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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-15-11 06:53 AM
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World's oldest ritual discovered
A startling archaeological discovery that may have gone un-noticed changes our understanding of human history. While, up until now, scholars have largely held that man's first rituals were carried out over 40,000 years ago in Europe, it now appears that they were wrong about both the time and place.

Associate Professor Sheila Coulson, from the University of Oslo, has shown that modern humans, Homo sapiens, have performed advanced rituals in Africa for 70,000 years. She has, in other words, discovered mankind's oldest known ritual.

The archaeologist made the surprising discovery several years ago while she was studying the origin of the San people. A group of the San live in the sparsely inhabited area of north-western Botswana known as Ngamiland.

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/07/worl...
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Tyrs WolfDaemon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-15-11 12:17 PM
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1. That's a cool article
It would be so incredible if we could actually reconstruct what they did way back then.
I bet that more people would recognize the awe of life if they could actually see and participate in some of the old ways,
allowing them to see the world as our predecessors did. It might help them appreciate the convenience of modern life while also
instilling the sense that we must protect our home planet.
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 12:57 PM
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2. That's really interesting. I had to cross-post it in the Anthro group.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 02:40 PM
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3. 64,000 years before Adam & Eve
Edited on Sun Jul-31-11 02:42 PM by LiberalFighter
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