Re: Salmon, was Re: Morgan; various

Phil Nicholls (
Fri, 17 Nov 1995 14:12:27 GMT (Bill Burnett) raged:

>In article <48025k$> (Phil Nicholls) writes:

>>He doesn't and his statement has no more validity than yours (aside
>>from the fact -- and I could very well be wrong about this -- salmon
>>is found only in North America.

>Yes, you are, sorry. We have salmon in Europe too, they're classified in a
>different genus but I'm not sure why (actually they're in Salmo with all the trout, the Atlantic
>salmon is Salmo salar. Pacific salmon are Onchorhyncus spp.) But genera are
>funny things anyway and best not taken too seriously... Life cycles of
>Pacific and Atlantic salmon are pretty much the same. The main difference in
>my experience is in the availability of wild caught fish for the table...
>farmed Scottish salmon is no match for a fresh caught chinook from the Pike
>Place Market in Seattle.... but this is hardly a basis for a


Well, you learn something new everyday. However, my original point
stands. The existence of a resource does not mean that Neandertals
exploited the resource. I am not saying they didn't and I think it
is very likely they did BUT until we have some actually evidence we
can't do more than that.

>*Added bonus special disclaimer... The views expressed in this particular
>posting are probably radically opposed to those of my employers....*

>Bill Burnett -
>Scottish Association for Marine Science
>P.O. Box 3, Oban, Argyll PA34 4AD, UK

Phil Nicholls
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