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CU-Boulder study: Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans

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January, 2016

Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans

The first direct evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting Australia some 50,000 years ago — in this case a 500-pound bird — has been discovered by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team. 932 more words


The first inter-cultural ‘party’ in Europe?

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Dec 2015

The sharing of food and alcoholic beverages is extremely important today as in the past because provides a wealth of information on societies where this occurred. 812 more words


New Zealand - Tamaki Maori Madness

What more of a ‘Kia Ora’ experience can you gain then an overnight stay at New Zealand’s most awarded attraction? The straightforward answer: you can’t. The Maori word meaning ‘welcome’ is not only uttered from the lips of every native, it is their way of life and their aim is for you to experience it too at this home stay village. 285 more words


Fiji - Luxury in Leleuvia

Imagine the most picturesque destination  you can possibly dream of. Imagine yourself at your most relaxed and serene. Imagine snorkelling through crystal waters towards warm golden sands. 238 more words


Australia - Christmas Day in Byron Bay

Christmas in Australia is definitely an alternative experience for a Northern Hemisphere girl… Grab a case of beer, buy a kangaroo burger and put it on a communal barbecue by the beach. 552 more words


Tasmania - A Weekend in The Wilderness

An intimate retreat on the edge of the earth, Pumphouse Point boasts a delicate fusion of Tasmania’s natural splendor and Australia’s growing reputation for producing gourmet foods and fine wine. 100 more words


All that glistens....The Solomon Islands

When Spanish explorers came across this group of Pacific Islands, they discovered alluvial gold and thought they had found the source of the biblical King Solomon’s wealth.  327 more words