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Cave Art Reveals Ancient View of Cosmos
livescience.com ^ | 27 June 2013 Time: 02:04 PM ET | Miriam Kramer

Posted on 07/01/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Some of the oldest art in the United States maps humanity's place in the cosmos, as aligned with an ancient religion.

A team of scientists has uncovered a series of engravings and drawings strategically placed in open air and within caves by prehistoric groups of Native American settlers that depict their cosmological understanding of the world around them.

"The subject matter of this artwork, what they were drawing pictures of, we knew all along was mythological, cosmological," Jan Simek, an archaeologist at the University of Tennessee said. "They draw pictures of bird men that are important characters in their origin stories and in their hero legends, and so we knew it was a religious thing and because of that, we knew that it potentially referred to this multitiered universe that was the foundation of their cosmology."

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; History; Society
KEYWORDS: caveart; godsgravesglyphs; zodiac
Pictures at the link.
1 posted on 07/01/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 07/01/2013 7:09:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

bird men...hmmm...IBIWA


3 posted on 07/01/2013 7:19:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: BenLurkin
Guess this ain't going to help solve the dark matter/dark energy mystery.

Oh well.

4 posted on 07/01/2013 7:22:28 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

i thought that was the reason for obamas trip to aferca


5 posted on 07/01/2013 7:28:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: BenLurkin

I see a swastika in the top picture. Inside the sunburst. Might make a decent skinhead prison tattoo.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 8:12:20 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: BenLurkin
The meaning of one cave drawing was deciphered that explained all the others. It read: “This will drive’em nuts in a few centuries!”.
7 posted on 07/01/2013 9:04:46 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: BenLurkin

It looks like a drawing of a comet...there appears to be a *tail* in the lower left on drawing


8 posted on 07/01/2013 9:17:10 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Yup!


9 posted on 07/02/2013 7:31:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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