Theory: African Rock Art in the Milky Way/Willcox Shelter
April 28, 2016/Lynn
Here’s my theory: There is a South African rock art painting that looks like a human/animal figure. And there is also an image in the Milky Way that looks like this painting. I think the figure in the painting is the image in the Milky Way.
(Update: Added Milky Way Photo)
Rock Art Human/Animal Figure
This rock art painting is located at Willcox Shelter (or Willcox’s Shelter)/Giant’s Castle in South Africa (Drakensberg mountains). The figure appears to be painted in red and white.
Milky Way Image
Where to look: The star Sargas/Theta Scorpii is above the image’s left hand. The lower part of the image is a bright/colorful area that includes the star cluster NGC 6231 and the Prawn Nebula IC 4628. (The lower area looks white on one side and reddish on the other side.)
1) There are additional features in the Milky Way image that are also on the rock art figure.
2) There are stars above the Milky Way image that appear to be in the shape of a bow.
3) The Milky Way image is also similar to other rock art figures in Africa (for example, the figure at Sorcerer’s Rock).
Possible Milky Way/Willcox Shelter/Game Pass Shelter Rock Art Connection
The human/animal Milky Way image (outline above) is part of a larger Milky Way image that looks like a rock art figure (eland) at Game Pass Shelter in South Africa (see sketch below).
I think there may be a Milky Way connection between the figures at Game Pass Shelter and Willcox Shelter. Click here for the Game Pass Shelter Theory
My 6 Cave Art/Rock Art and the Milky Way Theories:
France’s Trois Freres Cave Sorcerer, Reindeer/Bison and Markings, and Bison-Man; Africa’s Game Pass Shelter and Willcox Shelter; and Spain’s La Pasiega Cave.
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