Astronomical Advances in Prehistory

Altamira, Spain, 16,000 BC, origin of the hexagram. Image diagramming sunrises and sets of equinoxes and solstices. Translation by Duncan-Enzmann.

Important dates, sites, and astronomical discoveries in prehistory (Duncan-Enzmann)

 BC           Site                                    Discovery

450,000    Bilzingsleben             shadows and sundials

77,000     Blombos, S. Africa      solar V

38,000    Vogelherd                    solar & lunar calendars

29,000    Chauvet                       tetra fauna calendrics

18,000     Altamira                      overlapped solar V

14,500    Lascaux                       precession recognized

12,500   Gönnersdorf                 solar azimuth

11,000   Göbekli Tepi                 siting holes and slots

8500     Early Stonehenge        observatory

7500    Goseck, Carnac           find level with water, find vertical with plumb

6500   Europe                          Venus clock, 7 planets,  named days

Shown: Camp Century, Greenland

Climatological Era Dates (BC) according to the Camp Century Ice Core (Duncan-Enzmann)

45,000            Hengelo Denecamp

29,000            Aurignacian

21,000            Solutrean

14,500            Lascaux

12,500            Bølling

9000               Allerød

8000               Pre Boreal

6000               Boreal

5900 – 3750 Atlantic Grand Climate Optimum

The Order of History