Posted by Steve Price on December 16, 1998 at 07:39:25:
In Reply to: Re: Real Ensi's are always small and irregular. Really? posted by James allen on December 15, 1998 at 17:45:40:
The soot on the back is an interesting observation and a pretty solid piece of evidence that a piece was used as a door on a fairly regular basis. The other characteristics that you've associated with the pieces that have soot on their backs makes a pretty persuasive argument that these are the characteristics of "real" Tekke ensis. Similar observations on soot-stained ensis from other groups would be interesting, too, of course. In the absence of that information, I think we can provisionally assume that other Turkmen groups were similar.
Thanks for the feedback. It's enlightening, and that (I hope) is what we are all shooting for.
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