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Britons ate meat sick elephants

July 7 2006
07:20

In the course of archaeological excavations, scientists have concluded that the descendants of the Britons were hunting large animals, including elephants. Ancient people lived in large groups than previously thought. That set Dr. Francis Venban Smith of the University of Southampton and a number of his fellow paleontologists from other universities.

The remains of an adult male elephant-age 400 000 years, and - scattering of stone tools were found around earlier in the north-west Kent. Weight of tools made of silicon, as shown by scientists, recently published his study, the early people used for carving elephant carcass. Tools have been made here, as evidenced by the details of findings.

Sam elephant was probably found them slack because of illness, and finished off with wooden spears. After that, hunters separated meat from the bones and took him to his quarters. Since there is no evidence of in this era of fire for cooking meat, most likely, the elephant was eaten "raw".

Poor elephant who lived in what is now the UK nearly half a million years ago, according to scientific classification, called Palaeoloxodon antiquus, and ate the prehistoric man - Homo heidelbergensis. this kind of elephants was twice the size of modern elephants. Male Palaeoloxodon antiquus weighed 10 tons, reports the BBC.

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