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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2020 8:59 p.m. PST

… Be Linked to Climate Change

"Early modern humans entered Europe during a warming period about 48,000 years ago.

Known as Aurignacians, they hunted reindeer, horses and mammoths with bone-tipped spears. In summer they dined on berries, fish, nuts and plants. But then, as now, the climate did not remain static.

As temperatures dropped, ice sheets advanced and disaster set in. During the coldest months, temperatures plunged to 10-15 degrees Celsius (50-59 degrees Celsius). Some bands of hunter gatherers died out, others moved south, some sought refuge in forests. Big game was overhunted…"


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Zephyr115 Dec 2020 9:44 p.m. PST

" Be Linked to Climate Change"

Yep, put some key virtue signalling phrases in your study findings to get funding for the next one… :-p

For gaming purposes, the scenario has Indiana Jones swiping the small golden idol, then the huge fertility statue starts rolling down the ramp… ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2020 12:27 p.m. PST



Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2020 5:02 a.m. PST

"Many figurines are in or near childbearing years, with some appearing pregnant and others showing abdominal obesity or expanded fat in the buttocks, suggestive of overnutrition."

There's such a thing as 'overnutrition'?

"Big game was overhunted."

How did small bands of humans armed with stone age weapons overhunt anything?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2020 12:34 p.m. PST

Maybe the elite class…. (smile)


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