Date: 21-Feb-2006 From: Mike Matloff <michelhooyahoo.com> Subject: The Pottery Recording Video is a Fake
I am sorry to report that the video 'documentary' on the supposed ancient recording in the grooves of pottery is a complete (but elaborate) hoax that was apparently perpetrated as part of a 2005 April Fool's joke. I wish to thank Dr. Young of the University of Newcastle on Tyne and Dr. Hall of Ohio State University for pointing this out to me.
I initially found the 'story' on The Raw Feed (http://therawfeed.com) which is a generally well-respected news source and has never let me down before. No mention is made on the main page that the story is a fake; however, if you click on the comments section, you will see that others have commented to that effect. Apparently this video was made by a Belgium film student as part of his portfolio. This appears to be his Web page: