reply to post by SLAYER69
I believe the human migration into Australia happened about 40,000 years ago, and though sea level was lower, I imagine that still required boats of
some sort, so I could imagine similar seafaring outings into the Atlantic. There is also evidence of rather ancient forays to South America by
Polynesians; don't know if they are believed to be that old, but are certainly still way back in the past. Native Americans used to make ocean-going
long boats solely with stone-age tools, so I could imagine much older stone-age cultures as also being capable of this.
Re-reading the post, I see it is not claiming the cave art on the islands is 40,000 years old, but rather just of the bronze age era, which is
3200-600 BC. It wouldn't surprise me at all that people with the technology and knowledge of this era could make it to the Azores. This was within
the period that the myth of Odysseus occured. If the Greeks were cruising around the Mediterranean, they or other could have made forays into the
Atlantic. The Polynesians were certainly cruising about in the Pacific during this time.
Also, I vaguely remember an ATS thread on this very topic once before, you might do a searchy-poo on it, if you are looking for more information on
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