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Rock art discovery could shed light on when New World was settled
Telegraph UK ^ | February 23, 2012 | Fiona Govan

Posted on 02/27/2012 4:15:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv

The outline of a figure scratched into a cave in Lapa do Santo in central-eastern Brazil is believed to be between 10,000 and 12,000 years and has been dubbed "the horny little man" because of its oversized phallus.

The team of archaeologists from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil made the discovery during excavations in 2009 but unveiled their findings in this month's PLoS ONE scientific journal.

"It shows that about 11,000 years ago, there was already a very diverse manifestation of rock art in South America, so man probably arrived in the Americas much earlier than normally is accepted," explained Walter Alves Neves, the archaeologist and biological anthropologist leading the team.

The figure, which appears to be squatting with his arms outstretched, is about 12 inches tall from head to feet and about 8 inches wide. The phallus is about 2 inches long, about the same length as the man's left arm.

"The figure, which we named 'the horny little man', is probably linked to some kind of fertility ritual," Mr Neves said.

Carbon dating and other tests of the sediment covering the petroglyph suggest the engraving dates between 10,000 and 12,000 years old -- making it the oldest reliably dated example of such rock art found yet in the Americas.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; snoopy; snoopydance
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like a map to me.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 4:49:46 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Psychiatrist: You seem to have a sexual fixation.

Patient: Hey! You’re the one with the dirty pictures.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 4:52:45 PM PST by DManA
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s one strange looking “ man “ ......someone has a very vivid imagination


23 posted on 02/27/2012 4:53:27 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: YHAOS

;’)


24 posted on 02/27/2012 4:58:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: aruanan; SunkenCiv
I need to check the date in the PDF. I think it may be a lot more recent that 20k bp. Okay, from the second paper (IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE, VOL. 35, NO.4, August 2007, Characteristics for the Occurrence fo a High-Current Z-Pinch Aurora as Recorded in Antiquity Part II: Directionality and Source, Peratt AL, McGovern J, Qoyawayma AH, Vander Sluijs MA, and Peratt MG) I read Neolithic, Early Bronze Age.
25 posted on 02/27/2012 4:59:48 PM PST by aruanan
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To: RegulatorCountry

That or the baked drool of Obama supporter’s after a night of gay sex and tequila shooters.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 5:15:56 PM PST by Osage Orange (E tan e epi tas)
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To: SunkenCiv

Paleoporn?


27 posted on 02/27/2012 5:17:34 PM PST by eCSMaster (Conservatives, Rise up!)
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To: eCSMaster

There is evidence worldwide of something in human history as awesome as a huge Z-pinch aurora caused by a massive solar storm that probably had lasting effects on civilization and myth and all they can see in the rock art are schlongs?


28 posted on 02/27/2012 5:20:48 PM PST by aruanan
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To: eCSMaster

Paleoporn?


Porn for paleoconservatives?


29 posted on 02/27/2012 5:27:53 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: aruanan; Fred Nerks; Renfield

Thanks aruanan.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 5:31:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Neck too long to be man.

Three digits, no man I know, but a bird maybe.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 5:36:44 PM PST by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: Popman

They call that big???

Snicker


32 posted on 02/27/2012 5:40:08 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: SunkenCiv

It looks like a map of a series of canals to me. Who says it’s a man? That’s just pure fantasy and speculation.


33 posted on 02/27/2012 6:00:24 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SunkenCiv

34 posted on 02/27/2012 6:01:39 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SunkenCiv

Scribbles from one species of scribbly gum moth on the trunk of a eucalypt

Scribbly gums: interpreting their scribbles

It's a snake with wings!

35 posted on 02/27/2012 6:25:29 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: aruanan
I have a collected a large number of these representations - of what? They appear all over the world, in the Alps, on Easter Island, on the African continent - and here's one from CARAL in Peru:


36 posted on 02/27/2012 6:54:40 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Sacajaweau
"Why would anyone even consider that it is a picture of MAN...why not a lizard...."

Uhhh . . . hyper imagination?

37 posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:55 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Well . . . it is.
Maybe . . .
38 posted on 02/27/2012 6:58:44 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: eCSMaster; aruanan; Sacajaweau; YHAOS; JoeProBono; RegulatorCountry; Osage Orange; ...
Could have been a cartoon character, or maybe an early version of Kokopeli?
39 posted on 02/27/2012 7:02:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

40 posted on 02/27/2012 7:39:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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