01/17/13 - 2:28pm
If the scientific community is right about the current “Out of Africa” theory, the earliest anatomically modern humans were living in East Africa between 200,000 and 150,000 years ago. I’m betting that when those earliest humans first found themselves on a lake or stream, they immediately began figuring out how to build a boat.
The early humans couldn’t help but notice that boats would be useful for fishing, hunting and gathering. With a boat, they could get to the other side of a lake or stream. With a boat, they could get out of town for the weekend.