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Old giant back for a moment

  1. May 17, 2010 #1
    That's the translation of this short news clip that has been broadcast on the local television in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in a little corner of the park that resembles the biotope in which he may have dwelled some two million years ago.

    That old giant is a replica of the Anancus avernensis, sculpted by Remie Bakker, based on the detailed fossil record.

    Some may recognise the old guy in the red coat. He has no walking deficiency but he tries to help lifting that body and not to step on the toes of the artist.
     
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  3. May 17, 2010 #2

    Evo

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    Very cool. I loved how the pieces snapped into place. Why is it when I need to assemble something, the pieces never quite fit?
     
  4. May 17, 2010 #3

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    For the best entertainment value they should move it around regularly.
    = I saw an elephant in the park on saturday night - really ....
     
  5. May 17, 2010 #4

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    You have the scandanavian species Anancus ikeansis, it died out when all the Allen keys it relied on disappeared in the ice age
     
  6. May 17, 2010 #5

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    Looks like an interesting project! Does Remie ever make any that move? (That might end up just looking Disney-esque, though.)
     
  7. May 17, 2010 #6

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    Chat secrets revealed :wink:

    No sound?
     
  8. May 17, 2010 #7

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    :biggrin:
     
  9. May 17, 2010 #8
    No sound indeed

    Well I figured that if the event is youtubeable in the open, then why would I not link to it? But I won't show piX before 3 June, that was the deal, when the Museum reopens where this ikea thinghy will be on permament display. It has been in the park only for a few hours.
     
  10. May 17, 2010 #9
    No these are all static models, here is his webside. They are now dreaming of making a replica of a ancestral / southern mammoth (Mammuthus meridionalis) standing over four meters at the shoulder
     
  11. May 17, 2010 #10
    Wow, that is very impressive. Thank you Andre.
     
  12. May 17, 2010 #11
    You're welcome, as said there will be pictures later. Incidently, a side remark, looking at the wiki of the ancertral mammoth (well it's an old giant too, but not back yet):

    Too bad, the Pliocene ends 2,59 million years ago. But then again this border with the Pleistocene has been redefined http://www.paleoanthro.org/pdfs/01-IUGS%20Ratification%20notice%20Q%20&%20Pleistocene.pdf [Broken] after intensive debate, as a result from that, you'll find definitions of the Pliocene-Pleistocene border anywhere from 1.6 - 2.8 million years ago.

    But that's OT. This plastic "Mastodon of the Auvergne" is currently on it's way to its destination, the Musée Crozatier in Le Puy-en-Velay in the Auvergne in France.
     
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  13. May 17, 2010 #12
    I look forward to pictures of this treasure. Amazing to imagine these mammoths walking about as a herd of elephants might. Imagine the depth and range of their infrasonic communication...
     
  14. Jun 3, 2010 #13
    To follow up, here are two pictures of that photoshoot

     
  15. Sep 28, 2010 #14
    Time to necropost.

    Obviously there is also a book going with this.

    Mammoths and Mastodons of Haute-Loire.

    Just got my copy in.

    It happens that the names of three members of PF is in the acknowledgements. A bad spelling bear of little brain who made some translating attempts and two native-tongue friends who transformed that into flawless English.
     
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  16. Sep 28, 2010 #15

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    Congrats, Andre, I know how it is to see your work on paper :wink:
     
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