Running the Gantlet

An example of one of Valerius Geist’s predator pits that he theorized were common in the North American Pleistocene?

An update.

Many folks imagine Pleistocene-environments to resemble the modern day Serengeti, but this was not always the case. During cold dry climatic phases large areas may have hosted scarce wildlife populations restricted to shrinking water holes. Wildlife populations rebounded whenever climate phases shifted to more moist conditions. I’m sure wildlife populations fluctuated in parts of North America just like they did in Guatemala.

Correlation?

3 thoughts on “Running the Gantlet”

  1. No. This verbal laziness. Use the right word. A gauntlet is a glove. Gantlet is an ancient military and corporal punishment in which the victim runs between two columns of soldiers/warriors who beat him.

    Reply
  2. Oooops, the finger is quicker than the mind.

    Not “gauntlet.” This is verbal laziness. Use the right word. A gauntlet is a glove. Gantlet is ancient military corporal punishment in which the victim runs between two columns of soldiers/warriors who beat him.

    Reply

Leave a Comment