Human History and Evolution just got demolished and rewritten

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    Archaeologist recently discovered evidence of seafaring humans dating back at least 130,000 years.

    Now to people heavily invested in the "we evolved from a common African ancestor" or "Columbus discovered America" fiction, this will be upsetting.

    My advice: get over it.

    Archaeologists Discover Cretan Tools That Point to 130,000 to 700,000-Year-Old Sea Travel
     
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    It's my personal belief that Rome was far more advanced then we know.
     
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    Here's what the Romans, or some prior civilization did in Baalbek, Lebanon

    Having seen the Roman Colosseum, I walk past Washington Arch in the East Village and think, "OK, put 80 of those in a circle around the block, make 4 more rows deep, then go up 4 arches in height, and then I'll be impressed"
     
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    Fascinating. 130,000 years old puts this way before modern humans. Looks like those Neanderthals and Homo Erectus were smarter than they are given credit for.

    But, what has that got to do with denial of the statement "we evolved from a common African ancestor"? Since we (Homo Sapiens) did not leave Africa before 100,000 years ago, that statement remains unaffected.

    And Columbus? - don't see what ur saying here, what's that got to do with it.
     
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    Don't see what that has to do with the "common African ancestor theory". All that shows is that homo erectus may have been more daring and intelligent than we thought. The anscestor theory depends on DNA evidence and has nothing to do with artifacts of unknown origin.
     
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    If people were seafaring 130,000 years ago then all of the "anomalous" artifacts that keep turning up all over the planet indicating travel in "pre-historic" are no more anomalous than finding dirt in your backyard.

    Check the current theory of evolution, seafaring especially seafaing 130,000 years ago was not part of the narrative
     
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    you know i know it, no one else seems to
     
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    That's probably because seafaring has nothing to do with evolution. How do you know they didn't walk to Crete? Sea levels changed quite a bit during glacial eras.
     
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    That would have been impossible to accomplish save for an approximate 170,000 year period 5 million years ago when the Med dried out. After the Med filled again the sea levels have never been low enough to walk across from the mainland.
     

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