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Re: Smokin'! (hemp continued)

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  • Alastair Millar
    ... Very true... and by Czech archaeologists, at least, all are likely to be translated into English as hemp ! Alastair ... Alastair Millar, BSc(Hons)
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      >One of the problems that textile historians note is that in archaeological
      >digs, it's generally not possible to determine the difference between
      >flax, hemp and nettle cloths without chemical testing-- the term linen, as
      >used by archaelogists, seems to refer to 'cloth made of plant fibers

      Very true... and by Czech archaeologists, at least, all are likely to be
      translated into English as "hemp"!

      Alastair

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