Ancient Cave Painters Starved Themselves of Oxygen to Hallucinate
Did pre-historic man communicate with non-human entities? An exciting new archeological study may have just found an answer.
Caves have always been a source of fascination, as have the paintings drawn in them by the earliest humans. There’s been much debate among archeologists over the meaning of the paintings as well as why so many were made in the deepest, hard-to-reach parts of the caves.
A team from Tel Aviv University set out in search of the answer.
Archeologist Ron Barkai led the study which focused on caves painted in Spain and France some 40,000 years ago.
“We were wondering about human relationships with caves. Caves are not only shelters from the elements. We believe that caves had much more deeper meanings for early humans. And the riddle why people entered deep, dark caves was always on the table. “Barkai said.
“And then we came to realize that the use of torches must have reduced the level of oxygen inside the caves, which brings a well-known phenomenon which is called hypoxia. And one of the consequences of hypoxia is an altered state of consciousness,” he said.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Wants to Clone Scythian Army
The Russian military is reportedly looking to clone ancient warriors. Is it possible, and if so, why would they do it?
In the Siberian Republic of Tuva lie the remains of Scythian warriors and their horses buried for nearly 3,000 years. Now, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu apparently wants to put them back into action.
According to Ancient Origins, Shoigu has announced his desire to clone the 3,000-year-old soldiers telling the Russian Geographical Society, “Of course, we would like very much to find the organic matter and I believe you understand what would follow that. It would be possible to make something of it, if not Dolly the Sheep. In general, it will be very interesting.”
Dolly the Sheep refers to the first mammal ever cloned back in 1996. Now, a Russian-Swiss archeological team is reportedly searching for viable DNA from the graves to clone the ancient warriors. But many scientists are skeptical that this is even possible. No human has ever been cloned—that we know of…