Skip to comments.Early human habitat, recreated for first time, shows life was no picnic
Posted on 03/10/2016 9:42:39 AM PST by JimSEA
Scientists have pieced together an early human habitat for the first time, and life was no picnic 1.8 million years ago.
Our human ancestors, who looked like a cross between apes and modern humans, had access to food, water and shady shelter at a site in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. They even had lots of stone tools with sharp edges, said Gail M. Ashley, a professor in the Rutgers Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences.
But "it was tough living," she said. "It was a very stressful life because they were in continual competition with carnivores for their food."
During years of work, Ashley and other researchers carefully reconstructed an early human landscape on a fine scale, using plant and other evidence collected at the sprawling site. Their pioneering work was published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The landscape reconstruction will help paleoanthropologists develop ideas and models on what early humans were like, how they lived, how they got their food (especially protein), what they ate and drank and their behavior, Ashley said.
(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...
The posted article give a summary of living habitat for:
"The two species of hominins, or early humans, are Paranthropus boisei -- robust and pretty small-brained -- and Homo habilis, a lighter-boned species. Homo habilis had a bigger brain and was more in sync with our human evolutionary tree, according to Ashley."
Cell coverage was pretty bad too.
AL bore’s wet dream
Of possible interest.
And it remained a horrible life where you had a good chance of starving to death or living a subsistence life for most of human history until one thing happened — Capitalism. Now most people under a Capitalist system can eat and eat well.
On the plus side, they didn't have to worry about anthropologists showing up.
I got practically no ambition at all beyond just keeping
things running and I'm having Sriracha shrimp tonight.
"Grog say that camp fire is bad for planet, and he try to take spears away. So, tonight we eat Grog for dinner! HarHarHARHARHARhar!!!!"
You betcha. No water saving toilets or anything musta really sucked.
“Sriracha shrimp” love it, I may copy you tonight! Much better than catching and butchering an antelope!
Folks, with My Pillow you can rearrange the rocks to fit your sleep style and My Pillow was made right here in the cave.
Well, the catching might be kind of a challenge without a rifle but chicken
fried with gravy antelope is right up there with Sriracha shrimp. ;-)
“life was no picnic”
Sure wasn’t! Look at all the ugly women you’d have to choose from.
Shellfish give some people headaches. (It’s the THEOBROMINE
contained in shellfish.) I ate two shrimp years ago, after
I knew better, and had an awful headache. Chocolate also
gets me. If I have more than about two Frostys a week. the
headaches start in nagging. Shrimp brings on BAD ones!
At least they didn’t have to waste time protesting fracking.
I’d heard that.
All they give me is a happy tasty goodness.
Although I did cut the hell out of my thumb once on a non-compliant crab, so there’s that..
Fire ants always rule a good picnic.
Life in commie paradise.
Then, eating vegetables, remained stupid and became liberals.
Those who went hunting and eating meat became republicans.
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