First, amazing, has many different meanings. Not all good.
I don't believe you actually read my message or understood it. You attribute things to me I didn't say, perhaps that is the problem you have with written history. You read into or assume what you want. When did I say that there are zero mistakes in written records? Of course there are, but-- I believe very little of "oral history" that has zero records to back it up.
I have heard too many grandma stories, especially since researching genealogy, to take 99% of it with a grain of salt. (you evidently didn't read what I said about some culture's history)
Curious, why do you think that something someone says decades later is more accurate than something written down within a short period of time of the actual event?
Again, I am not talking about cultures that kept verbal history, which does not include an "assumed" culture that was kept “hidden” and related years later.
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