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Old Posted Sep 23, 2019, 4:59 PM
Obadno Obadno is offline
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Originally Posted by JManc View Post
Were early humans migrating to Oceania and the Americas because of the climate change or were they simply migrating to explore/ establish new territory?
I would suspect most people in pre history migrated to follow animals, or in search of better places to live.

So, im sure changing climates over thousands of years did make people move, but you are talking about migration patterns that took thousands of years. If an unsettled tribe of people even spent several centuries (blink of an eye) in a valley, island, or coastal area before changes to rain patterns or animal migrations spurned them to move, it wouldn't feel like they were "fleeing" or what have you, it would have been a generations long continuum with things like war, illness and natural disasters causing populations to up and move rapidly.