Darwin-L Message Log 2:142 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:142>From mahaffy@dordt.edu  Thu Oct 28 17:29:53 1993

Subject: Re: caveman
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1993 17:33:57 -0500 (CDT)
From: James Mahaffy <mahaffy@dordt.edu>

In the discussion of where association of cavemen was made with early
humanoid fossils, wasn't it true that many of the early finds were from
caves.  I suspect caves are very good at preserving fossils.  Even in
the recent past the American Indianas that lived out West and lived in
caves gave much more obvious indication of habitation than what is left
here in northwest Iowa in the great plains.  And I suspect the dry west
or caves preserve bones much better than a wet soil.
James F. Mahaffy       e-mail: mahaffy@dordt.edu
Biology Department       phone: 712 722-6279
Dordt College        FAX 712 722-1198
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250

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