posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 02:51 PM
One of the world's last Stone Age tribes, the Sentinelese, has murdered two fishermen who drifted on to their Indian Ocean desert. The Sentinelese
subsist entirely as hunter gathers and arm themselves with javelins and flat bows that they enthusiastically use to kill anyone who ventures onto
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
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.
The two men were fishing illegally and were also quite possibly drunk, according to reports.
The Sentinelese appear to be under Indian jurisdiction. India appears to be happy to allow them to be entirely autonomous.
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)