Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ancient Rock Art Maps Astrophysical Faith

Part of rock art spot the Appalachian Mountains and explore by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States, anthropology professor Jan Simek finds every etching is deliberately located to expose a astrophysical puzzle.

Newly, the discoveries of ancient rock art have befallen more frequent. With these discoveries comes a solo giant one all these depiction and engravings map the ancient common stellar world.
The researchers projected that rock art altered the natural scene to replicate a three-dimensional world vital to the religion of the ancient Mississippian era.
"Our findings offer a window into what Native American societies were like opening more than 6,000 years ago," said Simek. "They tell us that the ancient peoples in the Cumberland Plateau, a section of the Appalachian Mountains, used the quite unique upland surroundings to map their intangible world onto the natural world in which they lived."
"The astrophysical divisions of the world were mapped onto the substantial site using the relief of the Cumberland Plateau as a topographic canvas," said Simek.
The "upper world" integrated extraterrestrial bodies and climate forces incarnate in mythic characters that exerted pressures on the human circumstances. Frequently open-air art sites situated in high elevations touched by the sun and stars characteristic these images. Many of the images are haggard in the color red, which was connected with life.
The "middle world" symbolized the natural world. A combination of open air and cave art sites hug the middle of the upland and feature images of people, plants and animals of frequently material character.
The "lower world" was distinguished by darkness and danger, and was connected with death, alteration and rebirth. The art sites, mainly found in caves, quality ghost characters, paranormal serpents and dogs that accompanied dead humans on the path of souls. The accumulation of creatures such as birds and fish that could cross the three layers represents the belief that the precincts were porous. Many of these images are depicted in the color black, which was connected with death.
"This encrusted world was a stage for a variety of actors that integrated heroes, monsters and creatures that could cross between the levels," Simek said.
Simek said the scale of the exposing is most remarkable, noting the Cumberland Plateau was a holy setting, spanning hundreds of miles, in which personage sites were only parts of a greater conceptual whole.
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