macausland wrote:Boreades: Limping blacksmiths
Have you come across this site which goes on at some length about the dangers blacksmiths faced regarding poisoning and its effects?
http://forumro.org/2013/02/the-history- ... edol-dove/
Boreades wrote:As you say - Archaeologists can't tell from bones - but DNA profiling can (hence we know the Saxons were never more than 10% of population at most,)
"Rather dangerous to mess with the natives' burial rites. " - agreed - but what we're talking about is Romans who imposed strange burial rites.
spiral wrote:Images of the Green man are common in cathedrals and on pub signs. A common explanation for their appearance in cathedrals, is that the pagan artisans decided to add in a few (on the side) whilst taking a break from their christian labours......which given the number (often more than the image of Jesus) suggests the supervision of artisans must have been a tad lax.
No one yet seems able to confront the idea that these might have been intentional Green Heads (green beheadings)......
Rocky wrote:Boreades wrote:As you say - Archaeologists can't tell from bones - but DNA profiling can (hence we know the Saxons were never more than 10% of population at most,)
This isn't always the case judging by a recent archaeology programme on Yorkshire's chariot burials in which the very eminent archaeologist said the burials are unique to Britain though they have a counterpart in the area around Paris. From the high-tech DNA profiling it was clear these were native to east Yorkshire (which is probably why he omitted to say they were known as Parisii).
I'm attracted to the idea that the Parisi were late incomers, fleeing from Julius Caesar's conquests, along with the Veneti and Belgae refugees that escaped from the mainland. The most likely route by sea, using the prevailing winds, was up the east coast, looking for a safe refuge.
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