Here is an article from Nature speaking of cave paintings – perhaps a story – found in Indonesia, way older than European paintings…..
It turns out ancient humans of different types – not species but types: Neanderthal, Denisovian, etc – mingled and merged a lot, often, many times and places….
Latest information suggests humans reached Australia over 100,000 years ago, which is WAY before the 60,000 years earlier thought. This means humans could sail out of sight of land, go across the strait to Australia, nearly 100 miles, a lot longer ago than anyone thought. So….if humans could reach Australia then, why not North America? Eh?Eh? EH??? I’m telling you, my Strong Heart theory is slowly being validated, bit by bit…..
So…..been thinking about another tale for years, a fourth in this little series that did not start our as a series, but kept getting derailed by finishing earlier tales, then producing them with IronTwine Press….went back to the proven system, research and good old handwritten notebooks, jotting notes, thoughts, ideas, plot threads….finally started five weeks ago, really writing, you know, sitting down and actually writing…..it’s now March, spring’s coming, and I’m deep in it, 40,000 words almost, and seeing where the threads are going, chasing each one…..It is such an adventure…And meanwhile, getting reviews for the second in the series Adrift, good ones, actually, and here’s one…
I think we lose sight of how much we have learned in the last 30 years about our solar system. There is a science fiction film, Europa, which is pretty telling, about one of Jupiter’s moons, and here is a video about one of Saturn’s moons, same theses – that beneath the frozen ice surface lies a salty ocean of liquid water….