Anthropologist pushes back date of first humans hunting for meat to two

first_imgvia Guardian Up till now, most in the field have agreed that the most recent evidence of early man hunting animals for meat to eat was at a site in Germany that showed horses being brought down with long spears, likely thrown from trees, approximately 400,000 years ago. They’ve also agreed that early man was almost certainly eating meat before this time, but only from carcasses left over from other hunters such as lions.In this new study, Bunn said that in comparing the types of animals and their ages eaten by lions and other carnivores today with the types of meat that were being eaten by early man, it’s clear that our descendants were not eating leftovers, but were instead going out and getting their own meat.When leopards and lions hunt down and eat the larger species of antelope, for example, they tend to go for the young or old, as they are generally easier to bring down. Evidence at the Tanzania site however shows that early humans were eating such animals that were in their prime. On the other hand, when the big cats go after the smaller species of antelope, they tend to capture those in their prime, while early man seemed to prefer the young and the old. These findings, Bunn said, show very clearly that the animals that early man was eating were not brought down by other animals but were killed by hunting them themselves.The evidence brought forth by Bunn could mean the rewriting of some human evolution theories regarding how it was humans developed such complex brains, and why. Some have suggested it came about as a result of the evolution of social communities and the challenges it created, with early man eating a lot of vegetative material and the odd bit of meat that could be scavenged. If early man was hunting though, that would mean he was using his brain to development new ways to do it more efficiently, particularly if it was done in groups, which would seem the most likely scenario as it generally results in the most success. Citation: Anthropologist pushes back date of first humans hunting for meat to two million years ago (2012, September 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-anthropologist-date-humans-meat-million.html © 2012 Phys.org New book further supports controversial theory of ‘Man the Hunted’ Explore further (Phys.org)—Henry Bunn, anthropologist from Wisconsin University, speaking at the annual European Society for the study of Human Evolution meeting in Bordeaux this year, has suggested that the date that humans began hunting down large prey for food needs to be pushed back over a million and a half years after studying evidence of carcasses of antelopes, gazelles and wildebeest left behind by Homo habilis at a site in Tanzania. He said evidence there indicates that early man was hunting in an organized fashion some two million years ago. More information: This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Tips to consider while doing international payment

first_imgShopping online is fun and gives you access to brands from all over the world. However, while making payments on the international platform, check for multiple payment options, read few reviews before you make the payment, suggest experts. Don’t forget to take a look at the below mentioned points before you spend a single penny:Check for multiple payment options is one of the most common advice you will come across when you are doing international payment. This is because chances of fraud are high on websites which are looking for only card details and do not accept cash on delivery or money from mobile wallets. Having multiple options like payment with card, cash on delivery or online wallets present, suggest that the e-commerce firm is genuine. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCurrency converter tool which converts the prices in the country’s local currency where the user is browsing the site from be it anywhere in the world, will inspire trust from you as you will know instantly that if a company is catering to a lot of countries of the world it will have a strong solid foundation. Make sure you look for it or see if the prices are in your own currency so that your bank can track the transaction easily.While doing international payment always check for reviews to know how good the product is and whether you should buy it or not. You can read reviews about order tracking function that dismisses all doubts whether the company is fraud or not. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDon’t be a hoarder. A lot of times, businesses can be tempted to hold on to currencies, in the pursuit of better exchange rates. However, businesses can also suffer due to the same impetus. If hoarding money is having a bad impact on the cash-flows, opt for liquidity every time – attempting to correctly time foreign exchange market movements has no guarantee of working in your favour.Make bigger payments. The fee for international transfers reduces proportionately as the amount increases. Hence, instead of making frequent, smaller payments, judiciously utilise your money in making bigger transfers. This would not only be convenient but will also help you save a lot of money in international transfers. A pro forma invoice is an invoice which states that the seller will fulfil his commitment to supply goods to the buyer on the agreed price. This information can be given on e-commerce websites with a link that says for bulk order contact here or a page which contains all the information on pro forma invoices and bulk orders. Learning about the legitimacy of bulk orders will help you know that the company is legitimate.Pay attention to the same product on different websites and check for both type of prices before selecting the best. The tax rate of every country is different so e-commerce sellers must do their homework when they are calculating prices of products so that the taxes levied on the products are not miscalculated.last_img read more

Montenegro joins hand with KVIC to promote Khadi internationally

first_imgIn what comes as a unique global market initiative for India’s signature fabric Khadi at the global level, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) would join the National Day event of Montenegro in India on July 13, 2018 at New Delhi, known as ‘Trendy Montenegro with Indian Khadi’.Giving this information, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that the event would globalize the concept of hand-spun, hand-woven and natural fabric – the core properties of Khadi. “The event will also promote the use of Khadi internationally with the Montenegrin and European trends and designers, subsequently creating a global market for Khadi. KVIC will work together with Montenegro in creating promotional commercial sales of its products, which is all set to catch the positive publicity worldwide,” he said, adding, “It is really a matter of pride for the nation that many diplomats attending this event are likely to don Khadi on this occasion.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOn the other hand, expressing her happiness for KVIC collaborating with Montenegro, Dr Janice Darbari, the Consul General of Montenegro in India, said that goodwill and friendship in the diplomatic core would be used to promote Khadi. “It is a matter of pride that a milestone in international co-operation between Montenegro and India will be set on July 13 as Khadi is a zero-carbon footprint industry that patronizes Indian artisans – hand-spinning and hand-weaving natural fibre clothes. Top diplomats of many embassies will participate in this event and they will be acquainted with the signature fabric of India and its avenues globally,” she said.last_img read more