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Was ancient Cypriot cave a prehistoric diner?
Reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2009 | Michele Kambas

Posted on 08/19/2009 11:39:46 AM PDT by decimon

Thousands of prehistoric hippo bones found in Cyprus are adding to a growing debate on the possible role of humans in the extinction of larger animals 12,000 years ago.

First discovered by an 11-year-old boy in 1961, a tiny rock-shelter crammed with hippo remains radically rewrote archaeological accounts of when this east Mediterranean island was first visited by humans.

It has fired speculation of being the first takeaway diner used by humans to cook and possibly dispatch meat. It also adds to growing speculation, controversial in some quarters, that humans could have eaten some animals to extinction.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: cyprus; godsgravesglyphs; heyerdahl; khirokitia; sturtmanning

1 posted on 08/19/2009 11:39:46 AM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Greek diner ping.


2 posted on 08/19/2009 11:40:25 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Burp ping.


3 posted on 08/19/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: decimon
Greek diner ping.

Atkins Diet ping

4 posted on 08/19/2009 11:44:19 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: decimon

Bush’s fault


5 posted on 08/19/2009 11:51:07 AM PDT by bobjam
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To: decimon

Those pesky humans. Always eating to survive. Fred Flinstone’s fault.

Umm, don’t we still have hippos?


6 posted on 08/19/2009 11:52:03 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: ReneeLynn
Umm, don’t we still have hippos?

I don't. Probably not the average Cypriot either.

7 posted on 08/19/2009 11:59:12 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Obviously I meant the planet.


8 posted on 08/19/2009 12:02:36 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: decimon

Oog want fries wid dat?


9 posted on 08/19/2009 12:08:18 PM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: decimon

Jeez-burger, jeez-burger, jeez-burger...


10 posted on 08/19/2009 12:22:16 PM PDT by kenavi (No legislation longer than the Constitution.)
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To: ReneeLynn
Obviously I meant the planet.

I don't know that there are pygmy hippos and this type of pygmy hippo is said to be extinct.

11 posted on 08/19/2009 12:25:20 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

12 posted on 08/19/2009 12:27:28 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: kenavi
Jeez-burger, jeez-burger, jeez-burger...

I think I'll go for the pastichio. Great with ground pygmy hippo.

13 posted on 08/19/2009 12:27:53 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

What did they call a Big Mac?


14 posted on 08/19/2009 12:29:14 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: razorback-bert
What did they call a Big Mac?

Phanourios maxutus.

15 posted on 08/19/2009 12:32:43 PM PDT by decimon
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Thanks decimon.
Thousands of prehistoric hippo bones found in Cyprus
In before the gratuitous closeup pics of you-know-who.

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16 posted on 08/19/2009 3:42:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: decimon
Hippos are noted as being the most dangerous animal on earth. But, if these were “pygmy” hippos, perhaps they were delectible.
17 posted on 08/19/2009 4:18:54 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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Man, I was JUST going to post that picture! LOL That’s the first thing I thought of too! :)


18 posted on 08/19/2009 4:48:06 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: decimon; SunkenCiv

“These were pretty sophisticated people. Certainly if they could figure out how to navigate the Mediterranean, even at a small distance, they knew what they were doing.”

Right. I hold to the theory that they used Cyprus as a breeding farm for pygmy hippos, much in the way that Tyson raises gazillions of chickens.

Then the owners of the factory or even retail customerscould come to the island and pick up their meat requirements either on the hoof or packaged into cuts of meat of their choice.

Certainly the storage of large numbers of bones gives credence to the hippo factory theory.


19 posted on 08/20/2009 8:07:04 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: decimon; SunkenCiv

No Coke, Pepsi!


20 posted on 08/20/2009 1:29:35 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Martha's Vineyard is great! Hey, honey, let's take a drive . . . .)
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:’)


21 posted on 08/20/2009 5:49:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: wildbill

The crossing isn’t that short, but an aceramic culture crossed over about 8000 years ago, bringing their semi-domesticated mainland animal species with them.


22 posted on 08/20/2009 6:28:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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