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31.03.2013 @ 18:03Just climb up the ladder behind the Nilfgaard's body.
31.03.2013 @ 17:53
Wichat said:House? how pretty...what house? How many women there were in a family? better said, how many people mde a "family" Labor house? which ones? sweep? what floor? laundry? what clothes? furs? ›››
I don't think he meant house as we define it today. "Family", "Clan", "Tribe"; I think could be used quite interchangeably during this time period. They probably did not do "laundry" in the modern sense, but cleaning most certainly. Chimpanzees have been observed grooming each other not only with hands, but some species even use tools to do so. So for humans of the bronze age to clean is not very hard to imagine. Bronze age humans being more sedentary, did accumulate detritus that needed to be gotten rid of. Caves that show signs of Human/Neanderthal habitation most often have a bone pit located at the back of the cave, where incidentally many of the most interesting finds have been made.
31.03.2013 @ 16:39High Plains Drifter
31.03.2013 @ 15:29It's not hard to imagine that women worked bronze, glass, or pottery in pre-historical times. The first objects made from those materials were most likely small and easily handled and probably did not start becoming a male job until much larger and heavier objects started to be made. If we think about some of the earliest finds made from bronze they are small objet d' art, not swords, shields, or large objects. Also back when bronze was first discovered men more than likely did not have the time to get heavily involved in those sorts of things. Not that women had a great deal of spare time either, but hunting and farming is a very time consuming job, nor do those jobs spend a great deal of time around the hearth. Even today when hunting is much easier, even bringing home a deer will take most of the day. Look at the amount of time a farmer spends out in his fields even with all of the modern equipment. I would even venture to say that women made the first knives. A knife would have made many of their jobs much easier, so I don't think it is a far stretch to say that a women thought of it. While the find is very cool, I don't find the idea as radical as she tries to make it out. I find it entirely plausible that metalworking did not become something entirely in the male domain until after iron working was discovered, and even then I suspect there were cases of women still working bronze.
EDIT: Agreed Dragonbird.
29.03.2013 @ 00:38
Guy N said:They picked up loanwords. But their structure is still very much unlike Indo-European languages. For example, very few Indo-European languages are agglutinative, but these, like most Uralic languages, are.
(Agglutinative languages tend to have suffixes stacked on suffixes like the layers on a Dobos torte, allowing a single word to contain, say, a complicated relative clause. There's a widely quoted joke example in Turkish, Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmışçasına, a train wreck of a word that translates, "as if you were one of those whom we could not make resemble the Czechoslovakian people".) ›››
And with that, I'm off to learn something, accompanied by large bowl of ice cream. Thanks
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