Re: EVOLUTION: The Aquatic Ape

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 10:28:04 -0500

Hara Ra wrote:
> Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > Bows and arrows date to the dawn of recorded history, more than a few
> > thousand years. <snip> However, your statement is now
> > completely wrong, thanks to the Tyrolian Ice Man discovered a couple
> > years ago. He lived in the last ice age, around 15k-20k years ago, and
> > had guess what? a bow and arrows in his posession!
> As I recall the Ice Man was dated to be about 5K years, not 15K. Does
> anyone know how old the earliest flint points are??
The following excerpt is quoted from the following URL:

Clovis culture, early North American people (c.10,000-9000 B.C.)

Known through artifacts first unearthed in the early 1930s near
Clovis, N.Mex. Their chipped flint points (Clovis points) and other
stone tools were found with remains of large mammals, e.g., extinct
mammoths. Clovis groups are the earliest definitively dated human
populations in the Americas.

Mike's Note: I've seen these flint points and they are rather
sophisticated, indicating that they are only a step in technological


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