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answered When became turks finns?
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comment Is there any evidence of post-landbridge travel across the Bering Strait?
(good answer otherwise though, and I agree wholeheartedly with its non-Europe-based points. I upvoted).
Oct
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comment Is there any evidence of post-landbridge travel across the Bering Strait?
The book in question gets a mention in the Solutrean hypothesis wiki page. I'm not a fan of the hypothesis myself. My two biggest rules of thumb are to require extra scrutiny for theories that are either a) more complicated than necessary (Hanlon's razor) or b) attractive to their proponents for emotional reasons. This one hits both.
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revised Is there any evidence of post-landbridge travel across the Bering Strait?
Fixed a horrible, horrible direction error (probably due to me being left-handed).
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answered Is there any evidence of post-landbridge travel across the Bering Strait?
Oct
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comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
I agree, in that if you are at all interested in WWII history, you owe it to yourself to talk to as many vets/survivors as you can. There's a wonderful group of vets here in town that do occasional classes. However, that was 60 years ago, and every few years they have one less presenter. So if you want to hear some living WWII history, you'd better do it quickly. WWII belongs to the historians more and more every year.
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comment Was the concept of religious freedom in the early United States applied to native American faiths?
Since the attacks on Indian culture tended to be multi-pronged, there were generally better legs to stand on (eg: property rights, freedom of assembly) than the practice of their "heathen" religon. Not that it mattered much. When Congress or the Courts made decisions in the Indians favor, they were typically just ignored‌​.
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answered Was the concept of religious freedom in the early United States applied to native American faiths?
Oct
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comment How did Europeans really conquer the Americas?
This is one of those questions we've jokingly considered making an "Explained in Guns, Germs, and Steel" close reason for. :-)
Oct
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comment During the U.S. Prohibition, how did they get away with drinking alcohol?
@user5001 - ...so the next logical question is the source for that assertion. About half of the book I linked is about that (the "Rise" part). So I'd suggest either picking up the book, or asking it here as a question.
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comment During the U.S. Prohibition, how did they get away with drinking alcohol?
@user5001 - There really wasn't any such thing as scientific polling until very late in the 1930's, and even then it tended to concentrate on presidential races.
Oct
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answered What wars were there which were contemporaneous with but unconnected to ww2?
Oct
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comment Was there continuity in the political elite between the Confederation Congress and the US Congress?
Shame there isn't a list you can link to rather than clutter up your answer with a bunch of names, but otherwise a really good answer. +1
Oct
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answered Was anyone a notable participant in both the American Revolution and the Latin American Wars of Independence (as a liberator)?