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Volume IX, Number 3 | summer 2016

Miscellany

Archaeologists found in a Utah cave as many as seventeen thousand carved sticks, canes, and bone pieces—gambling items used in the thirteenth century by ancestors of the Apache and Navajo. “Seventy to eighty percent of dice games were for women only,” one researcher said about the find, which may have been America’s first casino. “So what do we have here? Women who knew the games of other women.”

Casting lots causes contentions to cease, and keeps the mighty apart.

- Book of Proverbs, c. 350 BC

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