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Q: Number of generations of Aboriginals ( No Answer,   6 Comments )
Subject: Number of generations of Aboriginals
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: meskimoman-ga
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006 19:24 PST
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Question ID: 714230
Comparing generations of people. How many generations of Aborigines
people versus Europeans have there been?

The Aborigines people have been around for 40,000 years versus maybe
1500 years for Europeans. I have seen a factiod about this but cannot
remember the actual number

Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 01 Apr 2006 08:32 PST
Greetings Meskimoman,
Your question might be lacking a few details to be clear. For example,
are you talking about a specific area, let's say, Australia? Also, did
you ask this question in order to confirm the factoid that you
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Number of generations of Aboriginals
From: frde-ga on 01 Apr 2006 00:47 PST
Aboriginal just means first inhabitant

I don't understand your question, there have been humans in Europe for
far longer than 1500 years.
Subject: Re: Number of generations of Aboriginals
From: myoarin-ga on 01 Apr 2006 02:52 PST
This site about the Australian Aborigines agrees with your 40,000
years, although it mentions other quite different estimates.  It is
normal to reckon 30 years per generation, but maybe 20 years is also

Europe has been populated by humans for much longer than 1500 years.
Remeber Julius Ceasar, Stonehenge, menirs, cave drawings, etc., etc.
Subject: Re: Number of generations of Aboriginals
From: pugwashjw65-ga on 01 Apr 2006 09:47 PST
40,000 years for aborigines in Australia is UNPROVEN. According to the
geneology of Jesus in the Bible, Luke 3; 23-38, and cross referencing
with the stated age of the Patriarchs from Genesis 5; 1-32, Man has
only been on the earth for about 8,000 years. Of course, some may
disparage this, but do the maths. Write up a chart and see. In fact,
according to the Bible, and the chart, the Patriarch Methuselah
oputlived his own son by four years. I really look forward to the
Subject: Re: Number of generations of Aboriginals
From: myoarin-ga on 01 Apr 2006 16:36 PST
Pugwash, since you asked for a response:  ;-)   The Aborigines didn't
know the Bible and just went ahead and moved into Australia before it
started counting.
Subject: Re: Number of generations of Aboriginals
From: frde-ga on 02 Apr 2006 00:55 PST
I've never really understood how some history books and myths produced
by a breakaway monotheistic Egyption sect could be absorbed into
Christianity, let alone treated as fact.
Subject: Re: Number of generations of Aboriginals
From: irlandes-ga on 05 Apr 2006 17:21 PDT
The March issue of National Geographic has an article on DNA used to
determine how long humans have lived in various parts of the earth. 
Humans have lived in Europe for a very long time. NG should be
available at libraries.

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