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thalassa
15 Nov 2015, 08:41
a couple years old, but still interesting: https://www.apollon.uio.no/english/articles/2006/python-english.html

habbalah
15 Nov 2015, 12:19
This is amazing. Thank you for posting it. I have a course wishlisted about ancient religions; I can't wait to buy it.

thalassa
15 Nov 2015, 12:24
You are welcome!

the prehistory of religion (and the evolution that got us there) is one of my many hobbies...if I find more, I'll post it!

habbalah
15 Nov 2015, 12:44
Please do! I study religion as a hobby, and I'm particularly interested in the ancient ones that were mostly lost to time.

Mootipi
16 Nov 2015, 09:15
Myself and my ragtag group of history nerds thank you for this, like Habbi I love this kind of thing. Post more and I'll lap it up ;P

habbalah
17 Nov 2015, 03:11
I was looking up New Religious Movements (NRMs), and found this interesting article: 10 New Religions That Were Mercilessly Crushed (http://listverse.com/2015/04/23/10-new-religions-that-were-mercilessly-crushed/).

thalassa
21 Nov 2015, 17:52
I haven't watched this yet, but: http://www.ted.com/talks/genevieve_von_petzinger_why_are_these_32_symbols_f ound_in_ancient_caves_all_over_europe?utm_campaign =social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=talk&utm_term=social-science

monsno_leedra
21 Nov 2015, 19:17
That will put things on their head for a bit. I enjoy articles like this so thank you very much thalassa. Does make you wonder though how many other discoveries simply are awaiting to be re-discovered at other sites now?

thalassa
22 Nov 2015, 04:21
That will put things on their head for a bit. I enjoy articles like this so thank you very much thalassa.

You're welcome!


Does make you wonder though how many other discoveries simply are awaiting to be re-discovered at other sites now?

Heck yes! Also, how much has been lost.

I don't know what the statistics are for human remains, but when I took paleobiology (about 15 year ago) the idea that there was a "better chance of winning the lotto than becoming a fossil" was drilled into our heads. The bias that is created by the randomness of what is preserved is something that I try to remember when I look at historic Paganisms. And the further you go back, there is even less chance that we have a representative sample.