Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fishlink

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").

2 comments:

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.