Most of the archaeological deposits in Sibhudu were laid down in the Middle Stone Age, a period that dates between 250,000 and 25,000 years ago.In his talk Nick dealt mainly with stone-artefact technology.A number of effigies, paintings, and extant examples are pointed out by supporters of 6-in-1, while these same sources are hotly contested as artistic license or misinterpretation by those who say that Euro 6-in-1 is a modern invention.So, Ive decided to examine the evidence, pro and con, and hopefully shed some light on this controversial subject.
It is common knowledge that humans evolved in Africa and that, by 1.8 million years ago, had spread to Asia and Europe. (Note that up to 4 % of the DNA of people from Eurasia, Australiasia and the Americas derives from interbreeding with the Neanderthal lineage, which separated from the modern human lineage about 400,000 years ago and then spread into Asia and Europe.) Suddenly, the African Middle Stone Age looked more interesting, because it covers the time and place where and when modern modes of thought first emerged.
Most of the archaeological deposits in Sibudu were laid down in the Middle Stone Age, a period that dates between 250,000 and 25,000 years ago.