Today, Friday, on the BBC One O'clock lunchtime news there was a bit on the 'discovery' that Neanderthal man had reddish hair.
The presenter kept referring to Neanderthal man as a 'creature' in a sort of derogatory manner
Personally I thought this was rather base.
Not really the way to talk about our distant cousins though I have to say I have near relatives that fit that description quite well. ;-)
> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:24:29 +0100> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Silbury Hill> To: [log in to unmask]> > On a slightly different note, did anyone catch the Radio 4 coverage of> Silbury Hill at 6 o'clock yesterday? Apparently we now know why Silbury> Hill was constructed - solely for the purpose of putting a medieval> fortress on top!> > Also, we learned that the recent work has been carried out by> 'historians' (rather than archaeologists). I was left with the> impression either that the journalist involved was completely ignorant,> or that they'd been badly briefed!> > Dan.> > > > -----Original Message-----> From: British archaeology discussion list> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Briggs> Sent: 25 October 2007 12:41> To: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Silbury Hill> > Catherine Stallybrass wrote:> > In a message dated 25/10/2007 10:06:22 GMT Standard Time,> > [log in to unmask] writes:> > > > horizontal/slanting shafts> >> > >> adits?> > An adit is a horizontal entrance: a shaft is a vertical entrance.> > John Briggs
Feel like a local wherever you go.