A University of Otago PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact. 433 more words
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Epic pre-Columbian voyage suggested by genes
Wooden canoes like this one from Easter Island may have brought Native Americans and Polynesians together.
Polynesians from Easter Island and natives of South America met and mingled long before Europeans voyaged the Pacific, according to a new genetic study of living Easter Islanders. 464 more words
Note: Pretty gruesome scene, my sincere condolences to loved ones for your loss. As tragic as this may be, hopefully the Japanese will see this as a sign that Gaia’s had enough of Japan’s cavalier, inhumane stance on whaling – “ENOUGH”! 401 more words
It should come as no surprise to anyone that I’ve spent a fair amount of my time in Melbourne over the years. This is a city that holds all of my favourite childhood memories, from watching the window displays in the shopping malls at Christmas time, to riding the tram out to St Kilda beach with my grandmother to eat fish and chips. 817 more words