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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:41 PM
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'Ice Age time capsule' unearthed in America
Springfield, Missouri - Paleontologist Matt Forir expected to find another 15m trash-filled pit when he went to investigate a cave unearthed by construction workers in southwest Missouri.

He could not have been more wrong.

The dynamite that blasted into limestone for a new road in Greene County unveiled proof that 630kg short-faced bears roamed the Ozarks during the Ice Age, and they struggled with arthritis and gout.

Forir and other researchers are also investigating the possibility that herds of peccary - piglike animals - sought shelter in caves thousands of years ago, as opposed to being dragged in by predators for food.

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=31&art_id=qw106...
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:49 PM
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1. This is so cool ...great post!!!!
Only on the DU E.E.S
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:58 PM
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2. Thank you for this!
We know so little about this planet......
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:16 PM
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3. It was discovered on 9/11/2001...
My God, how bizarre. I had to read it three times to believe it. Thanks so much for the post.
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Girlfriday Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:43 PM
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4. Thanks for the post dArKeR
My husband is a huge fan of anything on the ice age, unfortunately, not much written.
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