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    Pleistocene Megafauna

    Australian Pleistocene Megafauna:

    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160...ian-wilderness

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    Even if we cannot be sure that the arrival of Australian Aboriginals on the continent had catastrophic effects on its native animals, it seems that the animals had a rather spiritual effect on the humans. The Aboriginal mythological "Dreamtime" includes a cast of monstrous creatures, many of which bear a close resemblance to some of the real-life monsters that once stalked Australia's plains. Are the myths based in fact? Perhaps: after all, these creatures are far stranger than anything dreamed up by humans.
    Interesting.

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    Mastodon with human connection in Florida:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36286548

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    its really interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by client View Post
    Interesting.
    Wonambi is one of those "monstrous creatures".
    ᾽Άλλο δέ τοι ἐρέω, σὺ δ᾽ ἐνὶ φρεσὶ βάλλεο σῇσιν:
    κρύβδην, μηδ᾽ ἀναφανδά, φίλην ἐς πατρίδα γαῖαν
    νῆα κατισχέμεναι: ἐπεὶ οὐκέτι πιστὰ γυναιξίν.


    -Αγαμέμνων; H Οδύσσεια, Ραψωδία λ

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    I guess I'll place this article here, although it could also fit under Climate Change:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/18/sc...click&WT.mc_c=

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    A tidbit about Cave Bear extinction:

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/...ent-cave-bears

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    Personally I don't buy the notion much modern Aboriginal lore remembers the megafauna. The supernatural goannas and rainbow serpents of the Dreamtime have been tied to Varanus prisca and Wonambi in books. But check the words used for these mythical figures and they refer only to specific species of monitor and python that survive today.

    Some outback folklore refers to "giant rabbits" that walk upright like men instead of hopping. This is what I thought when sthenurines were reinterpreted as human-like bipeds. Folklore predicting science.

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