Tuesday, 25 November 2014

People ate mammoth; Dogs got reindeer

Date:
November 24, 2014

Source:
Universitaet Tübingen

Summary:
Biogeologists have shown how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago. Around 30,000 years ago Predmosti was inhabited by people of the pan-European Gravettian culture, who used the bones of more than 1000 mammoths to build their settlement and to ivory sculptures. Did prehistoric people collect this precious raw material from carcasses -- easy to spot on the big cold steppe -- or were they the direct result of hunting for food?


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