[Sca-cooks] Images of Dining in Ireland 1581
Huette von Ahrens
ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 22 02:36:17 PDT 2006
--- Susan Fox <selene at earthlink.net> 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.
And just the other day, someone was looking at a museum site in Egypt, which
had a item which was labeled "a small ceremonial mace" which was in fact a
drop spindle... So sometimes archeologists can be clueless also.
Remember that while money talks, chocolate sings.
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