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Stone Age Text Links Australia to Europe: Initial Evidence for Worldwide Travel by an Ancient Stone Age Civilization

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Dr. Derek Cunningham has recently introduced a new intriguing theory to archaeology that many geometric patterns seen worldwide are a form of ancient text, with the angular writing based on the astronomical values used by astronomers to measure time and predict eclipse events. In this theory it was noted that many geometrical patterns seen throughout the archaeological record align to angles matching the circa 1 degree sidereal motion of earth as it travels around the sun; the 5.1 degree angle of the moon’s orbital plane relative to Earth, the 18.6 year lunar cycle, and the 27.32 day sidereal month.

One of his early studies was the preliminary analysis of Saksaywaman Temple in Peru , where he argued that the polygonal walls of the temple align, and also the entire temple complex were designed to align to these key astronomical values. In this theory the angular offsets are argued to be either offsets angled to either above or below the horizontal or to the left and right of the vertical; with perhaps the direction of the offset marking a vowel sound and the angle the sound of the consonant. Thus it is quite possible that the walls could have created a basic but readable text.

The polygonal walls of Saksaywaman in Peru

The polygonal walls of Saksaywaman in Peru

Arrangement of stones in a wall at Saksaywaman. Astronomical values can be found in the form of an angular array, offset to either above or below the horizontal, or the right or left of the vertical.

Arrangement of stones in a wall at Saksaywaman. Astronomical values can be found in the form of an angular array, offset to either above or below the horizontal, or the right or left of the vertical. Photo credit: Derek Cunningham

In Derek’s most recent study of this proposed angular text, he has returned with what can only be said is a well thought out study that takes direct aim at the often used counter argument that the alignments are actually totally random.

In this new test, Derek reasoned that if all geometric patterns found worldwide are entirely random, then even if within the experiment deliberate bias is shown to align the geometric image so that one particular angle dominates - in other words to force an optimum angular alignment - then because in the counter argument all lines are entirely randomly distributed, then the secondary to quaternary values should also be entirely random. In other words, only the primary value optimised should be the same.

If, however, the various geometric patterns found worldwide are as Derek claimed an ancient form of text, then perhaps the exact same secondary, tertiary and quaternary angular values should be emphasised in the various ancient images. And that is exactly what he found.

Using the 5.1 degree angle representing the moon’s orbital plane relative to Earth as a key reference point for his study, a very careful study of Australian geometric images has revealed that the secondary to quaternary angles seen most in geometric artwork does repetitively and routinely aligned to the same secondary to quaternary angular values. For the preliminary study Australia was chosen because it has remained isolated for much of its history, and thus the observed result could not be argued to be caused by potential long distance trade routes.

Derek then chose to extend this study to look at to various geometric images found in Europe . This included a comparison with the Polygonal walls found at Delphi, and an interesting analysis of the extremely archaic and unusual fan motif found carved on a tibia bone of a straight-tusked elephant at Bilzingsleben in Germany. In each case the intent was to directly compare the European secondary to quaternary angular values with those seen in ancient Australian geometrics. 

Photograph showing part of the Polygonal Wall found under the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.

Photograph showing part of the Polygonal Wall found under the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Image taken by Dr. Derek Cunningham.

 

Image of a 20,000-year-old Cylcon held in the collection of ancient writing of Martin Schøyen. Here a detailed analysis of the various lines present on the stone showed an identical angular distribution to the Polygonal Stone Wall found at Delphi  

After a careful study of the angular distribution produced by the various polygonal stones found at Delphi it was determined that the same angular preferences seen in Australia are indeed found in distant Europe. Specifically, it was found that European and Australian art both emphasised the 18.6 year lunar cycle and the 27.32 day sidereal month; and because identical primary to quaternary values were seen, the statistical analysis argues that the link between these images must date back at least 50,000 years ago. This suggests that an ancient Stone Age civilization was actively traveling the world, leaving behind postcards for us to find. 

One of the more unusual visual pieces of evidence gathered in this particular study was an engraved stone found in Australia that replicates a geometrical pattern discovered in Bilzingsleben Germany. The Australian stone was discovered by Jennifer Summerville, who then passed the stone on to Derek for a more detailed analysis.

Astronomical alignments of Aboriginal engravings found on a stone in Australia

Astronomical alignments of Aboriginal engravings found on a stone in Australia

The two Bilzingsleben Samples found in Germany.

As can be seen the engraved Australian stone creates a fan motif that is constructed using the same angular data found on extremely ancient elephant tibia bones recovered from the Bilzingsleben Archaeological site in Germany. The Bilzingsleben bones are currently estimated to be between 300,000 to 400,000 years old.

Equally intriguing, the exact same angular values can be found in the various geometric images found in Lascaux Cave. These geometrics are at a minimum circa 13,000 years old. 

The various similarities seen in the geometric artwork found in Australia and Europe have long been known. What really has been missing until now is a simple method to measure the “artistic intent” of the Stone Age artist who made these patterns. 

As astronomical values are inherently numerical in nature this creates the potential to analyze mathematically ancient artwork for intent, and also to create a method that allows us to directly compare artwork that is entirely dissimilar. This is a major breakthrough in the study of the ancient past. 

With this new ability to directly compare dissimilar geometrical images an entirely new experimental technique is created that for the first time ever allows us to read the drawings left behind by our very distant ancestors.

Top image: Aboriginal rock paintings that show astronomical alignments.

Comments

[…..answer made to a prior post (now deleted) that stated the lines are tally marks made by hunters marking the distance to their kill….]

….Tally marks do not require lines to be drawn so that they are parallel to other lines.

I also do not think that a hunter would put tally marks marking the number of steps to their kill as angular polygonal walls found in a temple????

So ….is it not possible that the lines are encoded values where astronomers are writing down the key astronomical value to measure time and predict eclipses. 

So far all the data taken to date is consistent with this theory. 

The alternative theory that the lines are Tally marks does not explain why the same angular values appear in Australia and Europe and South America (the Atacama Giant) and in a 30,000 year old engraved stone found in China.

Again the question is if they are hunter tally marks why take the effort to write distances to a kill on a hard stone in a temple complex? 

The Tally Mark arguement just does not fit observations. Astronomical observations makes much more sense….and it is also now a fact that archaeologists agree that many of these ancient temples are astronomically aligned. So this is a simple extension of what is already known….

Dr. Derek Cunningham
Author: The Map that Talked and The Babel Texts

I would be happy to. I hope you are not in a great hurry as I am in the middle of several projects at the moment, but this has been my pet subject for years. I will contact you through Midnight Science so we can stay in touch. Thanks for your reply! Best- Keileidh

Hi Keileidh,

I would be very interested to see what work you’ve done. In Midnight Science you can send a comment on any of the papers and we can get in touch. The comments are not automatically posted.

Dr. Derek Cunningham
Author: The Map that Talked and The Babel Texts

Just published a new book, in which I obtained great help from The Wiltshire Museum and the Scottish Government to study previously unreleased images of the Stone of Scone.

The data really is now solid, as it explains so many features, and it also supports bibical texts, which said there was a world language.

Dr. Derek Cunningham
Author: The Map that Talked and The Babel Texts

Thank you Dr. Cunningham for your impressive work on this sorely neglected subject. 400,000 years of Stone Age Science is a very precise book with measurements included. You have done what I have researched and studied for years, and I am quite enthusiastic about your results. I have been rather obsessed with the subject frankly. I look forward to future updates and contributions from you!

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