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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 May '16 21:00
    http://phys.org/news/2016-05-world-oldest-axe-fragment-australia.html

    Worlds oldest! They didn't have them when they came, suitcase in hand, but developed the first ax's in Australia not long after the first ones got there.
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    11 May '16 04:59
    Simple hand axes were invented over a million and a half years ago. Something isn't right with this story.
  3. 11 May '16 10:34
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2016-05-world-oldest-axe-fragment-australia.html

    Worlds oldest! They didn't have them when they came, suitcase in hand, but developed the first ax's in Australia not long after the first ones got there.
    This is true only because the duty free shops are forbidden to sell weapons.
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    11 May '16 17:38
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Simple hand axes were invented over a million and a half years ago. Something isn't right with this story.
    Of course they were invented ELSEWHERE. The gist of this story is they found them in Australia and the natives who basically island hopped to get here, the islands they came from have never produced a single ax artifact (which isn't to say there never was one there, just have not yet been discovered if any) so the argument is the early Australians invented axes independently, isolated as they were on that giant island of Australia. There were no humans on Australia EVER until about 50,000 years ago.
  5. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    13 May '16 00:16
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    This is true only because the duty free shops are forbidden to sell weapons.
    Yeah, they're rubbish.
  6. 13 May '16 13:16
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Yeah, they're rubbish.
    In the future things will improve:

    'Time, Newsweek, the Lifesavers, and the second time bomb from the right.'
    --'Joe' from Airplane 2

    Couldn't find a clip!