700,000 yr. old Settlement in Qatar.

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Postby Digit » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:03 am

It's a military term for preparing an attack Min. Typical!
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Jumping Off Point

Postby Cognito » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:09 am

Since it looks to have been the stepping stone, the jump-off point, to Asia and beyond.

Since it was the gateway to the rest of the world they were probably selling the ancient equivalent of tickets for admission. :shock:
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:41 am

Minimalist wrote:"Jumping off point" implies some organization, doesn't it? Like St. Louis was for the wagon trains heading to the American West?

I don't know if I'm ready to embrace that, yet.

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Java Man's ancestors (Pithecanthropus erectus) had already passed Qatar hundreds of thousands of years earlier, en route to Java. That + dwellings = organisation to me.
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Re: Jumping Off Point

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:49 am

Cognito wrote:
Since it looks to have been the stepping stone, the jump-off point, to Asia and beyond.

Since it was the gateway to the rest of the world they were probably selling the ancient equivalent of tickets for admission. :shock:

So what else is new? Qatar was a turnpike. Let's excavate the toll booth!
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