Originally posted by Druid42
reply to post by skalla
A great read, very informative. I was reading some other comments you left in a Gobleki Tepe Animal thread earlier, and you act very professional.
Even here. Kudos.
thank you, i'm glad you enjoyed it... i'm only professional at times tho(....)
Bad news: You need to work on your grammar a bit. A lot of your sentences aren't capitalized at the beginning, and you really like to add more than
the one necessary period at the end of sentences. IMHO, it really detracts from the professionalism you apparently wish to display. As a grammar
nazi, I query myself why someone with so much knowledge would be so sloppy on grammar. Have they never wrote a thesis before? What gives? Do we
toss grammar out the window just because it's an internet forum? You may want to link this information later, so why not keep it ship-shape?
while i find it hard to disagree with some of what you say, it's all relative as far as i'm concerned.. sometimes when i post i look back at the
"..."'s and do sometimes think "ouch, how many times do i do that?" and wince a little, but they are not so much the end of a sentence as just the
flow in a train of thought.
having spent a long time in higher education and private study, really struggling through elements of it due to some atypical neurological traits
(etc) that i have, i have long ceased to care about the p's and q's as such and that (imo) pedantic approach when posting on the internet.
i'm not writing academic papers here, i'm chatting to people and sharing stuff- your approach may well be different, and vive la difference i say.
perhaps it is a reflection on my subject matter and elements of the presentation or analysis that makes you want to expect more, but i in no means
view what i do here as highbrow for example, or particularly credit worthy - i have obvs written far longer, more formal and deeply analytical works
on many subjects, not just archaeology or primitive skills. i'm happy not to do that anymore, and have always been far happier at a campfire messing
with sticks, rocks and knives (etc), than at a keyboard.
i like to relax at ats, have a bit of fun, and the writing of the odd thread is really a thing i do to stop me feeling like a taker here - discussions
with informed folk is a bonus.. as is the possiblilty to broaden a few other folks horizons...
i dont normally respond to grammar fairies, and i live in a part of the world where grammar is your father's mother rather than something to be
observed when writing, but you at least put some effort into your attempt at fascistic behaviour so i thought i would reply in kind
you saw the numerous mistakes in your own effort
like i said, it's all relative.
i'm honestly not trying to show professionalism either, i just turn up here and be myself - sometimes i take the mickey or act sarcastic, disdainful
and borderline rude. sometimes i'm insightful and contribute time and research to other's threads, other times i tackle prejudice or misinfo. if you
are interested you can ofc view my posts and threads, but i'm never anything here but myself.
a bit of a ramble from me, but i like to talk about myself sometimes, i find it quite therapeutic and thats always a good thing.
ETA: re your comments on the beeswax, i can only assume that it is wild due to it being the earliest evidenced use. my primitive/stone age skills
knowledge is by no means all encompassing but exploitation of is wax something i will certainly be looking for info on when i get a chance and a
window in my intellectual meanderings opens up. if there is any evidence of the bees being domesticated in some way then i feel it would be a huge
find, though i wouldnt hold my breath.
these people however, would surely be used to studying animal behaviour - as hunters and gatherers such skills are fundamental and honey was used as a
food source long long before this, be that by hominids or other creatures. i expect that accident and play led to the discovery of the properties of
beeswax. i feel that play is much underestimated as a facilitator of ancient innovation.
reply to post by LexiconV
that is a truely awesome perspective, when i get a chance i'm gonna look into the possibility that the fibes would make goodbowstrings - i know a few
bowmakers and my making my own bow is high on my mahoosive "to-do" list.. thanks for the contribution
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