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The Sentinelese, thought to number between 50 and 200, have rebuffed all contact with the modern world, firing a shower of arrows at anyone who comes within range. They are believed to be the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world to remain isolated and appear to have survived the 2004 Asian tsunami.
The two men killed, Sunder Raj, 48, and Pandit Tiwari, 52, were fishing illegally for mud crabs off North Sentinel Island, a speck of land in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands archipelago.
After the fishermen's families raised the alarm, the Indian coastguard tried to recover the bodies using a helicopter but was met by the customary hail of arrows. Photographs shot from the helicopter show the near-naked tribesmen rushing to fire. But the downdraught from its rotors exposed the two fisherman buried in shallow graves and not roasted and eaten, as local rumour suggested.
DNA analysis of another tribe, the Jarawa, whose members made first contact with the outside world in 1997, suggest that the tribesmen migrated from Africa around 60,000 years ago.
During the night their anchor, a rock tied to a rope,...
Edit: I just noticed this is from 2006! It came from today's Telegraph's front page (most Viewed).
Duh. Interesting nonetheless.
edit on 1-2-2013 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
I am also pretty sure that even stone aged tribes that are still around today wouldn't just kill people for no reason
On 29 March 1970, a research party of Indian anthropologists, which included T. N. Pandit, found themselves cornered on the reef flats between North Sentinel and Constance Island. An eyewitness recorded the following from his vantage point on a boat lying off the beach:
"Quite a few discarded their weapons and gestured to us to throw the fish. The women came out of the shade to watch our antics... A few men came and picked up the fish. They appeared to be gratified, but there did not seem to be much softening to their hostile attitude...
They all began shouting some incomprehensible words. We shouted back and gestured to indicate that we wanted to be friends.
The tension did not ease.
At this moment, a strange thing happened — a woman paired off with a warrior and sat on the sand in a passionate embrace.
This act was being repeated by other women, each claiming a warrior for herself, a sort of community mating, as it were. Thus did the militant group diminish.
This continued for quite some time and when the tempo of this frenzied dance of desire abated, the couples retired into the shade of the jungle. However, some warriors were still on guard.
We got close to the shore and threw some more fish which were immediately retrieved by a few youngsters. It was well past noon and we headed back to the ship.."
Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
Well I guess next time when they are illegally fishing and drinking both against the law.. they will think twice against tresspassing onto some tribes property... Although for them there wont be a next time, but for anyone else.. how about stay off their land and leave them alone..
Originally posted by howmuch4another
Very similar to this Brazian tribe only without the murder or drunken fisherman...
Previoulsy undiscovered tribe in Brazil
Originally posted by ollncasino
The Sentinelese, thought to number between 50 and 200, have rebuffed all contact with the modern world, firing a shower of arrows at anyone who comes within range.