Canadian archaeological researchers have created a new theory that describes the detailed abundance of Western European cave paintings that depict unbalanced man's hands: in ancient societies people ritually sacrifice their gods for amputated fingers.
Studies before the theater of the Upper Palaeolithic period between 22,000 and 27,000 years ago, which can be found in France and Spain, suggested that hundreds of images be extended by hand with their fingerprints in their hands. They lost the lost numbers or tended to go against oneself as a way of communicating.
But researchers at the Simon Fraser University believe that they have a wealth of these images that most likely represent the effects of dark spiritual ceremonies, leaving men, women, and children to ignore the parts of their lives to gain greater power.
In Paleolithic Archeology, Brea McCauley, David Maxwell, and Mark Collard also understand physical exercise as a handwriting, that these early social-minded individuals have shared their mutual shared love.
It is quite expensive without violating your survival
"If you cut a piece of your finger, everyone in your area can see that this seriousness shows commitment to god or team," said McCauley in a conversation. "Because it does not violate your survival, it's very expensive."
Since the acquisition of researchers in the 1950s, Grotte de Gargas, Cosquer Cave and other caves combine the hypotheses on the roots of hand-picked images in different parts of France and Spain.
A new Australian archaeologist, Ian Gilligan, in New United States magazine New Scientist says, many hands show frostbite effects, with full fingers and in the middle, cut in rings and bumps. Researchers from the University of Durham in England persuaded the Paleolithic society that they were sophisticated enough to manufacture mittens, which they wrote in 2012 as proof of a sign language that motivated human beings by gestures.
McCauley and his colleagues concluded that the archives of the Human Relations Departments were using ethnographic databases through fingerprint fingerprints to find cultures around the world. 121 companies identified the practice over the course of history in 10 practices, such as relative mourning, punishing punishment and defining a different personality of the group.
Before, the skeleton was missing the bones of your fingers, we would not think too much
The sacrifice was the most frequent motivation of the sample and, in the view of researchers, the probable incentive of cave art. Many believe that including dozens of people, adults, adolescents and children, they were used to produce images of Grotte de Gargas, and McCauley could say that they could hack out one or three "negative compassionate" experiences.
"You are in a dark cave when the images suddenly appear in the darkness. Persons argue that people can use mutable substances," said McCauley. "We thought in the context of this unexpected environment, sacrifices would be senseless (reasons for amputating a finger)."
Researchers believe that other evidence deviates from unproved options. If images were represented by glass hands, McCauley said that they were likely to be found in a wide area, filled with wicked temperatures in the Palaeolithic age; Instead, they are broken down into caves in different regions of France and Spain. And it questions because they indicate the old sign language, because they are not folded in the folded pattern to get the best finger.
Still, he said, McCauley guarantees more research on cave art. In order to advance the line of research, it frequently examines the frequency of extraction of medical or menial injuries, as well as the study of bone margins, if the toes are falsified naturally.
"Before, when the skeleton was missing the bones of your fingers, we would not think too much, because the archaeological record is so easy and that the bones of small fingers can easily be broken," he said.
"But now, if we find the missing skeletons of the toes, something could be different".