this one is based on a portrait of my good friend Sandy (*PridesCrossing) [link] who has supported me very much from the first time we watched each other.that's the least that i can do to say thank you!
i chose 9 cause it's her lucky number. she likes butterflies but asked me to make her card of diamonds(whose theme is clocks)cause the photo is an old portrait of her.i respected her request,but added a butterfly because,even we grow up,we sometimes take our youth wings out of the closet and fly!
that's for you my dear friend,hope you like the result
the butterfly wing is based on a photograph by~asiaaa3 and you can see it here [link]
if you want to take a look at the rest of the playing cards i've made visit this [link]
At present, the earliest evidence for shellfish consumption comes from a 300 000 year old site in France called Terra Amata. This is a 'hominid site' as modern Homo sapiens did not appear until around 50 000 years ago. Other early sites include caves and open sites from South Africa dating from 130 000 to 30 000 years ago, the Cantabrian coast of Spain (50 000 to 40 000 years ago), Vietnam (33 000 to 11 000 years ago), Australia (35 000 years ago) and the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea (35 000 years ago). These sites represent exploitation of marine as well as freshwater molluscs.
New evidence has just shown that Neanderthals gathered and ate shellfish as well. Ordinarily, evidence for the consumption of molluscs and generic marine exploitation comes from material evidence at the site (e.g. deposits of shells and fish bones, the presence of fishhooks, and artefacts manufactured from shell). However, new scientific methods enable us to analyse ancient hominid bones themselves, and assess how much of the diet came from marine sources versus terrestrial sources. Marine protein sources have a slightly different chemical composition to terrestrial protein sources, and through the analysis of stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen stored in human bone collagen, analysts are able to determine what proportion of protein food was coming from either source. It has been found that, although Neanderthals occasionally utilised marine resouces, their main focus was on large terrestrial game. Homo sapiens on the other hand, had a considerably broader diet, and coastal populations have higher frequencies of marine-derived isotopes in their bones. The broader diet of Homo sapiens may have been one of the reasons why they lived on when Neanderthals did not - in times of scarcity or resource pressure, it is much easier to survive and succeed as a species if one can exploit a wide range of food sources.