A painting painted on a cave wall over 15,000 millennium looks like the simple story about a hunter that falls before a whistleblowing beast. Reading between the lines, the images could explain something bigger. And maybe even frost.
Figures were featured in the famous prehistoric Lascaux photographs, according to a new analysis of the artwork. It's just stories about doing this; hunting. They were the signs of the storyline set up to record an important cataclysmic event.
Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Kent compared to the zoomorphic artwork found at Neolithic sites around the globe, from Göbekli Tepe and Çatalhöyük in Turkey to the caves near Montignac in the west French review.
It is not expected that familiar animals have known, such as bulls, lions, and scorpions, and represent scenes that are familiar with, & # 39; arguing. Instead, they can replicate disputes, and so do represents an early type of star recordings.
"Early historical art shows that people have an experienced knowledge of the night's nightmare within the last Ice Age," said one of the authors, the chemical engineer, Martin Sweatman, from University of Edinburgh.
If it is true, Lascaux's attractive scenes could highlight the event of a large, complex event with an annual meteorological wave around about 17,000 years ago.
Sound a bit familiar? Last year, the only stone engraving researchers found at Göbekli Tepe caused the remarks of comet a & # 39; think they are responsible for a temporary return to the Ice Age climate setting around 13,000 years ago.
This new study will take a longer step by adding it to other Neolithic artworks from other websites.
Lascaux photographs were discovered by a group of local teenagers in the 1940s, and we have been scratching over them since then. It is not clear just when they were created, but experts estimate that the 600 images are spread over the walls in any place up to 17,000 years of age.
Many of the figures of animals that would have been living within the local area, including horses and bison-like animals called aurochs.
The symbols that are known together are the Sealladh-Sealladhidh which includes a human number that is attached to auroch, with loops of the brain that is a hitting it inside.
Nearby there is something that looks like the duck, long & Rinoceros are looking to the left. A horsehead is sketched on another section of the wall.
We can all gauge why someone who would attack the problem could go to; shake inside a cave to write a person who's a knocking in front of a broken animal when a bird looks tight and tight; their ideas.
Caverns are deemed to be supernatural sites linked to demons and so on, so it is possible that these images have been pulled out; search for divine growth before hunting, as a list of prehistoric aspirations or prayer form.
But other researchers have observed that many animals around the caves seem to be less than democracy. The French historian André Leroi-Gourhan returned in the 1960s that this represented a classification system, good and bad or male and female.
Geometric shapes, dots, and odd lines are scattered throughout the images, and who are hard to be accountable if they try to truly draw natural situations.
The idea that they can not be shown is not pastoral scenes but it has been done. considering over 40 years.
Sweatman and colleague from Kent University, Alistair Coombs, now argue that this is the right way, and that we should give more credit to our ancestors when it comes to being represented the world.
"Certainly, they were almost different today," said Sweatman.
Like the Göbekli Tepe Vulture Stone, the Scene View represents a human-like-like person; nearly four animals die.
The researchers have found that the wounded worm is & # 39; represents the Capricorn reubalt at the equinox of the summer, and the bird is standing for Libra in the spring equinox. The other animals are more specific, but they can easily read Leo and Taurus at the other equinoxes.
The 15,150 BCE date settlement may be marked, taken or taken, or appears at an event that could have been influenced by people in a way is not so tough.
Records taken from Greenland Icelands say that the weather began to move around 15,300 BCE, but there are no signs that this has been caused due to the adverse effects of meteorite.
We've been sculpted & painting animals for tens of thousands of years, and it is not always clear why we are doing it.
The 40,000 year old statue of a lion that has been found in the Hohlenstein cave in Germany is, for example, another unusual member who comes to the attention of Sweatman and Coombs.
"These conclusions support theory of many cometive effects over people's development, and maybe they are progressing as prehistoric figures can be seen," said Sweatman .
There is no doubt that historians keep their " arguing about the meaning of an old art for a long time to come.
If there is anything, these results show us to be able to; move on from concrete definitions, to see art as part of the timemark based on a heavy feature of the environment that we look over our new world – the night sky.
This research was published in & # 39; Iris Journal of HistorySouth Westerly