Monday, October 13, 2008

Desillusioning the masses

Those who have a romantic or idealistic view of a pristine past might be a little disturbed by this reconstruction: harp seal cubs being clubbed by a group of stone age hunters. Nevertheless this is a fully realistic scene and I am sorry to tell you it is still just as true in some parts of the world, despite the fact that modern survival is in no way dependent on methods like this.

3 comments:

Leif Häggström said...

Maybe we should publish the seal-hunting chapter of our book in a hunting magazine as well? The prehistory was not always cute and nice. Sometimes it was a cruel history of violence and survival.

Måns Sjöberg said...

That's a good idea, Leif! Are you already in touch with an editor about this?

Leif Häggström said...

I´ll contact an editor today. Then we´ll see.