Sunday, November 06, 2016

Decipherment of Avebury Stone #9 - The Ursa Major Frontal Face (Which Should be Facing Henge-Inward)

Decipherment of Avebury Stone #9 - The Ursa Major Frontal Face
(Which should be facing Henge-Inward)

please note:
Avebury Henge Stone #9 is remarkable because one can easily demonstrate that the carved shape of the stone on both frontal faces is determined by the stars in the stellar regions that are being represented. ANYONE can see this, astronomer and layman alike.

Below is our astronomical decipherment of the "Ursa Major Frontal Face" of Avebury Stone #9. We first show our original photograph (resized and clipped), then that same photograph lightened (to permit a transparency of the stars to be imposed upon it), then the stars represented by this frontal face - first not outlined, then outlined, and lastly the transparency overlaid on the lightened photo:
  • Avebury Henge Stone #9 Original Photograph by Andis Kaulins
What star region in the sky forms this shape?
How about Ursa Major and the Big Dipper?
  • Avebury Henge Stone #9 Original Photograph (Lightened)
  • Avebury Henge Stone #9 Ursa Major Corresponding Stars -- not outlined (decipherment by Andis Kaulins with the underlying star Map clipped using Starry Night Pro 3.1 astronomy software, from a fitting zoom size, - corrected 8 Nov 2016 because of a labelling oversight
  • Avebury Henge Stone #9 Ursa Major Corresponding Stars -- outlined (decipherment by Andis Kaulins with the underlying star Map clipped using Starry Night Pro 3.1 astronomy software, - corrected 8 Nov 2016 because of a labelling oversight)  
  • Avebury Henge Stone #9 Lightened Photo Overlaid with Corresponding Ursa Major Stars from Starry Night Pro - corrected 8 Nov 2016 because of a labelling oversight  (decipherment by Andis Kaulins with the overlaid star Map via Starry Night Pro astronomy software. Note that the stone almost duplicates a modern star map not only in stars but also in relative dimensions, as the modern map is a bit broader so the stars toward the right would have to be shifted a bit to the right to get almost full identity, but the difference is minimal) 

As for all stones at the main Avebury Henge Circle, stones were originally faced so that the "outer stars" i.e. Milky Way stars or stars on the Ecliptic and those below were represented on that circle facing henge-outward.

Logically then, for that system, stones marking "inner stars" toward the center of heaven, i.e. toward the North Ecliptic Pole and North Celestial Pole, were then originally placed looking henge-inward.

Since the current Ursa Major Frontal Face currently faces henge-outward, that is wrong, and the stone must be turned so that it faces henge-inward.

for all the doubters out there, in the next posting we will look at the other opposite frontal face of that same Avebury Henge Stone #9, and we predict that also that face of the stone will be carved in a shape blueprinted by the stars in that region of the sky that the stone is representing. NOT ONLY THAT, but we predict that the stars there represented will be those stars directly below those represented by the Ursa Major Frontal Face, reaching from the Galactic Meridian to the Ecliptic, and thus properly facing henge-outward.

P.S. We possess newer versions of both Starry Night Pro (version 7) and Paint Shop Pro (Corel Paint Shop Pro X5), but the older versions -- i.e. SNP 3.1 and PSP 7 -- give us just what we need for our graphic-based photo research, drawing and illustration. We also use Windows Paint XP and not the newer versions of Paint, including Windows 10, which are for our purposes far less suitable because they concentrate too much on razzle-dazzle and not on the essential basics. Really, modern software is a bit like Archaeology. NEWER does not necessarily mean BETTER.

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Sky Earth Native America 1:
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Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2:
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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