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2 October 2021

At https://phys.org/news/2021-09-hidden-chamber-vanguard-cave-gorham.html … Gorham's Cave complex on Gibraltar. A new cave has been found, branching off from Vanguard cave – but at a higher level. Digging through a thick layer of sediment in a corner of Vanguard they came across the new cave entrance. It was 13m in length and it looked as if the sediment plug had been in place for tens of thousands of years. On the floor of the new cave they found the remains of a Griffin vulture, a hyena, and a lynx – and various other items including the shell of a whelk. The excavation of the floor is continuing as it is a slow process of sifting. One has to wonder from a catastrophist point of view if a burst of water entered the cave, high enough to reach the level of the new cave, depositing the sediment plug in the process.

At https://phys.org/news/2021-09-jawbone-indonesian-cave-oldest-human.html … a cave on Sulawesi on the Australian side of the Wallace Line has turned up a jawbone that is being hailed as the oldest human remains yet found in Wallacea. See https://doi.org/0.371/journals.pone.0257273  … they also found tools, trinkets, and cave art. The remains are dated between 25,000 and 16,000 years ago, during the final stages of the last Ice Age.

At https://phys.org/news/2021-09-ancient-americans-art-deep-dark.html … ancient American cave art deep within the dark zones of caves in SE N America – for example, at Knoxville in Tennessee. It is now known as Mud Glyph Cave as the artwork was marked out of mud ridges. It belonged to the Mississippi culture and is dated back 800 years. It depicted images characteristic of Native American religious beliefs – such as the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muscogee, Seminole and Yuchi.

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