Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Britain's human history revealed

This is interesting stuff. Apparently several waves of human settlement were driven back by extreme climate change from what is now Britain before our ancestors finally succeeded in establishing themselves.
'Britain suffered some of the most extreme climate changes of any area in the world during the Pleistocene,' said Professor Stringer.

'So places in say South Wales would have gone from something that looked like North Africa with hippos, elephants, rhinos and hyenas, to the other extreme: to an extraordinary cold environment like northern Scandinavia.'

Maybe those Neantherdals had a more developed motor industry than previously thought? Or was it the CFC from their fridges, do you think?

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Britain's human history revealed:

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