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Chris Johnson

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Solomons Expedition
« on: August 18, 2011, 03:02:37 PM »

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For the third time this year a TIGHAR team is winging its way across the Pacific to do Earhart Project research "in far away places with strange sounding names." Team leader Gary Quigg, with TIGHAR stalwarts Karl Kern and John Clauss, and anthropologist Nancy Farrell are now en route to the Solomon Islands to seek out and interview surviving immigrants from the Nikumaroro settlement abandoned in 1963.

Can't wait for updates! This is a biggy for me. Can we find out what was happening on the island down at the seven site? Did native ladies have makeup? Was there systematic planting down at the seven site? Fish bakes, clam bakes and other stuff?

Alternativly we may just be able to get a final oral history on the colonisation :)
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Chris Johnson

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Re: Solomons Expedition
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 05:35:33 AM »

50 year old memories-

Bit like Betty’s then?  This is more to extract the last memories of the colony to preserve them for the future.  May also give an insight though into what was happening day to day.  Oral tradition can be powerful in a society that uses it rather than pen and paper.
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Don Dollinger

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Re: Solomons Expedition
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 11:00:02 AM »

Will be interesting to hear what they remember especially concerning things like Nessie and washed ashore plane parts.  These ancedotes can bolster or detract from what is already known.  The interesting part to me is the 3 parts to every story theorum.  Ones perception of events vs someone elses perception of events vs what actually occurred.  Separating the wheat from the chaff is really challenging as something that seems logical to us is not necessarily so as cultural differences and differences in their way of life dictate different ways of seeing things and doing things.

LTM,

Don
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