In the later years of the last Ice Age, mammoth hunters in Siberia found a charming method of building homes:
Step 1) Kill hundreds and hundreds of mammoths.
Step 2) Eat as much meat as you desire, then leave the bones to be picked clean by scavengers.
Step 3) Bring all the bones to the desired location and separate them by size and shape.
Step 4) Carefully build large and secure homes out of the bones. Repeat as many times as desired until the mammoths are gone.
Like I said, charming. Really charming. I can picture the men of Homer’s world doing this as soon as their newly acquired linguistic skills give them the intellectual capacity to think and plan.
February 16, 2022