So i don't know if this belongs in here or in Fragile earth but its whatever
So i was stumbleing through the interweb the other day and came across this
North Sentinel Island Forest
This island is located in the Bay of Bengal, this island is surrounded by coral reef and since there are no good places to dock a ship this island was
Due to the isolation, North Sentinel Island has become home to the last pre-Neolithic tribe known as the Sentinelese.
this tribe is believed to be between 50-400 people in size, though the actual numbers are unknown. this tribe does not like any interferance from
outsiders, which i would say is pretty much "us". on January 26th 2006, two men were illegally fishing for crabs very near the island, the tribe
proceeded to attack and kill the two "invaders" when the coastguard attempted to recover the bodies they were also attack but suffered no casulties.
It was reported that the fisherman’s bodies were buried in shallow graves and not roasted and eaten. However, the idea that the tribe would eat the
men is very real
when the indian ocean tsunami struck in 2004 it greatly damaged the coral reef surrounding the island and made it harder for the hunter-gather
Sentinelse to obtain food, but they would eventually overcome this.
this is possibly one of the last neolithic civilzations that still inhabit the earth and i hope that we as a race do not interfere with them in
edit on 5-3-2012 by caf1550 because: (no reason given)