The idea of a large pack of hyenas operating in the area would probably keep me out of Siberia, even with the otherwise delightful weather.
posted on 11/20/2002 6:43:45 PM PST
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posted on 11/20/2002 6:45:41 PM PST
Well, here's a question a paleo-anthropologist must consider. Why didn't the hyena's migrate, also, if they liked to eat people?
posted on 11/20/2002 6:50:52 PM PST
It was something
. I rather doubt it was hyenas, at least completely. Man had sufficient weapons to defeat anything but the largest and most determined packs.
I think it was probably something else, maybe something we can't ever discover through bone fragments. Maybe a religious taboo, or maybe it was simply tales from travelers saying that Alaska was no paradise. But it was something.
posted on 11/20/2002 6:54:49 PM PST
by Dog Gone
I spend half my time in Austin and the other half NE of here out in black farmland, where coyotes come right up to me, crazy f*&!ks.
Brought skulls home, their back molars, shoot, their teeth in general are vicious, notably different than dogs.
Being a 5'6, 130 lb. girl who has run across them alone often, I fear them. I'd say 2 could take me down. The guys crossing the Bering were of Mongolian stature, about my size, and if their hyenas were much bigger than the typical 50 lb. coyote, that'd put kinks in my migrating, too.
Thanks for the article. I love pondering the peopling of our continent.
posted on 11/20/2002 7:15:23 PM PST
North America was one of the last places on the planet to be populated by humans, and "there has to have been a series of things that kept people out of the New World until very, very late," Turner says.
They were obviously intimidated from immigrating to North America by the fiercely nativist, racist Pat Buchanan.
Nice picture of Hillary... :-O
oooh...yup, oooooh yup!!! oooooooohyup!!! Don't ever go into the forest at night alone, especially unarmed.
I'm envisioning a Far Side cartoon ......
posted on 11/20/2002 8:26:33 PM PST
The Bering Land Bridge that the first Americans crossed into the New World from Siberia had been there for thousands of years before those first immigrants arrived, most likely around 12,000 years ago. Archaeological evidence suggests the bridge surfaced repeatedly for at least 40,000 years as seawater became trapped in glaciers during the last Ice Age.
Maybe there were very short periods of time, like at the end of last glaciation, when the Bering Land Bridge existed and there was a path clear of glaciers into the interior of the North American Continent.
Hey, C'mere... You'll like this.
they have been known to drag a human hunter from a tent in Africa and crush his bones like toothpicks.
This happened in Africa within the past couple of years, only it wasn't a hunter that was dragged but a young boy from Baltimore, in Africa on some kind of Safari. I remember reading about it. His mother was on the trip, too, I think. The guides were not allowed to carry guns.
posted on 11/22/2002 12:04:54 PM PST
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posted on 10/11/2004 11:15:03 AM PDT
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Christy Turner and his Russian colleagues may have found an answer to a question that has hounded him for more than three decades. Yeah, that's funny.
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