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Falkland Islands: Team discovers evidence of prehistoric human activity

Thursday, October 28th 2021 - 09:23 UTC
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The following piece was published by Phys/Org – Since its first recorded sighting by European explorers in the 1600s, scientists and historians have believed that Europeans were the first people to ever set foot on the Falkland Islands. Findings from a new University of Maine-led study, however, suggests otherwise; that human activity on the islands predates European arrival by centuries. Read full article

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  • Steve Potts

    Vernet's great, great, great granddad?

    Oct 28th, 2021 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Islander1

    Mercopress- what is all the C.E stuff- dates are either AD or BC in English.

    Oct 28th, 2021 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    An important reason for adopting BCE/CE is religious neutrality.

    Oct 28th, 2021 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pugol-H

    Those ‘Indigenous South Americans’ are now probably as extinct as the Warrah.

    Oct 28th, 2021 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    A theory, certainly.

    Indigenous boats probably got out to the Islands the same way the first Europeans did - unintentionally, in a storm.

    https://falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/1480-to-1762.pdf

    Oct 28th, 2021 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Zaczac121

    BCE/CE is for religious neutrality? Even though it uses the exact same years that BC/AD use? So the birth of Jesus Christ makes the Common Era?

    Oct 29th, 2021 - 01:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Zaczac121
    Good point.

    https://www.sagu.edu/thoughthub/the-value-of-the-5-historical-dating-methods

    Before Present (BP) system, maybe?

    Or have two definitions for BCE and CE, Before Christian Era and Christian Era, as well as the Before and Common Era definitions.

    Oct 29th, 2021 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Don Alberto

    The weakness in Before Present (BP) dating is that in 10 years it is all wrong.

    1,000 years BP will become 1,000 years BP-10, etc.

    Oct 30th, 2021 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    BC/AD becomes BCE/CE or whatever because of 'religious sensitivities'!

    Just more wokery bollocks.

    Nov 05th, 2021 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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