Native american indian cave drawings

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Sky Earth Native America 2: American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy by Andis Kaulins

Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska, geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens. See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report, American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902. Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote: These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars, drawing them according to their magnitude. The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.... They were keen observers.... The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men. See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map, American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927. In our book, we take these observations one level further and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America, together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky in the hermetic tradition, as above, so below. That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the Sky Earth of Native America, whose rock stars are the real stars of the heavens, immortalized by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs, cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth. These landmarks were placed systematically in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America.
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Native American Cave Paintings

Native American Rock Art

At first glance, it looked like a set of black numbers and letters written in English, perhaps with some symbols included. It had gone unnoticed for nearly years in a cave nestled in a wooded hillside overlooking Fort Payne, Alabama - population 14,, about 60 miles southwest of Chattanooga , Tennessee - and was partially covered by graffiti. But when cave explorers found the inscriptions, they realized the significance. After years of research and analysis, a team of Native American scholars and anthropologists determined the inscriptions are the first evidence of the Cherokee syllabary - the tribe's written system that uses symbols to create words - ever found in a cave. It details the "secluded, ceremonial" activities of the tribe that once occupied the area. Sequoyah eventually developed a written system from the Cherokee language, which became the tribe's official written language.

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By Victoria Woollaston. Archaeologists have discovered America's oldest cave and rock art that has remained hidden for more than 6, years. The faded images were found in Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau and are believed part of the most widespread collection of such art ever found in the U. Some of the pictures were drawn using shallow lines made with a pointed tool and these show events such as hunting, or depict animals that the Native Americans would have lived with and eaten. Other images are more elaborate, depicting mythical creatures and representing the Native's spiritual beliefs. This image shows drawings of canids - wild dog-like creatures that included wolves, foxes and jackals - found in the 60th Unnamed Cave at the site of the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau.

About a thousand years before Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol were making distinctive American art, Native Americans were plying their trade via petroglyphs rock carvings and pictograms rock paintings. Sean McLachlan at Gadling put together this list of great places to view these incredible, and often incredibly old, works of art. Prehistoric people built villages in the shadows of these soaring cliffs located in the middle of modern day Navajo Nation. Ancient Puebloans planted crops and raised families amongst the canyons, and their descendants, the Hopi, migrated into the canyons to plant corn fields and peach orchards. Today, the canyons offer a rich mosaic of pictographs and petroglyphs that tell stories about the history of the region. In May the interpretive center will reopen, with brand new exhibits showcasing current issues and research regarding the Canyon. Canyonlands National Park, Utah: People have been living and visiting this region for over 10, years.


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