Re: Archaeological record
Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 11, 2002 at 03:05:08:
henna use at Catal Huyuk at 7000 BCE ... but there's not enough hard
evidence to prove it. By 3000 BCE I can demonstrate that henna was
used very near there by corroborating artifact representation of a
woman with red hands consistant with henna useage, belief system
supporting henna use, the appropriate climate, known growth of the
plant and text records indicating use. Catal Huyuk has most of the
above , but they're more open to argument and interpretation than the
3000 BCE date.
I like to have at least 3 inarguable verifiers when I place henna in
the historical record ... text evicence, artifact evidence, physical
remnants of the plant substance, appropriate climate. Any three are
good to go.
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