Fire Discovery Sheds New Light On ‘Hobbit’ Demise
Jul03

Fire Discovery Sheds New Light On ‘Hobbit’ Demise

Crucial new evidence has revealed modern humans (Homo sapiens) were likely using fire at Liang Bua 41,000 years ago, narrowing the time gap between the last hobbits (Homo floresiensis) and the first modern humans at this site on the Indonesian island of Flores. The research, led by the University of Wollongong Australia (UOW) and Indonesia’s National Research Centre for Archaeology and published in the Journal of Archaeological...

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Fishing Prohibitions Produce More Sharks Along With Problems For Fishing Communities
Jun13

Fishing Prohibitions Produce More Sharks Along With Problems For Fishing Communities

Scientists working for Murdoch University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, and other groups have good news about fishing closures established in Indonesia’s shark sanctuary: It’s good for sharks and other fish, all of which are more abundant within zones with fishing restrictions. The bad news: People who rely on shark fishing for their livelihoods have few other options but to fish in unprotected areas when...

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