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#31
[quote name='dravine' post='319516' date='Jan 13 2009, 02:37 PM']Dear Aboman,



To what extend did native American tribes trade with each other, and what routes did they use for this trade. Were there major and or minor regions where trade was more common (Silk Road from Europe to China and the cities it gave rise to for example). Are any of the old trade routes still in use, or hikeable?



- Jesse[/quote]



I know this is Aboman's column, but I have something to add here. There is a buffalo jump in the south part of Alberta called "Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump". There is a little museum on top of the cliff. In the museum, they have 9000-11000 yr old obsidian arrowheads that were found at the base of the cliff (found in an excavation). Anyway, there is no obsidian near by. Alberta rock is sedimentary. I don't know where the nearest obsidian source would be, but it could be as far away as Bend, Oregon. Not too bad in a car, but a long way to travel on foot (through territory that isn't yours). Maybe this indicates some trade route?

Mike
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#32
Dear aboman;



I LOVE shellfish and get clams about once a month at the DC Seafood Market. I have collected about 2 dozen shell that have purple interiors. Are these the basic start of 'wampum beads'?? If so, would YOU have any use for them??? I can send them to you if you want them......they're taking up valuable real estate in the pantry. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink3.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wink3:' />



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#33
Aboman

How did early man discover fire by friction?

How did the bow come to the Americas if there was no contact between natives and the rest of the world?
#34
[quote name='CANYONMAN' post='319735' date='Jan 13 2009, 10:08 PM'][quote name='thatmckenzie' post='319733' date='Jan 13 2009, 08:00 PM']Hey, Abo!



Why don't African swallows migrate?



;D[/quote]

or emigrate.

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#35
Aboman,



Does the size of the bison bone club of love really matter?



Is it safe to boil one's ass-rag in a friend's cooking pot?



Thanks,



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(what an effing moron. - i feel such pity now for his lovely wife and intelligent children - and maybe even for his food-quality dawg, nick-named "Spicy" sez i.)
#36
[quote name='MISANTHROPE' post='319974' date='Jan 14 2009, 01:45 PM']Is it safe to boil one's ass-rag in a friend's cooking pot?[/quote]



If the friend is me then NO, it is not safe!



Stay over there with your spoon too!

Heaven only knows where that thing has been!
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#37
Fox...



What a brilliant idea? I wonder if a spoon would be effective as a "wiping tool"? Maybe Aboman would know.. Of course then you would have to make sure you didn't use that spoon to eat with!



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#38
[quote name='Ben Tziyon' post='319997' date='Jan 14 2009, 03:35 PM']Of course then you would have to make sure you didn't use that spoon to eat with![/quote]





Well that sure shines a new light on "shit eating grin" doesn't it?





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#39
Damn idjits... You use your neighbor's spoon....
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(what an effing moron. - i feel such pity now for his lovely wife and intelligent children - and maybe even for his food-quality dawg, nick-named "Spicy" sez i.)
#40
[quote name='Ben Tziyon' post='319997' date='Jan 14 2009, 12:35 PM']Fox...



What a brilliant idea? I wonder if a spoon would be effective as a "wiping tool"? Maybe Aboman would know.. Of course then you would have to make sure you didn't use that spoon to eat with!



- Ben[/quote]



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#41
Dear Aboman,



I've seen some projectile points close to a foot long. How the heck did they manage to make those, and were they very practical?
Clint H.



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#42
[quote name='Ben Tziyon' post='319997' date='Jan 14 2009, 02:35 PM']Fox...



What a brilliant idea? I wonder if a spoon would be effective as a "wiping tool"? Maybe Aboman would know.. Of course then you would have to make sure you didn't use that spoon to eat with!



- Ben[/quote]





For some types of discharge... it is.

(Actually, a scraping tool.)



Specifically the nice long handled MRE spoon because it keeps your hand a long way from the mess.



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[quote name='dravine' post='319999' date='Jan 14 2009, 02:38 PM']Well that sure shines a new light on "shit eating grin" doesn't it?



- Jesse[/quote]



My comment came from a long ago, inside joke between me and some of my buddies.

After the...er... incident, we were constantly telling each other, "Stay away from me with that spoon! I don't know where it's been!"













Now this is just a guess, but I think one would prefer a spoon over, say, a SPORK!

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#43
Aboman,



The braintan rule of thumb says that an animals brain contains approximately the amount of fatty acids needed to tan that animal's hide. What fatty acids are in a brain?. Do other sources of those fatty acids--say shortening or lard--work as well as brains? Is there any benefit to be gained from working unsaturated fats into the hides--like how olive oil softens and helps human skin?
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#44
Hi aboman,



have you ever met the bush tucker man



Robbo
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#45
Rob...



I like that.. this is opening up a variety of possible options. Only thing is that I'm not sure that splinters in your botox would be a good thing?



- Ben
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For 3 Hours without Shelter...

For 3 Days without Water...

For 3 Weeks without Food...

But you can't live at all without Faith!


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