Benvenuti in queste pagine dedicate a scienza ed arte. Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Paleolithic Crete

A research team led by Thomas Strasser and Eleni Panagopoulou announced the discovery of stone tools at two sites on the island of Crete that are between 130,000 and 700,000 years old. The tools resemble those made by Homo heidelbergensis and Homo erectus, showing that our human ancestors boated across at least 40 miles of open sea to reach the island. This is the earliest  evidence of seafaring.