First we were told that the first human civilisations were Mesopotamia and Egypt, ca. 3000BCE. Then we found out about Göbekli Tepe, stretching the timeline back to 10,000BCE. And now, a new paper in Nature suggests that humans have been coming together in large numbers for a lot longer - but not in the now-arid regions of the Middle East. Instead, say researchers, "archaeological evidence now demonstrates that humans settled tropical forest regions "on previously unimagined scales", and have actively manipulated these ecologies for "at least 45,000 years" - and perhaps much longer: Read more
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Things Just Keep Getting Older: Archaeologists Find'Forest Cities that are at Least 45,000 Years Old
The claim by academic archaeology that human civilization is less than 10,000 years old is collapsing due to to recent discoveries.