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Ancient Tools Provide Clues To The Past
2012-11-07 21:35:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A discovery on the south coast of South Africa is leading to implications that modern humans evolved in this location. Scientists have found evidence for an advanced Stone Age technology that dates back 71,000 years at Pinnacle Point near Mossel Bay. The technology allows projectiles to be thrown at a greater distance and killing power. Considering the technology, along with other findings of advanced technologies and evidence...

2009-08-13 16:19:44

New evidence that early modern humans used fire in southern Africa in a controlled way to increase the quality and efficiency of stone tools is changing how researchers understand the evolution of human behavior, and in particular, the evolution of human brain power.Curtis Marean, a paleoanthropologist with the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University, and an international team of researchers with members from South Africa, England, Australia and France found 72,000-year-old,...

2008-08-09 03:00:16

By Dudenski, Christo Grange, Aldu Le; Thompson, Isa IN MAY 2005 THE DEPARTMENT of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF), Directorate: National Water Resource Planning commissioned the Outeniqua Coast Water Situation Study (OCWSS), which was completed in December 2007. The need for the study was driven by the fact that a number of towns in the study area were experiencing serious periodic water shortages, mainly because of substantial growth in urban water usage; high ecological reserve...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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