Aboriginal rock paintings that show astronomical alignments

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


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.


….and repeatedly refusing to study the geometrical patterns found repetitively in Stone Age artefacts could be described as simply not having thought out a way to solve the problem?

The point here is before this work no-one could think of any way to systematically study geometrical samples found in Stone Age artefacts.

The latest papers I completed were designed to (1) address the difficult problem of how to compare disimilar artwork for intent…..that was a really difficult problem to solve, and  (2) to work out how to align mobile art so that disimilar art could be directly compared with immobile art.

...currently standard theories argue that every single time someone see a geometrical pattern it must be a “doodle”...honestly? Really? Tally marks etched on very hard stones so that multiple lines run parallel to one another are just tally marks? Could they not possibly have any other potential meaning? 

OK…..lets be scientific. So how do you prove that a geometrical pattern is a doodle. OK you can’t so lets flip this problem around to be entirely scientific….How do you disprove that it is a doodle.

Guess what … the so-called theory put forward by archaeologists that all stone age geometric patterns are simple doodles is not actually a “theory”

….the reason is simple. Archaeologists have no experimental way to test their proposed lines are all doodles arguement.

When there is no way to test something it is not a theory…. it is just an opinion. 

Now the idea that I put forward that the geometric patterns are encoded astronomical values is a real theory…..because it can be tested. Numerical values can be measured, and compared…..

So great...I now have a way to try to disprove my own theory….So I tried multiple times to disprove the idea that Stone Age man navigated the earth….and I also tried attacking the secondary theory that as the travelled they left behind an ancient text.

One hundred (100) papers later the two theories I have published recently that (a) the Great Pyramids creates an ancient Stone Age map of Earth, and (b) worldwide geoemetrical patterns align to the same range of angular values still remains intact. 



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

The dating of Lascaux is not 13,000, it is closer to 17,000. Seeing patterns in things is obsessive and wishful thinking. Clinically, it is Apophenia.

Yes there is….Pictish text was the first ancient text I “translated” using the theory. Then the Brandsbutt stone (which has Ogham and Pictish writing on the stone) was used to carry out the first Ogham analysis. Then I extended the study to Linear A and other ancient writings. 

This is a link to the Ogham/Pictish study I completed 3 years ago….

With the test now more refined it might be worthwhile going back to study the Cuneiform texts to (with bias) align the sample to 5.1 degrees then to see what the secondary to quaternary results are…So far what I have seen is a trend towards larger percentages of the lines aligning to eclipse and time data in the deep Stone Age, then as the angular text was adopted into alphabets the percentage slowly reduces, unitl finally the angular component is ignored and the alphabet is adapted as a general text where the angles are no longer considered important. At this point the linear text is then restricted to religious statues, and sites. I also found the same trend in Chinese texts.

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

Is there any correlation to Ogham writing?

After seven years of research….the results are now in.

These lines are the original Babel Texts, the original written language that was used worldwide.


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


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