Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Native American food for thought.
Interesting story. Of course, it's no secret that one man's artifacts was another man's litter.
The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Indians hunted carelessly, study says:
By Guy Gugliotta
The Washington Post
Like the Europeans who came later, the first Americans apparently had a propensity for killing and eating any animal they could lay their hands on without giving a lot of thought to the future, judging by the bones they left behind at one notable site, a new study suggests.
'The general public probably buys into the 'Pocahontas version' that Native Americans were inherently different and more in tune with nature,' said University of Utah archaeologist Jack Broughton. 'The evidence says otherwise.'