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Friday, August 21, 2009

Land clearers blamed


The belief that Aborigines lived in harmony with the environment is taking a bit of a battering these days. First came the theory that indigenous people were responsible for the extinction of megafauna.

Now a new study suggests that Aborigines - whose predilection for using fire is well known - may be partly responsible for ancient climate change.

1 comment:

blogstrop said...

And then there's those original pygmies they displaced!
(WV: Revigant as it may be of me to mention it.)