dimarts, 5 de juny de 2018
Students in Class 6 worked in groups to learn about Muleta, Dorothy Bate and extinct animals (Myotragus Balearicus, Nesiotite Hidalgo and Hypnomys morpheus). In the Cave of Muleta, not very far from the refuge, the bones of about one thousand Myotragus were found. Prehistoric humans lived in caves. In year 4000 BC people already lived on Mallorca and ate Myotragus.
DOROTHY BATE (Camarthen, Wales 1878 - Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex 1951) was a British paleontologist, a pioneer of archaeozoology. Her life’s work was to find fossils of extinct mammals.
When she was 19 years old, she got a job at the Natural History Museum in London.
She visited different Mediterranean islands: Crete, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta and the Balearic Islands. She published work on their prehistoric fauna.
On Majorca she discovered the Myotragus Balearicus in 1909.
In the late 1920’s Dorothy joined excavations in Palestine (Haifa, Mount Carmel, Caves of Nahal Me’arot).