-=> Quoting the venerable Royston Paynter. to Jiri Mruzek <=- ( Fido-UFO .95 )
RP> Weren't Atlanteans supposed to be terribly advanced?
RP> What would they be doing painting hunting scenes in caves?
R. P. you ask excellent questions, though they are tainted sometimes.
You were drawn into the gaping mouth of indoctrination by falsehoods,
which were repeated to you so often that you've ceased to question them.
A classic automatic presumption: Hunting!!! scenes.
What hunting scenes???
The total absence of violence from some of the best Magdalenian art
does away with the simplistic notion that all Paleolithic Art was hunt-oriented.
So far I can vouch for three sites being fundamentally super-sophisticated:
Nasca, La Marche, and Les Trois Freres. Les Trois Freres (Three Brothers) are
included, because the same incredibly difficult "complex style" is involved. Thus
I'm careful to avoid making the claim that all cave art is Atlantean, or Alien. But,
the situation is interesting. Some caves are so difficult to get to that I must pose
the question of how any primitive cavemen could have possibly penetrated there.
For instance, the vast Niaux cave comes to an obstacle formed by two
U-elbows. The very first U-elbow, 1114 meters away from the entrance had resisted
divers-spelunkers for quite some time - until August of 1970. Getting over the next
U-elbow took till December 6th, 648 hours of work, including 59 hours just pumping
water... The cave then runs for another kilometer as an elongated hall, with a narrow
lake at its bottom.
Jiri Svoboda 's Masters of the Stone Chisel: "On its sandy shore, the
saw the prehistorical footprints of the last people to have been here. Several adults,
and at least three children had come here over the various ages. <Snip> We don't
know exactly through where the prehistoric people ever had penetraded here. " ...
In other words, J.S. doesn't want to dwell on the fact that there is no other way in -
except through the flooded U-elbows. !!! That these obstacles were always there is
proven by signs of much prehistorical activity up to but not past the first U-elbow.
But these couldn't stop three kids - the last visitors! It awes me that no one is more
surprized at such a feat by mere kids - a feat more difficult than scaling of mt. Everest...
Why paint in most inaccessible places? Where the art is guaranteed survival
perhaps Hundreds of Millenia if not for ever?
But isn't that the answer? _ Guaranteed survival till the advent of modern times...
Hence the frequent choice of places, where only the bravest of the brave
spelunkers would dare to venture, squeezing into narrow crawl-spaces, where one
can't even turn around, crawling through slimy, wet darkness! In short, the caves
would make a rather perfect location for the subtile Atlanteans, or the ethereal
Aliens to leave their pictorial messages. At any rate, the overall picture is definitely
not what you imply.