Re: Aquatic ape theory

Osmo Ronkanen (ronkanen@cc.Helsinki.FI)
8 Oct 1995 01:36:32 +0200

In article <456ibu$>, JTHURB <> wrote:
>In article <454eai$>, ronkanen@cc.Helsinki.FI (Osmo
>Ronkanen) writes:
>>How recently? Was homo erectus an aquatic ape? Did it swim out of
>No, but it has been a mystery at how fast he did spread, if the out of
>Africa idea has any merit.

How is it mystery? If the population travels one kilometer in a year,
it takes only 20,000 years to travel to the other side of the globe.

>Along the beach is a very good way to travel.
>Very few ups and downs, especially in East Africa and the Middle East. A
>few rivers to cross, but most would have been trickles during the time
>frame in question.
>John Thurber