On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 13:16:48 GMT, prd <X_header@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>ethnocentric and weak archaeology.
> Who makes it that way?
Why - you do Phil.
It is an aspect of you ethnocentricity which caused you to flare up
when Doug mentioned the word 'cairns'.
Do you remember how you had already been sensitised to that word when
some time previously I mentioned figure 2c of
http://www.spirasolaris.ca/1aintro.html which by its recording of
cairns opened the possibility of a wider ranging presence of the Norse
in North America than you were prepared to tolerate.
Why wouldn't you tolerate the idea? It may have something to do with
your identification with the ethnicity of a great-grandmother (or
similar - I forget) but whatever the explanation, you go, off like a
hand grenade at tiniest hint of that taboo subject. Whatever the
cause, you create havoc when you get started.
Doug has already pointed out that by your response you killed dead
what could have been quite an interesting archaeological thread.