4 thoughts on “The Seafaring Ways of Extinct Humans”

  1. Am I wrong in thinking that it would be a sadly romantic idea that the last of Neanderthals was driven to the sea to survive (dwindling year by year) after the destruction of their species?

    BTW, I will check out that book.

  2. IIRC, the most recent Neanderthal settlement found was on the Rock of Gibraltar.

    A world of enemies, and one rock of friends.

    At least the Moors could retreat back to Africa.

    These creatures, these people, on Crete were living the high life. They knew the Neaderthals of Europe — a meal they would continue to enjoy for another 50,000 years. They were spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific — the Peking Man was their cousin. They were smarter than Neaderthals, and (seemingly) much more social and better adapted to the cold than those homo sapiens in the horn of Africa..

    Their journey would end nearly 100,000 years after they started building boats and sailing the wine-dark sea, on another island, far away… [1]

    [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_floresiensis

  3. Yeah, it seems they simply walked to Indonesia when it was still part of the mainland, and stayed on the islands. They shrunk like all animals do in confined spaces over time.

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