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Jul
12
revised Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
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Jul
12
revised Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
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Jul
12
revised Extent of the Roman empire after Trajan?
Corrected spelling. Added a couple relevant images.
Jul
12
answered Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
Jul
12
answered What is the origin of the English Ship Building Philosophy?
Jul
12
suggested suggested edit on Extent of the Roman empire after Trajan?
Jul
5
comment Was there a bronze age in the Americas?
The Tin mining page vaguely says "in the Americas tin exploitation began around 1000 AD", but without sources. Yeah, Ecuador and Peru seem to have had arsenical bronze.
Jul
5
comment Was there a bronze age in the Americas?
In contrast, tin only appears as an ore (cassiterite), so you'd need to know smelting. According to the Tin page, there are large deposits of it in South America, but sounds like not so much in North America.
Jul
5
comment Was there a bronze age in the Americas?
Also worth noting that there was enough native copper available that it could be had without smelting. Seems there were several tribes doing this, even the Eskimos (see Copper Inuit). The article on Native copper says the Michigan site is the largest native copper deposit in the world. Bolivia has another major deposit.
Jul
5
accepted Was there a bronze age in the Americas?
Jul
5
revised Was there a bronze age in the Americas?
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5
asked Was there a bronze age in the Americas?
Jul
5
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Jul
4
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
4
revised Who first combined the lateen and square sails that led to the carrack?
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Jul
4
comment Who first combined the lateen and square sails that led to the carrack?
Good, although I picked this question because I knew wikipedia didn't give an adequate answer. It could well be that we can't narrow it to a specific person, but I know there's more to the story than this. Hint: "Carrack" is a corruption of the original name for this type of ship, which was "Coch Baonesche".
Jul
4
asked Who first combined the lateen and square sails that led to the carrack?
Jul
3
revised Any notable battles fought with steel vs. bronze weapons?
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Jul
3
asked Any notable battles fought with steel vs. bronze weapons?
Jul
3
answered How was life in the Iron Age different from life in the Middle Ages?