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Humans - 50.000 Years Ago

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posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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About 50,000 years ago, a small band of humans landed in northern Australia, arriving on a primitive boat or raft. It is likely that the journey was planned because enough men and women arrived to found a new population there. Perhaps guided by rivers, the group ventured deeper inland, where they found giant mammals, birds, and reptiles ripe for hunting, and no other humans to challenge them. This intrepid group had stumbled upon a new continent, and they had it all to themselves.

The ocean crossing from Asia to Australia is one of humanity’s great early achievements, but it’s one that is shrouded in mystery. Why modern humans made the journey, and when, are still open questions that scientists are keen to answer because they could hold the key to understanding when our ancestors first left Africa and whether they did so in one wave or in a staggered exodus spread out over millennia.



Humans on journey

Oh sorry, i know most of you know about humans and the 35k mark.
edit on Sat Jul 11 2015 by DontTreadOnMe because: trimmed overly long quote IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS




posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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What an interesting read.
It's hard to pin point how far humans really go back. We say a date and stick with it and then something else crops up and we set it back further.
It was a case of getting in a boat & seeing what happens. Science always comes up with a way to scupper it though. What are they afraid of ?

S+F



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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originally posted by: rhynouk
What an interesting read.
It's hard to pin point how far humans really go back. We say a date and stick with it and then something else crops up and we set it back further.
It was a case of getting in a boat & seeing what happens. Science always comes up with a way to scupper it though. What are they afraid of ?

S+F

What a stupid comment to make.

It is because of science that we know about the migration you think science tries to "scupper."

Harte



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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Humans have only been around for about 2,000 years. The bible says so.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: Harte

originally posted by: rhynouk
What an interesting read.
It's hard to pin point how far humans really go back. We say a date and stick with it and then something else crops up and we set it back further.
It was a case of getting in a boat & seeing what happens. Science always comes up with a way to scupper it though. What are they afraid of ?

S+F

What a stupid comment to make.

It is because of science that we know about the migration you think science tries to "scupper."

Harte


Wow, how unnecessarily rude to just slam this comment as stupid, he just commented on his own perspective on human wandering.

It seems in every group of humans there tend to be a few with unquenchable wanderlust. Sometimes its economic, sometimes food or resource oriented and sometimes it is wandering just because.

Science allows us to peer back in certain situations, but this type of research is always subject to the psychology of the observer.

Transporting a population large enough to be viable in a previously unpopulated land would seem to take careful forethought and planning, until you look at humans today. We are willing to jam aboard rickety barges packed to the brim and take voyages over perilous oceans just for an attempt to land in what we hope is a better place.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 04:37 PM
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50000 years ago I believe the ocean level was at least 130 meters less which would of made Australia not really an Island as the land from Indonesia up was sunk during the ice age.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: Shadow Herder

30 meters lower at 50 kya.

From a very interesting read,

By the time people first settled the continent 50,000 years ago, sea levels were perhaps thirty metres lower than now, the climate was mild and wet and many now-dry inland lakes were full.

50,000 years ago in Australia



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: punkinworks10

Timor Sea is a bit deeper than that, I think.
No land bridge.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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DNA studies suggest aborigines split from the human gene pool some 62,000-75,000 ago. And may have even shared their gene pool with a race that already existed in australia that had split from Homo erectus some 850,000 years earlier (Mungo Man).



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: ItsJoey
Humans have only been around for about 2,000 years. The bible says so.


The Bible says no such thing. And the mainstream Judeo-Christian timeline goes back at least 6,000 years.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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I wonder if something was going on around that time, because at about the same time, an intrepid group of humans crossed the land bridge from Siberia into North America, and found ANOTHER continent that wasn't populated, with abundant wildlife and nothing to challenge their claim to it.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:29 PM
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originally posted by: ItsJoey
Humans have only been around for about 2,000 years. The bible says so.


Have you ever actually read The Bible?

No such claim was ever made.

CHRISTIANITY evolved around 2,000 years ago, events of the Old Testament were set a LONG time before that.

I'm an Atheist, but if you're gonna make claims, it's good to know the subject matter of the people you're challenging, and get it right.

I've read several religious books because I'm trying to understand where people of religion are coming from, and after reading The Bible, The Torah, and The Quran, I still don't get how people can have blind faith in the face of so much evidence to the contrary.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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For reference, the Ussher chronology



Ussher deduced that the first day of creation began at nightfall on Saturday, October 22, 4004 BC

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: babybunnies

You... do realize he was joking, right?



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