Minimalist wrote:John, I'm simply astonished that you got through that whole, long, post without using the word "hematite."
Minimalist wrote:Much better.
One of the most significant finds in the history of archaeology is the recent discovery that hominids of more than 850 000 years ago managed to cross the sea to colonise a number of Indonesian islands. Nusa Tenggara, the islands east of Bali, have never been connected to either Asia or Australia, but they were found to have been occupied by Homo erectus as well as by several endemic species of Stegodonts (extinct elephants) early in the Ice Age. Until recently, it had been assumed that the first sea crossings occurred no more than 60 000 years ago.
These crossings of several sea barriers involved the use of watercraft, so this was the first time in human history that our ancestors entrusted their destiny to a contraption designed to harness the energies of nature. All human development followed on from that first triumph of the human spirit, it set the course of the human ascent right up to the present day. In comparison to this achievement, Neil Armstrong's 'giant leap of mankind' was indeed a small step for man.
One of the reasons they do not find the remains of really old boats is the fact that they were made of bundles of reeds.
pattylt wrote:Can I start with a question? (Well, I am going to anyway...)
Could you all inform me what the "boat" controversy is? I am gathering that there is a dispute as to when early man first made a trip in one and where he went but what exactly is the controversy and ramifications?
Minimalist wrote:..............and that should clear everything up, Patty!
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