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Early volcano victims discovered
BBC ^ | Monday, May 3, 1999 | editors

Posted on 09/03/2004 10:59:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Whole communities of ape-like creatures may have been killed in volcanic disasters that struck East Africa 18 million years ago... It follows a study of rock deposits close to the once active volcano Kisingiri. These contained fossils of what is believed to be a forerunner of humans called Proconsul... research suggests they may have been caught by a pyroclastic flow. These are clouds of hot gas, dust and rubble which travel at huge speeds from erupting volcanoes. Scientists, who report their findings in the Journal of the Geological Society, believe the abundance of the hominoid fossils may represent "death assemblages" - whole populations wiped out simultaneously by "glowing cloud" eruptions. It is thought that many of the victims found in Pompeii and Herculaneum who died in the AD79 eruption of Vesuvius were killed by pyroclastic flows.

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KEYWORDS: archaeology; catastrophism; eastafrica; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; kisingiri; multiregionalism; origins; paleontology; pompeii; primates; primatology; proconsul; pyroclastic; volcanic; volcano; volcanoes
Early volcano victims discovered. Unfortunately, rescue 911 arrived too late.
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1 posted on 09/03/2004 10:59:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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another blast from somebody else's past.
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2 posted on 09/03/2004 11:00:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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3 posted on 11/16/2005 10:05:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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4 posted on 03/26/2006 8:20:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Yes indeed, Civ updated his profile and links pages again, on Monday, March 6, 2006.)
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just an update:
 
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5 posted on 06/13/2008 7:50:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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New chronology for the
Early Miocene mammalian faunas
of Kisingiri, Western Kenya

R. E. Drake, J. A. Van Couvering,
M. H. Pickford, G. H. Curtis
& J. A. Harris
Journal of the Geological Society; 1988; v. 145; issue.3; p. 479-491
New total-fusion K-Ar ages indicate that all of the fossiliferous formations that make up the lower part of the Early Miocene Kisingiri sequence in western Kenya at Rusinga Island, Mfwangano Island, and Karungu were deposited during an interval of less than 0.5 million years at c. 17.8 Ma ago. This contrasts markedly with K-Ar ages previously published from these detrital-tuffaceous formations, which suggested that they were deposited over an interval of as much as 7 million years between 23 and 16 Ma, overlapping the age-ranges of all other East African Early Miocene sites including Koru, Songhor, Napak, Bukwa, Loperot, Muruarot and Buluk. In addition, the analytical problems revealed by the new Kisingiri results cast doubt on biotite ages which provide dating for the most important sites. Thus, the strong differences between the Kisingiri fauna and those of Koru, Sonhor and Napak, long held to be due to ecology because of the apparent overlap in ages, may actually be due to a difference in time. If this view of the geochronology is correct, it may now be possible to identify adaptive trends and evolutionary succession in the East African Early Miocene faunas.
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6 posted on 06/08/2009 3:15:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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The Ape in the Tree: An Intellectual and Natural History of Proconsul The Ape in the Tree:
An Intellectual and Natural History of Proconsul

by Alan Walker and Pat Shipman

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7 posted on 06/08/2009 3:26:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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8 posted on 09/01/2012 10:27:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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