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Australian prehistory older than we thought.

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:48 pm
by neverfail

Re: Australian prehistory older than we thought.

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:45 pm
by Doc
So how old are you Neverfail? :P

Re: Australian prehistory older than we thought.

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:34 am
by neverfail
Not old enough to be prehistoric doc.

Re: Australian prehistory older than we thought.

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:11 am
by neverfail
These people were everywhere - even in the Americas.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 03874.html

They may even represent the very first wave of fully evolved homo sapiens to leave Africa.

Re: Australian prehistory older than we thought.

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:48 am
by SteveFoerster
neverfail wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:11 am
These people were everywhere - even in the Americas.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 03874.html

They may even represent the very first wave of fully evolved homo sapiens to leave Africa.
That's a 21 year old article about a speculation-based migration theory that I've never seen elsewhere. Not to knock aborigines, but I don't really accept this one at face value.

Re: Australian prehistory older than we thought.

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:20 am
by neverfail
SteveFoerster wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:48 am
neverfail wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:11 am
These people were everywhere - even in the Americas.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 03874.html

They may even represent the very first wave of fully evolved homo sapiens to leave Africa.
That's a 21 year old article about a speculation-based migration theory that I've never seen elsewhere. Not to knock aborigines, but I don't really accept this one at face value.
Thanks for your contribution Steve.

That is of course your right to not accept.. Yet I still quote the following from the link:

By analysing the multi-dimensional images on his computer screen and comparing hundreds of ancient skulls from all over the world, Dr Neves has found the only exact match for his early South American examples are ancient skulls from Australia. The morphologies are identical. "We were very surprised by what we found," he says.

Not idle speculation but a conclusion drawn from scientific evidence. This is still not a gilt-edged guarantee that the conclusion is the correct one; but to me it still looks good.

I have known for decades, long before I heard about those Australoid skulls discovered in Brazil, that this race of people was widespread throughout south eastern Asia. Remnant tribes still exist in remote parts of Assam, India and also in Malaya. Quite a number of these communities still exist in the Papua- New Guinea highlands and it is known that the Melanesian sub-race of the southwestern Pacific Islands is derived from the Australoids.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australoid_race

Re: Australian prehistory older than we thought.

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:00 am
by Jim the Moron
Human settlement and expansion through the Americas has never lacked for controversy. Maybe as the amount of DNA data accumulates, we will have definitive answers.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/07/ ... globe-away

Re: Australian prehistory older than we thought.

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:07 am
by neverfail
Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:00 am
Human settlement and expansion through the Americas has never lacked for controversy. Maybe as the amount of DNA data accumulates, we will have definitive answers.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/07/ ... globe-away
Thanks for that link Jim.