Re: Morgan and creationists

Elaine Morgan (
Sun, 7 Jul 1996 12:10:12 GMT

> 1. I rule out intertidal foraging because that is usually associated with
> shell middens. We find those going back perhaps 100,000 years in Africa
> and 60,000 years in New Guinea, but no further.

It is only associated with shell middens in species which have a home
base to return to or have some reson to collect the shellfish all in
all one place rather than eating them where they are found one at a time.
Have you any reason to suppose that australopithecines ever used home
bases or collected food?