miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014

Diet and journeys taken in Sahara Desert thousands of years ago analysed through bone



Vídeo YouTube por Cambridge University el 26/03/2014 añadido a Paleo Vídeos > Prehistoria Universal > L.R.2.6 nº 34. 

Our knowledge of past civilisations is gleaned from what is left behind – the shards of pots, traces of dwellings and goods from graves. And just as these are clues to the everyday behaviours of individuals long gone, so too are their bodily remains. Locked in their teeth and bones is information that scientists can use to reveal how they lived, such as the food they ate and the distances they travelled.

Dr Ronika Power and Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr from Cambridge’s Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies (LCHES) with Dr Tamsin O’Connell from the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research are reading these ‘biographies in bone’ in the skeletons and skulls of people who lived up to 8,000 years ago in the Sahara Desert and across the African continent. [...] heritagedaily.com/