Canadian archeological researchers have introduced a new theory to explain the uncertainty diversity of Western Western cave artifacts that are in fact. shows the hands of an informal person: people in some old societies set their fingers to sacrifice sacrifice.
Previous studies of the artwork, which emerged from a Palaeolithic high period of about 22,000 to 27,000 years ago and found in France and Spain, suggested that hundreds of images show hands without the normal portion of swollen pigs inspired by people who lost their numbers for frostbite or which were likely to bend back as a means of communication.
But researchers at the Simon Fraser University who are thinking about the richness of these images are; believe they appear to have the effect of the dark spiritual precepts, which would be men, women and children; Remove parts of the fingers to get to a superior power hero.
Writing in the Journal of Paleolithic Archeology, Brea McCauley, David Maxwell and Mark Collard also believe that this activity is a tie exercise, left people in these early societies with a shared signal of separation.
It's just expensive enough to break up your life
"By cutting a piece of your finger, everyone around you can see that you have done something to this truth that shows how enthusiastic as you are to God or the group, "said McCauley in an interview. "It's just expensive enough to break your lifespan."
Since they were sent by researchers in the 1950s, the fragments of Grotte de Gargas, Cosquer Uamh and other caves in different parts of France and Spain have broken a number of bombings multiply their roots.
Ian Gilligan, an Australian archeologist, told the U.K. Magazine's New Scientist. Many of the hands show frostbite effects, because they have full packs and a medium, ring, and pinch. Researchers at the University of England of Durham confirmed that Paleolithic societies were quite advanced enough to send, writing in 2012 that the images are more likely to prove a sign language in Did people interact with manual motions?
McCauley and his colleagues came to a decision by combating an online numerical database called the Human Relations Area Files to find world-wide cultures that are involved in moderate decline. They identified 121 societies through history that carried out these gossip customs for one of 10 reasons, including relative mourning, criminal offenders and their convictions. consolidate the organization's distinctive identity.
Before that, if there was a skeletal who lost their brain bones, we would not think too much
Sacrifice is the most common cause of inspiration in the sample – and, in the researcher's perspective, the potential incentive for the art of the cave. It is believed that there were hands of twelve people, including adults, adolescents and babies, used to make pictures at Grotte de Gargas, and McCauley said that they could be cut off a branch or three as part of a "bad-inspiring" belief of knowledge.
"You are in a dark cave, where images seem to suddenly come down from the dark. People have argued that people can use emotional material," said McCauley. "We thought that sacrifice inside the context of the environment would be ready, apart from all that different (reasons for the circulation of a branch)."
Researchers will think of alternatives for non-permanent employer transfers; including reduction. If the statues in the superintendent picture, McCauley, said it would appear that they would find across a large area, no matter where buffet teas were there; ongoing during the European Children's era; Instead, they will be distributed quickly, within a number of caves in different parts of France and Spain. And it's definitely that they are & # 39; represent an old language of signature because they do not include a pattern of curved pages, the easiest branch to be able to; fight.
However, McCauley said that further cave research needs to be done. She hopes to question quiz by checking how often & # 39; a memorandum was measured for medical purposes or viruses during this period, as well as to investigate bone remnants to find out if their fingers were naturally.
"Before that, if a skeleton was missing their branch bones, we would not think too much, because the archaeological record is so bad and bones can have a small branch; go back easily, "she said.
"But now, if we find a lot of bones that need to be fingers, it may mean something different."