Ancient Astronomers Developed First Known Writing
Scientists need theories, archaeologists perhaps even more so, but despite countless scientists studying countless archaeological sites for thousands of years, we are no-where closer to answering the important question: Did an ancient civilization travel the world thousands of years ago, and seed the creation of multiple later civilizations?
Though Pyramid structures and unusually large stone structures are routinely discovered throughout the world, it is impossible using current theory to say that they are connected. Archaeologists to put it bluntly are simply not very good at comparing "similar" objects. For a match to be made the artefacts have to be identical, and as no two archaeological artefacts discovered to date are identical they cannot ever be linked, no matter how similar they may look.
Now that position has been turned entirely on its head. A recent hypothesis made by Dr. Derek Cunningham, an independent researcher, might be on the point of changing everything. By joining four separate scientific fields, astronomy, the study of early written languages, cartography, and archaeology, Dr Cunningham has put forward an entirely new theory that ancient civilizations developed writing from a very archaic geometrical form that is based on the study of the motion of the moon and the sun.
The concept of early writing in the Stone Age has been argued many times over the past 100 years. However, the problem of studying writing is that all current theories look at writing using current known systems for their basis. This working-backwards approach, Dr Cunningham argues, loads the research attempt with a strong structural bias.
Based on evidence that many archaic bones encased with long straight lines are astronomical tally bones, Dr Cunningham's new hypothesis is that the geometrical structure of the lines might just perhaps be astronomical writing. In this new theory it is argued that because the earliest astronomers did not have a modern alphabetical system to work with they simply did the next best thing and that was to write down their astronomical values as angles. In this way a 27.32 day sidereal month would be drawn as a line at 27.32 degrees.
There are of course many astronomical values, but a specific series has been uncovered using this theory that relate to those astronomers used to accurately measure time and to predict the onset of eclipses. These values, which are about seven in number, have been found to explain data from a wide range of archaeological samples dating from as old as circa 400,000 years before present, all the way through to the development of Celtic Ogham writing.
As a theory, the idea is very simple and most important of all, it is easily tested. The theory has also shown incredible consistency, with the idea fully explaining the development from archaic primitive proto-writing to the earliest modern writing styles starting from proto-Cuneiform.
The data also explains numerous gaps in current theories, such as the structure of until now unexplained lines present on the Stonehenge Bush Barrow Lozenge , an intricate gold foil pendant uncovered on the body of a high ranking person.
The theory also question the structure of the causeways located in front of the Great Pyramids, and presence of large enigmatic Giants, such as the Atacama Giant .
The complete theory, and other thoughts on the ancient past is presented in the author's book ‘ The Long Journey: 400,000 Years of Stone Age Science ’.
The archaeological findings in the Valley of Kings and other places were NOT studied for "Thousands of years," but actually more like four to five hundred years, all told!
I believe most of it started in the 16th to 17th Century, but artifacts were considered to be curiousities, nothing more! Those who believed in earlier civilizations were considered heretics by the Church, and real archaeology didn't begin until about the middle of the 18th Century.