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Mar
22
comment What distinguishes the mesolithic period from neolithic and paleolithic
The start and end dates of the Mesolithic vary by geographical region. . . . "The type of tool remains the diagnostic factor: The Mesolithic featured composite devices manufactured with Mode V chipped stone tools (microliths). The Paleolithic had utilized Modes I-IV and the Neolithic mainly abandoned the chipped microliths in favor of polished, not chipped, stone tools."
Mar
22
comment Why did Bierut threaten to murder families of those who did not join him?
The obvious reason is to motivate people to join the party.
Mar
22
comment When did “whites only” signs (racial segregation) become illegal in the USA?
Excellent summary; you should consider answering your own question. In my opinion, there is a tension between the title of the question and the purpose of your question - the title clearly asks about the signs, but your comments seem to emphasize when segregation became illegal; those are two different things.
Mar
21
comment When did last names start being used, and who introduced the concept?
This doesn't answer the question.
Mar
21
comment Did medieval guards wear heavy armor for long periods of time?
Era - you specified medieval (5-15th) in the title; I remove the tags for Bronze age (3000 to 1200 BCE) and Iron Age (1200 BCE to 1BCE). Questions that span five milennia are out of scope as "too broad"
Mar
21
revised Did medieval guards wear heavy armor for long periods of time?
removed bronze age and iron age tags, since there they are way out of period.
Mar
21
comment Did medieval guards wear heavy armor for long periods of time?
A casual glance at wikipedia shows that plate armor is circa 17th; medieval is 5-15th. So there is no clanking. Mail dates from Rome to 15th. The key question is whether guards (if there were guards) were wealthy enough to afford mail.
Mar
21
comment Did medieval guards wear heavy armor for long periods of time?
Did medieval guards wear plate armor? did they wear any armor at all?
Mar
21
revised Street Team Games played by boys in Balkans of early 20th Century
deleted 1 character in body
Mar
21
comment Has Taiwan always been a part of China?
Themes external to history are external to H:SE. Those sections of the question should be moved to politics:SE or some other stack; H:SE is scoped to history and history only.
Mar
21
comment When did “whites only” signs (racial segregation) become illegal in the USA?
Are you asking about segregation or about "whites only" signs. Signs with that message are not illegal; making a sign illegal is difficult in the USA (Although a case could be made, I'm not aware that the signs have been declared hate speech). Segregation is illegal; the implementing legislation was passed over multiple decades
Mar
21
comment The taboo of premarital sex for women
Western European society still covers 400,000 years; during much of that time there is no evidence of the taboo you mention. If you're interested in the Christian era, the answer may be theological rather than historical.
Mar
21
comment Before iron was common, what did common people use for door hinges?
Copper nails, bronze nails, even wooden nails - or you can tie the leather to the door. Heck, you can even use stone shims. People built things for thousands of years before they learned to smelt iron.
Mar
21
comment The taboo of premarital sex for women
Because the consequences of premarital sex are more evident for women than men. It is far easier to detect motherhood than fatherhood. Extramarital motherhood complicates inheritance law in patrimonial societies. The question as stated is too broad; it includes hundreds of thousands of years of history and tens of thousands of nations/cultures/tribes. The question relies on an assertion that is presented without any evidence or research.
Mar
21
comment Has Taiwan always been a part of China?
I'm not sure this answers OP's question; there are lots of interesting opinions here, but no evidence of research and no clear response to the question.
Mar
21
revised What is the basis for the argument that the true believers in Juche died in the N. Korean famine?
edited title
Mar
21
reviewed Close Why did the Arab spring and Iranian Green movement failed for the most part, but the European revolution did not?
Mar
21
revised Where did Metternich say the Balkans began?
edited title
Mar
20
reviewed No Action Needed Historical use of air guns in major battle?
Mar
20
reviewed Looks OK Spanish-American war from Spain's perspective?