Re: An alternative to ST and AAT

17 Oct 1996 14:03:07 -0400


I think your ideas have some merit. I have always had the suspicion that
H. erectus was primarily a coastal dweller because of both the pattern and
relative swiftness of his rapid migrations "out of Africa." The beach
offers few obstructions to travel, especially during the dry times when
the rivers are reduced to streams.

Paul Crowley had a theory similar to yours which, as I recall, he named
the "Red Sea Theory." You might want to compare notes.


John Thurber