Whenever something incredibly ancient and incredibly cool turns up, there’s always someone on hand to shout that it’s evidence of aliens. Awesome as it would be to know ET was hanging out here in 10,000 B.C. (or whenever), the truth is both much simpler and much more interesting. See, you don’t need aliens to explain away intricate ancient objects. We humans have been capable of creating incredible stuff since before there were even humans.
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10. Ice Age “Batons” (Approx. 28,000 years old)
9. Animal Figurines (30,000-40,000 years old)
8. Neanderthal Cave Art (40,800 years ago)
7. Ancient Flutes (42,000 years old)
6. Aterian Beads (110,000 years old)
5. Bone Awls (200,000-400,000 years old)
4. Projectile Points (200,000-400,000 years old)
3. Hand Axe (1.76m years old)
2. Oldowan Tools (Around 2.5m years ago)
1. Contents of the Lake Turkana Toolbox (3.3m years old)
All right. I tried to resist, but I can't. You are essentially entirely wrong about how humans hunted before the advent of projectile weapons. Look up "Pursuit predation". We would basically chase prey at a walking pace for days on end until it dropped dead of fear and/or exhaustion. (When available, entire herds would be chased off cliffs and the remains harvested instead, but there weren't always cliffs around. ) Humans may not be that fast compared to other members of the animal kingdom, but we are capable of some INSANE feats of endurance.
Why do people keep thinking of the entire technological evolution of man in such linear terms? Just like the biological evolution that goes with it, its more like a tree with branches, meaning cultures, ideas and inventions, either persisting and further evolving, or dying. I think lots of things have been independently developed and invented, or reinvented in the past. I think i read something about bows being invented independently by people that supposedly never met. Also, i think the simpler the technology, the more likely it is to be invented many times by many different groups of people. For all we know, the wheel might have been invented much sooner, only to be forgotten. I mean, its not a complicated concept, all it takes is one bright guy with an idea and some determination.
Do you know who decided that number 10 was a sex toy or how they decide that? Would have been interesting to hear.
Also, for number 8. I think that cave painting was in Asia, Indonesia, not in Spain, but I'm only basing this off of wikipedia. Similar paintings are apparently found in Argentina, but I did not see any in Spain on the wiki page for cave paintings.
All though, France and Spain do have old paintings too. Not as old the oldest painting known to man which is in South Africa and dates to around 73,000 years ago.
Number 10 were arrow/dart straighteners. The arrow or atlatl dart would be heated over a fire and then slipped through the hole in the straightener. Pressure was applied to bend the arrow into line. A similar tools is still used today by people who make their own bows and arrows.
Flint-knapping is the skill of making arrowheads and such out of rocks by hitting a rock with another kind of rock at a specific angle, causing it to sort of flake off pieces of the rock into very sharp blades and tips and such. I'm not an expert but, that's my basic definition of the term.
Is... Is that supposed to be "batons"? Legitimately curious, I had 0 idea what he was trying to say. I've heard different pronounciations in British before but that's extreme.
For reference we in America say "ba-ton" with neither part being extremely emphasized and "-ton" said like "on" not "button" or "ton"
The history of man narrative they give us including this is given too and for the dumb , he thinks we are dumb as well ,
I doubt the flint Knapp was a dildo , most would , funny he says what’s napping flint but number 2 he talks about it , it’s just for show , it’s just a show
I believe the Venus was probably a fertility Idol. I don't mean like you being super fertile but rather the land around you being fertile providing you with abundant food and other supplies. Like, "oh great goddess of the Earth, please make sure we can survive."
The batons des commandments rarely looked like that, and no, it’s not a mainstream opinion that they’re sex toys.
Again, the Venus is only thought to be porn by a fringe minority of idiots. That Venus has horizontal striations across her belly because she is recently post-partum. Far more likely to be a safe birth totem—hope for a successful birth and plenty of milk after.
Flint knapping is the act of chipping flint in a way to make it sharp. Like native American arrow heads, or the obsidian that south Americans knapped to make swords and stuff. Kind of wierd that it was used as a dildo and a flint knapper. That's a really wierd multipurpose tool
You know what I find interesting? Your strange pronunciation of Tutankhamen. You have a singular way of pronouncing certain words that I find very strange indeed. I enjoy the content very much. But,man o man you can really come up with strange interpretations of words.
how the [email protected]#$ is that presumed to be a dildo?
what is it with archaeologists
that every dodad they find
has something to do with
sex, war, hunt or gods?
maybe its art?
or a kids toy?
or a tool?
maybe its some random garbage!
there are a range of other techniques based on the decay of other radioisotopes that have far longer Half-lives than carbon 14 (the basis of carbon dating is its decay to carbon 12). for example, argon-argon dating. other techniques based on how long ago sediments were last exposed to light (luminescence dating techniques) can also be used and the best most reliable dates use multiple methods to cross-check the age.
I live in the American Southwest. I can go down to the river less than a mile from my home and literally can't take a step without stepping on fragments of Native American pottery, I've been told that some of it could be as old as 2000 years. The biggest piece I've found was about as big as my palm.
There is no reason to believe that stone tools were the first tools. They just last longer in the archaeological record, but things like slingshots, darts, canteens, twine, bags, etc, were likely used long before climate changes made softer materials less available for tool making. Also, those "Venus" sculptures were most likely intended as "mommy dolls" for the comforting of those whose mothers had passed on and were facing childbirth or other difficulties alone.
Disagree with the assumed age but just imagine the world back then when the guy was making it.on a second note the ape men were dependants of Cain some mated with the ape like creature others with human and so on thats where we get the neanderthal and other human like beings some of Cain's direct dependants may have floted around and survived the flood carrying the mark to this day
Jewelry was used to mark wealth of a tribe. Not our wealth tho. Back then, you struggle every day to live. You can die getting food, you can die by a random predator, you can starve or freeze to death if hunters can’t hunt. And then you come across a tribe who have tunics decorated with shells and beads, intricate fur designs along with it all. That means they have the time to make things pretty. They aren’t struggling for food, defending themselves at all time, in constant danger, or in fear of starving. They have time to sit around and carve holes into shells and sew them onto the things that keep them warm. That’s luxury.
Wow who is this brilliant bald cone head fella that talks very fast, doesn't stutter and isn't reading from a script? Its amazing how many brilliant people like this are making videos on YouTube on so many diversified subjects.
The idea that the "Venus" figures are erotica is only one of several hypotheses about their function, and many are convinced that they did not have an erotic function. I believe the research behind this video was very cursory and shallow.
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