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Offline Technopat

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« on: June 11, 2008, 21:38 PM »
Greetings steveT and All,
Not sure, given the overlapping aspects of these fields, whether to include this on the geology board, or put in a formal request that a specific board be set up to include these disciplines, 'cos hardly a day goes by without some important hallazgo being made here on the Iberian Peninsula, be it hominid or not.

OK, so we all know that Africa starts south of the Pyrenees, but this just goes from the sublime to the whatever. Heard on the radio this morning- and had been unable to check it out till now – that the remains of yet another rhino and the inevitable mammoths had been found in Catalunya, including mammoth (pun intended) tusks of up to 2 metres in length.

The Europa Press article mentions that a mammoth tusk had been found there back in the 60s.

Then Googling about a bit I came across the following
article, from 2002, at one of my favourite scientific websites, El Escéptico Digital

which mentions the hallazgo of a baby stephanorhinus in 1970 in La Peruyal, aka La Cueva del Osu, in Onís, (Asturias) - I seem to remember Lisa mentioning this elsewhere - and adds that according to Miguel Arbizu, profesor de Paleontología de la Universidad de Oviedo:
El rinoceronte salió de África en periodos de interglaciaciones, cuando se elevaban las temperaturas y regresó al Sur al volver la glaciación.

But just to show that Madrid también existe, in 2003, El Mundo published the following:
Un rinoceronte, último hallazgo del yacimiento del Cerro de los Batallones en Torrejón de Velasco

TORREJON DE VELASCO.- La historia comenzó hace nueve millones de años. Madrid tenía un gran lago, y por sus alrededores campaban multitud de fieras salvajes y animales primitivos. En el yacimiento de fósiles del Cerro de los Batallones, descubierto en 1991, el último hallazgo ha sido un rinoceronte.

Seek-and-ye-shall-find regs., :dancing:
Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:

Offline nick

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 22:52 PM »
By popular? request I've created this new board.

It's difficult to decide where exactly to draw the line between this board and history. I suggest Pre-history backwards go here

Details of mammoth find near BCN.

« Last Edit: June 11, 2008, 23:24 PM by nick »
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