|Subject:||Re: Anglo-Saxons before the migration|
|From:||"David J. Starr"|
|Date:||Mon, 24 Apr 2006 11:57:30 -0400|
Peter Alaca wrote:
As for the firewood, Pliny gives a very good descriptionof peat cutting: " .../they fashion the mud, too, with their hands/, /and drying it by the help of the winds more than/ /of the sun, cook their food by its aid, and so/ /warm their entrails, frozen as they are by the/ /northern blasts/... " As far as I know, this is the earliest written recordof peat cutting.
Ah yes. I missed that key bit on first reading. I thought Pliny was speaking of making mud brick. I missed the "cook their food by its aid" clause the first time I read it.
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