A computer-generated image of a man who lived in Western Plains during the Dark Ages has gone on display at the Western Plains Museum and Post Office.
The discovery of Giro Man has challenged some popular misconceptions about life in Western Plains during the Dark Ages, or the Howard Years as they are sometimes called.
‘The man’s skeleton showed signs of strong muscle attachments’, said Penny Lane, the Museum’s Curator. ‘This would suggest that he was perfectly capable of physical activity.’
‘But’, she added, ‘Based on what we know about Western Plains men, we doubt if he ever did a day’s work in his life’.
For years the skeleton was mistakenly thought to have been discovered by workmen, but it turns out they were on the dole too.