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Chapter Five – The Sexual Ape

[β€œThe Dance of the Sea,” or “Sirens” by: Charles Edward Boutibonne (1816-1897) again we find another artist who refuses to paint sirens or mermaids as either part bird and woman or part fish and woman. He has painted them exactly … Continue reading

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Chapter Six – Did Women Once Rule The World?

[Photograph of ama diver from. – http://www.fundoshi-bikini.net/nihon-fundoshi/amafun/amafundoshi.html%5D Throughout the 19th and 20th century there was a big controversy about the origins of civilization. Official historians claimed that civilizations started with the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians, while many other people were … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven – The Ancient Sea People

[Photograph of Ama divers, by Fosco Maraini from. – http://www.fundoshi-bikini.net/nihon-fundoshi/shigoto/shigoto.html Amas use these floating tubs in which to put shellfish and seaweed when they bring them to the surface.] In 1947 Thor Heyerdahal and a group of friends made headlines … Continue reading

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Chapter Eight – The First Ocean Voyagers

[Photograph by Fosco Maraini, from his book, Hekura, The Diving Girl’s Island, of a Ama going out to sea on boat.]   If we take the Aquatic Ape, the mermaid myths, the modern knowledge of the sea gypsies and the … Continue reading

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CHAPTER NINE – THE AMAZONS OF THE AMAZON RIVER

[Photographs by Fosco Maraini of ama diver, from. – http://www.fundoshi-bikini.net/nihon-fundoshi/shigoto/shigoto.html ] Up until the 1950s the academic world had decided that stories of Amazons by the Greeks and Romans were complete myths. That was until Soviet archaeologists found a skeleton … Continue reading

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CHAPTER TEN – THE TRUE NATURE OF EARLY HUMANS

[Ama diver foraging on the sea floor. Photograph Fosco Maraini, from Japanese. – http://www.fundoshi-bikini.net/nihon-fundoshi/amafun/amafundoshi.html ] If the landlubber theory has problems with the way humans first reached America it has it also has problems about the way they first reached … Continue reading

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CHAPTER ELEVEN – HIS-STORY AND HER-STORY

[Photograph by Fosco Maraini, from Japanese web-site. Showing ama pushing the wooden tubes out to sea before they begin diving.] In our politically correct world, the only people who appear to get away with sexist behaviour are Paleontologists, Anthropologists, Archaeologists … Continue reading

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