Hot on the heels of yesterday’s story about scientists discovering “The Lost World” comes todays interesting story. The Sydney Morning Herald is running an incredible story about two fishermen who were killed by an ancient tribe when their boat drifted ashore on a desert island.
The Sentinelese are believed to be the last “pre-Neolithic tribe” in the world. They live on a small island in the Indian Ocean, where they are said to have migrated to some 60,000 years ago from Africa. The tribe is believed to number between 50=200 people, and they have shunned all contact with the outside world, reigning down arrows and spears on any who venture to near. There were some fears that they may have been wiped out in the tsunami last year, but seem to have remarkably survived.
Yesterday I remarked that it was amazing that a place like the “Lost World’ still existed, untouched by man. Today, we learn that this tribe remains mostly untouched by the outside world. It just goes to show how much we still have to learn about our own planet, and the dark corners we haven’t explored yet. Very interesting news indeed.
If you’d like to learn more about the Sentinelese click here.
Edit: After reading more of the “learn more” article I posted above, I decided I have to stress even more to give it a read. It’s a very interesting article about one man’s adventure that lead him around the world to go visit the Sentinelese himself. It’s very engaging, and well written. Exciting stuff. Do yourself a favor and read it!
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