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David Stanton of Cardiff University, the co-author of the study said that the results of their study showed that Neolithic humans were shipping deer by sea about 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, according to a report of News Discovery. The study printed in the Royal Society journal Proceedings of the Royal Society stated that the DNA analysis showed that deer in the northernmost islands of Scotland were unlikely to have come from Norway, Ireland and mainland Scotland.
originally posted by: Raggedyman
Why would they ship full grown adult deer instead of younger smaller deer
They clearly weren't silly sea persons
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: Caver78
I bet SLAYER69 will appreciate this thread.
Neolithic humans transporting deer over sea, over very, very long distances. Just incredible, S& F thanks for sharing OP
Bayesian phylogeny constructed using MrBayes v. 3.2.2 of all comparable ancient red deer samples, generated in this study and in previous studies, from Ireland, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney, the Inner Hebrides/mainland Scotland and Norway. The tree was rooted with Cervus nippon as an outgroup. (Online version in colour.)
here we thought our ancestors just hung out playing with stone tools and was a localized homebody