this year.
The discovery of L91 comes amid a whole series of recent scientific revelations about space – from our plans to colonize Mars in the near future, to the discovery of Earth-like and potentially habitable planets within our galactic reach.
Perhaps even more exciting is the next step, which involves photographing these worlds and learning more about their climates and chemical compositions. The privately-funded Project Blue – the first telescope that hopes to photograph planets in the habitable zone of our space neighborhood – may play a key role in this. Our nearest hope is in the Alpha Centauri constellation, which is a modest 4.22 light years from Earth and home to the most recently discovered potentially habitable planet.

Ancient News

* "Terracotta Army probably designed by Greeks who arrived in China before Marco Polo – researchers" (2016-10-13, [] [begin excerpt]:
Marco Polo may have been beaten to China by 1,500 years according to new evidence. Not only did the travelers get to China earlier than previously believed, but they played a key role in the county’s iconic Terracotta Army according to researchers.
“By systematically examining the First Emperor’s main tomb and subsidiary burials we have discovered something more important even than the Terracotta Army,” Professor Zhang Weixing, lead archaeologist at the tomb site, told BBC documentary makers.
The revised timeline of the West’s presence in China emerged after new pieces of evidence including DNA was discovered in China’s Xinjiang province dating back to the Third Century BC. Tests on the DNA show it to be of European origin.
Researchers also believe the sudden appearance of life-sized statues in China around this time point to a presence of Greek artists, who would have brought their sculpting techniques to the East following Alexander the Great’s reign. Prior to this, Chinese statues were typically no taller than 20cm.
“I imagine that a Greek sculptor may have been at the site to train the locals,” Professor Lukas Nickel, chair of Asian art history at Vienna University said when speaking about China’s famous Terracotta Army, consisting of life-sized models of the soldiers of the First Emperor of China. [end excerpt]
Illustration from, showing how the terracotta soldiers looked for their eventual burial at the foot of the White Pyramid of the First Dynasty of the Yellow River civilization:


* "What two Oxford archaeologists discovered while flying over ancient Jordan; From an aerial perspective, Robert Bewley and David Kennedy have recorded sites across the Middle East and North Africa through their digital photography" (2016-10-12, AP Newswire) []

* "Statue of ancient goddess draws thousands to Black Sea city" (2016-09-15, []


* "Adidas of Ancient Rome: Ancient Fashion Unveiled with Discovery of Roman Shoe Hoard" (2016-10-12, [] [begin excerpt]:
A team of archeologists has discovered more than 400 ancient Roman shoes in the Vindolanda fort in Northumberland, England, including some that resemble modern-day shoe styles. The site, located just south of Hadrian's Wall, was an ancient settlement for Roman soldiers and their families.
During the excavation work, which lasted the whole summer, the researchers were uncovering one shoe after another. It was a huge challenge, but every single piece is priceless. According to the researchers, every single shoe is like a time machine, and a window into the everyday life of the person who once wore it. [end excerpt]

We are used to finding Roman shoes at Vindolanda but the discovery of 421 Roman shoes during the 2016 excavations at Vindolanda was astonishing. The shoes uncovered from the Severan fort ditch and dating to c. AD 212 will give us an unparalleled demographic census of conceivably the whole community who lived at the site nearly 2,000 years ago.
Each shoe costs us between £80 and £100 pounds to conserve and we need your help!
The volume of shoes found this season has resulted in a specifically re-adapted building to start the conservation process. We receive no external funding towards our excavation, conservation and research costs.
100% of your £80 donation to ‘conserve a shoe’ will go directly towards the laboratory costs.
As of October 15, there are 390 shoes left to be preserved. Please go fund the preservation process!
Thank you for supporting us, it really does make a difference.

* "Beneath Peru zoo, traces of ancient dog sacrifices" (2016-10-13, []

* "X-rays uncover surprising techniques in the creation of art on ancient Greek pottery" (2016-10-13, by []

* "Pyramid scheme: Mysterious chambers found hidden in ancient Giza structure" (2016-10-18, []
* "Chamber of secrets: Ancient Egyptian pyramid defense ‘machine’ protected pharaoh’s tomb from within" (2016-07-15, []

* "Laser Scans Unveil a Network of Ancient Cities in Cambodia" (2016-09-19, [], photo caption: An aerial lidar image of Ta Prohm, founded in the late 12th century.

* "How LIDAR Scans Reveal Angkor's Hidden City" []

* "Vikings' mysterious abandonment of Greenland was not due to climate change, study suggests" (2015-12-07, []

* "Ancient Viking rune stone, missing for 200 years, unearthed in Sweden; The nearly complete stone was found outside a local church" (2016-10-10, [], photo caption: A portion of the millennial-old runic inscription discovered outside a church in Sweden.


* "Ring-Shaped Geoglyphs Found Near Ancient Town in Peru" (2016-09-23, [], photo caption: One of the complex circular geoglyphs the team mapped at Quilcapampa, in the Sihuas Valley in Peru, has at least six rings arranged in an irregular pattern.


* "Ancient Meteorite Impact Rained Debris On US East Coast" (2016-10-13, []

* "Ice Age bison-cattle hybrid did exist, DNA evidence shows" (2016-10-19, [] [begin excerpt]:
Paintings of the species were previously seen on the walls of the Marsoulas caves in France, estimated to be 15,000 years old.
Teaming up with bison conservation researchers and paleontologists, Cooper and his team studied DNA from ancient teeth and bones discovered across Europe, the Urals and the Caucasus.
"The dated bones revealed that our new species and the Steppe Bison swapped dominance in Europe several times, in concert with major environmental changes caused by climate change,"  said Dr. Julien Soubrier, who co-authored the study.
The team then worked with French cave researchers, who showed them paintings matching the age of their unidentified species. The steppe bison, ancestor of the modern American bison,  was depicted in one painting, while another species with shorter horns and small humps was shown in another.
The team believes this second species, with its similarity to the modern European bison, is the Higgs Bison.
"It dominated during colder tundra-like periods, without warm summers, and was the largest European species to survive the megafaunal extinctions. However, the modern European bison looks genetically quite different as it went through a genetic bottleneck of only 12 individuals in the 1920s, when it almost became extinct. That's why the ancient form looked so much like a new species." Cooper said.
Scientists team believe the species originated 120,000 years ago, as a hybrid of the steppe bison and the extinct Aurochs, the large wild ox from which modern domesticated cattle are descended.
The results of the study were published in Nature Communications [].

Miscellany & Errata

* "The mystery of an island that isn't there" (2012-11-23, []
* "Google's Phantom Island May Have 19th-Century Roots" (2012-11-26, []

* "It came from Hurricane Nicole: 14lb lobster caught in Bahamas" (2016-10-18, []


* "German U-boat ‘attacked by sea monster’ found on seabed off Scotland" (2016-10-19, []


* "Mysterious ‘angel’ spotted in South Carolina skies" (2016-10-19, []


Thursday, October 13, 2016

THE HITLIST, Oct. 13th, 2016

Featuring the Best in Bay Area Bangas!

T Benz - "All Eyes On Us"
[] []

Rux - "Blow The Trunk Out" (ft. Get Ricch)

Tuxedo Blaque - "It Be Hard" (ft Red Bull, Koda B)

Andre Nikatina - "Monday Like A Friday" (ft. Equipito)

April Foolz – "Rewind"
Youtube []

Baby Bash - "Go Girl" (feat. E-40)
[] [], Youtube []

Shoddy Boe - "Paper Planes, Naked Wraps"

- "Survive" (ft. E the Rapper)
- "Playing with Fire" (ft. KOB)

Stevie Stone - "Outer Lane"
Youtube []

Dragon G - "Put it on a player"

Dregs One - "National Anthem"

Johnny G - "Imma Ryder" (ft Big D.O.G.)

San-Ho the Indian - "Hot Bars"

Mob$ta Myk - "Its a shame"

Gathering of the Tribes presents... Oct. 13th, 2016

A selection of Some of the Best in Alternative Music from across the Bay Area (and parts beyond)...

Down Dirty Shake 
- "Stoned Love"
- "Black Cat"

Dry County Drinkers - "Little less cryin' (little more drinkin')"

The Clientele - "Harvest Time"

Seatraffic - "Precious Stones"

Sunhaze - "The Hill"
[] []

Zenkali - "Zombie Love" (produced by Swollen Knuckle Records)

STRANGER NEWS, Oct. 13th, 2016

A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! 
Convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link].

Science & Futurism

* "Don’t Panic, But Your Avocado is Radioactive: Study Eyes Background Radiation of Everyday Objects" (2016-10-07, [] [begin excerpt]: Most people assume all radioactive materials are dangerous, if not deadly. But a new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive materials every day. The goal of the work is to give people a frame of reference for understanding news stories or other information about radiation and nuclear safety.
“We did this study because understanding how much radiation comes off of common household items helps place radiation readings in context – it puts things in perspective,” says Robert Hayes, an associate professor of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University. “If people understand what trace levels of radiation mean, that understanding may help prevent panic.”
The researchers used a portable gamma radiation meter to measure the external gamma radiation emitted in a North Carolina home. The radiation was measured in microgray per hour (μGy/hr).
Avocados, for example, gave off 0.16 μGy/hr of gamma radiation – slightly less than the 0.17 μGy/hr emitted by a banana. Bricks gave off 0.15 μGy/hr, while smoke detectors (with their americium components) gave off 0.16. By way of comparison, natural uranium ore measured 1.57 μGy/hr.
“If you’re surprised that your fruit is emitting gamma radiation, don’t panic,” Hayes says. “The regulatory level for workers – which is safe – is exposure to 50,000 μGy per year. The levels we’re talking about in your household are incredibly low.” [end excerpt]

* "Physicists 'dissolve' water in an emerald; Scientists detect ferroelectric properties of water molecules by placing them into a network of nanoactivities in a crystal" (2016-10-05, mipt.​ru) []

* "A rule of chemistry suppressed — Promising new ways to look into cells, make LEDs" (2016-09-26, []

* "Have scientists actually found way to turn off ageing?" (2016-10-10, []

Where Geo-Physics meets Geo-Politics...
* "Astronomers: Crimea is Moving Towards Russia" (2016-10-05, [], translated []: Radiointerferometric complex "Quasar-KVO" has allowed scientists to capture the movement of Crimean Peninsula towards mainland Russia, reported TASS with reference to director of the Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Ipatov.
"We tried to make an observation at the time of reunification with Crimea - to see where Crimea is moving," said the scientist. "And we found out: towards Russia, and we know the speed. This is real. We have the measurements, it is not a joke. Moving North-East."
The equipment installed in the village of Simeiz, recorded the movement of the peninsula to the North-East with a speed of 2.9 millimeters per year.
Data obtained by "Quasar-KVO" is reliable: its spatial-temporal resolution far exceeds the capacity of existing ground-based optical surveillance. This allows to define global tectonic crustal movements with millimeter precision.
Radio-interferometric complex "Quasar-KVO" consists of three radio-astronomical observatories: "Svetloe" in Leningrad region, "Zelenchukskaya" in Karachay-Cherkessia and "Badary" in the Republic of Buryatia. It contributes to the largest international astrometric, geodetic and astrophysical observations.


Space News

* "From nothing to glory in six decades - China's space program" (2016-10-10, XNA Newswire) []
* "Space Jam: China appoints basketball star as ambassador to Mars" (2016-10-10, []

* "Visitors to Mars could develop dementia from cosmic ray exposure; The brain defects mirror those observed in a previous study, six weeks after exposure" (2016-10-10, UPI Newswire) []
Photo from NASA showing Mars


* "Cassini data reveal subsurface ocean on Saturn's moon Dione" (2016-10-05, UPI Newswire) []

* "New dwarf planet discovered on edge of solar system" (2016-10-12, [] [begin excerpt]: A new dwarf planet about half the size of Pluto has been discovered at the edge of our solar system, some 8.5 billion miles from the Sun.
The planet is called 2014 UZ224, measures about 530km (329 miles) in diameter and takes 1,100 years to orbit the Sun.
It was discovered by students from the University of Michigan and physicist David Gerdes, who uncovered it amongst a galaxy map created with his Dark Energy Camera (DECam) for a Dark Energy Survey project []. [end excerpt]

* "700yrs to orbit Sun: New dwarf planet spotted beyond Neptune & Pluto" (2016-07-12, [] [begin excerpt]:
A team of astronomers have discovered a new dwarf planet in our solar system. Dubbed 2015 RR245, it is 120 times farther from the Sun than the Earth at its farthest orbital point.
“The icy worlds beyond Neptune trace how the giant planets formed and then moved out from the Sun. They let us piece together the history of our Solar System,” says Dr. Michele Bannister of the University of Victoria in British Columbia [], one of the researchers behind the finding. [end excerpt]
Illustration caption: Rendering of the orbit of RR245 (orange line). Objects as bright or brighter than RR245 are labeled. The Minor Planet Center describes the object as the 18th largest in the Kuiper Belt.


* "Earth-like planets in solar system ‘habitable zones’ to be photographed for 1st time" (2016-10-11, []

* "Proxima b: Planet that could support human life ‘may have oceans’ " (2016-10-06, [] [begin excerpt]:
According to France’s CNRS research institute, the rocky extrasolar planet is in an orbit that allows it to have water on its surface, “thus raising the question of its habitability”.
The international team of astrophysicists have determined that the dimensions and properties of its surface reveal a mass that is close to that of Earth, “which actually favor its habitability”.
“It is likely to harbor liquid water at its surface and therefore to harbor life forms,” wrote CNRS []. [...]
The researchers have two theories based on maximum and minimum estimations for Proxima b’s radius. In the first instance, they say the planet is either very dense, like Mercury, and surface water would not make up more than 0.05 percent of the planet’s total mass. [...]
Proxima b gained international attention when years of research into the planet showed it may have the right conditions to support life, all of which was published in the Nature journal last August [].
Proxima b, which is 1.3 times the size of Earth, was found to be the planet most likely to harbor life - and as it’s located ‘just’ four light years away, it offers tantalizing possibilities as a site for human relocation. [end excerpt]


* "Twice as big as Mars: Hubble spots molten ‘cannonballs’ blasting through space" (2016-10-07, []


Ancient News

* "White gold rush? Russian mammoth hunters dig into permafrost in search of precious ivory" (2016-10-08, []



* "Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Says Aliens Prevented Nuclear War On Earth To Ensure Our Survival" (2016-10-04, []
* "Space war, Vatican knowledge of extraterrestrials revealed in Podesta emails" (2016-10-10, [] [begin excerpt]: Aliens want to help mankind but fear our violent tendencies, according to an email exchange revealed by Wikileaks. Mails sent by astronaut Edgar Mitchell to John Podesta cite an impending space war and the Vatican’s knowledge of alien life.
“Because the War in Space race is heating up, I felt you should be aware of several factors as you and I schedule our Skype talk,” Mitchell, who died in February, tells Podesta in the mails from 2015 [], before mentioning a “nonviolent” alien species that wishes to share with mankind “zero point energy.”
Podesta was serving as counselor to President Barack Obama during the exchange, before he left the position to become chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. These emails emerged before Monday’s second batch of the ‘Podesta Emails’ were released by Wikileaks. [end excerpt]

Thursday, October 6, 2016

STRANGER NEWS, Oct. 6th, 2016

A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! 
Convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link].

Futurist News

* "How Onions May Be Used as Artificial Muscles" (2015-05-06, []


Space News

* "Elon Musk envisions 'fun' trips to Mars colony" (2016-09-28, AFP Newswire) []
* "Branson sees ‘sexy space hotels’ orbiting Earth & offering trips around Moon" (2016-10-04, []

* "MAGNETIC OCEANS AND ELECTRIC EARTH" (2016-09-30, []. Intro: Oceans might not be thought of as magnetic, but they make a tiny contribution to our planet’s protective magnetic shield. Remarkably, ESA’s Swarm satellites have not only measured this extremely faint field, but have also led to new discoveries about the electrical nature of inner Earth.

* "Mercury Found To Be Tectonically Active" (2016-09-26, []


* "Hubble: Possible Water Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa" (2016-09-26, []

* "Pluto’s ‘heart’ sheds light on a possible buried ocean; A giant asteroid impact in the dwarf planet’s past offers new insights into the possibility of an ocean beneath its surface" (2016-09-23, []

* "The truth isn’t that out there: Aliens existed in the past" (2016-05-17, []
* "Are we alone? Setting some limits to our planet's uniqueness" (2016-04-28, University of Rochester) [], summary: Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question -- summed up in the famous Drake equation -- has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. But a new article shows that the recent discoveries of exoplanets combined with a broader approach to the question makes it possible to assign a new empirically valid probability to whether any other advanced technological civilizations have ever existed.

Ancient News

* "Scientific Evidence of Flood May Give Credence to Legend of China’s First Dynasty" (2016-08-04, []

* "Undersea treasure: archaeologists find submerged Qin dynasty ‘seaside palace’ of China’s first emperor" (2016-01-19, []

* "How did prehistoric humans occupy the Tibetan Plateau?" (2016-08-31, []

* "The forgotten utopia: The Indus people may have lived for 700 years without war, weapons or inequality; The Indus civilisation lived across South Asia from 2600-1900 BC; Artefacts, such as jewellery, have been found, but not a single weapon; There is little evidence of a government, royalty or any other leader; Some experts have said it is impossible for Indus to have lived in this way; But until the Indus scripture has been translated, it is difficult to know" (2016-09-15, []

* "An exceptional 100,000-year-old palaeontological site unearthed in Arrasate" (2016-09-07, University of the Basque Country) []

* "Lord of the Rings: Rare discovery in Bronze Age tomb prompts new consideration of Greek history" (2016-10-04, University of Cincinnati) [], photo caption: The excavation yielded the discovery of the second largest gold signet ring known in the Aegean world, which shows five elaborately dressed female figures gathered by a seaside shrine.


* "Scatological Graffiti Was The Ancient Roman Version Of Yelp And Twitter" (2016-10-04, []

* "Ancient Cannabis 'Burial Shroud' Discovered in Desert Oasis; For the first time, archaeologists have unearthed well-preserved cannabis plants, which were placed on a corpse some 2,500 years ago" (2016-10-05, []

* "Kublai Khaan’s Imperial Palace Discovered Under the Forbidden City" (2016-05-09, []
* "Chinese archaeologists solve mystery of Beijing’s Forbidden Palace; For the centuries, the location in Beijing of Kublai Khan’s Yuan dynasty palace remained a mystery. Experts at the Palace Museum now believe it was not near the Beijing’s most famous royal residence, but underneath it" (2016-05-06, []

* "Evidence of Ancient Assyrian Church Discovered in Kazakhstan" (2016-10-05, []. The discovery is the first archaeological evidence of a Christian community in Kazakhstan, said Tom Davis, archaeology and biblical backgrounds professor and Archaeology Department Chairman at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. It supports the understanding of ancient Kazakhstan as a multi-cultural centre between East and West. The findings show the country was home for Muslims, Buddhists and Christians who lived among the local herdsmen and nomadic tribes, according to
The Kazakh government is very proud of its multi-cultural history and established the Centre for Cultural Rapprochement under Karl Baipakov, the state’s leading archaeologist and a world-renowned expert on the Silk Road. The centre works on the varied cultural strains in Kazakhstan’s history and supports foreign archaeologists.

* "The First People to Settle Polynesia Came from Asia" (2016-10-05, []
* "DNA from ancient skeletons reveals Polynesians may have come from Taiwan 5,000 years ago" (2016-10-05, []