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From: Arthur Murata <>
Subject: Re: Gods, Graves and Adventurous Scholars
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 13:45:52 -0800 (PST)
I can,of course, be depended upon to add that on the
American side of the Atlantic, long-staple cotton was made
into textiles on complex heddle looms in several localities
both in North and South America. The famous Navajo textiles
did not yet exist as they had not yet migrated into the
Southwestern U.S. from their homeland in northwestern
Canada, but the Hopi, Zuni and other Puebloan men were
using the looms for many centuries. The finest cotton is
called "Pima cotton" because the Pima Indians of
southwestern Arizona and northwestern Mexico were the ones
who first cultivated it. Very old examples of such textiles
have been found relatively well preserved due to their
location in very dry sealed caves. Best, Bronwen Edwards
--- "Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr." <>
> As far as those "bits of metal" go, this reminds
> me of another "thread" for medieval research,
> not usually considered in attempting to trace
> early obscure genealogies: weaving patterns
> (that suggest migration clues and family origins).
> [Nancy Spies' book details the history of the
> craft of brocaded tablet weaving from the sixth
> to the sixteenth century. It analyses data from
> the bands, including their metallic and fiber
> Part One - Historical Background includes:
> . . .
> Chapter Five "Alexandria Introduced The Weaving
> With Many Heddles, But Gaul Began To Divide
> With Small Shields"
> An example of a trace pattern in localities that
> suggests genealogical connections:
> Nockert, Margareta and Rder Knudsen, Lise.
> 1996. 'Gotlndska brickband frn vikingatiden',
> Gotlandsk Arkiv , Uppsala. Sweden. s. 41-46
> (History and weaving method of a particular
> type of tabletweavings from the Viking age.
> They are found in Latvia and on the island
> Gotland in Sweden. The bands are narrow,
> single coloured with pattern standing out
> in relief.)
> Respectfully yours,
> Tom Tinney, Sr.
> Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory
> "Free Coverage of the Genealogy World in a Nutshell"
> Who's Who in America, Millennium Edition [54th] -
> Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, [both editions]
> Phil Moody wrote:
> >Todd A. Farmerie wrote:
> >He has found no evidence to support a real Odin - just
> some bits
> >of metal.
> >PLM: I can't say your skepticism is unwarranted, but I
> would still like to
> >read his conjecture and the evidence he presents before
> I pass judgment. I
> >think it will be a fascinating read, nonetheless!
> >Can anyone tell me whether there will be a simultaneous
> English printing?
> >Best Wishes,
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: [mailto:]On
> Behalf Of Todd
> >A. Farmerie
> >Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 11:17 PM
> >Subject: Re: Gods, Graves and Adventurous Scholars
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