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Old July 6th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #21

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Believe it or not, Yes there is. It was the French, honest. Between 30,000-15,000BCE.
Wow! They really took their time about it! How'd they go? By way of Uranus?
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Old July 7th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #22

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IIRC ... the whole premise is based on a half-baked notion that because similar flaking techniques were used ... they must have learned them from Neolithic Europeans. Like people don't develop similar things independantly by the same processes of trial and error ...
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Old July 7th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #23

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ooops. Sorry Belisarius. I thought you were having me on. I didn't realize that there was even such a thing as France, or even Europe, in 30,000 BC.

Can we agree that the world was discovered by the Africans?
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Old July 8th, 2007, 07:19 AM   #24
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Believe it or not, Yes there is. It was the French, honest. Between 30,000-15,000BCE.
Are you serious? Certainly it could not have been the French, because the Franks, who gave their name to the country, had not inhabited the country until AD 486. Or are you implying that some cave men who lived in what is now known as France somehow managed to make it to North America? Do tell.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #25

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South West France to be precise.
Check out Douglas Wallace, mitochondrial DNA studies if you're interested ?
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Old July 11th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #26

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Why Europeans and Asians discovered America and not Americans discovered Europe or Asia?
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Old July 11th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #27

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Why Europeans and Asians discovered America and not Americans discovered Europe or Asia?
Oh well, because, it's not like those ancient native Americans were any good at crossing land-bridges or settling new continents or anything like that. [/sarcasm off]
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Old July 11th, 2007, 06:14 AM   #28

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The Ethiopians discovered the world!

Atlas of the Human Journey

https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/...hic/atlas.html
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Old July 11th, 2007, 10:26 AM   #29

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Why Europeans and Asians discovered America and not Americans discovered Europe or Asia?

Well as far as I know, People did not originate in America and therefore had to come from somewhere else ?
Assuming they started of in Africa, they probably decided to have a wee stay in Asia or Europe before setting of for the land of the the free.
Whether that be by land bridge or ice-hopping the Atlantic

Or have I misunderstood your question
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Old July 11th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #30

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Just to throw another spanner in the works here
What if ther was a big island (small continent) in the middle of the Alantic, called Alantas ?
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