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Old 18-11-2013, 11:27   #1
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The Stone Age People of North Sentinel Island | Mental Floss
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Old 18-11-2013, 13:06   #2
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I have heard of some people in the Rio Negro region in the Amazon which maintain their tribe the same way- they kill anyone who comes in their territory before they have a chance to explain themselves. May they live long and prosper away from the rest of the world....
I think we, as civilization, should have our own prime directive.
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I wonder where the poor buggers get their anchors from?
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I wonder where the poor buggers get their anchors from?
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I wonder where the poor buggers get their anchors from?
Duh! From the fishermen they kill of course! ... or the boats they lure on the reef with a lantern at night...
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I read them a while ago. Definitely best left alone.

I'm looking forward to the Indian Ocean because let's be honest: it's the craziest place in the world.
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must not really have anything on the island that the modern world wants, otherwise .................................................. ...

OTOH maybe they have something the modern world would REALLY want, so ...................................
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That's going high on my list of places to visit!
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Duh! From the fishermen they kill of course! ... or the boats they lure on the reef with a lantern at night...
You seem well versed in the art of stone age anchor wrangling.
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(or the boats they lured onto the reefs at night with their lanterns.) They must have learned that from our British ancestors. Just a thought. _____Grant.
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(or the boats they lured onto the reefs at night with their lanterns.) They must have learned that from our British ancestors. Just a thought. _____Grant.
Yes! They are just a little behind the times... maybe 200 years? Maybe if we get them internet it will help? :>)
I can see it now on Cruisers Forum: "North Sentinal native needs anchor advice...How do I get an anchor cheap? My boat is a crude canoe made from reeds with an outrigger. My tribe regularly kills and eats fishermen who drift into our area... but how can I be the first to their boat and claim the anchor after the fisherman is dead? Please advise....."
and later " What type of anchor is best...?"
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Sounds like we need to send in the drones.
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Wow. I looked all over the satellite image on Google maps and I couldn't even find a clearing, a hut, a trail, anything. Gotta love their spirit tho!
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Is it isolationism?

Is it population control?

Both?

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I recall when an isolated tribe that spoke some unknown dialect of Tagalog was discovered in the 1970s. Now that dialect is incorporated onto lists of languages available for translation on computer software.

They should just drop a couple coke bottles on the island. That's a movie reference.
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