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Well, not quite, really. But my eye was caught enough by this article on the Scientific American feed to click through & read the whole lot.

Basically, archeologists have found evidence that tools were used to butcher animals for meat far earlier than previously thought - in fact by a species known as Australopithecus afarensis, of which "Lucy" was/is a member.

</geek>

Yay BBC!

Aug. 11th, 2010 10:50 pm
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Anyone else watching the Victorian Pharmacy series on the TV at the moment? Not sure when it's aired - I've been watching it on the iplayer... Anyhow, I think it's rather fab from both a history and chemistry POV. One of the people is the woman (Ruth Goodman) who did the Victorian Farm a few years ago. That was based at Acton Scott, this current series is based at Ironbridge. Makes me feel I've moved to the right part of the country for history I'm most interested in... but then, given I grew up in the post-industrial north west & north wales, it's hardly surprising, is it?

Also, tonight I heard it announced that there was something about e-books and piracy on Radio 4 (seems it was this - "Reality Check: Intellectual Property"). Haven't listened to it, as I had a guest tonight so turned the radio off before it started, but thought others might be interested even if I don't get round to listening...

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