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At 08:15 PM 8/03/02 +0000, you wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 18:38:02 +1100
>> From: Jeremy Bradley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: RE: Rumsfeld Says..
>> At 09:55 PM 7/03/02 +0000, you wrote:
>>> Query. was there anything before the Europeans came that could have been
>>> used as transport in Australia?
>> Yes Steve
>> Feet. Do not be drawn by the meme that transport was a condition of
>> civilisation. I could well argue the opposite (lol).
>No, i wasn't implying that. I was musing on the effect of transport on
>violence early on. Foraging using transport greatly increases the range of
>territory that can be accessed for resources, and also brings you into
>(potentially) into contact with more groups.
>The Inca's did pretty well using legwork to build a civilisation.
Good point Steve. There is an idea over here, which is strongly held by
some, that wheels are the pre-requisite of civilisation, and therefore the
dispossession of the indigenous people of Aus was in some way OK. I more
hold to the view that wheels facilitated war rather than civility.
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