New historical understandings.

Discussion in 'History' started by geordief, May 14, 2018.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Nor did I say it has.

    Well, books have been written on the subject. It's changed our ideas of what sophistication of technology, medicines and materials were available at the time.
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    How about corn having travelled to Minoa? Just floating or from the droppings of a migrating bird.

    Corn floats and if it happened to survive an ocean trip, the Minoans might well have considered it a gift of the gods. Hence the honor of placing it in their sculptures.

    Ostensibly this vase has depictions of corn.

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    https://www.ancient.eu/article/598/minoan-stoneware/

    How did the author know it was corn seeds in the bags??

    Perhaps he made it up, thinking that all civilizations used corn as a staple?
    Maybe he confused it with Mesoan culture?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maize#Origin
     
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  5. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    queue god debate
     
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  7. river

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    Did it float there ?

    Therefore grow it ? Did Minoans grow corn or any form of corn in their time of existence ?
     
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  8. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    "Corn" probably does not mean maize, in this context. Often, it just means grain of some kind. See "John Barleycorn Must Die", the old folk song, and similar references.
     
  9. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    See your own Post #12.
    Google revealed that was the claim of having been depicted on Minoan Pottery. People with pouches of seed corn. Hence my question how did the original author know there was corn seed inside the carved pottery pouches.
    https://www.ancient.eu/article/598/minoan-stoneware/

    The rest was my speculation on how corn might have migrated from the Americas to Minoa
     
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  10. river

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    Because it was found inside
     
  11. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Lol, noooo. The vases were empty. The carving depicts the pouches which the author of the article presumed to be corn. There was no evidence of corn at all. It was a carved stone vase.
     
  12. river

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    So corn was not grown by the Minoans .

    What pouches ? What form do the pouches represent the ?
     
  13. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    The word "corn" was used before Columbus t mean any cereal grain
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