This sort of story is interesting up to a point. However, to put it colloquially, it really winds me up when I see these stories in the media. Why do we persist to allow such pontificating reporting regarding archaeology? How on earth do we know this human was a chief? Did they build a time machine and go back and ask him? Moreover, modern western superficial conceptions of 'seniority' would most-likely have been completely dichotomous to these groups in the past. The article states, nonetheless, that the information they have provided is 'fact' advocated by science. It appears that they know everything about this man. Do they also know his name? Was it Frank?
Ray (BA, MA).
Doctoral Research Student
Archaeology, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures,
University of Manchester
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Subject: [BRITARCH] Racton Man
A nice little write up on the BBC website:
And will be appearing on BBC South Today tonight.
Particular interest to me as I used to live in the parish.