Les cacas fossilisés, les vrais trésors des archéologues

Les cacas fossilisés, les vrais trésors des archéologues


Yeah, yeah yeah yeah, You read the correct title Poops are real treasures for the archeologists Because they are crap seekers (I mean litteraly) Because some of them Are specialised on excrements “And we’re not doing a shitty job, uh We’re looking for poops, but fossilized poop Poop from the past Yep, second information to use to shine in society (Or not) Poop can fossilize “And a fossilized poo is called a coprolith From Greek ”Kopros”=excrement and “Lithos”=stone “-Uuuhm… thanks Jean. -But then you’ll ask: “How does it come that poo fossilizes ?” Because it will usually be deteriorated” Hum no we didn’t ask anything.” In fact, having a good coprolith is complicated And in order to have one, the behavior of the sub launcher is very important. For instance, if he burries his deuce, it helps Because it prevents from oxydation or its consumption by other animals. “So what?” Then the poo needs to mineralize And to do so it’s better if the artist is carnivorous. Especially because his food contains more calcium Wich makes the process easier. Some old, not fosilized poops can also be found But they’re all dry because they were left in deserts. Wich is cool because they contain lots of DNA “Those ones aren’t called Coproliths but Paleofeces, ”Yeah, I too find french language is magnificent.” “Jean-Mi, stop it.” So you understand that finding poops from the past Is really rare and precious. This is why they are literally treasures for the archeologists. “Well, ok. But what’s the interest in a dump stone?” “Well there’s plenty of things !” Firstly because we can know wich animal left his “brownie” there, so we’ll know about the species (human or not) that were there. We can also learn about the alimentation of this specie, And so learn about what surrounded this specie in terms of fauna and flora. And of course, We can deduce lots of personal information about the sub launcher himself. “Uuuhm, he was one-eyed and gemini ascending aries.” ”No way… You learned all that in his poop?” “Nah, just kidding.” “But he had worms and tuberculosis.It shows well.” “You do shit.” “Well you can say that again haha! Because of the… the link with shit haha..” Indeed, with the Coprolith We can know if it’s “designer” was healthy or not If he was sick, had deficiencies, parasites, bacterias, etc. Yep, some read the future in the lines of your hands While others read past in the lines of shit. “Huuum… I can tell you you’re in deep shit ehehe… Hum.” There are 2 disciplines to analyse fosilized poop: ”Paleogenomic” that studies the genome of exctint species And “Paleopathology” that studies, for example, their malformation and their infectious diseases Anyway. A true investigation and some exciting jobs! I’m sure… they aren’t bored shitless ! L O L Obviously there is a lot more to say about the archeology of poop, So in order to know more, I suggest the great book “Retour vers le paléo” by Clothilde Chamussy, Jennifer & Pierre Kerner and Marion Sabourdy, Wich is my source for this video. And of course to know everything about poop, there’s Julien Menielle’s book: “Tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le plus tabou des sujets”=”Everything you should know about the most tabou subject” And if you found this episode wasn’t shit, You can write it in the comments, Leave a thumbs up or support us on Tipee, And share this with all your friends that take a dump (I’m sure you know full). The drawings of those cute little poo were done by Leamlu Go check her Instagram, it’s awesome! (there was a joke but it’s impossible to translate here) (so she apologizes here for that poor joke) That’s it, bye! ~Recording, Manon! Archeology of poop… ~

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