Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

DALE DRINNON: New from the Frontiers of Anthropology

In which the author airs some of his eccentric pet theories:

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

Maybe that blurb was a little weak, I thought I was being funny.

How about "Dale Drinnon Voices His Opinion That There Really Was A Prior Period of Matriarchy, That it was on Atlantis: and it is because of that that the primary unit of measurement of length they used was a cloth yard of 36 inches and related to lengths of cordage and ropes, including some conventions of ropes, knots and sailor's terminology in use down to the current day; the reason for keeping records by quipus; and the reason for the use of the hundredweight as originally the unit for measuring gold in the ancient world as based on the average weight of a Priestess or Princess in the Atlantean Tradition"

That does say the whole idea neatly enough, but I'll admit it is hardly a BRIEF summary.

Best Wishes, Dale D.