posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:00 PM
If the best minds in archaeology can't be sure about them, it's possible that we'll never know.
The zodiac idea is apparently reliant on Plutarch and an example found in Switzerland. Not enough to be sure, but plausible. Then again, you'd expect
there to be some uniformity in the patterns on these objects and there just doesn't seem to be any frequency of decoration to support the
The lack of common symbols suggests that these items were symbolic in their overall design....the shape itself being what mattered most.
Being made from bronze and stone rules out most practical applications like being load-bearing or construction tools.
The size rules out jewellery or ornamental uses...but still portable.
I wonder if they were used to symbolise mathematical concepts? It's a shot in the dark, but maybe they were used by philosophical/mathematical
teachers as physical representations of abstract ideas?