Aard Mugs In Australia

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Dear Reader Jim Allen of Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia, kindly volunteered to design some Aardvarchaeology merchandise, for which I am very grateful. Here’s Jim at his local museum along with fellow volunteer Charlotte Rogers, in the first picture of readers using their Aard merch! You too can enjoy caffeinated beverages in as stylish a manner as Jim & Charlotte: just head over to the Aard shop for mugs and t-shirts.


  1. #1 Birger Johansson
    November 8, 2011

    What is the marsupial analogue to the aardvark? And isn’t New South Wales Ned Kelly territory?

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    Ancient DNA provides new insights into cave paintings of horses http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-ancient-dna-insights-cave-horses.html

    Dagen då antiken tog slut http://www.affarsvarlden.se/hem/hausse_baisse/kaianders/article3305813.ece

  2. #2 Jim Sweeney
    November 8, 2011

    We don’t have a true Aardvark analogue in Australia. The marsupial Wombat is similar in size and a powerful digger, but is wholly herbivorous. Our best known and most common ant eater is the monotreme Echidna, which is about the size of a hedgehog.

  3. #3 John Massey
    November 8, 2011

    Yeah. There were now-extinct much larger species of Echidna which might have been a better analogue.

    Kelly was in Victoria. New South Welshmen are all honest, law-abiding folk 😛

  4. #4 Birger Johansson
    November 10, 2011

    Martin, you may be without a job soon 🙂

    “Artificial intelligence finds fossil sites” http://www.nature.com/news/artificial-intelligence-finds-fossil-sites-1.9316
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    John, the slanderous English nursing rhyme should be altered to
    “Taffy was a (North) Welshman
    Taffy was a thief…”

  5. #5 John Massey
    November 14, 2011

    Birger, we Australians like to romanticise our bushrangers as rebellious folk heroes – usually without knowing very much factual about them. It’s really rather funny when you come to study their detailed history to discover what a bunch of psychopaths they were.

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