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Sep
14
asked Which forts did the British keep in the Northwest Territory after the American Revolution?
Sep
13
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Sep
12
revised Which native groups were hostile to the fur trade in North America?
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Sep
12
asked Did the Assiniboine live around Fort Assiniboine (Canada)?
Sep
12
comment Anthropophagy perpetrated by crusaders?
What is the source of this quote?
Sep
11
accepted A world in the moon?
Sep
11
comment Why did Americans give up meat resembling animals?
The issue isn't whether the animal is whole, but rather how easy it is to use. An unplucked chicken is a lot of work to cook, but one that's plucked and gutted is easy to toss in the oven. A whole pig (or even a whole ham) is more meat than I've ever needed at once, but a smaller cut of pork I can handle. A whole trout needs to be gutted and scaled, but a fish filet is easy to cook. Etc.
Sep
11
comment How accurately could ancient astronomers find latitude and longitude?
Nice answer! Though Columbus' estimate was generally believed to be wrong, according to many sources, while Eratosthenes' estimate was probably much better.
Sep
10
asked Which native groups were hostile to the fur trade in North America?
Sep
10
reviewed Leave Open How does finding a Franklin ship change what we know about the expedition?
Sep
10
reviewed Leave Open How much did we know about heredity pre-Mendel?
Sep
10
reviewed Leave Open What wiped the Buddhism traces from Kerala History?
Sep
10
reviewed Leave Open What is the origin of Friedensreich Hundertwasser's surname?
Sep
10
reviewed Leave Open Etymology of Pine Street in San Francisco
Aug
23
comment What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
Your statement "Georgians have certain talents as to covertly controlling people..." is far too wide-reaching.
Aug
22
comment How did it happen that countries and cities got different names in different languages?
@Drux, what do you mean by "Wittgenstein I vs II"? I've been searching and searching and I can't figure out the reference.
Aug
12
comment Does the Kimmirut find indicate pre-Viking Europeans traveling to Baffin Island?
"predates the Vikings by several hundred years" was the phrase in the article that seemed strange. Sounds like a claim of pre-Viking contact to me.
Jul
23
revised Does the Kimmirut find indicate pre-Viking Europeans traveling to Baffin Island?
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Jul
23
comment Does the Kimmirut find indicate pre-Viking Europeans traveling to Baffin Island?
The first link is about Kennewick Man, a find from 8000 years and 4000 miles away. The second is about Welsh-speaking Mandans, a theory that I see no evidence for.
Jul
22
comment Does the Kimmirut find indicate pre-Viking Europeans traveling to Baffin Island?
@fdb, why? I'm asking about a report of an archaeological find that wouldn't change the current understanding very much.