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  • Genetics reveal 50,000 years of independent history of aboriginal Australian people

    02/27/2016 1:37:19 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, February 25, 2016 | Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    Scientists worked with aboriginal Australian communities to explore heritage... Modern humans arrived in Australia about 50 thousand years ago, forming the ancestors of present-day Aboriginal Australians. They were amongst the earliest settlers outside Africa. They arrived in an ancient continent made up of today's Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, called Sahul, probably thousands of years before modern humans arrived in Europe. Five thousand years ago, dingos, the native dogs, somehow arrived in Australia, and changes in stone tool use and language around the same time raised the question of whether there were also associated genetic changes in the Australian Aboriginal...
  • Aboriginal Female Hunters Aided By Dingoes

    10/24/2015 6:23:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    ScienceNetwork WA ^ | Friday, October 23, 2015 | Michelle Wheeler
    In modern society dogs are often referred to as "man's best friend" but according to an archaeological review early Aboriginal society sported a similar relationship between women and dingoes (Canis lupus dingo). The study by UWA and ANU suggests people formed close bonds with dingoes soon after the dogs' arrival on the mainland roughly 4000 years ago, with the dogs enabling women to contribute more hunted food. UWA archaeologist Jane Balme, who led the research, says it is thought the first dingoes arrived on watercraft with people from South East Asia. "What they're doing on the boat is not clear...
  • A Carolina Dog (The Dixie Dingo)

    12/27/2014 2:48:28 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Bitter Southerner ^ | 12-27-2014 | Cy Brown
    Story by Cy Brown Photos by Kaylinn GilstrapDeember 27, 2014 He got Penny for Christmas. He didn’t know he would get a trip into the deepest reaches of the 14,000-year history of dogs in North America.Things we love in the South: Moon Pies, SEC football, Otis Redding, Flannery O’Connor, Cheerwine and, probably more than anything else, our dogs. What is it about Southerners and our dogs? Maybe it's because in the South, we're a bit more country than our cousins to the north. Perhaps we are a generation or two fewer removed from the time when having a dog was...
  • Australia's Dingo Is a Unique Species, Study Shows

    04/01/2014 2:42:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 1, 2014 | Pauline Askin
    Australia's dingo is a unique species, not a kind of wild dog as previously believed, according to a new study that definitively classifies the country's largest land predator. The research by Australian scientists, published in the Journal of Zoology, resurrected the species name "Canis dingo", first adopted in 1793 by Friedrich Meyer, a German naturalist. "What we've done is describe the dingo more scientifically," Mike Letnic from the University of New South Wales told Reuters.
  • South Texas Family Claims to Have Killed the Mythical Chupacabra

    03/01/2014 10:08:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | Irving DeJohn
    The Ohrt family in Victoria, Texas, gunned down an unidentified beast in their backyard over the weekend. The mangy beast looks like a Coyote with big teeth and long legs. Although the Chupacabra's existence has yet to be confirmed, that hasn’t stopped rumors of possible sightings.A south Texas family claims that they killed the mythical Chupacabra in their backyard. Doug and Lucy Ohrt of Victoria proudly displayed the slain beast that their grandson gunned down on their property last weekend. “My grandson ran and got the gun and shot it at 240 yards, and my grandkids said, ‘Oh that's a...
  • The Dixie Dingo

    11/30/2001 1:40:40 PM PST · by blam · 124 replies · 15,672+ views ^ | U of Carolina
    "The Dixie Dingo" "The Native American Dog" "The American Dingo" " Southern Aboriginal Dog" "The Indian's Dog" Still living Wild in the bottom land swamps and forests of the Southeastern United States. Genetic (mitochondrial DNA) testing being performed at the University of South Carolina, College of Science and Mathematics, indicates that these dogs, related to the earliest domesticated dogs, are the remnant descendants of the feral pariah canids who came across the Bering land mass 8,000 to 11,000 years ago as hunting companions to the ancestors of the Native Americans. However, their future in the wild looks bleak. Loss ...
  • Australian coroner confirms dingo killed baby in 1980

    06/11/2012 11:12:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2012, 9:39 p.m. | (From the Associated Press)
    Settling a notorious 1980 case that split the nation and led to a mistaken murder conviction, an Australian coroner ruled Tuesday that a dingo took a baby from a campsite in the Outback, just as her mother said from the beginning. The eyes of Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and her ex-husband, Michael Chamberlain, welled with tears as the findings of the fourth inquest into the disappearance of their 9-week-old daughter, Azaria, were announced in court. Lindy Chamberlain served more than three years in prison for the baby's death, but was later cleared and has always maintained that a wild dog took her....
  • Coroner rules dingo took Chamberlain baby

    06/11/2012 6:26:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    A dingo was responsible for the death of Azaria Chamberlain in 1980, a Northern Territory coroner has found. Coroner Elizabeth Morris told a packed courtroom on Tuesday that a dingo was to blame for the attack at Uluru, which originally saw Azaria’s mother Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton jailed for murder and her husband Michael given a suspended sentence for being an accessory after the fact.
  • Aussie Dad Says Dingo Will be Blamed for Lost Baby

    12/19/2011 1:59:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 12/19/2011 | ROD McGUIRK
    The father of a baby who infamously vanished in the Australian Outback more than 30 years said Monday that he was confident a new inquiry into the tragedy will officially rule that a dingo took his daughter. The disappearance of 9-week-old Azaria Chamberlain on Aug. 17, 1980, from a campsite near Ayers Rock, the red monolith in the Australian desert now known by its Aboriginal name Uluru, divided Australians between those who believed a native dog known as a dingo killed her and those who believed she was murdered by her mother, Lindy Chamberlain
  • Dingoes originated in China 18,000 years ago

    09/13/2011 6:47:28 PM PDT · by Palter · 22 replies
    Australian Geographic ^ | 13 Sept 2011 | Natalie Muller
    The dingo came to Australia via southern China, and much earlier than previously thought, says new research. THE DINGO (Canis lupus dingo) first appeared in Australia's archaeological records in 3500-year-old rock paintings in the Pilbara region of WA, but the new evidence suggests they were roaming Australia long before that. DNA samples from domestic Asian dog species and the Australian dingo have shed light on how the iconic canine arrived on Australian soil. According to a study by an international research team, genetic data shows the dingo may have originated in southern China, travelling through mainland southeast Asia and Indonesia to...
  • Baby bitten 100 times by pet dingo-cross ( Australia )

    08/31/2010 9:05:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    AAP ^ | August 31, 2010 | Daniel Fogarty
    A BABY girl mauled by her family's pet dingo-cross dog suffered more than 100 bite wounds, a doctor has told an inquest. Twenty-two-month-old Kara Compton's injuries were described by two senior nurses on Tuesday as the most horrific they've seen. Kara was in bed in her family's home at Bunyip, in Victoria's east, when the dog climbed onto her bed and mauled her. She was found by her father and taken by ambulance to Dandenong Hospital, but went into cardiac arrest and died.
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  • Man Fined $2500 for Feeding Dingoes

    05/01/2010 5:09:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 803+ views
    WHAT do you feed dingoes you believe are hungry? Well according to Adam Randall from Rainbow Beach you feed them apples, mangoes, coconuts, roast chicken, dog food and sausages. And that is exactly what he did feed a family of dingoes in 2008 at Hook Point on Fraser Island according to evidence presented yesterday at the Maryborough Magistrates Court. Randall, 36, pleaded guilty in the court to four counts of feeding a dingo and one count of disturbing a dingo – and was fined $2500. DERM prosecutor Ralph Devlin said Randall was in a relationship with wildlife photographer Jennifer Parkhurst,...
  • Former teacher sentenced to jail for sex with student

    06/05/2009 12:28:14 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 65 replies · 3,590+ views ^ | ,June 4, 2009 | ANN ZANIEWSKI
    A former Holly High School music teacher accused of having sex with two students was sentenced to jail Wednesday and barred from most unsupervised contact with minors. Ranee Sue Proper hugged supporters before facing Oakland Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick, who sentenced her to five years probation, with the first nine months of that in Oakland County Jail. The judge also ordered her to participate in sex offender treatment and not to have any unsupervised contact with minors under 18 other than her own children and relatives’ children.
  • Hero dog saves boy from snake - Dingo Saves Baby

    11/14/2008 12:10:47 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,807+ views
    news ^ | November 14, 2008
    A DOG that leapt between a three-year-old boy and a highly venomous brown snake has been honoured by the RSPCA. Diesel, a cattle dog-dingo cross, was today hailed as a hero and received a big bone for saving a Sunshine Coast couple's grandson from being bitten by the snake. Drew Gralike was playing on a swing last month at his grandfather's Eumundi property when the snake appeared. Diesel leapt between the boy and the snake, receiving a near-fatal bite. Drew's grandfather, Stan Gralike, told ABC Radio that the snake was about to strike when Diesel intervened.
  • Tasmanian Tiger No Match For Dingo

    09/05/2007 1:55:54 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 803+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 9-5-2007 | University of New South Wales
    Source: University of New South Wales Date: September 5, 2007 Tasmanian Tiger No Match For Dingo Science Daily — The wily dingo out-competed the much larger marsupial thylacine by being better built anatomically to resist the "mechanical stresses" associated with killing large prey, say Australian scientists. Despite being armed with a more powerful and efficient bite and having larger energy needs than the dingo, the thylacine was restricted to eating relatively small prey while the dingo's stronger head and neck anatomy allowed it to subdue large prey as well. Earlier studies had given ambiguous results regarding the size of prey...
  • TV TIDBITS-"Cheaper by the Dozen" Movie Unlike the Book of My Memory

    12/18/2006 4:52:49 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 10 replies · 271+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 12/18/06 | Pat Fish
    Been catching up on some old and not so old movies during this Christmas TV nothing season. This week, a review of "Cheaper by the Dozen -2". As a child I loved the book. I'm not at all sure Steve Martin captures the spirit of the book's character. And a short touch on a movie about those Australian parents whose baby was killed by a dingo. The movie did not deal at all with that possible True Crime in terms of parents as perpetrators rather than a dingo.
  • Berlin gives green light for controversial arms exports to Israel

    07/01/2006 2:42:29 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 488+ views
    Islamic Republic News Agency ^ | July 02, 2006 | Unattributed
    Germany-Israel-Submarines The German government gave the green light for the controversial export to Israel of a Dingo 2 armored personnel carrier and two Dolphin class submarines which could be modified to carry nuclear warheads, the daily Die Welt reported on Saturday. It cited coalition circles as saying that Germany's highest secret body -- the Federal Security Council -- expressed no objections to the Dingo sale for testing purposes. The Israeli army has repeatedly said it was interested in buying Dingo 2 which could be used to quell the Palestinian uprising in the occupied territories. In fact the German government halted...
  • Dingo urine 'could aid Australia wildlife'

    06/27/2006 8:53:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 565+ views ^ | 6-27-06 |
    "Australian researchers say they have discovered that dingo urine can act as a repellent for use in everything from rehabilitating old mine sites to reducing roadkill." "At one stage we fashioned a little urine catcher to walk dingoes and collect it from, but that tended to be risky," Parsons said.
  • Australia's dingo dogs face extinction

    10/07/2003 1:24:29 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 1,639+ views
    AP ^ | 10/7/2003
    <p>Aborigines had dingoes as companions for thousands of years, but modern Australians are debating whether these unique wild dogs should be kept as household pets.</p> <p>After all, the dingoes' role with the Aborigines was on hunting expeditions, and experts fear today's owners are at risk of attack as dingoes grow older, and their aggressive ancient instincts take over.</p>