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Old 11-05-2018, 03:43 PM
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"Bread leavened civilisation" from the comments

But it seems totally unsurprising to me. It's not like early people would say "let's invent farming and grow this grain that we have no use for".
Vaguely remembered idea about how it happened

Wanderers found a place where grain grew natively in sufficient abundance that a small population could remain stationary long enough to have a small village. The village would need a sort of designated place of pooping, where undigested grains would pass onto a well fertilized soil. Shortly the grain would be extra abundant, and it wouldn't require a great deal of imagination to make the leap to intentionally sowing some grain and fertilizing it to make even more grain for even more house dwellers, etc.

Maybe Jarred Diamond? I can't remember.
I remember learning it similarly, but except the people were still nomadic (or I guess migratory?). They would travel the same path year after year and eventually caught on that new food was growing on the sites where they had previously camped.

I def. got that from a schoolteacher, though, so veracity unknown.
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I prefer the version wherein we pooped our way to civilization. It just sounds right.
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I prefer the version wherein we pooped our way to civilization. It just sounds right.
With a bit of a tweak it even sings right:
:notes: We pooped our way to civilised,
:singing: poopah oh yeah yeah
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:53 AM
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So I was watching a lecture on the Epic of Gilgamesh, as you do, and in the middle of it... well watch from 32:46...


(Actually watch the whole lecture, I found it quite interesting).
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My favorite part is how two people I know were "randomly" on the internet and happened up on this.

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Huh, totally missed that this had been spotted before. But hey, nothing wrong with a signal boost.
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"A gentleman named bort"
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This was in with some old coins that belonged to my mother's BiL. I've now ended up with them. The padlock still works. The British coin's reverse is mostly rubbed away. I can make out a number 25, some foliage around the edge and a crest. Front seems to be something about George V ... God (made?) King and Emperor. I will probably look that up in a bit.

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GEORGIVS V DEI GRA REX ET IND IMP

George V, by the grace of God King and Emperor of India
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Well I didn't vote for him!
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Nor have I heard that any watery bints gave him any swords.
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TI can make out a number 25, some foliage around the edge and a crest.
I would guess that the 25 is for 1925. All the Brit coin images in a two minute google for 1925 feature George without a crown, so maybe one of the colonies e.g. 1925 Australian penny value

edit - obviously not that exact coin - metal and text don't match, just an example of the pic

edit again - Canada looks likely e.g. http://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-...ts-1925&years=
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This seems to be what it is. There is another Canadian coin as well as one from the Bahamas (1960's Elizabeth II )

Most unusual were the arcade tokens from Chuck E Cheese's restaurant from the 90s
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Chilling discovery: ice house found under London street | Science | The Guardian



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For the well to-do residents of Georgian London, serving chilled drinks at a festive party was a more complicated process than today. In the absence of electricity to make ice cubes and keep them frozen, they had to source their ice from elsewhere.

For the most discerning hosts, that meant using blocks of purest frozen Norwegian fjord, which was shipped to London’s docks and then carefully stored until required to be chipped into glasses and clinked.
So they've discovered an ice house, whose location had been forgotten, an egg-shaped pit about 10 metres deep. Filled with demolition rubble after the war.

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Workers would then climb down into the void from a small corridor near the top, to chip off blocks when required. Insulated with hay, these were then shipped by horse and cart to restaurants and private addresses and also, potentially, to some of the medical establishments nearby, according to Danny Harrison, a senior archaeologist at Mola.

“We know they used to use ice to numb things, for doing dentistry, and we have Harley Street and Wimpole Street [near] here … There is a good chance they were getting clean ice from here.
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Fjord and lemon in your drink, sir?
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Happy birthday Rosa Parks.
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I prefer the version wherein we pooped our way to civilization. It just sounds right.
It's completely plausible, too. Scientific expeditions almost introduced tomatoes to Surtsey Island that way.
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Quality spam there - no initial fake posts to create a false impression of normal personhood - and a mass wall of links, some text, some under images.

It's even almost on topic, but FIFA 18 is only last year and not really history. Definitely not geekodrome history.

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And now back to our regularly scheduled ontopicness.

Britain's equivalent to Tutankhamun found in Southend-on-Sea | UK news | The Guardian

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An Anglo-Saxon burial chamber found on a grassy verge next to a busy road and not far from an Aldi is being hailed as Britain’s equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Saaafend-on-sea is like sooo Essex youknowatahmean?

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For one thing it is in free-draining soil, meaning everything organic has decayed. “It was essentially a sandpit with stains,” she said. But what a sandpit. “It was one of the most significant archaeological discoveries we’ve made in this country in the last 50 to 60 years.”
"A sandpit with stains" ... that's also pretty Essex.

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This is apparently not cool enough for The History Blog a blog about history.
OK, now it is ... The History Blog » Blog Archive » Prittlewell burial keeps some secrets, tells others
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I dreamed that liv came and posted a reply in this thrad. But it was all a dream...
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