When did human beings first attempt to venture out into the oceans and why? The earliest indirect evidence for sea crossings in Europe dates back to around 12,000-13,000 years ago.
Ancient archaeological sites in Oceania and the South Pacific suggest sea voyages of around 45,000 years ago, around the time modern humans first left Africa...
Why did they do it? Did homo sapiens set out to sea on purpose, or did it all happen by accident?
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