Gobleki Tepi animals proven to be constellations

Beyond the boundaries of established science an avalanche of exotic ideas compete for our attention. Experts tell us that these ideas should not be permitted to take up the time of working scientists, and for the most part they are surely correct. But what about the gems in the rubble pile? By what ground-rules might we bring extraordinary new possibilities to light?

Moderators: MGmirkin, bboyer

Gobleki Tepi animals proven to be constellations

Unread postby moses » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:01 pm

science daily

In the ice ages the animals depicted at Gobleki Tepi represented constellations. My take on this is that the Earth was in a very elliptical orbit and the stars were now visible whereas in the previous configuration of planets the stars were not visible. So there was great interest in the stars and generations of people were able to see the precession of the pole through such observations.

Cheers,
Mo
moses
 
Posts: 1075
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:18 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: Gobleki Tepi animals proven to be constellations

Unread postby seasmith » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:19 pm

moses wrote:science daily

In the ice ages the animals depicted at Gobleki Tepi represented constellations. My take on this is that the Earth was in a very elliptical orbit and the stars were now visible whereas in the previous configuration of planets the stars were not visible. So there was great interest in the stars and generations of people were able to see the precession of the pole through such observations.

Cheers,
Mo


Gobekli Tepe translates from ancient Turkic as "Hill of the Navel", so it's difficult to differentiate between astronomical/polar and shamanic/sacerdotal representations.
From the orientations of the structures though, it does seem that a Boreal influence was signifigant to the builders.

According to the article, there was a period of quite a few millennia between the famous cave artists and the knoll carvers.

Portasar.jpg
seasmith
 
Posts: 2773
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:59 pm


Return to New Insights and Mad Ideas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests