Friday, January 25, 2008

Bifaces in SEMO

A long time ago, in a place far far away, there was a group of really smart students at a University located on the border between the ocean and the forests of the Pacific Northwest. These students were led by a cantankerous Professor who's assailed these students with logic and theory. Among the students there was one they called "Kris" who focused his attention on the study of chipped stone bifaces from a mystical place, they called SEMO. His study, an investigation into the technology, functional and stylistic variability of these objects, was herald as a masterpiece of clearheaded thinking and hard work. Not only did this Kris measure many hundreds of these bifaces along as many dimensions as one can conceive, but he generated dates for some of the objects using thermoluminescence dating.

This body of work nearly vanished into the mists of time. Miraculously, it has been resurrected -- Tim Hunt, late of Allrecipes.com -- has built an online database that features these data in a user-accessible way.

Join the legend by visiting this database at:

http://procyonlotor.org/SEMOBiface/


Your life may never be the same.

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