From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 06 Mar 2003 - 20:46:18 GMT
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From: "Grant Callaghan" <email@example.com>
The level and type of civilization also becomes obvious. What a
> particular person designed and used the object for is just a small part of
> the information it is capable of transmitting.
Seen from our todays perspective those types you talk about will be
' primitive ', " civilized " if they were set against their own space/ time but they will be never obvious. The use of the term implies contempt ( not implied I am sure) but we will never be sure about the " obviously " facts of any ancient civilisa- tion. Levels are always compared with things of today and that is some- thing we can 't do with ancient sociaties, they got their merite in their own space/ time. Denying that is historical and intellectual unjust.
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