[LMB] Microscopy

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 18:48:41 GMT 2020


In pre-Colombian Mexico, the symbol of long-distance hauling was the tump
line.  The best they had was porters with packs on their backs; between
rough terrain and lack of large animals suitable for draft purposes, that
was the best they could do.

On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 12:31 PM Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 8:39 AM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
>
> > The Incas Lack of wheels for transport were one of the things I was
> > thinking of when I said that different conditions produced different
> tools.
> > The Incas, IIRC, didn’t have lone flat areas conducive to roads for
> wheeled
> > vehicles. The llamas were used as pack animals and could handle steps.
> >
>
> Besides the unsuitable terrain, neither the Incas or any of the other New
> World civilizations had suitable draft animals to pull wheeled vehicles.
> Llamas were the best they could do, and they could carry loads but not pull
> carts.
>
> --Margaret Dean
>   <margdean56 at gmail.com>
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