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Originally posted by MrSpiderMonkey
I coencidently read an article on the BBC's website this morning about aborinal people's DNA being traced back. They were the first people to move out of Africa over 70 thousand years ago. They were pioneers and were able to pretty much walk the whole way as the coast line was different.
Aboriginals these days can identify mountains that have been under the sear for thousands of years as stories of them have been constantly passed down from generation to generation. One can only imagine the things they saw and how their dreamtime first started.
Its a shame that now a lot of them have been forced out of their natrual habbitat and made to live as westerners. Alot of the are second class citizens now living in the white man's world and a lot of them have turned to abusing drink and drugs.
I apologise on behalf of my British ancestors for what we have done to the Aboriginal and all native peoples of this world.
edit on 23-9-2011 by MrSpiderMonkey because: (no reason given)
The Aborigine occupation of Australia presents a series of puzzles, starting with the nature of their stone tools. The early stone tools found in Australia are much simpler than the Upper Paleolithic tools that appear in Europe at the same era. “I don’t understand why they looked so primitive,” said Richard Klein, a paleoanthropologist at Stanford University.
Primitive as the tools may be, the first inhabitants of Australia must have possessed advanced boat-building technology to cross from the nearest point in Asia to Sahul, the ancient continent that included Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania until the rise of sea level that occurred at the end of the last ice age, 10,000 years ago. But there is no archaeological evidence for boats, Dr. Klein said.
Despite the Aborigines’ genetic isolation, there is evidence of some profound cultural exchange that occurred around 6,000 years ago. The stone tools become more sophisticated, and the population increased. Aborigines did not domesticate plants or animals, but a wild dog, the dingo, first appears in the archaeological record at this time. Researchers led by Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm reported this month in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B that they had traced the spread of the dingo across the islands of the Pacific by analyzing ancient DNA in the bones of Polynesian dogs.
The dingo originated on the Asian mainland and became part of the Polynesian domestic menagerie along with the pig, the chicken and the rat. This ensemble had reached New Zealand by A.D. 1250. How the dingo arrived in Australia is an “enigma,” Dr. Savolainen writes, because none of the other elements of Polynesian culture are found there.
Even stranger, dogs always travel with their masters, yet there is no sign yet of Polynesian genes in the Aborigine population.
“Something remarkable happened in Australia 6,000 to 4,000 years ago, and it involved much more than the dingo,” Dr. Klein said.
Originally posted by ErgoTheConfusion
Thank you very much for this post!
Originally posted by Tsurugi
Another aspect of the Dreaming that confuses me is that the history of it seems to imply that the Aborigines predate the creation part; somehow their ancestors were witness to the emptiness of the land. And yet the teachings of the Dreaming also say:
"It was during the Dreamtime that the creators made men and women, decreed the laws which all must obey - their behavior to one another, the customs of food distribution, the rules of marriage, the rituals of initiation and the ceremonies of death which must be performed so that the spirit of the dead would travel peacefully to his or her spirit-place.
...which leaves me stumped.
The way I interpret this is their consciousness/awareness was "open" during the void, but they were not yet men/women. They were pure spirit/dreaming minds who were within the "space" that was built up around them for them to inhabit, including the Man/Woman bodies.
Originally posted by abeverage
Although I am thankful for more information about the Uluru and the aborigines, I am failing to grasp the connection with Peru?
Did I miss something? Now if you had superimposed the holes over the image and it was a match I would be stumped and award you a flag and star. But you all you succeeded in doing was increasing my knowledge of facts that are mysterious (which is not an insult). And I have forgotten about the band of holes.
Originally posted by TiM3LoRd
Well written and presented post but i cant say i see the connection.
Also i have a sneaky suspicion this is not your first ATS account. Cant quite put my finger on it but your writing style seems familiar somehow.
Anywho welcome or welcome back either way.
lol this made the front page?
must be a slow news day
Originally posted by FlyInTheOintment
I salute you, your writing style, your sense of adventure, your innate love of the mysteries (which shines through as clear as sunlight) and the child-like joy with which you celebrate humanity.
May the ancients shine down on you and your work. Awe-inspiring work, thank-you.
Originally posted by colin42
Does anyone know what the figure from the cave drawing is meant to represent?
Originally posted by steveknows
My point is be careful in what you connect if the myth is far from the fact.
Originally posted by lavenlaar
S&F for you on a well thought out thread, but I sort of left scratching my head also... like there was no conclusion.
Being an Aussie,this I read - and did some quick searches for George Grey and couldnt find any more. But upon looking at the image ... I just thought that at quick glance was the typical Aboriginal rock painting, until the 'being' is wearing clothes. Clothing was not introduced to the Aborigines until the settlement of British ...
Great find there mate
Forget a connection with Peru!
Concentrate on why most, if not all of these pictures have what appears to be Alien life in them.