It is likely some of the most widespread and oldest art in the United States. Pieces of rock art dot the Appalachian Mountains, and research by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, anthropology professor Jan Simek finds each engraving or drawing is strategically placed to reveal a cosmological puzzle.
“Our findings provide a window into what Native American societies were like beginning more than 6,000 years ago,” said Simek. “They tell us that the prehistoric peoples in the Cumberland Plateau, a section of the Appalachian Mountains, used the rather distinctive upland environment to map their conceptual universe onto the natural world in which they lived.”
Of course, these were native savages, just savages…
Before the YEC gets all hot and bothered, think about what it would take for such anthropological processes to begin… We are told that there was one true religion for the longest time, until Noah. And yet… here is what we would call pagans. And pages that survived the supposed world-wide flood.
Anyway, would love to see some of the reports.
- Prehistoric rock art maps cosmological belief (phys.org)
- Prehistoric rock art maps cosmological belief (jewishterrorism.com)
- Ancient cave drawings show deep thinking (wptv.com)
- Tennessee paintings illustrate native beliefs (wyff4.com)
- Ancient Cave Art Found In Tennessee (lascrucescarpenter.wordpress.com)
- 600-year-old cliff drawings, 200-year-old home listed as North Alabama Places in Peril (Odd Travels) (al.com)