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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Nov
5
comment What are the oldest primary sources of recorded history in china?
Primary source is a term describing the relation of the historian to the source. Historians generally only have access to existent copies, even in my relatively modern work (1950s) I'm mostly looking at yellow red or blue carbons.
Nov
5
revised Are there any extant original first-century manuscripts of any of Josephus' works?
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Nov
5
comment Are there any extant original first-century manuscripts of any of Josephus' works?
On reflection, good migration. Fundamentally a question about source provenance of a historical source.
Nov
2
comment What were the cultures of peasants in China during the Hundred Schools period (600-221BCE)?
I'll split this and leave this particular question as the question on marriage customs for @Semaphore answering.
Nov
2
comment When did waving become a part of human interaction?
Per meta we are experimenting with answering historically unanswerable questions as unanswerable. As the question has changed I will be deleting this answer within a couple of days.
Nov
2
reviewed Leave Closed Origins of the term “Moderate Islam”
Nov
2
reviewed Leave Closed Did Abraham Lincoln have a duel with cannons?
Nov
2
reviewed Reviewed What steps were taken at the end of WW2 to prevent a WW3?
Nov
2
reviewed Close Did the indigenous inhabitants of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia originate from the same diaspora?
Nov
2
reviewed Close Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
Nov
2
comment Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is an open ended source request.
Nov
2
revised What was the size of surface of a cereal crop needed per man per year during the Dark Ages in Western Europe?
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Nov
2
answered When did waving become a part of human interaction?
Nov
1
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
1
asked What were the cultures of peasants in China during the Hundred Schools period (600-221BCE)?
Oct
30
revised What was the available level of agricultural technology in late 2nd century China?
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Oct
29
comment What mechanisms made Stalinism triumphant in Russia?
Too many questions, needs to be split.
Oct
26
comment What race were the invading Turkish armies of Anatolia?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a request for pseudo-science.
Oct
25
comment What is it called when a Corporation purchases the rights to something to prevent it's production, to increase profit
Suggested migration to politics.se, as they're willing to cover non-historical macro economics.
Oct
23
comment The land of gold described in Genesis
This answer seems to answer the mythological question "Where is Havilah?" Not suited to this board. It does not answer the historical question, "Did people conduct expeditions to locate this mythic land?" Compare: "Where is Atlantis" to "What expeditions have people made to locate Atlantis".