I did mention that there is a reason for my belief, not merely speculation. It has always been amazing to me that we generally assume that both the Stone Age and Bronze Age are long dead, and that only mute archeological evidence can tell us that we even existed then - when there are isolated groups around the world still living and practicing many of those ancient customs. My information comes from personally witnessing a Masia lion hunt in Tanganyika in the middle of last century and speaking to the elders about the origins of the initiation lodge. I also lived among the amaXhosa who still keep the practice going to this day. Stone Age Hunter/gatherer family groups and Bronze Age agricultural clan groups all practiced timeless social and spiritual disciplines that are dictated by the exigencies of basic survival imperatives. Significant mass chnage only comes about when exponential population pressures force our species into more complex occupational contracts. Therefore what we see in action today amongst reasonably uncontaminated groups, is almost identical to what it was like a ten thousand - and like the San Bushman of the Kalahari - even a million years ago. So the lives and practices of our most ancient ancestors are still very much alive. If I ruled over state education, I would insist that every child spend a year in Africa, before the past disappears forever. I was lucky to be borm and raised there.