Archaeologist debunks the myth of “the nearly naked Bushmen”

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Archaeologist debunks the myth of “the nearly naked Bushmen”

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:36 pm

Archaeologist debunks the myth of “the nearly naked Bushmen”
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The point being that there are other ways of assuaging nakedness than mere clothing.
... In the context of hunting rituals, medical rituals and rituals linked to rain and water, tattoos, cuts in the skin and the application of scent were the most important part of their dress. ...
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Re: Archaeologist debunks the myth of “the nearly naked Bushmen”

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:27 pm

I have several lovely caveman pelts here, I've mounted them on the walls of my study.
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Re: Archaeologist debunks the myth of “the nearly naked Bushmen”

Post by landrew » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:28 pm

Seems like a book in search of a thesis to me.
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Re: Archaeologist debunks the myth of “the nearly naked Bushmen”

Post by Gord » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:14 am

I'm often clothed in an aura of shame and pizza.
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Re: Archaeologist debunks the myth of “the nearly naked Bushmen”

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:03 pm

Gord wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:14 am
I'm often clothed in an aura of shame and pizza.
When I was on ative duty one of my strikers came to work walking a bit funny. I asked if he need to go to sick call and he said no.

"My girlfiend dropped a slice of hot pizze on my junk!"

I knew him so I said "And?"

"And I left the banana where she couldn't get at it easily."
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