Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tail-holding propulsion

"This is a film of a girl raised by bushmen, showing her toying with wild lions and cheetahs." Heather Sweet at AAT


Yes, I have conjectured that early H sapiens used the islanded Phu Quoc ridgeback dog (derived from the Asian wolf) to pull their bowl boat coracles in water too deep for their punt poles, first by holding the tail, later by yoking them with a leash attached to a pole in the same manner as deer/horses etc. were restrained as part of hunt-herd pre-domestication (see photos in previous post).

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