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Tag: Kit Hamley

  • Thursday, October 28th 2021 - 09:27 UTC

    Closer to solving the mystery of the extinct Falklands' canid warrah

    The enigmatic, now-extinct Falkland Islands wolf had human visitors on the remote archipelago up to 1,070 years ago

    The team headed by Kit Hamley also extended its research into the warrah (Dusicyon australis), an extinct species of fox. The warrah was the only native and terrestrial mammal to reside on the Falkland Islands at the time of European arrival. Subsequent hunting wiped the species out in 1856, making it the first extinct canid in the historic record, Hamley says.

  • Thursday, October 28th 2021 - 09:23 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Team discovers evidence of prehistoric human activity

    Kit Hamley holds a large male sea lion skull from a bone pile at New Island

    The following piece was published by Phys/Org – Since its first recorded sighting by European explorers in the 1600s, scientists and historians have believed that Europeans were the first people to ever set foot on the Falkland Islands. Findings from a new University of Maine-led study, however, suggests otherwise; that human activity on the islands predates European arrival by centuries.