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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2020 12:06 p.m. PST

… From Grass and Ash

"Archaeologists from South Africa have uncovered rudimentary beds that early humans made by placing bundles of grass onto a layer of ash. Sounds basic, but these Stone Age beds were more sophisticated than they appear at first glance.

"We report the discovery of grass bedding used to create comfortable areas for sleeping and working by people who lived in Border Cave at least 200,000 years ago," declare the authors of a fascinating new study published today in Science.

Border Cave, a rock shelter located in the Lebombo Mountains near the border of South Africa and eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), was occupied intermittently by humans from roughly 227,000 years ago to 1,000 years ago. The grass bedding found here is now the oldest in the archaeological record, the previous record being 77,000-year-old grass bedding from Sibudu, South Africa…"
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Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2020 4:51 p.m. PST

It is , however, unclear as to whether the site was a proto Hippie commune or Student Accommodation. ;)

saltflats192931 Aug 2020 5:50 p.m. PST

What is your ash/grass sleep number?

Zephyr131 Aug 2020 7:41 p.m. PST

"Though we can't be certain, these grass beds were also probably used for, uh, more recreational purposes. "

"Hey, Wadley, look at these interesting patterns the Luminol brought out!"

lol

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2020 8:57 p.m. PST

they sell those at Jordans furnature :)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2020 11:26 a.m. PST

Ha!Ha!Ha!….


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