James Burke’s “Connections” series (BBC, but I saw the PBS reruns) was and is a blast; his second series “The Day the Universe Changed” was an expanded rehash with much better production values and like the earlier series had a book version. I think he did two or three other series, the only one I remember (somewhere I have the book on tape of it) is “The Axemaker’s Gift”, which is more frankly Marxist, how disappointing.
Naked wheat... that’s the kind grown in warmer climates? No, that’s not it. ;’) It’s a domesticated variety which has been bred to have no husk.
Coexistence of Tetraploid and Hexaploid Naked Wheat in a Neolithic Lake Dwelling of Central Europe: Evidence from Morphology and Ancient DNA
TRITICUM PARVICOCCUM SP. NOV., THE OLDEST NAKED WHEAT
Thanks for the kind remarks!
Mr. Mercat and I stumbled upon this open air museum in Ireland in 2006. I highly recommend it. We liked it better than Bunhatty. It shows what they think the human existence was like in Ireland back to the beginning. My favorite part was learning what the word/name “Pollard” means.
That’s it and the other was really funny