Or that they were just in close proximity to it. Or that someone touched red ochre & then touched the beads…or that some bratty kid was playing in it & tracked into the house. Ya know that stuff stains, right??
I’m sorry, I just HATE all the speculation that goes on when people find shit in the ground. They assume it’s this big deal b/c it’s…IN THE GROUND…when really…it’s inevitable. If something is left outside long enough…it gets covered in dirt (or eaten by a tree…whatever). Even stuff left inside…gets covered in dust…and if that dust should be contaminated w/ any dampness (like rain or humidity)...it gets to be gooey dust…which attracts more dust…until you have this thing covered in an inch of dusty-dirty crud stuff…and someone cleans it off & it’s a friggin’ miracle.
ARGH! This is why I hate watching the history discovery stuff. All the damn speculation & no one can even give you any specific facts about it that can be proven. “Ah, what we have here, is ah, a nomadic tribal ceremonial medicine bowl. Probably left here by the Wikipedia people, over 3,000 years ago. See, here, ah, we have this marking that clearly indicates it was licked by a tribal priestess w/ green eyes…and a hang nail. Ah, what you’ll find is that these things are remarkably preserved by this special layer of dirt, called dirt…and ah, most likely left here as a symbolic sacrifice to the, ah, goddess Wikiwatchee, who uh, would probably have been about 10 feet tall & wore only fish scales on her breasts. Ah…yes.”
Really?? Ya got ALL that from a dirt sample?? I don’t think so. Without any actual record…these people are speculating on what they HOPE is something that’s a big deal. I think it would be funny as Hell for some old bones to wake up & start speaking to the damn museum idiots that are convinced something happened, b/c of this random bits of “evidence” laying around…and have it say, “What the Hell are you thinking?”