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03-07-2013, 06:56 AM
Archeology story of the Week
A caucasian skull found in Australia predates Capt. Cook's arrival by over 100 years. "...scientific testing revealed that not only was it much older than expected, but possibly belonged to a white man born around 1650, well before Englishman Cook reached the eastern seaboard on the Endeavour in 1770.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-white-skull...s.html#jCp"

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04-07-2013, 12:32 PM
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(03-07-2013 06:56 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  A caucasian skull found in Australia predates Capt. Cook's arrival by over 100 years. "...scientific testing revealed that not only was it much older than expected, but possibly belonged to a white man born around 1650, well before Englishman Cook reached the eastern seaboard on the Endeavour in 1770.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-white-skull...s.html#jCp"

Quote:Dutch explorers made the earliest European landings in Cape York in Australia's far north and western Australia in the 1600s.

A quick search shows me that the Dutch settled Australia in 1606, they place the fellow as being born in the 1650's.
The range of time for the skull (taken from the article) is from the 1650's to a full century later, during the time of Cook's exploration.

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04-07-2013, 06:39 PM
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(04-07-2013 12:32 PM)KeenIdiot Wrote:  
(03-07-2013 06:56 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  A caucasian skull found in Australia predates Capt. Cook's arrival by over 100 years. "...scientific testing revealed that not only was it much older than expected, but possibly belonged to a white man born around 1650, well before Englishman Cook reached the eastern seaboard on the Endeavour in 1770.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-white-skull...s.html#jCp"

Quote:Dutch explorers made the earliest European landings in Cape York in Australia's far north and western Australia in the 1600s.

A quick search shows me that the Dutch settled Australia in 1606, they place the fellow as being born in the 1650's.
The range of time for the skull (taken from the article) is from the 1650's to a full century later, during the time of Cook's exploration.

I think the blurb of the hyperlink I posted is misleading, it isn't that it claims that no other white man arrived on Australia prior to Cook's arrival only that this skull predates Cook, an important historical marker for Australia.

Thanks for pointing it out.

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04-07-2013, 07:18 PM
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I was just confused, I thought I was missing something to the report.

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12-04-2017, 08:36 AM
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Science & Environment
Poo sediments record Antarctic ‘penguin Pompeii'

“For thousands of years, the birds have nested on the Ardley outcrop where their poop, or guano, would collect at the bottom of a lake.

But when scientists drilled into these sediments, they got quite a surprise.
Interspersed with the layers of penguin waste were thick sections of volcanic ash, indicating the Ardley birds were frequently decimated by eruptions.”

“The birds then experience five peaks in population (today's gentoos number about 5,000 breeding pairs), with eruptions resulting in their local near-extinction around 5,500 years ago, 4,300 years ago, and again some 3,000 years ago."


I felt I just had to post this shit, call me a bird brain if you like. Yes

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpspro...ap_624.png[Image: _95582750_penguin_island_map_624.png]

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