I’m a big fan of the Vikings TV Series. Yes, I know it’s not 100% historically accurate, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some Tactical Wisdom in it. In fact, the plot line from Season 1 is very instructive for the moment we find ourselves in and can guide you in getting ready.
Ragnar had defied Earl Haraldson and the Earl ordered surveillance on Ragnar and his war-band (sounds like the government watching a militia group, doesn’t it?). In fact, the Earl went so far as to insert an informant into Ragnar’s crew, Knut. Sounds pretty familiar. Well, the first lesson is that Ragnar assigned people to keep watch on the informant to limit the information he could gather and the damage he could do.
But the part that relates most to this article is that after Ragnar and his band fought off an attack by the…
Last night I was making the below image for a short article explaining why Western Hunter-Gatherers were not “black” (I will publish the longer version some other time).
I noticed that the Loschbour Man reconstruction video (https://youtu.be/2NJ6Ks9qwRQ?t=382) clearly uses different lighting on his skull versus his face, subtly darkening the image to the point that his features blend into the background. The difference is pretty subtle, but it’s definitely there.
Something similar was done to the La Brana Man facial reconstruction sketches used in the press release (https://phys.org/news/2014-01-spanish-hunter-gatherer-blue-eyes-dark.html). It looks like someone messed with the brightness/contrast levels and darkened the whole image. You can see that it looks pretty unnatural and grayed-out compared to the adjusted version below. Again, the difference is small but it’s definitely there. I’ve been photoshopping things for a long time, so it’s quite easy to spot these minor tweaks.
If you are a History lover like me, it is things like this that keep you motivated to keep digging and not accept the status quo.
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Captain Kirk takes us on a wild ride through some events that IMO prove civilizations and cultures that we thought were isolated from the rest of the world had contact with one another through trade and commerce.