After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Toronto scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the Ontarian's, in the weeks that followed, a Vancouver archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the Vancouver Province: "BC archaeologists, finding traces of 130-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 30 years earlier than Ontario".
One week later, The Telegram in St Johns, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 60 feet in St John's, Newfoundland, James Smith, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely f--k all. James has therefore concluded that 150 years ago, Newfoundland had already gone wireless."
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Posted by Peter L. Whittle