The problem is none of these anthropologists are sailors, like me, and they assume that the oceans were these impenetrable barriers up until recently.
This is just more Eurocentrism, actually. The Mediterranean is very turbulent, with contrary winds and currents going every which way in every part
of it, making navigation difficult and treacherous. What we consider all of history (6000 years) was based around this capricious sea, because that
is what we have written records of. History is actually far older than that. Since it is tricky to sail the short distance from Greece to Turkey,
for example, it was always assumed that the larger oceans were just that much more difficult.
The Oceans are a completely different story. There is a worldwide circuit of wind and currents, called the Trade Winds. Most of the Earth can be
easily sailed to using this circuit. It is EASY AS PIE TO SAIL ACROSS THE OCEAN. I know, I have done it several times. As long as you have enough
food and water, anything can make it.
I once threw a message in a bottle in the water off Miami. I got it back from PORTUGAL. If a bottle can make it, don't you think a boat with a sail
and a man steering it could make it?
We have found skeletons of modern humans, just like you and me, over 100,000 years old. Are we supposed to believe that for the first 94,000 years
they just sat around with their thumbs up their butts, and then finally figured out the wheel, fire, etc. all of a sudden?
I may be a one in a million type, but even so, there would have to be some in that 94,000 years that would sit on the beach, looking at the horizon,
and say, " I want to see what's out there"
When the Europeans finally overcame their fear of falling off the edge of the Earth, and discovered the Trade Winds, they found that even the farthest
flung islands of the South Pacific were populated with people. People who were master mariners, and had boats that literally sailed circles around
the clunky European ships, at twice the speed. The type of guys who would sail a hundred miles to windward to the next island over the horizon, just
to get a beer, and think nothing of it.
THey obviously figured out a better way, LONG before the Europeans did. Were they super geniuses? Would it be too much to think someone else could
have figured it out, too, over the tens of thousands of years?
There is evidence all over the place. It is always called "out of context" and then swept under the rug. The Olmec heads found here in Mexico are
a perfect example. Obviously African, yet that is simply denied. Look for yourself: en.wikipedia.org...
The flat-faced, thick-lipped characteristics of the heads have caused some debate due to their resemblance to some African facial characteristics.
Based on this comparison, some writers have said that the Olmecs were Africans who had emigrated to the New World. But, the vast majority of
archeologists and other Mesoamerican scholars reject claims of pre-Columbian contacts with Africa
They simply "reject" the very idea, that those dumb n****rs could sail across the ocean. Preposterous!
I'm telling you, it's a piece of cake. I would do it in a canoe with a bedsheet for a sail, with no trouble. You think ancient man couldn't build
something a little better than a canoe over all those years?
Sorry, this does kind of destroy the Europeans got here first theory. But not necessarily. Tales of Atlantis spring to mind. There is evidence of
MAJOR mining operations in the Great Lakes from thousands of years ago. That is also swept under the rug. Who did all the mining? Where did all the
ore go? How did it get there? For that matter, where did all the tin in Europe come from to make the bronze to enable the Bronze Age?
Last year they discovered here in the Yucatan, deep inside a cenote, or flooded cave, the skeleton of a teenage boy. They were 150 feet below sea
level, and miles into the cave. The stalactites in the cave, which can not form underwater, and the fact that the skeleton had no scuba tanks,
indicating he must have walked all the way in there, point to the FACT that this is from the Ice Age when the sea level was much lower. Carbon
dating of the skeleton agreed, saying it was 13 to 14 THOUSAND years old.
He was definitely Asian. They can tell by the shape of the skull. Not necessarily Chinese, but definitely from somewhere Over There.
A teenager probably didn't travel thousands of miles from home by himself. Most likely his parents were with him, and even more likely a large
group. And certainly NONE OF THEM SWAM OVER HERE, DID THEY?
Betcha didn't hear about that on DIscovery Channel, eh? Swept under the rug, again. Can't upset the status quo. This is SCIENCE, for God's sake!