Monday, December 05, 2011
We've posted several times here at the Q blog about the expansion of jaguar range back into southern Arizona, but until I saw this article I didn't know ocelots were back as well.
Names are proposed for two new elements that will be added to the periodic table. I know why they're doing it, but "livermorium" just doesn't seem to have much of a ring to it.
Archaeological excavations in a cave in East Timor have demonstrated that our early ancestors had boats and tackle adequate for venturing far from shore and catching large deep-water fish species as early as 42,000 years ago. With gear like that, a coastal migration to the New World would have been a piece of cake. Never underestimate our "primitive" ancestors.
What is that smell we smell when it starts to rain?
An archaeological project in the Caribbean shows that oppossums, peccaries, armadillos, guinea pigs and small rodents called agoutis were imported by sea to the island of Carriacou about a thousand years ago.