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Saw that in the news, a totally amazing find of early mankind art.
 

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Very interesting biggles, thank you for sharing. I can't help wondering what it would be like if these animals were still alive! Such a shame they died out. Still it seems we won't be here ourselves in the next 100 years if the Climate Change charts are correct!!! And the majority will just go about their daily business & let it happen!!!
Keith.
 

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Thanks HM.

There has been a lot of interesting archaeology from the underground tunnelling in London over the last few years.
 

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A taste for fat ...
""The meat of wild animals is lean,” Thompson says. “It actually takes more work to metabolize lean protein than you get back.”
In fact, eating lean meat without a good source of fat can lead to protein poisoning and acute malnutrition.
Early Arctic explorers, who attempted to survive on rabbit meat exclusively, described the condition as “rabbit starvation.”"

https://popular-archaeology.com/article/a-taste-for-fat-may-have-made-us-human-says-study/
 

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A taste for fat ...
""The meat of wild animals is lean,” Thompson says. “It actually takes more work to metabolize lean protein than you get back.”
In fact, eating lean meat without a good source of fat can lead to protein poisoning and acute malnutrition.
Early Arctic explorers, who attempted to survive on rabbit meat exclusively, described the condition as “rabbit starvation.”"

https://popular-archaeology.com/article/a-taste-for-fat-may-have-made-us-human-says-study/
I did know about rabbit, but I did not know that it also referred to other wild meat. Interesting.
Thank you for sharing.
Keith.
 

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https://thewest.com.au/news/albany-advertiser/albany-archaeological-find-of-collet-barkers-quarters-could-rewrite-wa-history-books-ng-b881125696z.amp

I like to read this post and have occasionally commented but this is about my home town, so worthy of a mention. For those not in the know, Albany is the first town in Western Australia, about three years older than Perth. Mt Barker is the next town north and now I know where it got its name. Also Mokare was a well known and respected person in Albany. Unfortunately, I think he fell victim to drink in his latter years. There's a prominent statue of him in the centre of town, depicted as a brave warrior, and at least two streets named after him around town.
 

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First they found the Hobbits and now have they found the Elves? They were tool makers.
"Researchers digging in the Philippines's Callao Cave found teeth and bones that they say belong to a distinct species of ancient human, which they have named Homo luzonensis. "
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/04/new-species-ancient-human-discovered-luzon-philippines-homo-luzonensis/
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/science/homo-luzonensis-philippines-evolution.html
 

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First they found the Hobbits and now have they found the Elves? They were tool makers.
"Researchers digging in the Philippines's Callao Cave found teeth and bones that they say belong to a distinct species of ancient human, which they have named Homo luzonensis. "
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/04/new-species-ancient-human-discovered-luzon-philippines-homo-luzonensis/
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/science/homo-luzonensis-philippines-evolution.html

Interesting. I know next to nothing about this stuff, but I wonder if it 'could' just be a deformity or a midget, a one off & not conclusive proof of a miniature species? Not to sound cynical or anything, but I'm just wondering if they would need more samples to be 100% sure of a new miniature species?
 
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