Re: Persona Development
- Point of fact, given a thoughtful and attentive individual, holding object in hand, is the highest (primary) quality source... most of us will never get closer than peering at scraps of another period and culture, through snotty, fingerprinted glass, at a distance of at least ten feet. AND the labeling will be wrong!
And yes, even the lucky individual who digs up the object in question makes all sorts of interpetations and assumptins.
"Quokkaqueen" <quokkaqueen@...> wrote:
> (And I'll stop before this turns into me ranting about how people need to stop thinking about primary-secondary-tertiary, and start thinking about source quality.)
> There is always interpretation. To say there isn't, because you're looking at a book with photos of 12th c. pottery sherds, with a chart showing the results of carbon dating, is kidding yourself. Interpretation happens all the time.
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Even though I'm an SCA lord, my primary persona is a 16th century
Englishman who is not. He/I regretfully left the wondrous realm of
Queen Elizabeth and am now living in a foreign land.
-- Eldwin Nightowl <http://eldwin.loveshade.org/>