Saturday, May 31, 2014
or Australopithecus boisei was an early hominin, described as the largest of the Paranthropus genus (robust australopithecines). It lived in Eastern Africa during the Pleistocene epoch from about 2.3 until about 1.2 million years ago. Wiki.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
(meaning "upright man," from the Latin ērigere, "to put up, set upright") is an extinct species of hominin that lived throughout most of the Pleistocene, with the earliest first fossil evidence dating to around 1.9 million years ago and the most recent to around 143,000 years ago. The species originated in Africa and spread as far as Georgia, India, Sri Lanka,China and Java.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
hobbit" and "Flo") is an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual that would have stood about 3.5 feet (1.1 m) in height were discovered in 2003 on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Partial skeletons of nine individuals have been recovered, including one complete cranium (skull). These remains have been the subject of intense research to determine whether they represent a species distinct from modern humans. This hominin is remarkable for its small body and brain and for its survival until relatively recent times (possibly as recently as 12,000 years ago). Recovered alongside the skeletal remains were stone tools from archaeological horizons ranging from 94,000 to 13,000 years ago. Some scholars suggest that the historical H. floresiensis may be connected by folk memory to ebu gogo myths prevalent on the isle of Flores. Wiki
Thursday, May 22, 2014
It is interesting that thousands of years ago, this deliberate distortion of the skull was a practical fashion. From America to Europe, in many cemeteries, or elongated skulls found. The question is, who our ancestors were trying to imitate? Appeals to be about aliens or perhaps they wanted to resemble their predecessors Neanderthal?
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Southern Africa in 1938. The development of P. robustus, namely in cranial features, seemed to be aimed in the direction of a "heavy-chewing complex". Because of the definitive traits that are associated with this robust line of australopithecine, anthropologist Robert Broom erected the genus Paranthropus and placed this species into it.Paranthropus robustus is generally dated to have lived between 2.0 and 1.2 million years ago. P. robustus had large sagittal crests, jaws, jaw muscles, and post-canine teeth that were adapted to serve in the dry environment that they lived in. Wiki
Monday, May 12, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
S-au implinit acum cateva zile 2 ani de la moartea tatalui meu dupa o foarte lunga si grea
suferinta. A fost un om deosebit, plin de multe haruri si multa eruditie. Avea un spirit foarte altruist
cum foarte rar am mai vazut la altcineva. Era in stare sa mearga pina la sacrificiu de sine, pentru a indeplini
o sarcina incredintata. Sarcina de profesor, de scriitor, de parinte etc. Sacrificiile lui au fost de cele mai multe ori inutile
dar el, influentat probabil de particica aceea germana a genei sale, isi ducea misiunea pana la capat.
Ca ironie a sortii, la ceremonia de inmormantare n-a venit nici un elev de al sau. Si nici prea multe condoleante n-au curs dupa. Poate ca oamenii traiesc exlusiv in acest prezent nemilos si dau la o parte cu usurinta aminitirile defuncte. Tot timpul am cautat sa-i potolesc acest elan sacrificial inutil, spunandu-i de multe ori : "crezi ca daca faci chestia asta, o sa-ti ridice cineva o statuie !?"
Uite insa, ca cineva s-a gasit sa-i ridice o statuie binemeritata. Eu, fiul lui, Bogdan Petry, ii ridic o statuie.
Nu-i asa de usor. E o munca costisitoare sa faci o statuie, dar sper sa reusesc sa duc pana la capat acest demers.