Once upon a time we thought the ancient prehistoric fish known as the coelacanths was extinct and then we found that it was still very much alive in the Indian Ocean and surrounding region. And as things came about we discovered that this fish appears not to have undergone any evolution in millions of years.
Now comes a new case and a new creature known as the Tasmanian Tiger which is believed to have emerged around 4 mya and is thought to have gone extinct 1936. Since that time there have been many reports of sightings of the marsupial who’s not a tiger (cat) at all bust a doglike marsupial known as a Thylacine. It was officially declared extinct in 1986 but now researchers are not so sure it ever went extinct. Continue Reading
In 2013 a study on Neanderthal skulls revealed that their eyesight may have been better than modern humans do to the large eye sockets and larger areas of the Neanderthal brain devoted to vision. Researchers estimate that the Neanderthals had an brain size of around 1600 cm which is larger than the average modern human at around 1350 cm. Now comes a new study out today regarding possible cognitive abilities in Neanderthals.
Legend of the image: left: notched raven bone from Zaskalnaya VI Neanderthal site, Crimea. center: experimental notching of a bird bone; right: sequences of experimentally made notches compared to those from Zaskalnaya VI.
Credit: Francesco d’Errico; CCAL
The cognitive abilities have been and still are hotly debated in paleoanthropology circles and, frankly, we aren’t real sure why Neanderthals had bigger brains that we do today. In the past the Neanderthals have been painted as the quintessential caveman carrying a club and not to bright in the head but this social myth is changing slowly as we come to realize from the available evidence that this picture of Neanderthals is NOT accurate at all. Continue Reading
When it comes to deviance rape is one of the worst possible forms. Below is an open letter with some rather interesting statistics and conclusions that seem to go against what we are told, what is politically correct, and reflect a double standard when it comes to the handing out of justice especially in America.
Written by Andrew Richards. The views expressed are his own and do not necessarily represent the views of Men’s Rights Sydney Dear Ms Jaye, I initially sent the following letter as a private letter to you through your facebook page. However after receiving a less than encouraging response regarding when – or even if – you would read it, from […]
via An Open Letter To Cassie Jaye — Mens Rights Sydney
I’ve been reading up on the Magyars lately and I’ll have more to say about them in my next post. But what I wanted to point out quickly is that researchers believed their original stock came from the Ural Mountains and here again we encounter the Urals. It seems to me that the Urals are far more important and significant that most of us have thought! So many things keep pointing back to the Urals. And it seems the Urals have played a MAJOR role in the evolution of humankind and, frankly, every other “kind” on the planet.
Soooo…..just a thought……you’ve heard of the evolutionary Adan and the evolutionary Eve? Well what if the Urals are the evolutionary “Eden”? Of course I realize this removes that “Eden” from Africa to Asia but so be it.
Artistic reconstruction of Neanderthal-Modern Human Hybrid
It is pretty much a well known fact now that non-African people outside of Africa have anywhere from 1% to 3% or more Neanderthal DNA in them. It’s also known that between 35-45 kya as modern humans were spreading through Europe the Neanderthals began to disappear. What is less known is the some researchers believe that 40 kya some modern human genomes may have had much more Neanderthal DNA perhaps to the tune of at least twice as much.
I myself contend that some people have much more Neanderthal DNA in them and that their ancestors had even more Neanderthal DNA in their genes and that is why today we can see some people who have clearly Neanderthal features. Continue Reading
The following link from Archaeology Southwest’s Preservation Archaeologist Allen Denoyer describes how to tan a hide which is a relatively simple process. The more you smoke it, the darker it gets!
See the link at:
Hands-On Archaeology: How to Tan a Hide
Below are some alternatives to what the land masses and equator may have resembled in the past. Thanks to the creator of these images JR Bentley. Great work!
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Image #1: In this image Antarctica is closer to the equator and would be in a Tropical or sub-tropical zone which would explain the prehistoric forest of palm trees found there. Notice too how close New Zealand and Australia would have been to the equator.
Image #2: In this image the equator runs through North America. That would have made the Great Lakes area a tropical area as well as portions of the American Southwest, et al. The North Pole would have been somewhere over eastern Siberia and the South Pole near Brazil’s Amazon.
Image #3: In this image the equator runs through North Africa and Spain among other places.
You can find a list of super-continents at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_supercontinents
Among some of the more interesting to me are as follows: Continue Reading