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May
23
comment Confusion about the oldest humans outside Africa and the human migration
@CGCampbell isn't history, by definition, only about the written era?
May
21
comment Why did family size decrease when health care improved?
"the point of having a large family […] was so, by the law of large numbers […] you would eventually have grandchildren in the face of high death ratios…" this is obviously right, no need to ask a question…
May
20
revised When did husbands & wives start sharing bedrooms?
that was just confusing
May
20
suggested approved edit on When did husbands & wives start sharing bedrooms?
May
20
comment When did husbands & wives start sharing bedrooms?
@SJuan76 this is very sad, but unfortunately I think it's also correct :(
May
19
comment Do I look my ethnicity?
Would this be in-topic in Biology SE? If I had to guess I'd say slightly no, but I'm not sure.
May
18
revised Were crossbows used by the Japanese?
Added quote from comments to post
May
18
suggested approved edit on Were crossbows used by the Japanese?
May
18
comment Why Columbus and others searched for India?
@Skepto that might be an interesting (and not difficult, I think) question, but it might also be easily answered by wikipedia.
May
18
comment Was the money requested by the French for the XYZ affair really a bribe?
I'd advise you to reformat this wall of text, or many people won't even bother to read.
May
15
comment How common was smoking in first half of the 20th century?
This is interesting and a good point, but not a complete answer. More like a pointer.
May
13
comment Why isn't Somaliland recognized as a separate country?
@TeaDrinker we should post something like this as a question
May
13
comment Why isn't Somaliland recognized as a separate country?
@TeaDrinker but, as far as I understand, both Sudan and Ethiopia ultimately agreed, while Somalia doesn't, and this makes all the difference.
May
12
comment Strange symbol on Midwest brick home
Rather than searching for the symbol, have you tried to track down who the original builders were? They might have built something else…
May
12
comment Strange symbol on Midwest brick home
I'm not sure, why would they have used crosses, instead of squares?
May
11
comment Are there any images from ancient times in which Heracles is shown with a cornucopia?
Can't commit while already in private beta, might have to wait a few days.
May
11
comment What do Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice have in common?
I am philosophically opposed to downvoting good answers, but the preface and the postface of this one are outrageously offensive. I've reported the post, and unless they are removed, I suggest everyone else to downvote too. (and I'm sorry, because this would otherwise be a very good answer, but this behaviour is unacceptable)
May
11
comment Rulers' titles in Middle Age Italy
@Matthaeus exactly. It gives you more prestige to be king, hence you cannot just suddenly say "I'm king", or you would actually lose prestige instead.
May
11
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May
11
comment What do Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice have in common?
@CrèmeCaramelita Romagna is a (sub)region, and Ferrara is a city in Romagna. That being said, it's still a nice observation: this answer makes sense only as long as they had offices in exactly those cities, and not elsewhere.