From the bottom of the North Sea, archaeological evidences show a land occupied by Mesolithic people until the rising of sea level inundated it 8.000 years ago.
The Theosophist, Vol. I, N° 6, 1880, pp.159-161 : “If the history of religion and of mythology and – far more important – the origin, developing and final grouping of the human species are ever to be unravelled, we have to trust to archeological research, rather than to the hypothetical deductions of philology.”
55 million indigenous people died following the European conquest of the Americas beginning in 1492. A new study demonstrates that the Great Dying of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas led to the abandonment of enough cleared land in the Americas that the resulting terrestrial carbon uptake had a detectable impact on both atmospheric CO2 and global surface air temperatures in the two centuries prior to the Industrial Revolution.
Modern Science identifies Top Candidates for Life’s Crucible : land, sea, space, with one place which has all requirements for life to emerge : an hydrothermal crater lake in India. But even this has only a “just maybe” qualifier.