Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:22 pm Post
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:41 pm Post
AJ wrote:(Had to happen, I guess: a female archaeologist examines the remains of an ancient people and spends most of her book talking about what they wore.)
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:16 pm Post
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:46 pm Post
Calf-length A-line dresses with contrastive piping lead the ladies' fashions, in this year of the great burial. While red and blue with dashes of turmeric yellow continue to dominate the color palette, the stunning effect of bright red trim in maroon suits along with striped leggings remains popular among the gentlemen....
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:55 pm Post
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:22 am Post
kewms wrote:So I'm not sure why AJ felt compelled to comment on a female archaeologist's emphasis on textiles.
Prehistoric Textiles: The Development of Cloth in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages with special reference to the Aegean (Princeton, 1991; 470 pp.; the technological history of early textiles); Women's Work--The First 20,000 Years (Norton, 1994; 334 pp.; the social and economic history of early cloth and clothing); and The Mummies of Urumchi.... all three books received book prizes from the Costume Society of America...
kewms wrote:How would one expect a male archaeologist to handle the same material?
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:28 am Post
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:47 am Post
AJ wrote::wink: Nice story. What did you say to them, Maria?
Whenever guests offer to help with the dishes, my wife says, "It's okay, I have a dishwasher. His name is AJ."
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:13 am Post
But I am quite sure that later in the evening when I went to the place where I really belong (the kitchen!) I took one of these excellent larger Japanese kitchen knifes, sat down on the floor and tried to stab it into my hungry stomach. Somehow I survived, coward that I am...
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:20 am Post
dafu wrote:My guess is, you survived for very good reasons.
Besides, it's been some time since I consulted my "protocol book",
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:30 am Post
AJ wrote:howarth, I'm sure you think you're doing good, defending the honour of women the way you did. On the other hand, I don't like you using aggressive language to me, such as "pre-emptive strike" and picturing me struck dead. I also don't like you characterising my comments as "careless" in relation to a text I'm reading that you haven't read. Please don't do these things again; I would like to be able to have conversations with you.
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