EVA WAS EERST Chauvet - cave paintings - Cro Magnon




We know that every method to date a rock or a cave painting has a margin of error (sometimes a big margin) but a difference of a few thousands of years does not change our point. We are convinced about the fact that mankind had a 'big bang' in consciousness. That 'big bang' should have left a trial of millions of years of evolution. And that is simply not the case.



An impossible jump



A superior artist, as from one day to the next, gave us evidence that human consciousness came out of nothing. As if 500 million years, where laws of evolution ruled every step, suddenly were of no value anymore.


The name of the artist? Cro Magnon. A name that refers to a Dordogne cave, located in the southwest of France. In Lascaux (Dordogne) in 1940 a 18 year old boy discovered paintings that were 15.000 years old ... those paintings were breathtaking. And because between 15.000 and 30.000 years ago archeologists found pictures that were of a far less quality, they concluded that there must have been a gradual learning process. All in all a logical but too fast conclusion. Because in 1994 speleologists discovered the Chauvet cave (Ardèche) –also south of France-. The paintings were 'around' 32.000 years old and they were far more beautiful than those in Lascaux. Almost unbelievable is that nobody ever seemed to have exercised to become such a skilled artist.


A study concluded that capuchins can think symbolic. And probably Homo sapiens and Neanderthaler were much better in symbolic thinking. We don’t exclude Neanderthals pictured for example some geometric figures. Maybe they highlighted existing cracks in rocks to show some animals or so. But if such indications will be found in the future, they will be insufficient to explain the explosion of the unbelievable artwork found in Chauvet. To be able to explain the work in Chauvet geologists would have found extremely high quantities of amateurish work of art, created before Chauvet. Anyway its logical that prehistoric people, let's say 100.000 years ago, had more intelligence and creativity than (other) animals. Without that they would never have been able to survive the struggle of life on planet Earth, given their physical limitations.


As we wrote earlier: the age of the paintings is an estimate anyway. It is quite possible that paintings older than those in Chauvet will later be found somewhere else in the world. Whether they will be more beautiful is another question, but we think that chance is minimal. Chauvet is outstanding. And the cave paintings in France show that there was no gradual evolution. In France (and wider surroundings) it is also shown that after Chauvet the quality of the cave paintings decreases, something that is very strange.


Weird as well: to our best knowledge the first male figures date from some 6000 years ago. And immediately you see the depiction of power and aggression.


You must realize we completely ignore the ridiculous male figure in the Lascaux cave. Incredible to us that scientists see this picture as proof that a male figure was carved on the rock face some 32.000 years ago. Only one drawing? That alone should raise questions. Plus the drawing seems to be made by a pathetic, untalented person. Though scientists conclude that there were pictures of males 32.000 years ago. To us, that male figure is a hoax or a scratch from a visitor who lived 20 or more thousands of years after the miraculous Chauvet artist.


Was the artist a woman?


Nothing that points to power, aggression or sex, really, that looks more like a woman than a man.


And why so deep underground? (Or have all above ground drawings perished with time?)


Why all art seems to diminish in quality after Chauvet?


We're pretty sure a lot of art older than Chauvet just perished. But it seems a fact to us that there could not have been a gradual evolution.


We think something unnatural happened to Homo Sapiens about 40 to 50,000 years ago. As if mutants suddenly appeared all over the world more or less simultaneously, possessing the same creativity as today's humans. An explosion of consciousness, as it were. After which that creativity crumbled a bit, only to increase again later. Until about 12,600 years ago, a catastrophe occurred that nearly wiped out humanity. It took thousands of years for man to recover ... with a vengeance this time ...