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September 26, 2011

The Northern Indo-Europeans

It would be an eye-opener for these wandering folk to see the state of us now though I suspect our stories about them would look a bit Motel of the Mysteries.

Good fun but all the interjections about the "symbolic" significance of this, that and the other thing are to over complicate the past. Copper and bronze ornamentation did not represent wealth, it was wealth; people weren't buried with symbols of their personal identity, they were buried with their favourite stuff. But such is old school archaeology.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 26, 2011 05:58 AM