A History Of Marine Science
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|A history of marine science
Sept. 09, 2000
Ch.2 A History of Marine Science
The early history of marine science started about 11,000 years ago. Nomads began voyaging into east and central Europe, and across the plains of central Asia. They journeyed to the shores of northeastern Asia and crossed the Bering Sea into North America and South America. Most traveled on foot except for those who were talented in raft building or navigation. Any coastal culture with these talents had big economical advantages and greater access to food or supplies. But when European explorers set out to find the world, they were met by islanders at almost every chunk of land they found.
The first evidence of voyaging comes from records of trade in the Mediterranean Sea. The Greeks started to explore outside the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic Ocean around 900-700 b.c. The Greeks thought the ocean was a huge river because they noticed currents that ran ...
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