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Animals, Bailey Jay, and Community: gluklixhe: ironbite4: fluffmugger: crazythingsfromhistory: archaeologistforhire: thegirlthewolfate: theopensea: kiwianaroha: pearlsnapbutton: desiremyblack: smileforthehigh: unexplained-events: Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed. VIDEO Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were) (via TumbleOn) What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!” Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line. Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved. Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/ Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄 Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year.  “Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process. In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history. “If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/16/inuit-canada-britain-shipwreck-hms-terror-nunavut “Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.” Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset. “The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sammy-kogvik-hms-terror-franklin-1.3763653 Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago. Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert. oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.   Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years agoThese highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t? I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.
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Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed.
VIDEO

Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were)

(via TumbleOn)

What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!”


Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it
And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video

Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line.

Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved.
Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge  inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/
Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄

Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year. 
“Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process.
In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history.
“If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/16/inuit-canada-britain-shipwreck-hms-terror-nunavut
“Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.”
Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset.
“The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”
 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sammy-kogvik-hms-terror-franklin-1.3763653

Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago.
Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert.

oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age
it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.  
Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years agoThese highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least

Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t?


I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.

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God, Ice Age, and Earth: wet-monsoon: i'm convinced that the ice age franchise won't end until the squirrel that always chases after the nut gets an equally hideous girlfriend with Squirrel TitsTM and eyelashes giatrdsnake already happened. they broke up tho. no...No Googl le ice age squirrel girlfriend ice age squirrel girtfriend ice age scrat girlfriend name Press Enter to search. NO claratyler No you don't understand, I have this entire developed theory about the Ice Age universe which has been cooking up in my mind and has only be reinforced by the latest 5th installment Scrat is the god of the ice age universe. The story began with him and the story will end with him. If there weren't hints before, in this latest installment, it becomes clear that Scrat's actions dictate what happens on Earth and to the protagonists. Yes, maybe Scart's only goal is to get the nut, but his actions SHAPE what happens in the film If we needed any further proof then may I point out something Buck said in the 5th film along the lines of "we're 6 mins early! Somebody up there likes us!" That phrase is usually used to refer to a god and in this case it's used to refer (unknowingly) to scrat! However, there is an ALTERNATE theory that I have been working on. What if Scart isn't the god of the ice age universe, but rather, the NUT is? As i have already said, Scart's actions shape the course of the story but what motivates Scart? That's right: the nut, it is truly because of the nut that Scart does what he does that leads to the events that take place in the story This would create an interesting metaphor here. Scrat is chasing the nut like man chases divinity So when will the Ice Age saga end?? When Scart finally gets the nut for good When man catches Goo wet-monsoon Regarding Scrat All Hail The 🌰
God, Ice Age, and Earth: wet-monsoon:
 i'm convinced that the ice age franchise won't end until the squirrel that always chases
 after the nut gets an equally hideous girlfriend with Squirrel TitsTM and eyelashes
 giatrdsnake
 already happened. they
 broke up tho.
 no...No
 Googl
 le
 ice age squirrel girlfriend
 ice age squirrel girtfriend
 ice age scrat girlfriend name
 Press Enter to search.
 NO
 claratyler
 No you don't understand, I have this entire developed theory about the Ice Age
 universe which has been cooking up in my mind and has only be reinforced by
 the latest 5th installment
 Scrat is the god of the ice age universe. The story began with him and the story
 will end with him. If there weren't hints before, in this latest installment, it
 becomes clear that Scrat's actions dictate what happens on Earth and to the
 protagonists. Yes, maybe Scart's only goal is to get the nut, but his actions
 SHAPE what happens in the film
 If we needed any further proof then may I point out something Buck said in the
 5th film along the lines of "we're 6 mins early! Somebody up there likes us!"
 That phrase is usually used to refer to a god and in this case it's used to refer
 (unknowingly) to scrat!
 However, there is an ALTERNATE theory that I have been working on. What if
 Scart isn't the god of the ice age universe, but rather, the NUT is? As i have
 already said, Scart's actions shape the course of the story but what motivates
 Scart? That's right: the nut, it is truly because of the nut that Scart does what
 he does that leads to the events that take place in the story
 This would create an interesting metaphor here. Scrat is chasing the nut like
 man chases divinity
 So when will the Ice Age saga end?? When Scart finally gets the nut for good
 When man catches Goo
 wet-monsoon
 Regarding Scrat
All Hail The 🌰

All Hail The 🌰

Anaconda, Andrew Bogut, and Beautiful: Timeline of the Far Future earth heavens size magnitude of event Buildings decayed Most words extinct day word wil have survived ce sheet completely mebed 6 metres higher 1000 New North Star Gamma Cephel replaces Polaris 1000 Carbon Dioxide released before 2100 New NorthStar #2 lota Cephei wins the top spot Mayan endtimes (again) Rough length of the Earth's axial tilt reversed Islamic & Gregorian calendars TEN THOUSANO YEARS Chernobyl finally safe Arecibo message KEO time capsule Lake Erie capacity to carry a fourpage messge 296,000 brightest star in the nght sky 500,000 New ice age Earth kely to have been hit day's reactors will finally be off a new global teeze glass created to dabe wa have finually degraded 50.000 exist. Everything ese gone Galactic near miss about L1 light years trom the 5,000,000 Aqulae system 125 light years from Earth have weakened to the 7200,000 Mount Rushmore eroded 8400000 LAGEOS re-entry The utellite's orbits 10,000.000 Red Sea flooded, dividing Star T Pyaidt 3.260 light years away 50,000,000 50,000,000 50.000.000 Antarctica ice meltGalactik empire aking sea levels by 75mgalaxy could be ange similar to the Himalayas 60000000 Australia and Indonesia merge effects of gravity lang periods, making orbits chaoto Atlantic ocean moving back together untbil All continents fused 600 000.000 Total solar eclpses impossible End of C3 photosynthesis way from Earthfor 1000,000,000 Game over, man End of multicellular life The Sun's luminosity inceases 10% Earthi's surface 300,000,000 End of most cellular life the poles, alowing simple lide End of Earth's magnetic field 3,500000.000 Earth like Venus dentical (read very nasty) 2800 000,000 The end of life 000,000,.000 feld mears no profection temperature its 147C All ife des-seeya 5,400000.000 Sun's hydrogen exhausted Mlomeda galany 7,900,000,000 Sun hits max radius TEN BLLION YEARS Sun white dwarf 256 times Venus and maybe Earth destroyed Becomes a carbon-oxygen 4,400,000,000 ms Sun-black dwarf 0.000,000,000 The Big Rip Local group merge Cosmic microwave background merge. The Big Bang cools from 20C tonear 1.000.000,000,000 Local group finishes merging End of star formation EN TRILION YEARS End of star formation 110,000,000.000,000 Star's Fuel Exhausted The only objects left are remnants white dearh, neutron stars, and black holes 100,000,000,000,000.000,000 Earth dies years Earth's obit have finaly decayed and it will plunge into the sun Knowledge is Beautiful Design &Concept: David McCandless&Paul Butt vLD7 April 205 sources NASA, Dutch (2006L Ancher & Bovkin 0os, Petsdam Iestitute, Britannica, Nature, The Geological Society, designe Fabio Bergamaschi Bobylev (2010), Scientic net <p>El futuro muy lejano, totalmente “predecido”. Indispensable verlo <a href="https://image.ibb.co/hJv5uS/1490543088002_0.png">aquí, en grande</a>.</p>
Anaconda, Andrew Bogut, and Beautiful: Timeline of the Far Future
 earth
 heavens
 size
 magnitude of event
 Buildings decayed Most words extinct
 day word wil have survived
 ce sheet completely mebed
 6 metres higher
 1000
 New North Star
 Gamma Cephel replaces Polaris
 1000
 Carbon Dioxide
 released before 2100
 New NorthStar #2
 lota Cephei wins the top spot
 Mayan endtimes (again)
 Rough length of the
 Earth's axial tilt reversed
 Islamic & Gregorian calendars
 TEN THOUSANO YEARS
 Chernobyl finally safe
 Arecibo message
 KEO time capsule
 Lake Erie
 capacity to carry a fourpage messge
 296,000
 brightest star in the nght sky
 500,000
 New ice age
 Earth kely to have been hit
 day's reactors will finally be
 off a new global teeze
 glass created to dabe wa
 have finually degraded
 50.000
 exist. Everything ese gone
 Galactic near miss
 about L1 light years trom the
 5,000,000
 Aqulae system 125 light
 years from Earth
 have weakened to the
 7200,000
 Mount Rushmore eroded
 8400000
 LAGEOS re-entry
 The utellite's orbits
 10,000.000
 Red Sea flooded, dividing
 Star T Pyaidt 3.260 light years away
 50,000,000
 50,000,000
 50.000.000
 Antarctica ice meltGalactik empire
 aking sea levels by 75mgalaxy could be
 ange similar to the Himalayas
 60000000
 Australia and Indonesia merge
 effects of gravity
 lang periods, making orbits chaoto
 Atlantic ocean
 moving back together untbil
 All continents fused
 600 000.000
 Total solar eclpses impossible
 End of C3 photosynthesis
 way from Earthfor
 1000,000,000
 Game over, man
 End of multicellular life
 The Sun's luminosity inceases 10%
 Earthi's surface
 300,000,000
 End of most cellular life
 the poles, alowing simple lide
 End of Earth's
 magnetic field
 3,500000.000
 Earth like Venus
 dentical (read very nasty)
 2800 000,000
 The end of life
 000,000,.000
 feld mears no profection
 temperature its 147C
 All ife des-seeya
 5,400000.000
 Sun's hydrogen exhausted
 Mlomeda galany
 7,900,000,000
 Sun hits max radius
 TEN BLLION YEARS
 Sun white dwarf
 256 times
 Venus and maybe Earth destroyed Becomes a carbon-oxygen
 4,400,000,000
 ms Sun-black dwarf
 0.000,000,000
 The Big Rip
 Local group merge
 Cosmic microwave background
 merge. The
 Big Bang cools from 20C tonear
 1.000.000,000,000
 Local group finishes merging
 End of star formation
 EN TRILION YEARS
 End of star formation
 110,000,000.000,000
 Star's Fuel Exhausted
 The only objects left are remnants white
 dearh, neutron stars, and black holes
 100,000,000,000,000.000,000
 Earth dies
 years Earth's obit have finaly
 decayed and it will plunge into the sun
 Knowledge is Beautiful
 Design &Concept: David McCandless&Paul Butt vLD7 April 205
 sources NASA, Dutch (2006L Ancher & Bovkin 0os,
 Petsdam Iestitute, Britannica, Nature, The Geological Society,
 designe Fabio Bergamaschi
 Bobylev (2010), Scientic
 net
<p>El futuro muy lejano, totalmente “predecido”. Indispensable verlo <a href="https://image.ibb.co/hJv5uS/1490543088002_0.png">aquí, en grande</a>.</p>

El futuro muy lejano, totalmente “predecido”. Indispensable verlo aquí, en grande.

Animals, Bailey Jay, and Community: gluklixhe: ironbite4: fluffmugger: crazythingsfromhistory: archaeologistforhire: thegirlthewolfate: theopensea: kiwianaroha: pearlsnapbutton: desiremyblack: smileforthehigh: unexplained-events: Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed. VIDEO Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were) (via TumbleOn) What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!” Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line. Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved. Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/ Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄 Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year.  “Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process. In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history. “If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/16/inuit-canada-britain-shipwreck-hms-terror-nunavut “Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.” Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset. “The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sammy-kogvik-hms-terror-franklin-1.3763653 Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago. Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert. oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.   Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years agoThese highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t? I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.
Animals, Bailey Jay, and Community: gluklixhe:

ironbite4:

fluffmugger:

crazythingsfromhistory:

archaeologistforhire:

thegirlthewolfate:

theopensea:

kiwianaroha:

pearlsnapbutton:

desiremyblack:

smileforthehigh:

unexplained-events:

Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed.
VIDEO

Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were)

(via TumbleOn)

What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!”


Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it
And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video

Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line.

Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved.
Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge  inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/
Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄

Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year. 
“Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process.
In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history.
“If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/16/inuit-canada-britain-shipwreck-hms-terror-nunavut
“Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.”
Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset.
“The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”
 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sammy-kogvik-hms-terror-franklin-1.3763653

Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago.
Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert.

oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age
it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.  
Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years agoThese highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least

Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t?


I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.

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