Archaeologists discover 'finest ever' piece of Neolithic art

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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 12:13 PM
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Archaeologists discover 'finest ever' piece of Neolithic art
1 August 2013
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Archaeologists have found an astonishing piece of Neolithic artwork that was buried for 4,500 years.

The stone creation - which is decorated on both sides and has been described as one of the ‘finest ever’ to be found in Britain - was uncovered last night on the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney, Scotland.

It was found at the base of the south-west internal corner of the Neolithic ‘cathedral’ at the site, which covers 2.5 hectares and is believed to have been occupied from as early as 3,500BC.



'Finest' Neolithic stone discovered at Orkney's Ness of Brodgar

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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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Seriously?
They think that's the "finest ever" piece of neolithic art?
...though... the article quoted says "finest ever in the UK", not world-wide...

but honestly, it looks like a pretty ordinary chunk of rock to me.

UPDATE: Better Link, more info regarding this discovery:
www.pasthorizonspr.com...




I'd place this one above that:

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posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 10:40 PM
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It's generally a bad idea to judge ancient arts on strictly aesthetics because they usually have more deeper meaning to the communities being served.,

spirals highlighting the womb region of Neolithic sculpture. Sculptures unearthed from the Cucuteni Culture of Eastern Europe circa 4000 B.C.E.
leejohnbarnes.blogspot.jp...
That said if I were to chose form over function I'd go with something like this.
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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:57 AM
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It's generally a bad idea to judge ancient arts on strictly aesthetics because they usually have more deeper meaning to the communities being served.,


I agree



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 11:04 AM
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I think it's cool anytime they find Neolithic are such as this. It's very vague in the fact of: how does one classify this as the "Finest Ever"?


Undoubtable, Awesome! Looks like a bunch of pyramids stacked up (Carved into stone).... Like the Tri-Force


Very cool Storm! Thank you for posting this!



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 09:43 PM
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I think the OP has presented an interesting story. No need to get into a contest over which is the oldest or best. imho.

For the record, I prefer Göbekli Tepe




posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
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I think the OP has presented an interesting story. No need to get into a contest over which is the oldest or best. imho.

For the record, I prefer Göbekli Tepe



That's my favorite, that is where my search ended.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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Ugh. This reminds me that I have to go dig up some more rocks this year.
I'm recovering from blueberry picking, I should have listened to my daughter when she wanted me to try Yoga stretching.

That is an interesting find. I wonder what it says. S&F.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:01 PM
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I always liked the Lascoux Cave art:


But maybe that's paleolithic?

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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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I always liked these three










posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:28 PM
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This is one of my favorites from the Sahara



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:28 PM
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It was discovered by Mike Copper, a PhD student from Bradford University, in the buttress of a building believed to have been central to rituals and ceremonies at the time.

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“Although the basis of the designs of interconnecting triangles can be loosely paralleled on a slab discovered at Skara Brae in the 1970s, a lightly inscribed stone in Maeshowe discovered by Patrick Ashmore in the 1980s and some Irish art, this is a much finer and more complex piece of art.

“Many of the triangles are filled with cross-hatching and other designs.

scotsman . com



Great stuff!


Mike



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 11:59 AM
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Finest piece??? Low bar being set for the oldies-but-goodies.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 02:26 PM
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Hey cut him slack he fishing for grant money.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:40 PM
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It's a rock! Oh wait, wrong thread.


I must admit that the word Neolithic always gets to me. It makes me think of a time anywhere from 200,000 years ago to 65,000 years ago. Then I hear it started about ten thousand years ago, and sadly, I'm not impressed. We KNOW that intelligent people were around then, so any type of art is to be expected. .





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