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). …

Top Albums of 2021

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It is that time of year, and my ‘top 20’ is listed at the bottom of this post. This is based on the number of times I have had them on repeat in various formats, and a non-trivial amount of thinking about the music. Some of the choices will surprise you I expect, and I am sure that I will …