How to wash up the dishes in forest and field?

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Robson Valley

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Try bringing your own plate? Might as well make a game of it. After the meal, unbutton your shirt and put the plate inside.
I have a rubber cockroach glued to the inside bottom of a cup that is worth it's weight in gold at Tim Horton's.
 

Woody girl

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Is that rubber cockroach glued inside the cup:) ?
I used to have a mug with a frog sitting inside it. Great fun on unsuspecting guests! :)
 

Woody girl

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Sorry missed what you said about the cockroach. .. duh! :(
Yes a great trick and one I've used often with a plastic joke fly. Can't help despite my years having a play now and then.
 

Broch

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Which 'natives' are you referring to?? Are you not a native of your country?
Ah, it is very difficult to define 'natives' of the British Isles :) - in fact there appears to be very little genetic trace of the original hunter-gatherers that came her after the last ice age. New DNA analysis is changing the history of Britain on an almost daily basis - we Welsh are probably not Celts at all but descendants of the Beaker People that adopted Celtic art and culture! - well that's today's story anyway.
 

Robson Valley

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See, North America is quite straight forward to sort out.
During the last Ice Age, sea levels were 100m lower than now.
You guys in the UK had Doggerland. Peoples went east/west with great ease.

Here in the west was a huge piece of land across Alaska and Siberia called Beringia.
Humans stayed there for maybe 10,000 years before the ice receeded.
The glaciers melted here at my place about 8,000 yrs BP.
Then people that we call "First Nations" began to populate the Americas.
The oldest Heiltsuk village on the coast of BC is 14,700 years old.

These First Nations are 4 maternal blood lines, called A, B, C and D.
The fifth one on the east coast is E (Scandanavian maternal no less)
The sub-haplotypes have been identified by the dozen in the past decade.

Your Neolithic paleo peoples are nearly lost in the fog of history.
No so here. Anglo contact is just 3 centuries ago. They had to sail all around South America to get here.
Maybe older if the FN were trading with the Chinese or Russians that sailed the Japan Current to the west coast of the Americas.

Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are still growing Peruvian potatoes.
Somebody went there. . .. . .. but nobody admits to licking the plates.
 

Woody girl

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The Beaker people were not a DNA specific people, but a culture that spread all over Europe.

With every advsncement in DNA analysis, it seems our past is changed.
The beaker people may have disappeared but there are still a lot of mugs around :)
 
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Broch

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The Beaker people were not a DNA specific people, but a culture that spread all over Europe.

With every advsncement in DNA analysis, it seems our past is changed.
That's true of mainland Europe, the beaker culture was evident in many diverse populations, but in the UK it is now thought it was brought by a specific group of people.

see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/...ple-a-new-population-for-ancient-britain.html

However, we are now off topic - as is our wont :)