Evidence for TB’s antiquity found in Haifa

Well, I’m not REALLY going to deprive anyone from the pleasure of reading Greg Laden (the guy is simply begging for a horrible pun), but since his recent post enables me to combine two rather distant categories, “Local” AND “Science”, I couldn’t help myself.

Greg writes about a recent archaeological finding in Haifa, up north from here, in a neolithic site dated about 9,000 years old (I can’t help but wondering what young-earthers make of findings like this). The important sciency stuff is all about “paleopathology” (yup), that is, the findings (of infant bones) seem to exhibit TB-like symptoms, which in effect suggests that TB is not only a much more ancient affliction than previously thought, but also that it might have evolved in humans first and not in cows, as was previously thought to be the case.

Yep, evolution, a theory in crisis!

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