David Cook (davidcook) wrote,
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Hooked on old things ...

rwrylsin and I seem to have got hooked on an archaeology show, called "Time Team", which shows regularly (at least twice daily, it seems) on one or the other of the Discovery channels. In the show, the team gets three days to investigate a particular site somewhere in the UK. This really brings home to me that the UK has So. Much. History. In one person's back yard they had to dig past the mediaeval remains and Roman remains to get at the Iron Age remains they were looking for ! From watching the show, it feels like you can hardly walk anywhere around here without tripping over something which is anywhere from 500 to 5000 years old. This makes for quite a contrast to Australia. While humans have occupied Australia for around 40-60,000 years, the evidence of occupation is fairly sparse and hard to find, except for the past 200 years or so. Over here, there's so much stuff around that they can make hundreds of shows and still not exhaust the supply of cool stuff to dig up.
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