Similar conditions appear elsewhere but are much more limited and normally severely hostile as is Africa in particular. Therefore when i investigated the limits to the problem, it became obvious that the best location was the whole Indonesian Archipelago and the Sahul in particular. That aspects of the life way remain intact also helps.
Shelter consists of bamboo sheds with ample thatch and plenty of sleeping mats. Food consists of fish and shellfish year round and whatever can also be foraged from the jungle. Any human being can easily survive here and be even useful with scant training. In short this region became a natural surplus population pump as well as a hothouse for the production of the village of 150 or so.
At the same time we need to listen to the original peoples and actively work to put aside our blinders. Here we discover a real communication between dolphin and humanity that needs to be honored and promoted.
The seagoing aspect does link these peoples to the originals in South Africa (and south india) as well because we had substantial lands in between.. .
Out of Australia
[ not so fast. it needs a long rope of some sort and a classic tied reverse hook as used in the Pacific northwest. And a harpoon and club as well. All of which i can arrange in my sleep - arclein ]
[ inland been the coast - arclein ]
[slow down already. There was substantial land in between to provide natural homelands all now ruined and subsided. -arclein ]
[ as there is ample evidence of massive ocean going boats in use by the stone age Indians of the northwest. ]
Well Before Their Time
Not only do we dispute from where the first ocean-going boats set sail, the upper limit of 42,000 years falls well short in our estimation. Research in Flores Island which, after Timor, is the next closest island to Australia, seems to indicate similar maritime technology and degrees of co-operative activity between various hominids was actually occurring no less than 800,000 years ago. In 1998, the late Professor Michael Morwood (1950-2013) published a paper detailing “indisputable” proof that “some 800,000 years ago Homo erectus… had reached the island of Flores”.
[ this represents the first direct proof of the validity of my conjecture regarding the transition of hominid to homo sapiens sapiens. Right amount of time, right time and right place. Once homo sapien sapien had mastered the village, he then roared out into the rest of the world and used his natural numbers to over run all other populations including famously the Neandethals.. - arclein ]
Ever since we began our research into the First Australians’ ancient history, there has existed one ever-present obstacle: archaeologists and anthropologists who wander onto Original country rarely seek Original permission first, and most seem incapable of grasping anything of substance beyond the most basic and obvious. So much of what they assume and conclude is lost in translation, with no understanding of, or enquiry into, Original history and lore. To accurately comprehend and report the mysteries, esoteric powers, history and culture of the First Australians requires much more than a degree, clipboard, computer or camera…. it requires the guidance of the Original people, and the acuity to examine evidence without the baggage of historical pre-conception.
[ the hardest thing to learn is to listen to the voices and to learn to interpret them. So much science fails right there and the critical evidence is discarded - arclein ]
[ Excuse me and we do not know this! I have already made the conjecture while they showed it is possible ]
[ Categorically, all dolphins need to be protected from human hunting. - arclein ]
The Final Word
This article has two complementary agendas: to provide evidence of the Original peoples’ maritime history, and to highlight how the sciences of genetics and archaeology are subjective pursuits where, in many cases, the researchers’ academic conditioning and cultural baggage narrows their focus and blinds them to the bigger picture. It makes no difference whether the observer is an author, archaeologist, photographer or reporter, the professionals I have discussed today approached the task primed only to record what was convenient, what could be absorbed into their pre-conceived limitations, and what was never there in the first place.