Sunday, September 25, 2011

There's news from Sumatra as a crew from the Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) has begun the latest expedition in pursuit of evidence for the manlike Orang Pendek. In more news from the crew, CFZ Director Jonathan Downes offers the tidbits in NEWSFLASH - First News from Sumatra. As the CFZ Sumatra Expedition wends its way into the forest primeval, Nick Redfern checks in with a review of one of the latest editions from the CFZ publishing project, as seen in Lair of the Beasts: Northern Monsters. Meanwhile, there are more reports of Sasquatch-type creatures to be found in The Yeti is Alive, or at Least Discussed at Tashtagol and Lindsay Selby's link to a video and separate news story offered in Bogus Bigfoot. Elsewhere, there are big things underway at Loren Coleman's International Cryptozoology Museum, and reporter David Carkhuff talks with Coleman about the venture in Crypto Collection Ready for Big Move.

Mainstream media has been abuzz of late with tales of humanity's promiscuity being an asset. From Neanderthals to proto-humans, our ancestors exchanged DNA in a manner that strengthened and alleviated evolutionary pressure, according to the latest study. Another driving force for change in human development comes from moving into new environments. One such human adventure is described in the Archaeology News Network report on Aboriginal Australians: The First Explorers. From the supposed African diaspora to the Asian invasion by modern humans, the lineage of the Aborigines traces back 50,000 years. A lock of Aboriginal hair donated to an anthropologist has been sequenced showing absolutely no genetic contributions from modern Europeans. This revelation has a broader impact upon the history of mankind and its global migration. One aspect of the news is in a DNA Study Suggesting Asia Was Settled in Multiple Waves of Migration which compares the DNA of ancients from the Asian mainland with humans living in the relative isolation of Australia and New Guinea.

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