Early Indians

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Continuing my Easter reading binge – this book by Tony Joseph is fascinating. It combines DNA research with archaeology and linguistics to trace the roots of modern India – with some very surprising results. Short version: isn’t immigration wonderful, and today’s pop-nationalism a pain! India’s first Homo Sapiens came from Africa (65,000 BCE, just like the rest of the world). …

Postcartes de Cambodge

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I am looking at different ways to include ‘artefacts’ in the BRLSI show. There are several display possibilities, as the venue sometime functions as a museum. Obviously I already have a fair range of possibilities, but in Paris this past weekend, I found a fascinating shop specialising in historical post cards, showing life in Cambodia and elsewhere in the French …