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savanna believers trying to be funny (Re: skinny runners

Subject: savanna believers trying to be funny (Re: skinny runners
From: "Marc Verhaegen"
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 13:27:42 +0200
Newsgroups: sci.anthropology.paleo
"JAE" <jae@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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>
> Marc Verhaegen wrote:
> > "JAE" <jae@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:1123712691.503133.69820@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >
> > > Marc Verhaegen wrote:
> > >
> > > [snip]
> > >
> > > > Repeating nonsense doesn't make them true...
>
> ...followed by the ironic n-zillionth reposting of:
>
> > FYI:  AAT says that some time after the Homo-Pan split 7-4 Ma, our
ancestors
> > were seaside omnivores who collected coconuts, fruits, bird eggs,
turtles,
> > shell-, crayfish, algae... The theory (based on the behavior, anatomy &
> > physiology of living humans compared to other animals) explains many
> > typically Homo traits (not seen in apes or australopiths) a lot better
than
> > dry savanna scenarios do: brain size, diving skills, breathing control,
> > vocality, small mouth & chewing muscles, tongue bone descent, longer
airway,
> > projecting nose, reduced sense of smell, handiness, tool use, late
puberty,
> > long legs, body alignment, reduced climbing, fatness, fur loss, high
needs
> > of water, sodium, iodine & poly-unsaturated fatty acids...
> > In the fossil & archeological record, this waterside episode is
reflected in
> > the Plio-Pleistocene dispersals of Homo along the Indian Ocean & African
> > coasts: 1.8-Ma Homo remains come from Algeria, Iran, Kenya, Georgia,
Java...
> > always near lakes or seas (R.Dennell 2003 JHE 45:421); in spite of sea
level
> > changes (Ice Ages), Homo much more than australopith remains have been
found
> > amid shells, corals & barnacles, from 1.8 to 0.1 Ma (throughout the
> > Pleistocene), in coasts all over the Old World (Mojokerto, Terra Amata,
> > Table Bay, Eritrea...), even on islands that could only be reached by
sea
> > (Flores 0.8 Ma http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~mvaneech/outthere.htm) .
> >
>
>
> Ping! Damnit Marco!  I just got that damn irony-o-meter fixed and there
> you had to go again.  Next time I'm sending you the bill.
>



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