marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

a couple links

On Japanese roots. I found particularly interesting that a hunter-and-gathering society had a population explosion once they invented pottery. Both because it allowed them to make more things edible, and because edible things could be rendered mushy enough for those with no teeth -- both the elderly and the infants.

Red deer still live in a cold war world.
They do not cross where the electric fence once stood between West Germany and Albania.
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