The excavation of ancestral remains and their belongings along with other life form exploration has currently become a vital part of most of the countries. Recently, a group has been able to discover that some of the world’s aged cave paintings can aid in unwrapping the fact that the ancient people were very well aware of the astronomical knowledge. This paintings of work have been seen in the various sites around Europe which are not the usually seen animal depictions instead they are animal symbols that strike a similarity with the star constellations seen in the dark sky which are made use of to predict dates or point out events such as comet strikes.
Around 40,000 years back, the people kept track of the time by making use of the slowly changing positions of the stars in a thousand years span. The ancestors also had knowledge of the impact caused by a slight change in the Earth’s rotational axis. The precession of the equinoxes is the phenomenon that was previously followed by the ancient Greeks. During that time, the Neanderthals had perished and the humankind living in Western Europe were thus able to classify dates within 250 years. The astronomical insights of the prehistoric people were very accurate and higher than expected and it is that which helped them navigate the open seas for the migration purpose. The team from the Universities of Edinburgh and Kent has discovered the Paleolithic and Neolithic art depicting animal symbols in places like Germany, Turkey, France, and Spain.
The tens of thousands of years of time analysis proved that the same method was used in each and every decade. The decoding of the ancient artworks help researchers clarify a lot destructive or prosperous events that have occurred around 11,000 BC. The Younger Dryas period, a mini ice-age, has also been depicted through the paintings. Even the Lascaux Shaft Scene, an ancient artwork, helps recollect another comet strike that happened around 15,200 BC. The chemicals of the paints, style of art, and the dates help identify the era and the star positions during that time through a software technology. The artwork helps support the conceptual fact regarding earlier comet impacts alongside the human development and also the revolution behind prehistoric populations. A new research led by scientists Prof. GAO Xing and Dr. ZHANG Xiaoling from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found that the ancestors had first set their foot on the heart of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau about 30,000–40,000 years ago and this data can help pierce the habitation data of 20,000 years or more.