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Stone axes in Australia 10 kya earlier than thought

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From ABC:

The discovery pushes back the technological advance to between 45,000 to 49,000 years ago, and coincides with the arrival of people in Australia.

The fragment is 10,000 years older than the previous oldest known fragments found in northern Australia in 2010.More.

See also: Does the evidence point to mankind’s fully natural origin ?

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3 Replies to “Stone axes in Australia 10 kya earlier than thought

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    bornagain77 says:

    semi related note to ancient tools: A rarely mentioned fact is that the first ‘modern’ villages date to around 12, 000 years ago.

    Ian Tattersall – curator of American Natural History Museum – Q3 – What was Homo sapiens’ first home? – video (first villages 12,000 years ago)
    https://vimeo.com/80932281

    In this following video lecture (on the ‘table of nations’), at around the 6:00 minute mark, we find that the first ‘advanced’ human civilization, (with the oldest archaeological evidence of metallurgy, agriculture, wine making, etc…), flourished near, or at, the Ankara area,,,(The Ankara area is called Anatolia in the video), which is close to where Noah’s Ark is said to have come to rest on a mountaintop:

    Tracing your Ancestors through History – Paul James-Griffiths
    http://edinburghcreationgroup.org/video/1

    Although, because of his Young Earth Biblical view, Paul James-Griffiths did not give the dating of the area, the dating of the first ‘advanced’ human civilization, around that area, is approx. 12,000 years before the present:

    Stone Age Temple May Be Birthplace of Civilization
    Excerpt: The elaborate temple at Gobelki Tepe in southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, is staggeringly ancient: 11,500 years old, from a time just before humans learned to farm grains and domesticate animals. According to the German archaeologist in charge of excavations at the site, it might be the birthplace of agriculture, of organized religion — of civilization itself.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/gobeklitepe/index

    Moreover, besides the 12,000 years before present starting point for the beginning of ‘advanced’ human civilization there is also evidence for global catastrophic flooding 13,000 years before the present:

    Humanpast.net
    Excerpt: Worldwide, we know that the period of 14,000 to 13,000 years ago, which coincides with the peak of abundant monsoonal rains over India, was marked by violent oceanic flooding – in fact, the first of the three great episodes of global superfloods that dominated the meltdown of the Ice Age. The flooding was fed not merely by rain but by the cataclysmic synchronous collapse of large ice-masses on several different continents and by gigantic inundations of meltwater pouring down river systems into the oceans. (124)
    What happened, at around 13,000 years ago, was that the long period of uninterrupted warming that the world had just passed through (and that had greatly intensified, according to some studies, between 15,000 years ago and 13,000 years ago) was instantly brought to a halt – all at once, everywhere – by a global cold event known to palaeo climatologists as the ‘Younger Dryas’ or ‘Dryas III’. In many ways mysterious and unexplained, this was an almost unbelievably fast climatic reversion – from conditions that are calculated to have been warmer and wetter than today’s 13,000 years ago, to conditions that were colder and drier than those at the Last Glacial Maximum, not much more than a thousand years later. From that moment, around 12,800 years ago, it was as though an enchantment of ice had gripped the earth. In many areas that had been approaching terminal meltdown full glacial conditions were restored with breathtaking rapidity and all the gains that had been made since the LGM were simply stripped away…(124)
    A great, sudden extinction took place on the planet, perhaps as recently as 11,500 years ago (usually attributed to the end of that last ice age), in which hundreds of mammal and plant species disappeared from the face of the earth, driven into deep caverns and charred muck piles the world over. Modern science, with all its powers and prejudices, has been unable to adequately explain this event. (83)
    http://humanpast.net/environme.....ent11k.htm

    Moreover, each culture has its own ancient ‘flood myth’:

    FLOOD MYTHOLOGY – THERE ARE OVER 600 GLOBAL FLOOD MYTHS COLLECTED FROM EVERY CONTINENT
    http://rabbithole2.com/present....._world.htm

    a few more notes on ancient megafloods:

    South America
    Excerpt: Ironically, the site with perhaps the best claim to a pre-12,000 BP date in the Americas is among the farthest south, Monte Verde, in south central Chile. Here Tom Dillehay and his crew have excavated a camp site that has been radiocarbon-dated to about 13,000 years ago, and below the levels of that age are layers of tools and debris that may be much older, perhaps up to 33,000 years old.(26),,, Dozens and dozens of hulking blocks lay scattered in all directions, tossed like matchsticks, Posnansky argued, in the terrible natural disaster that had overtaken Tiahuanaco during the eleventh millennium BC: This catastrophe was caused by seismic movements which resulted in an overflow of the waters of Lake Titicaca and in volcanic eruptions… In addition, fragments of human and animal skeletons had been found lying in chaotic disorder among wrought stones, utensils, tools and an endless variety of other things. All of this has been moved, broken and accumulated in a confused heap. Anyone who would dig a trench here two metres deep could not deny that the destructive force of water, in combination with brusque movements of the earth, must have accumulated those different kinds of bones, mixing them with pottery, jewels, tools and utensils…(152)
    http://humanpast.net/environme.....ent11k.htm

    Sea Level Rise, After the Ice Melted and Today – By Vivien Gornitz — January 2007
    Excerpt: Massive ice sheets covered parts of North America, northern Europe, and several other regions during the last ice age. This huge volume of ice lowered global sea level by around 120 meters as compared to today.,,, A more clearly-defined accelerated phase of sea level rise occurred between 14,600 to 13,500 years before present (termed “meltwater pulse 1A” or “MWP-1A” by Fairbanks in 1989), when sea level increased by some 16 to 24 m (see Figure 1).
    http://www.giss.nasa.gov/resea.....ornitz_09/

    Ancient mega floods in the monsoon tropics of Australia coincide with climatic instability
    (approx. 15, 000 years ago)
    http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutA.....f2HUM.dpuf

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    inquisitor says:

    Bornagain77, thank you for the links. Very informative.

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    Robert Byers says:

    The natives of what is now Australia are just migrants from India some centuries after the flood. So they have been there about 3500-4000 years.
    By the way in my Funk and Wagnell encyclopedia it was sais that the natives of Austrealia were seen by evolutionists as not the same species as the rest of mankind. this because of intelligence and looks. They were still saying that in the 1970.s.
    I sometimes wonder if there is a memory of this in evolution circles and so they try to make up for it by giving very old dates for the natives there doing intelligent things.
    I smell it.

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