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Sea: Mediterranean, finds at Egadi area date back the history of navigation 2000 years earlier

Sea: Mediterranean, finds at Egadi area date back the history of navigation 2000 years earlier

31 October 2019

A recent discovery in the Egadi Islands suggests our early ancestors went to sea 2000 years earlier than previously thought. Inside the Grotta del Tuono at Marettimo, remains of a meal consisting of a deer mandible and various molluscs were found which have revealed how humans used to sail in the Mediterranean in search of food and new lands already 8600 years ago, that is towards the end of the Mesolithic and not the Neolithic as was believed until now.