Attached herewith is a very intersting article, implying that we Kadazandusuns were once part of a great (and in fact the earliest) civilization. The Sunda Shelf or “Sundaland” Theory says that Borneo was once part of the connected continent before the Ice Age +-11,000 years BC. After Ice Age, the Sundaland melted and many people either died drowned or migrated to other places, most likely India and China. What happened to the “mololohing” kadazandusuns? May be, two(2) possibilities:
- Went to China and then descended to Taiwan, Philippines and Borneo (like the one promoted by the Austronesian Theory) ; or
- We went up to Borneo, climbed Mt Kinabalu, stayed there and, now we are STILL here.
Ok, This is my opinion. I may be wrong, but I could be right to a certain extent. But, as what people say “Curiosity kills a cat”. So, I encourage you to read the following article. If you need more, do a yahoo search for some keywords like “Sunda Shelf”, “Sunda Land” , “Ice Age”, “Atlantis”, “Eden of Southeast Asia”, “Austronesian”, and you'll be rewarded with a "very inquisitive mind", which you may cherish in the future. Sounds philosophical ah?, Yes indeed, I'm trying too.
Contributed By:Allan G Dumbong, B.A Hons (Anthropology/Sociology/Political Sc.),
The Cradle of Human Civilization
Unaware except, that is, for a so-called myth perpetuated by Plato, before 347 BC. Plato spoke of an advanced civilization named Atlantis, which sank below the seas perhaps around 9,000 BC. It may well be he wasn’t so far off after all.
In the early XXI century the pieces of the puzzle are gradually coming together. Prehistoric human migration patterns made for population densities capable of building civilizations in southeast Asia possibly many thousands of years before such occurred in the Mid-East. The people of the region were very similar to modern humans in their physical and intellectual potentials — and displayed agricultural practices which wouldn’t be seen elsewhere in the world until many millennia later. We also now know that it is indeed possible for catastrophes to wipe out entire civilizations, perhaps leaving little to no evidence behind of their passing.Moreover, mitochondrial DNA analysis indicates most Amerinds (majority of native north Americans) arrived in one wave around 38,000 BC - 18,000 BC. The genetic diversity in native Americans strongly implies at minimum 30,000 years of development on the continents (under some reasonably plausible scenarios). The 140 language families of native Americans suggests 40,000+ years of development.
Scientists estimate it should have required 7000 years of progressive migrations for people to reach and settle the vicinity of Monte Verde Chile, if they first entered the Americas by way of the Bering land bridge some 9000 miles away (if Monte Verde was settled by 31,000 BC, which it appears it was, then allowing 7000 years to reach it from Beringia results in a date of 38,000 BC for crossing the land bridge).
The majority of high profile sites of Southeast Asia from early Neolithic times are caves, which suggests that more advanced settlements of the period had been drowned by rising sea waters created by the aftermath of the Ice Age.