[LMB] Fwd: Re: Lois-Bujold Digest, Vol 171, Issue 35

markus baur baur at chello.at
Thu Aug 8 16:07:06 BST 2019

Am 08.08.2019 um 15:04 schrieb Lorelei Kaena:
> And the biggest, *make cloth*. I actually do it from raw fiber, to save money and occupy time, and for any amount you’re going to weave you’re going to need everyone you can get to be a decent spinner.

and every slave if an roman household (at least of the eraly republic) 
got his or her daily pensum of wool weighted out to spin .. in addition 
to the other work they were supposed to do ..



> You scrape skins with the knapped rocks, by the way, then soak them in vats of urine. Much better than chewing (but gets the enzymes).
> Turlach
>> On 8 Aug 2019, at 07:35, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Wed, 7 Aug 2019 09:42:36 -0400, Lorelei Kaena
>> <lorelei.kaena at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Everyone would have been needed to help do anything. Do you know how much time it takes to make cloth?
>>> That’s the answer to some of your questions about children, the elderly, and disabled. Cloth production from raw fiber is time consuming but nearly everyone can do each step.
>>> Then there’s watching the kids. Why have an able-bodied woman in the house who can be working a field when a elderly or disabled person or people can ride herd on the kids? That’s why the living in family groups. It’s simple social dynamics.
>>> They’ve found disabled, healed Neanderthals, who had obviously lived with their conditions but were useless to the group. We aren’t baseline savages.
>> Except not "useless", as you detailed in your previous paragraphs. OK,
>> they couldn't hunt, and perhaps even gather, but they could chew skins,
>> knap flint, watch kids (and pots).
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