Sunday, May 24, 2009


Just back from a four-day-weekend at the seaside (Ascension is a holiday here, and the Friday fell down the crack between that and the weekend proper), to find that one of the blogs I read has put up a link to a BBC report on an archaeologist opining as to when and why Europe's deep-sea fisheries got started (or is it just England's? - always hard to tell with the BBC, on whose website I once saw William Caxton described as an "inventor").


barblaster said...

Is that based on the assumption that England must have had it first because the rest of the world is just uncivilised?

Paul said...

Well, I don't think there's anything as conscious or deliberate as an underlying assumption - just a sort of profound ignorance that other places are also important.