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Sunday, May 28, 2017

The World's Rarest And Most Ancient Dog Has Been Re-Discovered in The Wild

After decades of fearing that the New Guinea highland wild dog had gone extinct in its native habitat, researchers have finally confirmed the existence of a healthy, viable population, hidden in one of the most remote and inhospitable regions on Earth.
According to DNA 


Sunday, March 19, 2017

DIY Spike Fiddle Erhu, Rebab, Morin Khuur, Goje (How To - Homemade Hand ...


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Best Scares of the Week - Hearse Ghost Tours Hoodoo Joe and Spooky Steve


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Did our hominid ancestors leave Africa and return?

The phrase “Out of Africa” might conjure up visions of a romantic movie of 1985 or the memoirs on which they were based. To anthropologists the turn of phrase refers to the theory, dominant since the days of Charles Darwin, that our human ancestors probably evolved in this continent.
In The Real Planet of the Apes, Professor David Begun of U of T’s department of anthropology proposes that a significant component of human evolution in fact took place in Europe between nine million and 12.5 million years ago. Hominids, he argues, then drifted back to Africa in a "homecoming" response to climate change. 
Begun’s theory – called “explosive” by Princeton University Press – is based substantially on field work in which undergraduates participated.
“I felt extremely lucky to have contributed to even the most minor extent in Dr. Begun's research,” says Klara Komza, a biological anthropology major. “It was my first taste at discovering something in the field.”
U of T News writer Arthur Kaptainis talked with Begun about his theories, his book and the importance of involving undergrad students in research.FULL STORY HERE


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sonic Wldebeast

A strange fossil wildebeest had hollowed-out headgear that let it trumpet like a dinosaur.
The Ice Age beast, named Rusingoryx atopocranion, lived on Kenya’s Rusinga Island between 75,000 and 50,000 years ago, back when the area was carpeted in dry grasslands. The species was previously only known from partial skulls, but now a bonebed has revealed that they were more bizarre than anyone expected.Link


Friday, November 4, 2016

The Headlines are Only Half the Story

The Headlines are Only Half the Story

You may have heard about the Silk Road scandal in Time magazine, Wired magazine, or any of a hundred other places.
Curtis Green took a job working for a company called Silk Road, where (unknown to Curtis) his boss, nicknamed “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was trafficking drugs over the internet.
When the FBI and the DEA got wind of it, they set Curtis up in a sting operation, staging a drug bust using planted evidence.
When Curtis’s boss found out about it, he hired a hit man to cover his trail, but the FBI found out about it and staged Curtis’s assassination. The Dread Pirate Roberts got two life sentences for his crimes, but the story wasn’t over.
The FBI and DEA agents that were investigating the crimes decided to steal millions from Silk Road.  Now they’re also in prison.
Curtis wants to tell his story and clear his name. Due to legal issues, he hasn’t been able to talk or write about what happened–until now. As you can imagine, the legal bills were staggering.  So I’ve agreed to help him start a fundraiser so that he can pay for some basic help on the writing and editing of his amazing autobiography.  We’ll be kicking the fundraiser off next week, offering exciting gifts and prizes, but we need your help.
If you’ve got a blog, we’d like you to share our page when it’s up.  If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we’d be very grateful if you would share our posts or mention it.
If you can email my assistant, Kami, at kami_marynda[at]yahoo[dot]com, we’ll make sure that you get the links that you need. Curtis is hiring me to do some editing on his autobiography and a portion of the funds that I receive from that will go to pay medical expenses for my son Ben, who suffered a traumatic brain injury three years ago.  (Yes, we’re still paying on that!)
Thank you in advance for your help and consideration.
David Farland

read More Here: Dave's Blog


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thru the Homeless Camp in Search of Savannah's Mysterious Bilbo Mound: ...


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ancient Effigy Mound From Unknown Archaic Civilization Found In Savannah...


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

mtDNA U: Human haplogroup that arose in a Neanderthal Population

I'm certain that mtDNA Haplogroup U resulted from the neanderthal occupation of SW Asia from 70k to 40k ago. 
Every time we've extracted the haplogroup from 20-28k remains, it has been in a Neanderthal Hybrid. These skeletons are so rugged and neanderthal like that if they hadn't extracted the DNA we might be calling them Neanderthals. 
It stays out of Africa until 20K ago and then expands rapidly from the area right across from Gibralter with the Ibero-Maurusian culture. 
21K ago there was a pure Neanderthal population living in the Rock of Gibralter. 
hap U is now the majority haplogroup in Europe, and has been there for 55k. 
No Hss were in Europe 55k ago. 
Ibero-Maurusians were described as being even more robust and neanderthal-like than Cro-Magnons. 
But here's the most damning evidence of all: 
Haplogroup U has shown a superiority to all other haplogroups in avoiding alcoholism due to childhood sexual abuse. 
In other words, any U woman who couldn't deal with neanderthal sexual abuse died or failed to reproduce. 

But she was not alone. The distribution and spread of Y Hap DE and E in Europe and Africa also show evidence of first arising inside of a Neanderthal population and being distributed  through Africa both around 38k ago and during the later Ibro-Maurusian.
Either DE's mother wasn't showing when the neanderthals invaded, or a Homo Sapiens Spaiens snuck into camp sometime after the invasion, or some males were allowed to live.
A hybrid male would have been weaker than pure neanderthals, but he could produce non-sterile males with mtDNA U, and mtDNA was being chosen over Neanderthal women by the neanderthals.


How the Origin Myth of the Hadza Explains Evolution

"The Hadza's oral history of their own past is divided into four epochs, each inhabited by a different culture. According to this tradition, in the beginning of time, the world was inhabited by hairy giants called the Akakaanebe or Gelanebe, "ancestors". The Akakaanebe did not possess tools or fire; they hunted game by staring at it and it fell dead; they ate the meat raw. They did not build houses but slept under trees, as the Hadza do today in the dry season. In older versions of this story, fire was not used because it was physically impossible in the earth's primeval state, while younger Hadza, who have been to school, say that the Akakaanebe simply did not know how. 
In the second epoch, the Akakaanebe were succeeded by the Tlaatlanebe, equally gigantic but without hair. Fire could be made and used to cook meat, but animals had grown more wary of humans and had to be chased and hunted with dogs. The Tlaatlanebe were the first people to use medicines and charms to protect themselves from enemies and initiated the epeme rite. They lived in caves. 
The third epoch was inhabited by the Hamakwabe "nowadays", who were smaller than their predecessors. They invented bows and arrows, and containers for cooking, and mastered the use of fire. They also built houses like those of Hadza today. The Hamakwabe were the first of the Hadza's ancestors to have contact with non-foraging people, with whom they traded for iron to make knives and arrowheads. The Hamakwabe also invented the gambling game lukuchuko. 
The fourth epoch continues today and is inhabited by the Hamaishonebe, "modern". When discussing the Hamaishonebe epoch, people often mention specific names and places, and can approximately say how many generations ago events occurred."[15] 

The Hadza received introgression from a hominid that split off from our lineage 1.2-1.3 million years ago. 
The last sweep of hairlessness (dark skin genes) occurred in Africa 1.2 million years ago. 
1.3 Million year old introgression = hairy ergaster, hairy giants without fire 

The Hadza's are "little people" dominated by Y Hap A and therefore closest to "Former Y Adam" (160k old A not 270k+ year old A00). Neighbor tribes of little people, and possibly the Hadza, also have 700k introgression. 
700K introgression = Kabwe/ Bodo Archaic Homo Sapiens and the spread of Levaloise into Africa. 
700K Introgression = African "heidelbergs," hairless giants with fire 

160K- Age of Hadza's A lineage, earliest date of proto-Microliths in Africa (Aterian culture, bows and arrows, first fossils of Archaic Homo Sapiens Sapiens in Africa). 

Homo Ergaster and Homo Heidelbergensis in Africa are both extremely tall. Ergaster has been said to average 6'1 and some populations of "Archaic Homo Sapiens" reached 7' on average. 

Archaic Homo Sapiens Sapiens, on the other hand, are all much shorter. 

Mbo people (270k old Y Hap 270k) are average global height (5'8 - 5'10) or taller, whereas all groups dominated by Y Haplogroup A (not A00) are well below global average (5 foot to 5'4). 

The only other populations worldwide who exibit 5' to 5'4 average in males are those dominated by Y hap C or D or which contain basal Y Hap C. 

Y hap D dominate Andaman Islanders have similar 600k Introgression. 
Proto-microliths and 5' tall robust archaic Homo Sapiens Sapiens appear in Northern India 150k ago alongside larger bodied Levaloise using Archaic Homo Sapiens who have been there since 600k years BP. 

The 150K old 5' tall Archaic Homo Sapiens Sapiens has a shoulder bone almost identical to Andamanese islanders. Other than being robust they are anatomically modern, as all early anatomically modern people were. The difference between Anatomically modern and Archaic Homo Sapiens Sapiens in this case, and in most cases, is in the features of the face and skull. 

Anatomically Modern Homo Sapiens Sapiens appears in NE Africa around 120k ago and is in Israel and China and much of North and east Africa by 116k to 96K ago. 

These beautiful facial traits, and especially the chin, spread through many populations. I don't think this spread marks migration as much as admixture, because it takes a long time to spread and is still absent in many populations as late as 10k ago. 
It also spread to neanderthals, as 40k to 70k southern neanderthals also display a chin. 


Anatomically Modern Homo Sapiens Sapiens likely arose from admixture between various Y Haplogroup A (160K) people who used bows and arows and were around 5' tall, an advanced group of Archaic Homo Sapiens (Idaltu?) who were mostly Y haplogroup A, and a possible third group that comprised the genome of mt DNA Haplogroup LM3) 
The latter two probably used the lavaloise technique and hunted big game with spears. A00 and LM3 are the same age (270k - 350K branching point) which would mean that they left our genome around that time and mated with the "African heidelbergs." and then rejoined us at a later date. 
After admicture, the Hss techniques mixed with "heidelberg" technigues and began to form one of the two roots of the "Upper Paleolithic" in Western Eurasia. 
The chin and other facial features spread through all three or more populations that had admixed to create them, because it looked smokin' hot. 

Microlithic cultures are the trademark of the pygmies who took over Africa, the Middle East, and Northern India. they were the first Homo Sapiens Sapiens. Some of them became Anatomically Modern by mixing with at least one other group. The ones who did not admix gained them later as they radiated throughout the world via sexually selected sweeps. 

Do the Hadza remember this so perfectly from 150K ago when they invented the Bow and Arrow or brought it to Africa? or do they remember it from 35K ago, when they entered Sub-Sahara in flight from neanderthal hybrids and received the introgression? 
Or did both of their "giants" exist into historic times? We are not their "giants," as a neighboring tribe of more "Bantu" haplogroups is often in their legends helping them fight the "hairless giants" who are much taller. 

Or is this just a freaky coincidence that they tell it so perfectly?