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- Science > Earth Sciences > Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics > Tsunamis
- Science > Anthropology > Evolution > Homo Sapiens Sapiens
- Members of Ancient Tribes Escaped (CBS News)
"The last few dozen remaining members of an ancient indigenous tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands said they raced up a mountain to escape a devastating tsunami — and avoid extinction."
"And contrary to speculation by some anthropologists, she said the Great Andamanese did not sense the impending arrival of the tsunamis."
"Anthropologists believe five tribes of the southern Indian archipelago — including the Jarawas, Shompens, Onges and Sentinelese — date back 70,000 years.1-05
- Ancient Tribes May Have Known (CBS News)
"Members of the ancient Jarawa tribe emerged from their forest habitat Thursday for the first time since the Dec. 26 tsunami and earthquakes that rocked the isolated Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and in a rare interaction with outsiders announced that all 250 of their fellow tribespeople had survived."
"According to varying estimates, there are only 400 to 1,000 members alive today from the Jarawas, Great Andamanese, Onges, Sentinelese and Shompens. Some anthropological DNA studies indicate the generations may have spanned back 70,000 years. They originated in Africa and migrated to India through Indonesia, anthropologists say."
"Government officials and anthropologists believe that ancient knowledge of the movement of wind, sea and birds may have saved the indigenous tribes from the tsunami." 1-05
- Editorial: Genetic Mutation in the Brain Changed Humans (StanfordAlumni.org)
"Most anthropologists agree that modern behavior emerged around 45,000 years ago, dramatically changing how people thought and lived." 03-06