News: Archive 2012 to 2013
News December 2013
I have recently published three articles related to the Abri Castenet. You can find them in the Food and Safety categories. I am confident that the script was also in use at the Grotte Chauvet. These sites are dated to around 35,000 or 37,000 years ago. 37,000 years is a fantastic age for a script, but I think that the script may be older. Just how old remains to be seen.
The first versions of the Understanding Cave Script pages are now finished.
16 December 2013
News September 2013
I have decided to add a section called Asides to the website. It will allow me to ask questions that relate to the activities of our ancestors, but which are not part of the Cave Script Translation Project.
16 September 2013
News June 2013
In order to incorporate a lot of information into a small space for the portable texts, the engravers probably used some form of magnification.
On a recent visit to the Musee des Antiquites Nationales in Saint Germain en Laye, I was delighted to see some pieces of rock crystal displayed in the Paleolithic Gallery. We know from the Nimrud lens that Rock crystal was used to create a magnifying lens 3,000 years ago. Perhaps rock crystal was used for the same purpose much earlier.
16 June 2013
Under the microscope the gray bird bone became a "library"—which I sat "reading" and pondering for many days.1
Whilst trying to track down the copyright holder for one of Alexander Marshack’s drawings, I came across the above quote. What Mr Marshack didn’t know was that his "library" is really a "book". There is a much bigger "library" with many "books".
Due to other commitments, I regret that my website will only grow slowly over the next couple of months.
16 May 2013
Alexander Marshack, 1972: The Roots of Civilization: The Cognitive Beginnings of Man’s First Art, Symbol and Notation, p. 148: New York: McGraw-Hill: Source: Cabinet: http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/28/rosenberg.php: Accessed: 9 May 2013
The website is growing slowly, but surely.
I am currently working on the Understanding Cave Script pages.
20 April 2013
I am delighted to tell you that I am now confident that at least ten percent of the 540 radicals, which Xu Shen listed in the Shuowen Jiezi 1,900 years ago, appear in the caves of France and Spain much earlier.
Moreover, three of those radicals appear at the Abri Castenet. The Abri Castenet may be as much as 37,000 years old. This means that the roots of the Chinese script are also at least that old.
If my work is independently verified, it will be really exciting to see history revised using our ancestors' own words.
16 March 2013
The key to Cave Script translation work is Chinese. It therefore seems appropriate to wish anyone interested in the site a Happy Lunar New Year.
11 February 2013
I still have a several pages to build. However, the site is now nearing completion. I hope that you are enjoying the results of my work.
My wish for 2013 is that someone will sponsor a multidisciplinary team to verify my findings.
16 January 2013
As we mark this important turning point in the seasons for all life on Earth, I suggest that you spare a thought for the ancestor who carved the symbols for feast on the roof of a rock shelter in France 25,000 years ago.
I hope that the Cave Script Translation Project will be ready for wider publication in early 2013. At which point, I will start to take questions, and enter into discussions about my research.
Meanwhile, thank you for your interest in my work.
Enjoy the festivities.
6 December 2012
Due to other commitments, the the website is not growing very quickly. However, it now has at least half the number of pages that I intend to post before I will publicise the site more widely.
I hope that you find my work interesting. Mr Larribau very kindly sent me a copy of his book. I think that there may well be other examples of Cave Script in the caves of the Gaztelu Hill.
The website will not be completed before January 2013. I therefore suggest that you drop by again in January for a news update.
16 November 2012
I am travelling this month. Therefore the website will not grow very quickly.
I spent a couple of hours in the library the other day. I was delighted to come across Wen C. Fong quoting the ninth-century scholar Zhang Yanyuan, citing the fifth-century scholar Yan Yanzhi, in which he says that the hexagrams from the Yì Jīng were consider to be one element of script. That supports what I have found at Lascaux.
I will write more about this, when I get back to the office, and am able to work on the relevant article.
16 October 2012
I am making good progress with building the site. I have now loaded around 25% of the data that I think is necessary to give readers a reasonable idea of the scope of the Project.
If you are interested in my work, I suggest that you drop by again in November to see how the site is progressing.
16 September 2012
Yesterday was the Cave Script Translation Project’s first birthday.
To celebrate, I have decided to soft launch the Research Section of the website.
I stress that the site is still under construction. The purpose of the soft launch is to allow interested family, friends and copyright holders to watch the site grow, and for them to assist in the site’s development, by advising me of any glitches and errors that they come across.
16 August 2012
This site is under construction.
If you have happened upon this site by chance; that’s great. Welcome. The site is currently under construction. I have a lot of images and translations to load. Therefore, if you are interested in the Cave Script Translation Project, I suggest that you drop by in September and check the News page again. I will let you know how the site is progressing.
16 July 2012