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.


For those who are interested in the idea put forward here, this Australian data is based on much more detailed work that was published in The Long Journey: 400,000 Years of Stone Age Science.

The theory explains the physical layout of numerous archaeological sites, the structure of ancient myths and legends, the reason for the Mayan Reset and it uses the same astronomical data outlined here to explain the location of many ancient sites found worldwide.

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


Using your above suggestions in a google search produces no hits. A search of Stone Age geometric text or Stone Age Astronomical Text only links to the astronomical theory put forward here. So this is the first time that this particular theory has been suggested.

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

Stone Age Text Man is a recent phenomenom, dating from Ley-line theories back in the Hippietime. These faithfilled beings have been known to publish star charts based, for example of the Saksaywaman stones, quite forgetting that they are whats left of walls that used to be several stories high. They have been known to imagine in fact, that any irregularly trimmed and/or placed stones, whether in a wall or in the ground even were designed to indicate celestial bodies in the Heavens, and then years later, even more fanatical extremists thought they saw correlations between stones in one place and old bones in quite another, without for an instant realizing that such hand-held obects alignments are entirely dependant on the direction they are put or turned- rather like Planet Earth, and that their is a risk their children will next see omens and phantoms in the dregs of their Starbucks (get it?) paper cups, just as their great grandparents had in tea leaves and twigs let fall at random. I am awaiting close examination of the stone finger in the Damascus Museum. It is claimed that it is covered with ancient writings, but surely this too is misleading.

This is a very important discovery and my congratulations go to Derek. To all of those who study our past do not let this discovery pass you by as it will, in the future, prove to be more that just useful but critical in understanding.

Jason,(above) we didn’t lose the calendar. It cannot be lost or destroyed.



That's the thing. They are taking what are speculative conclusions (aka educated guesses) and teaching them as if they are solid facts. And those "facts" are then built on until there's a whole edifice of possibilities that are taken to be "the whole truth and nothing but the truth."


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