I like the idea of the Aquatic Ape. It is not a mainstream one and unpopular with experts in human evolution, on the fringe, unproven and unresearched. It goes something like this. Our ancestors lived on the shores of warm seas, around 6 to 2 million years ago. They spent long amounts of time inContinue reading “The Aquatic Ape idea”
Watching 10 000 BC is an enjoyable experience, partly because it is fascinating to see how the film picks and chooses from different eras, selecting present day hair fashions and orthodontistry on the one hand and Ice Age mammoths on the other. Added to this, it has no concern for geographical reality. When the hero,Continue reading “10,000 BC, the movie, “inaccurate””
I found this image in a 1962 Italian “Encyclopedia of the Woman“.
Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar, author of The Human Story, suggests the average person has 100 friends, with a close five at the core. Aristotle said friends must have eaten salt together, in other words, shared experiences.
If you have 10,000 square feet, can accomodate a thirteen foot crate, 4 trucks over forty foot and have circulating security guards, you may be have a chance of staging the exhibit of the Super Croc. This includes a flesh reconstruction, a super skeleton and the kind of field tents used in the excavation. TheContinue reading “Giant crocodile touring show”
The girth of this giant snake would reach a human’s hips. Researchers have used the specimen as a thermometre. The size of the snake, and other creatures, indicates the temperature of the Earth at that time, in this case 60 million years ago. See the article on BBC website
A 1930s tourist brochure for the Ariege featuring the two main attractions; the thermal spas and the Prehistoric cave paintings at Niaux.
In the winter and with snow on the ground outside, I took an atmospheric torch lit tour of the cave at Niaux. The purpose was to get a glimpse of rare Prehistoric cave paintings. One kilometre in, we all turned our torches off and stood in the pitch darkness. The guide demonstrated the unique acousticsContinue reading “The Cave at Niaux, France”