Fantastic Archaeological Discovery in India

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Wow! Looks like we’ve got another lost civilization to puzzle us.

Indian archaeologists in Maharashtra State have uncovered thousands–repeat, thousands–of ancient rock carvings which they estimate date from around 10,000 B.C. (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45559300). Click the link for a lot of eye-popping photos.

In addition to stylized geometric designs, the carvings also depict a host of humans and animals, some of which are not found in the area nowadays. We have elephants, rhinos, assorted fish–and some of these are huge, they can only be properly seen from above. The absence of any agricultural-type pictures suggests to scientists that the people who carved them had no agriculture. Well, maybe.

We don’t know anything about the people who created all this artwork, some of which must have been highly labor-intensive, requiring a fair amount of organization. Who were they? How did they live? What was their culture like? And what happened to them?

Nobody knows.

Maharashtra is on India’s east coast, stretching many miles inland into central India. We can’t help wondering whether the people who carved the petroglyphs had anything to do with the later (circa 2,000 B.C.), highly urbanized Indus Valley civilization. No written inscriptions have been discovered here as yet.

Another tantalizing mystery belonging to a vanished world…

5 comments on “Fantastic Archaeological Discovery in India

  1. Many think man has found about all he is ever going to find out about. It’s weird – kind of like Google thinking they have achieved the final frontier on technical knowledge and robots will eventually do everything as the gov’t pays everyone a salary for doing nothing. Nothing scarier than short-sighted geniuses.

  2. How many of these are peeking out from Old Obann, re-emerging around Lintum these days? 🙂

    1. Fantastic! Big huge birds like Baby who eat horses, knuckle bears, some stealthy cat creature stalking even Helki – even a huge trampling beast to crash Obann with Ryons on it’s back. Look at some of those pictographs 🙂

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