They could have held on to stones or some other heavy object as a means
of descending. I thought I saw a picture of the wreck being brought to
the surface on TV at work one lunch time. Must have been in the 80s.
Interesting what they can learn from the DNA of the human remains,
though it is odd that there are any.
On Saturday, 25 July 2020 22:00:23 UTC+1, Michael Chare wrote:
There were certainly plenty of remains. Mostly bones, teeth, skin,
hair and in one case I know of some brain tissue. Plenty of scope
for DNA analysis.
In general, organic material was well preserved by the anaerobic silt
that covered everything. So wood, fabric, leather, rope and similar
materials were preserved. Silver, pewter, and copper alloys were
well preserved and to a lesser extent iron.
I was ill when it was raised and watched it live. A bit of a heart stopping
moment when the weight made a support slip as it was beginning to come clear
of the water.
I'm sure that lady must have been in the water longer than anyone else as
everytime you saw her she was in there. I remember being amazed they got
colour TV pictures from there, but well that was a long time ago now.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
It was a repeat - all they proved was that at least one member of the
crew was of African decent, rather than that the crew was African. The
bone analysis indicated that he had spent his whole life living in the
UK, so his parents had maybe come to the UK from Africa.
On Sun, 26 Jul 2020 10:23:26 +0100, Harry Bloomfield, Esq.
In those days they didn't know much about ship design, centres of
gravity and buoyancy etc. The Mary Rose was bordering on top-heavy,
especially with all the extra 'marines' on deck, ready to do battle
with the French. When she came about to bring her port-side guns to
bear on the French, she listed enough for her open starboard gun ports
to become submerged. Water poured in, with the inevitable result. If
they'd closed those gun ports, things might have been different.
On Sun, 26 Jul 2020 09:53:56 +0100, Harry Bloomfield, Esq. wrote:
Well over a thousand years previously there were Syrians patrolling
Hadrians wall. And thousands of years before that at least one person
came from central Europe and got themselves buried near Stonehenge.
What would be earth shattering would be a study which suggested that no
one ever came to Britains shores from anywhere ever in the history of
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