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Sunday Settling
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The usual Sunday things: church, coffe hour afterward (today we got to gather round our nonagerians and listen to them tell tales of their early years), laundry, tomato plant schmoozing and finally some time to read.

I finished Thief With No Shadow by Emily Gee, a very pleasant mind candy book, and continued with The Long Summer by Brian Fagan. I'd very much like to invite the author of the latter to tea and ask him a few questions. I'd start with, How did he know that Cro-Magnon man was 'comfortable' in adjusting to the climate changes?

Were the high protein kernels of stone pine forests representative of food values of other sources?

What proof does he have for the assignment of gender related tasks; i.e., men trapped animals for pelts, women gathered plant foods and made clothing?

And how the heck does he know that they adjusted 'effortlessly' to drought and flood, to warmer and colder temperatures, or to rising seas by 'simply' moving or making adjustments in their diet?

I realize that it is difficult to write a book for general readers out of a subject that is arcane and complex; but seriously, folks, we're not all college freshmen, that we'll take glittering generalities as gold.

Enough grumping. It's still an interesting book, and it's my geek reading for the week. I'll try to overlook the over-simplifications and egregious generalities and go with the flow.

Anyway, it's time for bed for those of us (like me) who have to get up at oh-dark-hundred. *Yawn*

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