The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4716   Message #122314
Posted By: Penny S.
09-Oct-99 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Research Project
Subject: RE: Pagan/Folk/Earth Music Reasearch Project
Since the great apes seem to have some knowledge of wortcunning, this probably goes back beyond any verbal records at all. I've often wondered about the way that trial and error have been used to develop the knowledge of medicines and foodstuffs: some are very hard to imagine anyone working out from scratch. Puffer fish, or manioc, for example.