Thursday, April 04, 2013

Are You Paid an Annual Salary or an Hourly Wage or do you Punch a Time Clock? The Ancient Precedents of Time Affect Us All

Are you paid an annual salary or an hourly wage or do you punch a time clock?

Day-to-day time and longer term dates, dating and chronology are the clocks for all that we humans do, and time represents the monetary basis for billing in most areas of work, whether on an annual basis or for shorter time periods.

We at LawPundit are always amazed that more people in all professions do not share our interest in prehistoric stargazing, ancient astronomy and megalithic cultures, all of which involved man's time-keeping long ago -- and all of which serve as timekeepers' precedents for what we call "time" now.

In this vein, the new Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater is featured at the Robb Report at FrontRunners: Jaquet Droz.


For a description of the mechanical complications of this watch, which costs about a half a million dollars and includes movable birds, see the Robb Report.

Please keep in mind that our interest in these watches is not so much how much they cost, but rather the human ingenuity and creativity that they represent.

This is just a beautiful watch, whose complex machinery is a joy to behold.

I have a special personal reason for featuring this "bird watch".

See the next posting about a more ancient time-keeping bird.


Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Creswell Crags Ochre Horse Rib Bone Carving Decipherment as Astronomy Update 2.0

This posting is Update 2.0 to my previously posted original decipherment on this topic as also to Update 1 of the Creswell Crags "Ochre Horse" rib bone carving decipherment.

This update provides an image of the details of the rib bone, all except for the Winter stars on the top left of the rib bone, which are already included in the previous posting, and shows that large darkened spots on the rib bone are to some degree intentional carved "placements" marking stars of the heavens, e.g. stars of Ursa Major, but also other stars, some prominent, some not so prominent, and also some that are uncertain, but in general they can be said to confirm that the decipherment is correct.

Update 3.0 will follow at some time in the future with a text explanation of various matters in detail.

The engraved bone, now popularly called the "Robin Hood Cave Horse" after the cave in which it was discovered in 1876, is dated by the archaeologists to the Ice Age ca. 12500 years ago. It is the oldest artifact (British artefact) of this kind ever found in northern Europe and, as a stroke of luck for those interested, is currently on display at the British Museum until May 26, 2013 in the British Museum exhibition: Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind.
See the reviews at:

For today, only this updated decipherment, no text.
In the course of time I will reveal how I arrived at this solution. Enjoy.

Attribution of the source of the photograph above, from which I have removed the black background, is as follows from the Wikipedia:
"Creswell Crags. The Ochre Horse. This original fragment of a rib bone contains the oldest known carving of its type in Britain. The horse was carved approximately 12,500 years ago and was on temporary display at the small museum at Creswell Crags to November 2009 (although a replica of the ochre horse is always on display). It was found on the 29th June in 1876 at the back of the western chamber in the 'Robin Hood Cave' in Creswell Crags. Sieveking 855, British Museum. More information can be found at the original website: www.creswell-crags.org.uk/Home.aspx
Date     23 October 2009, 15:58
Source     The Ochre Horse - 12500 Years Old!
Author     Dave from Nottingham, England
Camera location 53° 15′ 48.48″ N, 1° 11′ 54.74″ W
 

The image was originally posted to Flickr by DaveKav at http://flickr.com/photos/8089996@N06/4038464041. It was reviewed on 18 December 2010 by the FlickreviewR robot and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ochre_Horse.jpg"
The astronomical interpretations that surround the photograph are by Andis Kaulins, April 2, 2013, and are not part of the original photograph of the Ochre Horse rib bone.


Creswell Crags Ochre Horse Rib Bone Carving Decipherment Update 1.0

This posting is Update 1.0 to my previously posted decipherment of the Creswell Crags "Ochre Horse" rib bone carving, showing that the calendric astronomy of stars is continued on the rib bone if it is turned 180 degrees, thus covering all the heavens and all the seasons and marking divisions of the heavens that would suggest a lunar and solar mesh. This update also puts the date closer to 10500 B.C. and shows that the deeply incised lines on the rib bone were added to separate the stars noted on one half of the rib bone.

A more detailed posting will follow as Update 2.0.

That engraved bone, now popularly called the "Robin Hood Cave Horse" after the cave in which it was discovered in 1876, is dated by the archaeologists to the Ice Age ca. 12500 years ago. It is the oldest artifact (British artefact) of this kind ever found in northern Europe and, as a stroke of luck for those interested, is currently on display at the British Museum until May 26, 2013 in the British Museum exhibition: Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind.
See the reviews at:

For today, only this updated decipherment, no text.
In the course of time I will reveal how I arrived at this solution. Enjoy.

Attribution of the source of the photograph above, from which I have removed the black background, is as follows from the Wikipedia:
"Creswell Crags. The Ochre Horse. This original fragment of a rib bone contains the oldest known carving of its type in Britain. The horse was carved approximately 12,500 years ago and was on temporary display at the small museum at Creswell Crags to November 2009 (although a replica of the ochre horse is always on display). It was found on the 29th June in 1876 at the back of the western chamber in the 'Robin Hood Cave' in Creswell Crags. Sieveking 855, British Museum. More information can be found at the original website: www.creswell-crags.org.uk/Home.aspx
Date     23 October 2009, 15:58
Source     The Ochre Horse - 12500 Years Old!
Author     Dave from Nottingham, England
Camera location 53° 15′ 48.48″ N, 1° 11′ 54.74″ W
 

The image was originally posted to Flickr by DaveKav at http://flickr.com/photos/8089996@N06/4038464041. It was reviewed on 18 December 2010 by the FlickreviewR robot and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ochre_Horse.jpg"
The astronomical interpretations that surround the photograph are by Andis Kaulins, April 2, 2013, and are not part of the original photograph of the Ochre Horse. The forms of stellar constellations are taken from Starry Night Pro as is also the sky map of the stars turned 180 degrees to emphasize the stars that the ochre horse rib bone portrays when it is turned, i.e. those stars on or between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox in ca. 10500 B.C.


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