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Mysterious Neolithic People Made Optical Art
Discovery News ^ | September 22, 2008 | Rossella Lorenzi

Posted on 09/25/2008 5:39:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Running until the end of October at the Palazzo della Cancelleria in the Vatican, the exhibition, "Cucuteni-Trypillia: A Great Civilization of Old Europe," introduces a mysterious Neolithic people who are now believed to have forged Europe's first civilization...

Archaeologists have named them "Cucuteni-Trypillians" after the villages of Cucuteni, near Lasi, Romania and Trypillia, near Kiev, Ukraine, where the first discoveries of this ancient civilization were made more than 100 years ago.

The excavated treasures -- fired clay statuettes and op art-like pottery dating from 5000 to 3000 B.C. -- immediately posed a riddle to archaeologists... "Despite recent extensive excavations, no cemetery has ever been found," Lacramioara Stratulat, director of the Moldova National Museum Complex of Iasi, told reporters at a news conference recently at the Vatican.

Before their culture mysteriously faded, the Cucuteni-Trypillians had organized into large settlements. Predating the Sumerians and Egyptian settlements, these were basically proto-cities with buildings often arranged in concentric circles... in what is now Romania, Ukraine and Moldova.

(Excerpt) Read more at dsc.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: anatolia; catalhoyuk; catalhuyuk; gobeklitepe; godsgravesglyphs; prehistory; sanliurfa; turkey


Mysterious Neolithic People Made Optical Art
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1 posted on 09/25/2008 5:39:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 09/25/2008 5:41:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv
But I thought Op Art was invented in the 1960s along with the 1960s inventions of sex, and drugs, and rocknroll...


3 posted on 09/25/2008 5:48:40 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: SunkenCiv
Mysterious Neolithic People Made Optical Art

That would explain the bar codes.
4 posted on 09/25/2008 5:56:19 PM PDT by farmer18th (I had a brain transplant after college. (The original was ruined.))
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To: SunkenCiv
It all has to do with them inspecting their navels!
5 posted on 09/25/2008 6:05:03 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SunkenCiv

They were the genealogical forefathers of M.C. Escher no doubt.


6 posted on 09/25/2008 6:09:49 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: weegee

“Before their culture mysteriously faded, the Cucuteni-Trypillians had organized into large settlements. Predating the Sumerians and Egyptian settlements, these were basically proto-cities with buildings often arranged in concentric circles...”

Proto-Yuppies.


7 posted on 09/25/2008 6:12:20 PM PDT by aroostook war
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To: SunkenCiv
Cucuteni-Trypillian

Hope they have a nice short nickname!

8 posted on 09/25/2008 6:14:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

How about “Kookoo Trip”?


9 posted on 09/25/2008 6:15:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: wildbill; SunkenCiv; farmer18th

....the abundant female statuettes are gracious and mask-free, with tattooed bodies and long feet.”
Damn, sounds like some Romanian and Ukrainian girls I know...!


10 posted on 09/25/2008 6:21:27 PM PDT by redstateconfidential ("Go to the mattresses")
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To: redstateconfidential

“every some 60-80 years they would sacrifice whole cities by intentionally burning thousands of their houses. Then they would move to create another settlement.”

Hmmm. “Can’t we just get along?”


11 posted on 09/25/2008 6:28:06 PM PDT by aroostook war
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To: aroostook war

Sounds like one way to deal with the mortgage crisis......


12 posted on 09/25/2008 6:33:09 PM PDT by redstateconfidential ("Go to the mattresses")
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To: redstateconfidential

Sounds like some prehistoric ex-cons with a foot fetish took a pottery class in prison.


13 posted on 09/25/2008 6:33:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: wildbill

You realize of course that comment could unleash a pile of Escher graphics (I hope).


14 posted on 09/25/2008 6:34:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I wonder who lint them the kiln?


15 posted on 09/25/2008 6:34:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: weegee; BenLurkin

Okay, then how about “Kooky Trip”?


16 posted on 09/25/2008 6:35:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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"...Cucuteni, Trypillian..."
Professor Longhair

17 posted on 09/25/2008 6:37:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv
...25th century archaeologists could not decipher if this was the foot of Ernest Borgnine or Helen Thomas in the ruins of the New York Times.
18 posted on 09/25/2008 6:40:25 PM PDT by redstateconfidential ("Go to the mattresses")
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To: SunkenCiv
… could unleash a pile of Escher graphics (I hope).

Here ya go!







I love Escher. When I was an art major in HS with serious thoughts of going on to an art college to study graphic design, I was greatly influenced by Escher. I love his eye for prospective and surreal realism.
19 posted on 09/25/2008 6:54:51 PM PDT by Caramelgal (a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer except that you have actual responsibilies)
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To: SunkenCiv

Cute tryp. (rhymes with ripe)


20 posted on 09/25/2008 7:03:39 PM PDT by aroostook war
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To: Caramelgal

:’) Sounds like a sound idea.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1955169/posts?page=94#94


21 posted on 09/25/2008 7:08:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv
Trypillian Civilization 5400 - 2750 BC.

...All the structures in a settlement were erected in concentric circles around the central “square.” Once in fifty or seventy years the settlements were abandoned and the people moved elsewhere, burning down the abandoned settlement.

The Trypillia people, in addition to farming and animal husbandry, knew metalworking, weaving and pottery. Their copper technology was quite advanced. A wide variety of implements made of copper or flint — knives, axes, bores, scrapes, sickles and others, and they are a good indication that various crafts were developed in the Trypillia culture to quite an advanced level. “Shops” were set separately and some distance away from dwellings, close to the quarries or deposits of ore. The Trypillia people invented the potter’s wheel and two-tier ovens for baking their earthenware...

Egyptian, Phoenician Idols,Osiris found in Romania. The places where these statues have been found, belong to civilizations much older than the Ancient Egypt, like Cucuteni-Trypillia culture, 5508 -2750 BC.

Note location: Gobekli Tepe:

Gobekli Tepe: Concentric circle lay-out reconstruction.


22 posted on 09/25/2008 7:09:50 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Caramelgal

ah, this is what I was looking for:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1773755/posts?page=59#59

and as long as you’re there:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1773755/posts?page=50#50
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1773755/posts?page=47#47
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1773755/posts?page=42#42
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1773755/posts?page=38#38
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1773755/posts?page=33#33


23 posted on 09/25/2008 7:11:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks. Too bad there’s no (known) archive. It would be difficult to impossible to crack though...


24 posted on 09/25/2008 7:12:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Is this the world’s oldest statue? [Anatolia, Gobekli Tepe]
The First Post ^ | November 24, 2006 | Sean Thomas

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 4:01:06 AM by SunkenCiv

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1930666/posts


25 posted on 09/25/2008 7:20:46 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: aroostook war; All

“intentionally burning thousands of their houses.”

Perhaps this was a plan to exterminate vermin like rats, mice, fleas and lice. Supplemented with a good bath and plenty of nit picking, it could have been quite effective. If there was a disease epidemic they might have done this to appease the gods and discovered that it also eliminated disease for a time.

The circle design reminds me of similar marks carved into early celtic/british stone dwellings. Also the circle sites remind me a little of stonehenge.


26 posted on 09/25/2008 10:08:39 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
Perhaps this was a plan to exterminate vermin like rats, mice, fleas and lice...

Once in fifty or seventy years the settlements were abandoned and the people moved elsewhere, burning down the abandoned settlement...

that's a long time between pest-control treatments!

Ornaments and symbols.

27 posted on 09/25/2008 11:20:28 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: SunkenCiv
There have been spiral art renderings discovered in other countries, too, like Ireland, for example. They date from about the same period.


28 posted on 09/26/2008 5:12:52 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Elect the Mommy, not the Commie.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I would have posted some myself if i knew how to do html images.

I keep forgetting how to do it because I do it so infrequently or my latent Alzhiemers kicks in.


29 posted on 09/26/2008 6:50:02 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: CholeraJoe

Uh-oh, I’m gettin’ the infamous “image hosted by Tripod” filler image. :’(


30 posted on 09/26/2008 3:20:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: wildbill

Can’t post images? Excellent, one less person to post you-know-who... ;’)


31 posted on 09/26/2008 3:22:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

You mean...she who cannot be named?


32 posted on 09/26/2008 6:36:38 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: wildbill

That’s the one.


33 posted on 09/27/2008 6:00:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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