Some of the oldest paintings of # 39; The world has indicated how old people have relatively high astronomy knowledge.
The artworks, farmers throughout Europe, are not just examples of wildlife, as previously thought. Instead, represent the animal symbols of # stars constellations in & # 39; the night sky, and are used to mark date and marks of events such as strike strike, the analysis suggests.
They discover that, perhaps as much as 40,000 years ago, people check the time using the knowledge of how the star is changing gradually over thousands of years.
The findings suggests that older people understood an effect that was caused by the gradual release of 'rotation action of' the earth. Discovery of this phenomenon, called the press of the ekinoxes, was previously written to & quot; the ancient Greeks.
At the time that Nandertal was extinct, and perhaps for human beings in West-Europe, people could define the terms within 250 years, the study has been shown.
The findings suggest that the astronomical meanings of older people are further than previously believed. Her knowledge has assisted navigation of the open sea, with a view to our understanding of prehistoric human migration.
Researchers from Edinburgh University and Kent University studied details of & # 39; Palaeolithic and Neolithic art with animal symbols in places in Turkey, Spain, France and Germany.
They found all areas that were kept the same method for date were based on finite astronomy, although the art was separated in time by thirteen years.
Researchers lost previous findings from a study of stone paintings in one of these places – Gobekli Tepe in today's Turkey – It's interpreted as a note for a destroying comet strike around 11,000 BC. This strike was thought to be a mini-iron was known as the evening dry season.
It also decodes what is probably the most famous old artwork – the Lascaux Shaft Scene in France. The work, which has a dying man and several animals, can send another commuter to 15,200 BC, researchers say.
The team confirmed their findings by comparing the age of many examples of craft art – known from & nbsp; a chimney dating of 'pines that have been used – with the imagination of stars in & # 39; the old times as prescribed by decent software.
The oldest sculpture of the world, the Lion-Man of Hohlenstein Stadelhaven, of 38,000 BC, was also found to adapt this old time attitude system.
This study was published in Athens Journal of History.
Dr. Martin Sweatman, of Edinburgh University's University of Technology, conducted the study, said: "First-class art shows that people in recent years renew the knowledge of & # 39; have the night sky.
"These findings provide a theory of multiple comet effects over the course of human development and will likely revolutionize how prehistoric population will be seen."