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Palaeontology

Lost giants of Australia rediscovered

By T.K. Randall
January 4, 2010 · Comment icon 18 comments



Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Palaeontologists are working round the clock to uncover lost secrets of Australia's largest ever carnivores in a network of caves.
In a subterranean treasure trove Gavin Prideaux and his team from Adelaide's Flinders University have found a large selection of prehistoric creatures there were giants by today's standards including huge wombats, kangaroos that stood up to two metres tall and the infamous predator Megalania.
These creatures were big. Wombats as big your fridge lying on its side, kangaroos standing more than 2m tall, a goanna called Megalania that could eat you for lunch, and a very nasty piece of work called Thylacoleo carnifex or the marsupial lion.


Source: The Australian | Comments (18)


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Comment icon #9 Posted by psyche101 11 years ago
... scary to think that these ritual backburnings still occur today... I wonder how many of those horrific fires are deliberately lit at the cost of some really amazing flora and forna..? http://www.abc.net.au/landline/stories/s308791.htm http://www.nlc.org.au/html/care_fire.html http://www.archaeologyweek.com/mta/mta.php?id=008 Besides the crocs... and our imfamous sharks.. there are the komodo dragons.. that eat people.. http://www.angelfire.com/mo2/animals1/lizard/komodo.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goanna WOW, forgot this thread existed! Got away from me this one. I wont bother reply ... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by bulveye 11 years ago
I saw red kangaroos in Australia about 2 meters tall, if not taller, only 5yrs ago or so! Also, as humans we have to be top of the food chain, we kill all major threats and predators in instinct for survival. God made us this way, it is all part of his beautiful and wondrous plan.....
Comment icon #11 Posted by Robbie333 11 years ago
http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/images/newsitems/thylacoleo.jpg Palaeontologists are working round the clock to uncover lost secrets of Australia's largest ever carnivores in a network of caves. In a subterranean treasure trove Gavin Prideaux and his team from Adelaide's Flinders University have found a large selection of prehistoric creatures there were giants by today's standards including huge wombats, kangaroos that stood up to two metres tall and the infamous predator Megalania."These creatures were big. Wombats as big your fridge lying on its side, kangaroos standing more than 2m ta... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by Mike 215 11 years ago
Look the following on google: Giant skeletons Saudi Arabia and giant Skeltons Greece. Pictures of 30 foot skeletons of humans. The story is that the one in Saudi was taken by a helicopter and was discovered by gas explorers. Of course there are people who claim these pictures are lies, but the bible did say, THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH IN THOSE DAYS.
Comment icon #13 Posted by bulveye 11 years ago
Look the following on google: Giant skeletons Saudi Arabia and giant Skeltons Greece. Pictures of 30 foot skeletons of humans. The story is that the one in Saudi was taken by a helicopter and was discovered by gas explorers. Of course there are people who claim these pictures are lies, but the bible did say, THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH IN THOSE DAYS. I think those photos of giant human skeletons are accepted by most people to be fake. Photoshop is easy for anyone to use these days.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Abramelin 11 years ago
Look the following on google: Giant skeletons Saudi Arabia and giant Skeltons Greece. Pictures of 30 foot skeletons of humans. The story is that the one in Saudi was taken by a helicopter and was discovered by gas explorers. Of course there are people who claim these pictures are lies, but the bible did say, THERE WERE GIANTS IN THE EARTH IN THOSE DAYS. I know you posted this in another thread, Mike. Again: the photos were discovered to be photoshopped, and later on the ones who created those hoaxes publically admitted they did. You are free to believe a known lie/hoax of course. Just ignore w... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Mike 215 11 years ago
The questions I have about these giant skeletons is why would people go to the trouble to faking them. What are their goals? Apparenlty not to make money. And then some people come foward and admit they faked the photos. How do we know these are the people who did the faking? And who are these people? Are they connected with the academic community who is desperate to deny the existence of giant humans?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Abramelin 11 years ago
The questions I have about these giant skeletons is why would people go to the trouble to faking them. What are their goals? Apparenlty not to make money. And then some people come foward and admit they faked the photos. How do we know these are the people who did the faking? And who are these people? Are they connected with the academic community who is desperate to deny the existence of giant humans? I can turn it all around, and say: "Why would you want to believe there were giants once? You still believe in Santa or the Tooth Fairy?" The goal of people creating fakes and hoaxes is this: th... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by BiffWellington 11 years ago
I know you posted this in another thread, Mike. Again: the photos were discovered to be photoshopped, and later on the ones who created those hoaxes publically admitted they did. You are free to believe a known lie/hoax of course. Just ignore what doesn't suit you, and live happily ever after. you gotta admit though this one looks pretty cool and they did a decent job http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSuiUXjp6g0Ztw9sOeTZM_1U6iiyh7uAUmIpeVTXojo4y5YigeX
Comment icon #18 Posted by Daveisback 11 years ago
The goal of people creating fakes and hoaxes is this: they want attention and/or they want to have fun at the expence of the gullible. Hit the nail right on the head!


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