Subject: Re: coin maps - actual reference From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Yuri Kuchinsky) Date: 1997/06/14 Message-ID: <email@example.com> Newsgroups: sci.archaeology [More Headers] Gee, thanks, Phil. So now we know that the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR is not quite the wacko publication secretly controlled by a sinister and far-reaching "diffusionist" cabal as some rather suspicious folks here suggested... It's difficult to see how this controversy might be settled in a decisive way one way or the other, unless a few such coins were found ...in America by a whole team of SCEPTICAL INQUIRER editors out for a weekend in the country? Best wishes, Yuri. Yuri Kuchinsky | "Where there is the Tree of Knowledge, there -=- | is always Paradise: so say the most ancient in Toronto | and the most modern serpents." F. Nietzsche ----- my webpage is for now at: http://www.io.org/~yuku ----- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: : People seem tio be asking for a picture and scholarly reference to an : unquestioned map on a coin. Here it is: : : p. 158 of The History of Cartography, Vol. 1, eds. Harley and Woodward, : U. of Chicago Press 1987. That book is the BEST on the subject, : and contains further references. : : This whole carthaginian map of the new world issue has been debated pretty : fiercely on MAPHIST, where I have suggested that: : : a. The features might not be a map anyway. : b. If they are a map, there are lots of other places they might be : a map of... I suggest Motya (Mozia) on Sicily, an important : Carthaginian site of that period, but I only suggest it as an : alternative place to look, I don't necessarily believe it. Personally, : I'd be happiest if the marks were a map of the Moon, but I'm certain they : are not. : Phil Stooke, : Dept. of Geography, : U. of Western Ontario, : London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2Click here to go one level up in the directory.