So the roomie was working, he couldn't give
his attention to the TV, so what I did was
throw on a documentary, from Youtube, on
Carthage and the argument over child
ASIDE: They kept referring to them as
Phoenicians and not Carthaginians. Which
I suppose is correct? I mean, it was a
Phoenician settlement, was it not? But I
always had it in my mind that they had
morphed into their own "Ethnicity" or identity
by then, the same way nobody is "Roman"
anymore or "Celtic" or "Goth"...
So this was a real Documentary -- the British
"Timeline" series -- not some kid's Youtube
video -- and the not only said that DNA can be
retrieved from cremated human remains but
that they successfully did so. More than once.
...the DNA testing was presumably to
determine if there was a gender bias in the
remains of babies. They felt that a gender bias
(all males, as they presumed, or even if they
were all females) would strongly support the
human-sacrifice claims. AND, the remains had
all been cremated.
So they can retrieve DNA from remains even
under the WORST conditions possible -- including
submerged under water, cremated, completely
decomposed so the DNA has to be fished from
the soil and even DNA into the millions of years
old, but NOTHING from Naledi...
I fling dog poo on their claims.
Yes I just called them liars.