posted on Feb, 14 2014 @ 05:49 AM
reply to post by SLAYER69
Yet another great thread.
I think perhaps its forgotten when we look at ancient people in the Americas and in particular the ancestory of the little boy, that the sea level
must have had a lot to do with their choices of where to move to because of the huge fluctuations in land and sea levels.
NASA tells us that 125,000 years ago the sea level was actually 4 - 6 meters higher than today. However, around 20,000 years ago it was 120 meters
Now floods etc have meant nothing to me since I was a child, when I lived in Kent in a flood area with a river in the back garden.
I had forgotten the fear of the steadily rising water. We were inland so it was the water table that caused our area to flood. I doubt the fear
factor was any different in the past and caused people to move considerbly more than they may have wished to.
But the effect of flooding, the mess, unhygienic condition and destruction meant a lot of people in the end moved in the 1960s which was when I
Ancient peoples had had to contend with these huge rises and falls so I don't think we should be surprised at the distances they travelled or the
inter relationships because looking at England today with its flood problems, you notice that everyone helps out and the feeling of uniting against a
common enemy probably existed among ancient people as it does today.
I suspect we know very little about life in the Southern Hemisphere where the water level would have been very different, although we know from places
like Nan Madol that ancient people were very advanced and competent with structures and artificial island building. Perhaps there was a lot more
travel and trade actoss that hemisphere than we would think possible due to there bing considerably more land for stop -offs. Who knows?