[Sca-cooks] Another, older, banana found in London

Elise Fleming alysk at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jul 15 07:31:40 PDT 2010


 >The poster on the Calontir list makes the error of assuming the 
 >plantain was deposited in the mid-15th Century.  The site is a midden 
 >which, IIRC, was a fish market with live tanks, that was abandoned in 
 >the 15th Century and became a trash dump.  The plantain was located at 
 >a level of the midden placing it in the early to middle 16th Century 
 >and it was determined not to be a more modern intrusive artifact.

Are the people remembering that the mid-15th century is around 1450 and 
not 1550?  For modern Americans, using centuries rather than years can 
be very confusing.  It's not really taught in schools nowadays.

Alys K.
Elise Fleming
alysk at ix.netcom.com

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