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Do the new discoveries in historical research arouse your curiosity, interest and fascinate? It's not so very long ago that historical research is argued that modern humans arose simultaneously across parts of Eurasia and Africa then blended to give the mix of peoples in the modern world of today.

Over the past hundred years or so, opinions and theories changed, the experts decided that we all emerged from Africa some 60,000 or 70,000 years ago which opened the door way to more mysteries. For instance, when and how did white skin emerge? How did we evolve so many different shades of skin colour and physical features?

By the 1970s the origins of language were laid to rest, Sanskrit was found to be the common denominator, not just locally within Asia, but across Europe and the Americas. Not everyone agreed and those who strongly believe is the 'out of Africa theory' think that languages evolved from a common African language although that argument has never received much support due to lack of evidence.

Leaving out the area research known as forbidden archaeology and the possibility of the gods coming to earth and mating with the daughters of Eve; an idea that implies extraterrestrial humans came from some other planet and added to our gene pool. I'm suggesting we leave out these two aspects from this discussion not because they are impossible, in fact these must be left within the field of probability yet we don't have the tools with which to do proper research and analysis.

There are three main avenues of research, the archaeology of what's in the ground, the oral and written records existing or once existed within different cultures and the new although perhaps somewhat less reliable genetic genetic research. I say this genetics are somewhat unreliable because matches are based on variable probabilities and as we have learned recently,  test results on identical twins have been completely and wildly erroneous.

Some possibilities as to the origins of peoples are that there was a movement of peoples out of Africa along with Neanderthal movement into Northwest Africa from about 70000 BC. There was also an intermixing between Neanderthals and their eastern neighbours whose origins emerged in central Asia and what is now modern day India. This leads to the hypothesis suggesting once more that modern humans developed independently in Africa, independently within the Indian subcontinent, independently in central Asia and independently in perhaps one or two places within Southeast Asia.

We must also take into account that prior to the last ice age, sea levels fell dramatically. The light blue areas referred to as the continental shelves around landmasses visible on Google Earth were almost all areas of dry land and in many places inhabited by people.

Most cultures have their flood stories, most coaches have preserved their myths and legends, many which have been exaggerated, distorted or misconstrued as they were passed down through history. Some stories don't out represent flights of fantasy get each and every one needs to be considered.

The researcher must remain open to all possibilities because today tracing a history has gone way beyond tracing our recent ancestors, we are reaching a point where we can see back to our very origins, small brained protohumans who developed alongside apes but not necessarily from apes.

Our five digit hands and general anatomy gave us some advantages, some dexterity and adaptability. It seems that our inventiveness may have been the driver of our larger brain size, an aspect of ourselves that required a corresponding widening of the female pelvis to facilitate childbirth.

Our major adaptation must surely be agriculture which gave rise to the need for deeper understanding of life leading to the development of our modern sciences, the observance of our movements through the heavens, the relationships between the elements of our solar system, Galaxy and neighbouring galaxies.

Old theories that agriculture developed in Mesopotamia are falling away as the Indus Valley civilisation is more fully revealed and India as a leader not only in agriculture but in science and technology. Some of these new discoveries actually take us back into the realm of forbidden archaeology, ideas about supposedly lost continents like Atlantis along with flying machines during the last ice age.

There are the mysteries of high concentrations of radiation around the ancient cities of Jericho and Mahendra Daro. We don't know if nuclear technology was available 3000 or 4000 years ago yet we shouldn't be closed minded and say such ideas are completely impossible. We must retain open hearts and open minds.

We also must remember that there are two avenues of human research which are mutually supportive. On one hand we have the science and technology that at least began with the intent of serving human well-being although it has been subverted to profit certain individuals. While we continue to benefit from the bulk of this science and technological development, the other avenue of exploration is internal.

Exploring our internal domain takes us into the realm of the science of yoga. Perhaps long before people considered themselves civilised, men and women were fascinated by themselves. How could they exist? Where did they exist? What is this earth we reside on? What is this universe we reside in what are the correlations between our internal world and our external view?

These questions cross back and forth between the inner and the outer worlds. Some scientists have recognised that the internal world is as important as the external and in fact the more one knows of the internal, the more one's perception of the external world increased.

The modern researcher would do well to avail him or herself with such tools as yoga and meditation simply because it increases perception. Like Jean-François Champollion who referred to the ancient Coptic language to better understand the common Egyptian language and that hieroglyphs actually constituted a language. Such dexterity is required along with intense curiosity.

Links:
+70K BC Agriculture in India?
Philippines inhabited = 700K 
DNA shows migration into EU
This new finds provides evidence of human existence in Arabia at around 86000 BC
India's food journey
Origin of fair skin theory

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