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Old 12-19-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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Fred on The Virtues of Not Working

Fred is on a roll.

http://www.fredoneverything.net/FOE_Frame_Column.htm

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Old 12-19-2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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Fred, the model of a curmudgeon. Fred rocks.
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Entertaining . . . but Fred doesn't know squat about primitive cultures.* As a serious student of archaeology, his romantic and naive notions about how primitive cultures work kinda ruined it for me.* *
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Entertaining . . . but Fred doesn't know squat about primative cultures.* As a serious student of archaeology, his romantic and naive notions about how primative cultures work kinda ruined it for me.* *
Just a question- aren't the Southwestern tribes you study Neolithic cultures rather than true pre-agricultural Paleolithic groups like he is (broadly) characterizing?

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Just a question- aren't the Southwestern tribes you study Neolithic cultures rather than true pre-agricultural Paleolithic groups like he is (broadly) characterizing?

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First, I study more than only Southwestern cultural groups.* And second, No.* *

The pre-history of the Southwest begins with the paleo-Indian tradition (say about 10,000 BC to ~5,000 BC) which is a hunter gatherer culture.* These people followed big game and gathered the dessert.* After the large mammals disappeared (due to major climatic changes), an Archaic tradition (~5,000 BC to ~100 AD) developed which was also hunter-gatherer but dependent on smaller game rather than mammoths.* Formative cultures began to develop in the Southwest around 0 to 200 AD with the widespread exploitation of agriculture.* Once agriculture took hold, ceramic traditions, textiles, architecture, etc. became common.

The story is surprisingly similar over most parts of the world with only the absolute timeline changing.* The bow and arrow was not introduced into North America till about 500 AD -- well into the formative period.* Prior to that the atlatl (spear thrower) was the weapon of choice.

Hey, I liked the sentiment of his article.* He just hasn't characterized any primitive cultural group I know about.* *
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Re: Fred on The Virtues of Not Working

Yep

Fred's a lot more colorful, recent, and brief than Edna, my 1963 Cultural Anthro prof at the U of W.
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Fred's brilliant. And, he's been doing as he pleases for years and years. Living in Mexico, writing columns with a curmudgeon's slant; who'd athunk it?
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At least he can spell "Primitive"...
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Think nothing of it. Consider it my halliday gift to you!
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Please dont talk about my tuu this close to the holey dayz.
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You had to know your tuu would come up eventually... :P
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Re: Fred on The Virtues of Not Working

My dogs tuu is fully erect right now.
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At leatht you didnt call me a silly brute.....
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