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4 weeks ago
Edmond
JazzM, the list of proposed dates for sites and environmental changes in the Gobekli area, in my previous post, are from various sources. Some widely contradict one another. Regarding drilling under pillars, some pillars stand on bedrock; some on earlier debris. The accepted date is for organic material in mud plaster in a stack of slabs forming a pilaster (pillar attached to a wall), but the pl
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5 weeks ago
Edmond
Dr Sweatman, you turned Scorpius back to front to fit your interpretation and graphics, as I have already noted among long lists of different kinds of slight of hand in your paper, and in your article. Thus you imply that the Gobekli artist had his scorpion and/or his Scorpius back to front. In your graphics table it is the comparison second from the bottom: In your article, I could not find
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5 weeks ago
Edmond
Engbren, thank you for noting your prior recognition of “the folly of Sweatman's approach”. Your investigating of the Westcar Papyrus is on the right track, it is probably calendric star lore involving decans. There is an episode with scantily clad female rowers in Colonna’s 1500s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Westcar material may record some conscious symbols, and some subconscious expression of ar
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6 weeks ago
Edmond
My correction, it was Malkowski, not Malinowski, apologies.
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6 weeks ago
Edmond
Dr Sweatman, some of my papers are here; And some are also on www.Academia.edu and on www.Researchgate.net The fault is not in the stars, but in your assumptions about the roles they play in art and culture. The fault is not in statistics, but in how you abuse numbers. You claim on your site that you have had no rebuttal, but; The Gobekli science team noted, on Tepetelegrams: “We already e
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6 weeks ago
Edmond
Ray, the Sweatman article relies on his paper of correspondences without theory, false logic, idiosyncratic use of 'statistics', and lack of anthropology context. The Gobekli science team had noted that the art and anthropology issues are more complex than Sweatman's theory (to be generous) reflect. You have already revealed your admiration of Sweatman under AOM. See a summary of some rebuttals
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6 weeks ago
Edmond
And here is social anthropologist Jason Colavito's comment on Sweatman et al;
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6 weeks ago
Edmond
Dr Sweatman, I have published six papers in the anthropology journal, Expression, see below. In your 'paper' and in your 'article' on prehistory, I could not find any anthropology or archaeology to comment on, only fringe archaeo astronomy from using your astronomy automation software beyond the intended paramaters. Regarding Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (MAA), they publish article
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6 weeks ago
Edmond
Jazz, regarding the “timeline,” Gobekli Tepe was a game changer for raising the number of known sites, size of site, and scope of artwork in the Mideast Neolithic (Late Stone Age); and for dating of the soil and waste infill, assumed to date the buildings. But the soil may be from a Pre-pottery Neolithic (PPN) camp preceding the buildings. Here are some proposed approximate dates, events, and re
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6 weeks ago
Edmond
My response to this diluted version of your 'archaeo astronomy' paper in MAA journal is here; Response to Sweatman's supposed archaeo astronomy dating methods And an archaeologist's criticism and practical test of your pseudo 'statistics' is here; Lateral Truth criticism of Sweatman's syllogism 'statistics'
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6 weeks ago
Edmond
Martin Sweatman followed up his 'paper' of concocted proto-science fiction (in the otherwise sober MAA journal of archaeometry), with an AOM article based on his supposed archaeo astronomy interpretation of a Gobekli Tepe engraving as a 'zodiac' with Taurid meteor shower. He claims a 'new dating method.' Here is my response to some statements in the AOM article. “Göbekli Tepe changes everythin
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7 weeks ago
Edmond
Engicom, I have some evidence for the above version of your views on crop circles. You use some terms from technology and culture, but terms from natural science and philosophy (archetype) may be more appropriate. See these two posts on the natural structure in crop circles; Crop circles are natural expressions Nature expresses archetypal structure also in crop circles We express the same nat
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7 weeks ago
Edmond
Engicom, I have some evidence for the above version of your views on crop circles. You use some terms from technology and culture, but terms from natural science may be more appropriate. See these two posts on the natural structure in crop circles; Crop circles are natural expressions Nature expresses archetypal structure also in crop circles We express the same natural structure in artworks
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4 months ago
Edmond
Gangram, if you do go to Rennes le Chateau, I have posted an extract from my tour guide to the subconscious archetypes in the church, church ground, and two landscapes, among the GH Articles;
Forum: Inner Space
4 months ago
Edmond
Barbelo, our sun's potential last binary encounter was before geological time, long before oxygen, life, planetary system, eccentricity, moon, obliquity, precession and any calendar at all. Antarctic ice may date back to pre-human times, since the Ice Age was long, and before that, old ice from the previous poles was moved to the new poles, Perhaps deposited in quick or thick layers resembling
Forum: Mysteries
4 months ago
Edmond
Barbelo, I agree that our galactic position may be another level of proper motion. Against which reference point could we measure it? Celestial or rotational precession is measured against the ecliptic or orbital poles; which are apparently static v the galactic poles; which are apparently static versus other galaxies (Messier objects etc); which are all apparently uniformly moving apart. In add
Forum: Mysteries
4 months ago
Edmond
Michael, Daniel, here is my resolution of how the Tarot trumps express archetype. It is from Stoneprint Journal 4: The stoneprint tour of London (2018, March. Lulu.com). "Archetypes in numbers, constellations, months, trumps, saints and buildings Petrarch’s poem cycle of seasonal ‘triumphs’ expressed archetypes in emblematic verses in 1340-1374. Various illustrators added drawings of popul
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4 months ago
Edmond
By 'wobble' I meant precession. However smaller cycles of earth rotational deviation are due to the same factors. Could you clarify what you disagree on? Here are six references: Cornell University on Astrosun; “Precession is caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and the Moon on Earth.” Khanacademy: “Precession is a by-product of earth and sun interactions, and earth oblateness (it is
Forum: Mysteries
4 months ago
Edmond
Barbelo, rotating objects are relatively gyro-static, depending on momentum (speed x mass), as gyro-compasses demonstrate. Wobble is due to factors of orbit, a moon, and occasional impacts. Seasons depend on many factors; obliquity, atmosphere, wind and ocean currents (landmass, atmosphere cycles, temperature, moon, salinity, vegetation, reflection, etc). Precession rate is currently slightly acc
Forum: Mysteries
4 months ago
Edmond
Obliquity (earth tilt), and precession rate (seasonal Ages), and earth orbital diameter (length of year), are inter-related. The known history of obliquity goes back only to early Egypt, but values from China and Greece reveal a consistent picture; earth tilt has been righting itself, probably aided by the moon. See the Dodwell (posthumous 2010) table in this link, about 19 Page-Down clicks from
Forum: Mysteries
5 months ago
Edmond
In response to the discovery of global icons in Indian west coast engravings at Ratnagiri, Rajapur, and Sindhudurg, noted in the 2019 April article by Bibhu dev Misra, I tested one of the artworks. The result challenges the diffusion theory ('from India to the world'); and it challenges the general scientific diffusion paradigm ('from dominant cultures to client cultures'). There are two sources
Forum: Mysteries
7 months ago
Edmond
In your grail or bloodline or mysteries timeline, you include Rennes Le Chateau priest Sauniere. But archetypes, including grails, and bloodlines, and sacred landscapes, tend to travel; Jerusalem archetype The supposed Rennes parchments and survey alignments were hoaxes by Plantard and others; see www.stonerpintjournal.wordpress.com Abbe Sauniere added a layer of built and religious artistic f
Forum: Mysteries
7 months ago
Edmond
Solving mysteries requires applying the relevant paradigm, or framework of assumptions. Matching questions to answers. Assume conspiracies, and you will find some. Assume that cultural media and content were invented, developed, diffused and adopted, and you will find some transmission routes. Under "encoded soluble mysteries", you include Rennes Le Chateau and Shugborough. Rennes has
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1 year ago
Edmond
Itatw70s, It is amazing that apparently 'different' people have identical interests. We use our slight differences to appropriate the same things. Regarding mind as "the basic archetype found only in the genetic code, consciousness is... individual nature/nurture applications", it is the other way around in philosophy, psychology and several other sciences. Archetype enables and deter
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
Edmond
Gary, you assume that the axial grid is of “constellations... superimposed... on every conceivable artefact”. Actually, archetypes and their ocular grid are primarily in art and building sites, with some aspects in ritual, myth, calendar, and constellations. They do not “come from” or even through any single medium. We are hard wired to perceive, and to picture, characters with their eyes on an
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1 year ago
Edmond
Diffusion means the spread of a cultural complex from one people to another, displacing an existing culture. It does not mean a population explosion of a single culture across a more or less blank slate, or co-existence of a fertile population among other widespread groups. If Clovis culture were different to their forebears, for reasons other than ecology or technology, that could be evidence o
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1 year ago
Edmond
Gary, yes rock art takes many formats. As many as various kinds of art today. One of the motivators could loosely be termed “art for art's sake,” meaning a mixture of compulsion (the conscious element being appropriation of turf, the subconscious element self-assertion), and therapy, and graffiti. Rock engraving is rarely “a form of writing” as it was in parts of north America. Its “grammar” was
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1 year ago
Edmond
Gary, I appreciate your honest responses about your own work. You are a poet and mythographer, using the inductive method. Not an anthropologist. Your are foul of DrRayEye’s rules of scholarly academia. You come closer to the core content of culture than the two academic schools you described above, which is why I want you to see the error in your paradigm. Regarding the Arizona rock art ‘dictio
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1 year ago
Edmond
Alistair, thank you for noting that “diffusionism has been abused by superficial similarities”; and that DNA is not linked to symbolic content of consciousness, or to localised cultures; and that asterisms do not provide a grand explanation for culture. This view has significant implications for archaeo astronomy, for anthropology, and for all the humanities. I agree that where genetic migration
Forum: Inner Space
1 year ago
Edmond
Gary, if geometric shapes “certainly means something to the natives of Arizona” then you could publish a West American art and rock art dictionary. But most cultural “meaning” is subconscious, using a different lexicon and grammar. If the Celtic Cross derives “from a navigational tool used by Neolithic global mariners”, then you could publish a global ancient technology dictionary. But culture
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