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[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (5 children)

Something about this is fishy. I don't know enough anthropology to even understand the finding or implications. But it just doesn't bode well.

[–]knowbodyelse 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

our picture of the past is anything but complete and settled, despite the authoritarian certainty of our history teachers.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

I can appreciate that our picture of human history is incomplete. The authoritarian certainty of history teachers is drastically different then the understanding of professional scientists. Not that there isn't room for improvement in the science, by definition there is, but these bombshell findings require a healthy amount of necessary skepticism.

[–]knowbodyelse 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

yes. I feel the same way about prehistory. we call it prehistory because we don't have an accurate appraisal of the state of affairs.

[–]DirewolfGhost 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

We call it prehistory because we have NO appraisal of ANYTHING. History is simply what was written, not what was written accurately.

[–]juggernaut8 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

History is simply what was written, not what was written accurately.

An important distinction indeed.