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by JustTristo
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 5685

Re: Australia

It is very likely that the Portuguese visited Australia before the Dutch, however the Lisbon earthquake and tsunami of 1755 destroyed the Portguese Royal Archives. Along with written evidence which would prove that the Portuguese visited Australia before the Dutch.
by JustTristo
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The "Saxon Shore"
Replies: 9
Views: 5538

Re: The "Saxon Shore"

A couple of years back I saw a documentary - from the BBC I believe - on the development of English. Part of it included a field trip to somewhere in Jutland, iirc, where they still speak old English and where many of the words are recognizable. I'll have to look around and see if I can find it. Th...
by JustTristo
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The "Saxon Shore"
Replies: 9
Views: 5538

The "Saxon Shore"

In the third and fourth centuries CE, Gallia Belgae North of the road from Boulogne to Cologne were settled by Germanic speaking people as part of a roman policy to defend border provinces. The interesting thing about that road it ran roughly along where the Germanic-Romance linguistic boundary was ...
by JustTristo
Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Rock Painting Egyptian Style
Replies: 17
Views: 6207

Re: Rock Painting Egyptian Style

There has been rock art in Australia which has been dated to 40,000 years ago. So we could plausibly extend back the beginnings of symbolic thought in humans further than the 50,000 years ago. I would not be surprised if symbolic thought goes back more than 100,000 years, maybe 200,000 years. It is ...
by JustTristo
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Tasmanian Site Discovery
Replies: 81
Views: 64722

Re: Tasmanian Site Discovery

The Wallace Line separates Australia from Asia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Line Obviously, that would include Tasmania. Welcome Just. The interesting thing is that aboriginal population in Tasmania were there probably even before modern humans arrived in Europe (around 50,000 years ago). ...
by JustTristo
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Tasmanian Site Discovery
Replies: 81
Views: 64722

Re: Tasmanian Site Discovery

I grew up in Tasmania myself and as far I as I know it 40,000 years around Tasmania was at least connected by a land bridge to mainland Australia. The height of the last glacial period, Bass Strait was a vast flat plain.
by JustTristo
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Neanderthal and Human Interbreeding Accepted?
Replies: 131
Views: 51215

Re: Neanderthal and Human Interbreeding Accepted?

Yeah, I'm not sure how you did that, E.P. but whatever, I agree with Dig so no real harm done. We've previously been through the vitamin D absorption discussion...and if it was a "survival issue" then dark-skinned people who moved north would have died from vitamin D deficiency before they had a ch...
by JustTristo
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 8232

Greetings

Hi,

If anybody is from the Atheistforums.org, I am Ziggystardust or Atman on there. I thought I might check out this board minimalist mentioned he was on.