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by Simon21
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

Seabirds eat shellfish as do many other life forms, why would the neanderthals be any different? It's simple to get and nutritious, a fairly obvious food.
by Simon21
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

And neither the RIs or Puritans were tolerant of Catholics, which in terms of the UK meant of course the Irish. Some had also fought in the 80 years war and were clearly brutalised by the event, so they were not all the tolerant, peaceful people they have been depicted. The impression of an inhospit...
by Simon21
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Article on Minoan Palaces
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Article on Minoan Palaces

That's what they used to use in Japan apparently for the same reason
by Simon21
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Article on Minoan Palaces
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Artilce on Minoan Palaces

Meh... It could have been worse... Belzoni could have been the one to 'excavate & restore' Knossos...
That is hardly consoling
by Simon21
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

There were European rivalries no doubt, and there were the indigenous nations, but travelling over the North Atlantic just to freeze seems a wasted effort.

And is it not true that some of these colonists were experienced in the religious wars.
by Simon21
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Article on Minoan Palaces
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Artilce on Minoan Palaces

Interesting piece. Apparently Evans damaged a lot of the site by his determined reconstructions.
by Simon21
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

The English were well aware of Spain's reaction to the French establishing Ft. Caroline in 1564 and its resulting destruction and execution of all male inhabitants by Menendez. St Augustine was settled by the Spanish in 1565 and was well-garrisoned. English colonists stayed far north at the time; J...
by Simon21
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

There were sporadic Spanish attempts to move north from Florida. They seem to have been more interested in gold than agriculture, though. The Carolinas are not big in gold.
But neither is the Carribean
by Simon21
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

This evokes the question about white settlement in the North America during the colonial period - why on earth did anyone bother sailing or walking from one freezing place to another. Answer: Freedom of religion (i.e. politics) and the ability to own of land. Warmer latitudes farther south were con...
by Simon21
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: New World
Topic: A Study of Early North American Skulls
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: A Study of Early North American Skulls

This evokes the question about white settlement in the North America during the colonial period - why on earth did anyone bother sailing or walking from one freezing place to another.
by Simon21
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

And some of the unniceties - wasn't a horde of jewellery found in a foodstall (presumed - there is no evidence for any type of fire) thought to have been looted from a house the owners had fled from? More wierd is the magnificent amber necklace found in sewer drain - again presumed to have been thro...
by Simon21
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

That's an average figure Romans could live for quite some time

I think they drew the line at leaving bodies in the baths
by Simon21
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Religious thought
Replies: 33
Views: 34078

Re: Religious thought

Your signature line is an underhanded way to sneak in advertising... We don't need ads for Kinder Surprise eggs in this forum.

On QI Stephen Fry surprised everyone by stating that Kinder Eggs were illegal in the US, or illegal to have in your luggage on account of the toys they contained.
by Simon21
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Religious thought
Replies: 33
Views: 34078

Re: Religious thought

:cry: "It has always amazed me that people who claim to be good Christians can also be anti-Semitic"
Kinda started off with the founder, St Paul
by Simon21
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

The only problem with the disease theory is that it of course goes both ways.