Saturday, December 19, 2009

So-Called Hunter-Gatherers Ate Cereal



Slowly dispelling the myths of Darwinism.

Science Daily: Stone Age Pantry: Archaeologist Unearths Earliest Evidence of Modern Humans Using Wild Grains and Tubers for Food.

ScienceDaily (Dec. 18, 2009) — The consumption of wild cereals among prehistoric hunters and gatherers appears to be far more ancient than previously thought, according to a University of Calgary archaeologist who has found the oldest example of extensive reliance on cereal and root staples in the diet of early Homo sapiens more than 100,000 years ago.

Julio Mercader, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Tropical Archaeology in the U of C's Department of Archaeology, recovered dozens of stone tools from a deep cave in Mozambique showing that wild sorghum, the ancestor of the chief cereal consumed today in sub-Saharan Africa for flours, breads, porridges and alcoholic beverages, was in Homo sapiens' pantry along with the African wine palm, the false banana, pigeon peas, wild oranges and the African "potato." This is the earliest direct evidence of humans using pre-domesticated cereals anywhere in the world. Mercader's findings are published in the December 18 issue of the research journal Science.

"This broadens the timeline for the use of grass seeds by our species, and is proof of an expanded and sophisticated diet much earlier than we believed," Mercader said. "This happened during the Middle Stone Age, a time when the collecting of wild grains has conventionally been perceived as an irrelevant activity

9 comments:

Raptor Lewis said...

Am I supposed to believe a guy with possibly NO credibility?! Plus, I think if you believe this crap, then you, forgive me, are mentally challenged, SEVERELY! What is the PHYSICAL evidence of such a conjecture!! I asked you to quit posting these "articles!"

OilIsMastery said...

Mr. Lewis,

"Am I supposed to believe a guy with possibly NO credibility?!"

Why do you claim Julio Mercader has no credibility?

"Plus, I think if you believe this crap, then you, forgive me, are mentally challenged, SEVERELY!"

If I believe the evidence that makes me mentally challenged?

"What is the PHYSICAL evidence of such a conjecture!!"

How would you know? You didn't read the article.

"I asked you to quit posting these 'articles!'"

Too much evidence and truth for you to handle?

Jeffery Keown said...

pre-domesticated cereals

Sounds Hunter-Gathery to me. If anything, Raptor, you should take Oils to task for his use of "So-called."

It's not like they found a Middle Stone Age box of Froot Loops in Mozambique. Or Fruity Pebbles... that would explain a great deal.

Maybe it was the Toy Surprise that gave it away. I dunno. This is just another self-correction by mainstream science. Oils problem is that they never say "Oops! My bad. Sorry about that!" They just publish, debate and move on.

OilIsMastery said...

LOL Jeffery.

You know damn well the last thing on Earth mainstream scientists want is a debate.

Jeffery Keown said...

Instead of laughing at me, you could answer a previous question of mine, rather than prove my prediction a-right.

Sorry for the Elizabethan, I'm writing at the moment and getting all flowery.

KV said...

OIM's approach to avoid anymore beamfucking is to put his nose between his legs where Son don't shine. He gets intoxicated on his own fumes and comes up with brainfarts. Unfortunately, the beamfuckers see his head up and begin the process again and again. Why does OIM come back to beamfuckers? The high he gets from his own fumes is so empowering that he thinks he can rise to the level of beamfuckers! Wrong!

KV said...

OIM,

Before you brainfart Son = Chirst = Knowledge.

It is not a belief about hot rock throwing fair maiden fucking bug eyes.

Jeffery Keown said...

The debate goes on at conferences (which Anaconda has been invited to attend) in journals and everywhere else the geeks gather. The secrets of the universe are teased out via observation, experimentation and simulation. Results arrived at without such processes behind them are rejected.

You want your stuff given an even chance? Publish!

Quantum_Flux said...

shocking