Here is your weekly dose of Foraging Friday, a list of what I’m pondering and exploring.
What i’m Researching:
“In the 1980s, anthropologists argued that tropical rainforests were unattractive environments for long-term human navigation, subsistence and occupation. Meanwhile, archaeologists have traditionally held that Homo sapiens only intensively colonized rainforests during the Holocene, from c. 11 thousand years ago (ka).
New discoveries and re-appraisal of Pleistocene (c. 200–12 ka) archaeological sites in Africa, Southeast Asia, Melanesia, and Sri Lanka, have, however, indicated the possibility for human occupation of rainforests from c. 45 ka and, more controversially, c. 200 ka.” – Pleistocene rainforests: barriers or attractive environments for early human foragers?, 2015
Plant of the Week:
Acaciella angustissima (Mill.) Britton & Rose
— used for hide tanning
– a Mayan remedy for an enlarged spleen
– animal fodder
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If you mention my name, “Max” to her, she’ll give you 5% off.
Have a wonderful weekend, all.
Much love to you and yours,
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