Re: Archaic explanations

From: Simon Hibbs <>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 09:06:02 -0800

Henrix turns the searing light of modern science on my ancient and outdated pseudo-historical pontifications :

>Simon Hibbs writes:
>>One theory behind this is that iron was introduced by farming
>>cultures, that colonised (well, pretty much invaded) Europe.
>>Iron was the super-weapon that they (we) used to take the best land.
>>The previous bronze age cultures became increasingly marginalised,
>>untill they were either assimilated or wiped out like the picts.
>>It was these short, funny-looking, non-iron-using aborigines, that
>>had been driven out to the wild fringes of the known world, that
>>may be behind the stories of faery folk.
>Arrgh, archaic archaeological assumptions are abhorrent to the alumni!

Guess what the Alumni can go and take.

>That is to say, it is not exactly a state of the art theory, I fear ;-)

Any idea what the state of the art theory is?


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