Ancestors 7

In the ancestors thread, I am not looking to replicate the vast work by scholars of Ireland, who know a great deal more than me about the many peoples that came to our shores over millenia. I do lean on snippets of their knowledge, as I try to imagine the lived experience of our predecessors through the lens of the resource base and annual cycles.

In this episode, I discuss the diversity of diet for forest dwelling hunter gatherers and the change to farming culture. I touch on harvest time exchanges and storing up to prepare for winter, and the accounting or calling to account of another year’s growth that evolves with agriculture.

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