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Moon calendar of the Stone Age

In the network, you can find a picture on the mammoth bone, which is 15 000 years old. Archaeologists say that this is the oldest map from the Stone Age. It was found in the village of Mezhyrich in Ukraine. We have a reason to doubt this conclusion of scientists.

Let's analyze the version of historians. They see the map in this picture because they recognized the river in the broken lines, on the banks of the river four objects looks like houses. The vertical lines they consider the trees, so all the lines are compared with the forest. Soviet archaeologist Ivan Pidoplichko called this piece of mammoth tusk a map.

What is a map? The map is a schematic representation of the area and has the required elements: symbols, scale and grid. There are only symbols in the picture, there is no geographical grid, let's make a concession - this is the Stone Age. Although, we can determine the scale by the size of the houses. The excavated dwellings are up to 4 meters in diameter. Therefore, the scale of the so-called map is 1 to 200. That is 2 meters in 1 centimeter. Some kind of too big a scale. What is the point of a map of this scale if it covers an area of ​​50 by 50 meters? In those distant times, people seasonally roamed the migrating herds of animals and they were well versed in the natural environment without such uninformative maps. A more logical explanation for the meaning of a picture would be the version that it is just a picture of a landscape.

Let's apply a real analysis to the picture. According to archaeologists, these objects are huts but they have a strange shape. Reconstruction of the Paleolithic habitations shows that the houses were convex. However, the picture has the houses with recesses. All four elements have the same shape. A recess in the roof to collect rainwater?

 The key to solving the content of the picture is in the elements above the houses. On one copy of the image above the “houses”, there are shaded circles. Strange, in my opinion, architectural elements for the house: a circle suspended over a concave roof. Although there are other copies. In other versions, we see circles over all the houses and with varying degrees of shading. If you increase the contrast in the photo of the original, you can clearly see the circles above each house.

In fact, it is not a house but a vizier in the form of a large stone or rock. The dimple helped to capture the moonrise. Different degrees of shading show the phases of the moon. The columns in the figure are not trees at all; each column shows the number of days in the lunar cycle. There can be 29 such columns at the top of the figure, which is the duration of the synodic period of the month. The author of this lunar calendar even divided the columns into several groups, thus dividing the cycle into phases. The picture is the evidence of astronomical observations in the Stone Age. It is one of the earliest moon calendars.

Another fact. On the lower level of the drawing the author depicted broken lines. Some of the lines are bent to the left, some - in the opposite direction. Two groups of lines have the same size and almost the same number of strokes. Let's remember what the new moon looks like: its horns are turned to the left. Within 14 days the Moon rises to full moon and in the same period of time declines until it disappears. The lines of the lower level completely repeat this lunar cycle. If you count the intervals between the dashes of zigzags, you can count 29. This again coincides with the number of days in the synodic month and is additional evidence of the astronomical calendar.