Exploration has been part of man since the beginning of time. As a matter of fact, the word "explore" comes from explorare which is French ex + plorare meaning to cry out. It seems that was the action taken by hunters on sighting game, which was the yell (outcry) to let others in the hunt know that food was finally in sight. Can you image, all those empty stomachs, hunting for days, following all those tracts, and finally seeing some food! "Explorare" would certainly seem appropriate.
The following picture is my older brother [ in his youngest days] being in exploration mode.