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I play lots of games, develop a few. Check out my publisher's page at lumenaris.com.

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Oct
10
comment Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
@JimThio, with two asterisks.
Oct
9
comment How similar were Finnish and Lenape slash-and-burn agriculture?
Bailyn's statement was brief and without details (as it was incidental to the main story). All I know so far about their similarity is that they were both slash and burn.
Oct
9
comment How similar were Finnish and Lenape slash-and-burn agriculture?
@MarkC.Wallace, that's basically the point of this question. I'm guessing that they used different implements, planted different crops, made different use of beasts of burden, etc., but I just don't know.
Oct
9
comment Did any European/American settlements in the Ohio Country survive the French and Indian War?
If it was destroyed and replaced, I'd say that doesn't count as a survival.
Oct
9
comment What type of defenses did the Pequot use at their fort?
I've seen that engraving, but I just couldn't make sense of it. The second image really helps.
Oct
9
comment Were the Puritans for a State Church?
The Puritans were definitely in favor of their colony being officially Puritan. I'll see if I can dig up some references.
Oct
9
comment What would have been the carrying capacity for 11th-13th century backpacks?
The illustrations take this from a good answer to a great one. +1 from me.
Oct
2
comment Was Jesus depicted as dark skinned during the beginning of christianity
This doesn't even try to answer the question.
Sep
27
comment Has South Africa's economy declied since Apartheid ended?
I disagree. It's likely to be inflammatory, but it's a valid question.
Sep
24
comment Is there a general term for epicycles, deferents, and eccentrics in Ptolemaic astronomy?
Thank you for mentioning the History of Science SE. I had no idea it existed.
Sep
19
comment Did any relevant Mexican authority ever acknowledge the secession of Texas before the start of the Mexican-American War?
In the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico acknowledged that their border ended at the Rio Grande. Whether this counts or not depends on what you're looking for, which you need to make clearer.
Sep
14
comment Did early American settlers have to buy their land from the government?
What changed in 1760?
Sep
12
comment Anthropophagy perpetrated by crusaders?
What is the source of this quote?
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.
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
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.