[Ansteorra] Gas prices

Emma Haldan emma.haldan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 21:02:58 PDT 2008


I know crude was used by Native Tribes in North American as a medicinal
thing, and often featured in later "snake oil salesman" cures.... They
collected it from water sources where it "leaked" from close to the surface
deposits. Is there anything similar in non American Pre Columbian world?

Asphalt, of course, was very well known and costly, at least in the ancient

Emma H

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 9:04 PM, Chris Zakes <dontivar at gmail.com> wrote:

> At 08:37 PM 9/12/2008, you wrote:
>  Is this an appropriate topic for this list?  I participate in the SCA to
>> get away from Real Life when I can.  A mention that fuel prices are
>> affecting the attendance at events is appropriate.  Debating the details
>> of mundane world political or economic situations just seems like it
>> belongs in the mundane world, not on this list.
>>  Miles Grey
> Agreed. Hey Stefan! What have you got in the Florilegium on medieval uses
> for petroleum?
>        -Tivar Moondragon
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