Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
The problem with blaming an absence of fossils on the difficulty of fossils forming is that we DO have evidence from previous millenia. And since we're dealing with things that happened 1-2,000 years ago, we also have lots of other indicators - toys, drawings, equipment, etc. Yet none of that exists for horses in America in 1000 AD.
Once horses were re-introduced, there once again becomes a lot of evidence for their presence. So why the gap in the evidence. Plentiful, then nothing, then plentiful? How did many thousands and thousands of people stop noticing horses? And then start noticing again?
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)