Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 08:40:44 -0500
From: Dave Sill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Nan Madol
J R Molloy <email@example.com> wrote:
> ... Everyone knows about Stonehenge because descendents of the people
> who built this (comparatively) paltry edifice went on to discover science
> and to colonize distant continents. Descendents of Nan Madol didn't.
How do you know what the decendents of the builders of Nan Madol did?
> evidently it doesn't matter what kind of ruins a civilization leaves
> behind as much as it matters what Type of civilization a population
I'm more inclined to think it's the old marketing maxim: "Location,
location, location". Pohnpei is smack in the middle of nowhere, but
Stonehenge is very accessible to millions of people.
Yeh, but I think the point is made .... *why* is Stonehenge, on a
distant moor on a remote northern European Island now the centre of
massive civilisations, and Pohnpei "smack in the middle of nowhere."
Maybe there is a link between the druidic/ pagan ethos of the Stonehenge
people and the (more passive?) spiritual and cultural beliefs of the
people who built Pohnpei. I happen to think trends in culture turn around,
and who is not to say that in 100 years time this position has switched?
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