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Old 11-22-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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2.5m-year-old tobacco found in Peru
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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2.5 million years is early or pre-Pleistocene - pre Homo Erectus. Is the claim that early "man" crafted a "compact block of tobacco" to chew or smoke 2.5 million years ago in Peru?

EDIT: other links say it is a cluster of leaves.
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-...d-tobacco.html
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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2.5 million years is early or pre-Pleistocene - pre Homo Erectus. Is the claim that early "man" crafted a "compact block of tobacco" to chew or smoke 2.5 million years ago in Peru?

EDIT: other links say it is a cluster of leaves.
Peruvian diggers find 2.5 million-year-old tobacco
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I have to wonder if two separate facts were blended to make a story.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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Id smoke it
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:30 PM
 
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id smoke it

me too!
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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2.5 million years is early or pre-Pleistocene - pre Homo Erectus. Is the claim that early "man" crafted a "compact block of tobacco" to chew or smoke 2.5 million years ago in Peru?

EDIT: other links say it is a cluster of leaves.
Peruvian diggers find 2.5 million-year-old tobacco
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The article didn't state whether it was wild or cultivately grown correct? Anyway i was mentioning over in the CD history forums reciently about how i was wondering that if Homo Erectus has been found in China then why couldn't his/her fossilized bones be under the permafrost in Canada.

Anyway if cultivated that possibly blows a hole in the Siberian migration over the Bering Strait either 17,000 and/or 40,000 b.c. as being the earliest humans to reside in North America.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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It's fairly clear from the quotes that they are merely stating that the plants origins and make no mention of man.
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