I need to say that i believe
as Human Beings we are enigmas to ourselves
Looking at the wonderul map of Human progression from 150000
years ago on the Bradshaw web site I was astounded to see that
in 74000 BC a super eruption decimated World population to less
than 10000 adults.There are indeed alot of enigmas in the rise
and fall of huamn civilisations.
For example Before 3000 BC, Crete was settled by a people who
probably came from Asia Minor, who, by 2000 BC was already living
in cities, trading with other nations in the Mediterranean,
and employing a hieroglyphic system of writing, probably derived
from Egyptian hieroglyphicsThe principals the Minoams lved by
and the skills they had took thousands of years to mature. After
an earthquake occurred (and there were many) the Minoans rebuilt
and using much better principals than before. Perhaps the instability
of their environment accelerated their learning. Archeological
evidence shows how they learned to segment water pipes, so earth
movement could occur and cause a minimum of damage. Class inequality
was minimal, everyone shared, even their property. This was
not because being proto-communists but because they felt a religious
and social relationship to each other. They traded without cash
in a barter system for money was yet to be invented! Cattle
were the leading form of barter and Minoans flaunted their wealth
by playing games with them. The Minoans did fight battlesand
had a war with the Egyptians but after a long standoff where
both lost their preferred method was to negotiate.
Another enigma is Ancient Egypt . Below the Sphinx enormous
artificial chanbers have been found the size of cathedrals containg
vast canals and artefacts including areas for the storage of
enormous batteriesThey have also found perfectly oval crystal
eggs with unknow inscriptions in their centres. The dates. Who
knows ---- probably 10000 to 20000 BC ???
This exploration was done with the Egypyian Navy and NASA about
8 years ago
Remote radar sensing by NASA has also shown enormous canals
crossing Africa virtually from coast to coast They are prehistoric!!!???
So what does this say for evolution of Huamnity and who we really
are and the evidence with respect to the research with mitochondrial
DNA needs to be looked at in context.