Can you imagine sailing on the water in 10,000 BCE?

Small villages and towns appear on Crete, Cyprus and the Aegean islands around 3000 BCE which is around the time of the formation of civilizations in Egypt and Mesopotamia. However it appears that there was some settling of people on these islands as far back as 10,000 BCE which means that people did have some navigation skills that early in prehistory.

(The Great Courses – The Origin of Civilization)

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