Reconstructed historical accounts vs continually transmitted cultural knowledge

Reconstructed historical accounts vs continually transmitted cultural knowledge is like the difference between a boy who picks up an arrowhead in his backyard and imagines all about the great wars that were fought until a Native American walks over and says, “Oh, that’s from my great-great-great-grandfather’s toy arrow that he made as a boy. My grandfather lost it when he was young and was always sad about losing it. Thank you for finding it kid.

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