Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Fragments of Ancient Sailors Found @ Nissi Beach

Cool story out of Reuters in the Med - an archaeologist has discovered what he believes is the earliest evidence yet of long distance seafaring in the eastern Mediterranean. Albert J. Ammerman, an archaeologist at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, apparently located fragments of stone implements believed to be up to 12,000 years old on the beach - the discovery adds to a body of evidence contradicting the widespread belief that ancient mariners would never venture out of sight of land or had limited navigational capabilities.

Guess what, they did venture out of site of land. And they did have navigational capabilities. Makes depending on a GPS kind of curious...

1 comment:

Jason said...

What an interesting story? I love these archeological finds.