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Island hopping just got earlier.

Post by SamCogar on Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:41 am

ATHENS, Greece Archaeologists on the island of Crete have discovered what may be evidence of one of the world's first sea voyages by human ancestors, the Greek Culture Ministry said Monday

A ministry statement said experts from Greece and the U.S. have found rough axes and other tools thought to be between 130,000 and 700,000 years old close to shelters on the island's south coast.

Crete has been separated from the mainland for about five million years, so whoever made the tools must have traveled there by sea (a distance of at least 40 miles). That would upset the current view that human ancestors migrated to Europe from Africa by land alone.

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/cretan-tools-point-to-793811.html

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