Transport around 6,000 BC

The Globe

 

Africa

 

Southwest Asia

 

Egypt

 

Indus Valley

 

China

 

Europe

Carbon-14 dating shows Knossos, which is the earliest recorded settlement on Crete, to have been founded around 6100 BC, coeval with early levels at Catal Huyuk. The presence at base level of sheep, goat, cattle, and pig, as well as the most advanced grains of the day, has led archaeologists to conclude that the founders of Knossos arrived by sea with already domesticated animals and crops. (Plato Prehistorian)

South America

 

Mesoamerica

 

North America

...in North America there are found Equus samples, which do indeed appear in the time frame between the last ice age and the arrival of Columbus. The first of these was found in Pratt Cave, near El Paso, Texas...dated to BCE 6020 to 5890 BCE. (The Lost History of Ancient America)

Recent dating of middens on San Clemente Island (some sixty miles offshore) has documented an ancient maritime culture dating back some eight thousand years, perhaps earlier. Trading expeditions from the mainland to the Channel Islands to obtain steatite for soapstone bowls and effigy figurines were common. The remains of this prehistoric seafaring are being recorded by underwater archaeologists in quantities of artifacts recovered and preserved from the offshore areas. At least twenty-five individual sites have been reported between Ventura Beach and Point Conception. A recent exploration of Goleta State Beach yielded six stone bowls in one dive. Many other similar sites no doubt await discovery.  (Spirits in Stone)

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