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The First Journey

I have always been fascinated by pre-history. How did we get here? What would it be like to live 100,000 years ago? And most important of all questions - If humans originated in Africa some 200,000 years ago, how did we migrate to all corners of the world without any modern means of transport? By modern I mean - ships, planes or other mechanical/automotive contraptions - as most of these have been discovered within the last 500 years. A minuscule timescale compared to thousands of years when a small group of people would've started this journey. They would be the first ones to leave their home in pursuit of the unknown for the first time in the history of man. The first explorers amongst the first people. In my amateur search I came across several interesting articles esp. this one on early human migration on Wikipedia . The article has an interesting migration map that shows how we started from Africa and then spread across the continents. Understandably there is no archa