Next map, Oceania in 2500 BC In Australia, a new cultural development has begun, with the emergence of a new toolkit based on small, finely finished flaked stone implements to make knives and shafted axes. These developments are evidence for contact with peoples from South East Asia, but they are probably at least as much to do with the climate becoming drier.
Smaller implements allow for a more mobile lifestyle needed to cover a wider range of territory in search of food.
Australia was first settled some 40,000 years ago – at first along coasts and river banks, later (from as late as 5000 BC) inland.
The move inland may have been connected to a rise in sea levels, which inundated coastal areas and also isolated populations on new islands, especially in Tasmania and the Torres Straits islands.
As a dating coach, I get asked a lot what I think of speed dating. Whether you’re attracted to someone or not is not the point.
Speed dating gives you an opportunity to have twenty mini-dates all in one meeting.
What you really should be doing is thinking about how you can communicate with somebody.
Another tip for being a successful speed dater, is to go to the events with no expectations.
When those people come to a speed dating event, they bring those social skills with them. They feel like they have five minutes to impress somebody.
The benefit to speed dating, is that is gives you a way to relax and really put your best foot forward.
So how do you do speed dating and be successful at it?
The first thing I tell people is to just converse with the people you meet. Ask them questions — not about where they live, but about what they are passionate.