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The earliest unambiguous evidence for modern human behaviour has been discovered by an international team of researchers in a South African cave.

 

The finds provide early evidence for the origin of modern human behaviour 44,000 years ago, over 20,000 years before other findings.

 

The artefacts are near identical to modern-day tools of the indigenous African San bush people.

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The earliest unambiguous evidence for modern human behaviour has been discovered by an international team of researchers in a South African cave.

 

The finds provide early evidence for the origin of modern human behaviour 44,000 years ago, over 20,000 years before other findings.

 

The artefacts are near identical to modern-day tools of the indigenous African San bush people.

They've since discovered it was Indy taking a nap in the cave exhausted from making his latest You Tube video clip!. :wink::D :grin:

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There's a theory that early humans were almost wiped out by starvation and drought affecting central Africa. The population were driven south and survived due to a developing ability to plan and remember - eg: they'd store water in various places along their hunting routes, which allowed them a greater range, very similar to modern Kalahari Bushmen. When the climate improved, they began moving north to populate the globe. :unsure:

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But why haven't these people developed alongside the rest of the 44,000 year old world but are still using primitive tools.

Because they were not influenced by the so called civilised world 'Imperialists' Britain, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Spain etc and have been happy to continue a way of life that suited there meagre requirements and that they were contented with!.

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Not sure the European civilizers wanted to venture into the Kalahari, mustn't be any oil or minerals there - so the natives have been allowed to continue a lifestyle they've adapted to! :wink:

There are massive manganese deposits in the Kalahari, with mining activity being held back only by transportation difficulties causing rail capacity to the SA ports to be restricted, there are also massive diamond deposits in that area.

 

The following is from a report compiled in 1998, although exploration has been taking place from as far back as 1980's.

 

Also reported July 11th 2012:-

Botswana: the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the eviction of Bushmen.

 

 

De Beers (Anglo American recently increased it's stock holding to 85% effectively controlling De Beers) causing problems for:-

 

thousands of Gana and Gwi ‘Bushmen’, and Bakgalagadi, have been forcibly evicted from their ancestral lands in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve(CKGR) in Botswana. This is a gross violation of their human rights and is against international law. Unless they get their lands back, these Bushman tribesare unlikely to survive as peoples.• The government wrongly claims that these relocations are voluntary and gives several quite different reasons for them: these can be shown to be false

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• Diamonds have been found at a Bushman community called Gope(pronounced hop-ey), where test drilling has taken place and a rig and basic installation have been mounted. Diamonds have been found in test drilling nearother Bushman communities. There is, however, no mining at present in the CKGR.• The number of diamond exploration licences given out by the government inthe CKGR has increased dramatically since the Bushmen were evicted.

 

The full content of the article may be found here:-

 

http://insomniacanonymous.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/botswana-the-central-kalahari-game-reserve-and-the-eviction-of-bushmen/

 

De Beers hold massive stocks of diamonds in their vaults, however their overall policy is to leave diamonds in the ground as it is the cheapest and safest way of controlling world stocks and creating artificially inflated diamond prices.

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Am I right in saying, the mineral deposits were found after the age of imperial expansion of the European powers?

LT if you seriously wish to know the answer to that question I suggest you go and research the topic the same as I had to!

 

I was merely attempted to inject information into obs's sensible reply, there are more 'Bloody' snipers on this forum than the Chindits met in Burma in World War 2.

 

Knowledge has to be imparted by one having that knowledge and received by the person requiring that knowledge whether by imagry, oral or written communication, and at the moment I am not inclined to impart by any of those methods, mainly because I do not 'Bloody well know' or at this moment in time care!.

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