For Biology students in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Fascinating Survival Principle
To survive brutal winters, inhabitants of Siberia and the Far East as recently as the late 19th century raided food stores—of rodents.
According to a new study, records by 18th-century Russian, Swedish, and German explorers describe people using sticks, hoes, or hooks to dig up caches of food gathered by voles and other small mammals.