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archaeologicalnews · 17 hours
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Proof that Neanderthals ate crabs is another 'nail in the coffin' for primitive cave dweller stereotypes
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In a cave just south of Lisbon, archaeological deposits conceal a Paleolithic dinner menu. As well as stone tools and charcoal, the site of Gruta de Figueira Brava contains rich deposits of shells and bones with much to tell us about the Neanderthals that lived there—especially about their meals. A study published in Frontiers in Environmental Archaeology shows that 90,000 years ago, these Neanderthals were cooking and eating crabs.
"At the end of the Last Interglacial, Neanderthals regularly harvested large brown crabs," said Dr. Mariana Nabais of the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES-CERCA), lead author of the study. "They were taking them in pools of the nearby rocky coast, targeting adult animals with an average carapace width of 16cm. The animals were brought whole to the cave, where they were roasted on coals and then eaten." Read more.
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raethereptile · 3 days
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Tumblr Sexyman: Animal Edition
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kim-poce · 1 day
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bob-artist · 5 months
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crabonated beverage?
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aroaceofthesea · 20 days
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Soo i got the privilege of being able to make polls and im gonna abuse it until everyone has it (i will promptly forget it exists)
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notpikaman · 15 days
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marinememes · 3 months
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escuerzoresucitado · 4 months
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the-nerdy-fangirl · 7 months
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cold-helix · 1 year
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The one noise you'll hear from my apartment when I get my fiddler crabs
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pirogieses · 1 year
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titkoks · 4 months
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snagged this off twitter bc i thought you would like it :>
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bogleech · 2 months
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I always knew about the “Heike crabs” alleged to have faces on their backs - there’s a legend of them being the reincarnation of fallen Samurai, and a more modern myth that humans selectively bred them this way by throwing back the spookiest looking (disproven by fossil specimens that still look just as “human”) But I somehow never looked enough into them to notice that four of their legs form little “arms” sticking out the opposite side to their other legs, until @revretch and I saw a single reference in an anime to these crabs carrying objects on their backs. And for some reason this isn’t mentioned in their wikipedia entry or ANYTHING else we could find until rev finally found this video! It’s so much more interesting than the face thing honestly, watch when another crab tries to be an asshole and the Heike even uses a shell like a “weapon!”
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aroaceofthesea · 17 days
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Okay so eliminating goncharov from the competition bc its unmatched... (I did say i would abuse my ability to make polls)
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notpikaman · 2 months
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