posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 12:24 PM
Very interesting read. I love studying ancient civilizations and would recommend reading Hapgood, Flem-Ath, and Hancock, just for some solid
background information, if nothing else. I take it that your major premise is to point out migration and interbreeding among our ancestors, of which
I agree with totally, but you didn't quite provide a motivational reason other than human nature.
Did our ancestors say "Gee, today is a nice day, let's uproot the family and migrate that way, where it's colder and less hospitable than our
current home, because that sounds like it would be fun?"
I think, IMO, they were forced to do so. Why?
Natural disasters. Mother nature told them to move or perish. I'll leave the type of disaster(s) up to your own imagination, but will point out
that perhaps a volcanic eruption, an earthquake/tsunami, or a close encounter with a asteroid would all cause catastrophic disruption in localized
areas, forcing evacuations to different areas. Survival mechanisms kicked in, and ancestors choose to innovate or they died out.
There is a flood event listed in the histories of EVERY culture alive today, and it points back to a period about 11,500 to 12,000 years ago, cause of
the flood/environment change still open to debate, but legends and myths are only the dim memories verbally handed down over many generations. Only a
bit of the truth remains.
To overlay migration routes over a modern map is slightly misleading. Think of how the world should have looked back then. It didn't look the same
as it does now, and even today, nature is changing the appearance of our environment.
For example, about 12,000 years ago, the last ice age ended, however, during an ice age the sea levels drop, and many of the indonesian islands were
linked by land. There may have been a land bridge from siberia to north america, and to evoke a world map showing connected land masses would much
more accurate in explaining migration routes.
I'm not going back any further than that. Before that is merely speculation, but I will agree there is evidence of existing cultures going back
30,000 years, evidence of intelligent activity more than 100,000 years. Big mysteries for us to solve.