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 Post subject: The real treasure in The Inca's Legacy
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:50 am 
Dr Morgenstern, in his quest for the bones of prehistoric creatures, unearthes various items such as weapons and amunition caches, various dinosaur bones, nearly gets eaten by a crocodile, becomes captured a few times by the villains in the story and is rescued repeatedly by Father Jaguar --- however, at the end of his and everyone else's quest, he is fortunate enough to unearth an entire skeleton of a 'Megatherium' - thanks to the grateful tribe of the Camba. A lucky discovery unheard of before or since ... until the find in Poco Azul, Brazil, a few years ago. Tho the complete skeleton is not that of a 'Megatherium' it is that of a cousin, another giant ground sloth, an Eremotherium.
Megafauna comparisons: http://www.kokogiak.com/megafauna/woolly.asp
The scientists who lifted the complete skeleton from the clear waters of the Poco Azul caves were as excited about their find as Dr. Morgenstern was about his - because the likelyhood of finding WHOLE skeletons is between very rare and impossible.
I recently viewed the repeat of the 2007 CBC production: http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/giantsloths/index.html - recommended viewing for readers of Karl May's The Inca's Legacy (anticipated Mar/Apr).


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