Friday, 13 August 2010

Finding the franklin expedition

One of the things that I find interesting about the hunt for the remains of the Franklin expedition in Canada is the weight given to Inuit accounts - which seems natural they were there, and the remains of Franklin's expedition was a major source of wood and metal to them.

Of course, these accounts have been known (and recorded) for well over a hundred years but were initially dismissed as fantasies by savages.

In fact as we see in Australia stories by the first peoples [one, two] these stories can record events, which can be placed in context, just as stories of the Trojan War and other stories from the times of the Mycenean greeks can be placed in context ...

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