Women in a forested area 8,000 years ago were not only in close contact with dogs, but they were also eating the same food the dogs ate and suffering from one or more illnesses the dogs had.
A new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science reveals that dogs weren’t just prehistoric man’s best friend. At least some women during the Early Neolithic period, and likely their children too, also lived very canine-centric lives.
“It is possible that females were more involved in caring for the dogs — possibly more often the ones who fed them, organized living quarters for them, and cleaned up after them,” lead author Andrea Waters-Rist told Discovery News.
Waters-Rist, a Leiden University archaeologist, added: “One can envision a camp in the boreal forest with people and dogs living side by side, and dogs being used in many everyday tasks, with dogs being as important to the group as they are to many people today.”
Waters-Rist and her team analyzed remains from two 8,000-year-old cemeteries near Lake Baikal, Siberia. The researchers determined that women from both cemeteries had, at some point in their lives, suffered from a parasitic infection called hydatid disease, or echinococcosis.
We shared the July 29th Drought Monitor map with you yesterday, but here’s an interesting graphic from Climate Central that shows the progression of the drought since April 1.
I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
You can’t keep claiming that Michael Brown committed a robbery when the store owner publically denied there was a robbery
you just can’t do that
This made my day
Here are some police arresting a reporter in Ferguson, Mo.
Notice anything missing? That’s right, they took off their badges and name tags that had their ID numbers on them.
This is not an isolated incident. When Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post were arrested last week for failing to leave a McDonald’s quickly enough, no badges or name tags were visible on the officers who arrested them. Additionally, they were denied that information even though they repeatedly asked for it.
This way the police can act with near impunity and have zero accountability to the people they purportedly protect. The fact that these men are claiming the powers of the police without a shred of the accountability we demand of those in power is terrifying.
White reporters have gotten just a taste of what that is like. Imagine how the black residents who live there — far away from the glare of the cameras — feel, day after day.
James Foley, an American journalist who went missing in Syria more than a year ago, has reportedly been executed by the Islamic State, a militant group formerly known as ISIS. The group reportedly threatened to behead Steven Sotloff, another American journalist, next.
Video and photos purportedly of Foley emerged on Tuesday. A YouTube video — entitled “A Message to #America (from the #IslamicState)” — identified a man on his knees as “James Wright Foley,” and showed his execution. It also showed another man on his knees it claimed is Sotloff, whose future the executioner said “depends” on President Obama’s “next decision.” Sotloff, a freelance journalist, went missing in Syria in August 2013.
Foley was in Syria covering the country’s civil war when he went missing in November of 2012. In an earlier report on efforts to find him, the Columbia Journalism Review said that he was believed to have been held in Damascus.