Female Figurine. On the Island of Malta, the Ghar Dalam culture is the earliest known phase of Malta culture. At the Cave Ghar Dalam the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7,400 years ago was found. This cave is a depository of semi-fossilized remains and extinct species such as dwarf elephants and hippopotami which roamed the island some 250,000 years ago, when it was still part of the mainland.
Tasmania West petroglyph....An Aboriginal leader in Australia claims archaeologists have discovered the world’s southernmost site of early human life. The site is reported to be 40,000 years old. Is this the earliest human site here, and what does it mean in terms of the origins of human settlement?
The Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius ) - besides living in large, gregarious groups, they're also found foraging close to human settlements and seem generally less afraid of people than most other birds. A nest constructed in a Quiver Tree - Aloe dichotoma. The communal nests of Sociable Weavers are a distinctive feature on southern Africa's more arid landscapes, like Namibia.
Russell's Viper (Daboia russelii) is responsible for more deaths due to snakebite than any other venomous snake. It is highly irritable and when threatened, coils tightly, hisses, and strikes with a lightning speed. Its hemotoxic venom is a very potent coagulant, which damages tissue as well as blood cells. The habitat of the Russell’s Viper stretches from Indian farmlands to dense rain forests. It is usually found near human settlements.