Skip to comments.On Crete, New Evidence of Very Ancient Mariners
Posted on 02/17/2010 7:15:26 AM PST by PalterEdited on 02/17/2010 7:17:06 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Early humans, possibly even prehuman ancestors, appear to have been going to sea much longer than anyone had ever suspected.
That is the startling implication of discoveries made the last two summers on the Greek island of Crete. Stone tools found there, archaeologists say, are at least 130,000 years old, which is considered strong evidence for the earliest known seafaring in the Mediterranean and cause for rethinking the maritime capabilities of prehuman cultures.
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Older, again, ping.
I wonder how the young earth types are gonna take this?????
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop drop to drink.
I doubt it
Well, sounds like evolutionists should have a problem with this. How would humans of 40,000 years ago be less evolved than “Pre-human” ancestors of 130,000 years ago?
Same as any other evidence that doesn't meet their preconceived notion....
Look at #6........
Not a river in Egypt...
So that “pre-human” remark in the article was balderdash? Why am I not surprised?
What did the mediterranean basin look like 130,000 years ago? Was Gibraltar closed off?
It’s time to break out my copy of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Modern man is around 50,000 years old. All of our technical achievements are built on previous generations. The pre-humans of 130,000 years ago were building on the achievements of their previous generations. I can understand how pre-humans would be more technologically advanced than humans were 40,000 years ago. The pace of technological advancement was horribly slow, especially in the first 10,000 years of modern man.
Technology started over 2 million years ago with the stone shapers. Over 500,000 years ago, pre-humans in china were using fire for light, warmth, protection and cooking.
No need to confuse evolution and technological advancement.
It wasn’t until 20,000 years ago that modern man created the bow and arrow. That’s 30,000 years to create something that a 3 year old can easily grasp today.
“Was Gibraltar closed off?”
Yes, they were painting it.
“So that pre-human remark in the article was balderdash? Why am I not surprised?”
NYT. Need we say more?
Also might be a good idea to see if this ‘find’ is reported on sites dedicated to that sort of stuff.
also in the opening paragraph the peoples are reffered to as “possibily even prehuman” - you will note that the next references drop the “possibily even” and go directly to “prehuman”, as if somehow that has been established as fact in a few paragraphs. More shoddy NYT writing - but the intent is for you to come away with the wrong info.
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