[Sca-cooks] Images of Dining in Ireland 1581

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius.magister at verizon.net
Mon Aug 21 12:22:34 PDT 2006

On Aug 21, 2006, at 3:02 PM, Susan Fox wrote:

> Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise wrote:
>>> Well, we've talked about this pretty extensively, but mostly, AFAIK,
>>> from within the dread, murky realm of "archaeological
>>> evidence" (which is usually a SCAdian euphemism for no
>>> documentation ;-)  ).
>> Whereas, bizarrely, in the real world, the "archaeological  
>> evidence" dug
>> up out of the ground is considered rather more reliable than textual
>> evidence.
> Tell me about it.  This is the age where Reliable Sources taught  
> that a
> giraffe was a cross between a camel and a leopard.  Give me
> archaeological evidence any day.  People lie, dirt does not.

True. But sometimes people make mistakes with the dirt that doesn't  
lie, and sometimes they even lie about it.


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