Skip to content

Does this mysterious stone hold a secret about human civilization?

Human civilization may have been boosted by an event captured on the stone.

The Vulture Stone is an ancient carving with mysterious significance. However, researchers from the University of Edinburgh now believe they have an answer for the stone and its significance, and it is literally out of this world.

Egyptian civilization was among the first to perfect neolithic agriculture. Were these developments forced by a cosmic cataclysm?

Egyptian civilization was among the first to perfect neolithic agriculture. Were these developments forced by a cosmic cataclysm?

LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- The Vulture Stone is about 12,000 years old, and predates Stonehenge by about 6,000 years. It features the image of a vulture, a scorpion and a crane, among other creatures. It was uncovered at the Gobekli Tepe site in southern Turkey.

The symbolism of the stone has long been debated, but by comparing the stone to the positions of the stars as they would have appeared at the time the stone was carved reveals it is a map of the sky. It was probably created to depict something in particular which could have changed the world.


According to the scientists, it depicts a swarm of comets that may have been visible at the time. Some of those fragments may have struck Earth, altering our climate, and the course of human history forever.

The fact the stone shows comets is based on the conclusion that the animals correspond to ancient constellations. The date of the stone also corresponds to a time when the planet's climate suddenly changed, known as the Younger Dryas.

This sudden change was believed to be the result of a cosmic cataclysm, such as the Earth being struck by an asteroid or comet. Other scientists think it could have been caused by changes in ocean current circulation. However, the comet-impact hypothesis also correlates with mineral deposits that suggest something struck the Northern Hemisphere and cooled the planet by two to 6 degrees Celsius.

A replica of the Vulture Stone shows the animals that could represent the constellations as they were 12 centuries ago.

A replica of the Vulture Stone shows the animals that could represent the constellations as they were 12 centuries ago.


This sudden cooling is thought to have prompted people to settle down and develop agriculture and ranching, the basis of modern civilization.

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh think the Vulture Stone commemorates this event.

It is unclear if this is true, there is some speculation involved. It is also unclear how much the makers of the stone would have known or understood. However, if true, it is a remarkable discovery that shows our ancient ancestors were very much in tune with the cosmos and how what happens above their heads can impact their lives.

Subscribe Now - Catholic Online YouTube

---

The California Network is the Next Wave in delivery of information and entertainment on pop culture, social trends, lifestyle, entertainment, news, politics and economics. We are hyper-focused on one audience, YOU, the connected generation. JOIN US AS WE REDEFINE AND REVOLUTIONIZE THE EVER-CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE.


Comments


More Middle East

50 years of Israeli occupation - enough is enough! Watch

Image of What is it going to take to reach peace?
[Photo by: tikkun.org]

Fifty years is a long time to endure forced suffering. Since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War when Israel captured and occupied the Palestinian ... continue reading


The Catholic Mass returns to Mosul Watch

Image of The Mass has returned to Mosul.

Following the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from the hands of the Islamic State, Christians are cautiously returning to the city. And as they ... continue reading


Rare Christian mosaic unearthed in Jerusalem Watch

Image of The mosaic is undergoing restoration for possible display.

Workers installing communication cables in Jerusalem's Old City have unearthed a Byzantine Christian mosaic inscribed with honors to ... continue reading


President Trump announces new strategy for Afghanistan - do we get to win this time? Watch

Image of The number of U.S. troops will increase as President Trump orders a new offensive in the region.

President Trump has announced a new strategy for the U.S. in Afghanistan that involves a significant investment in winning the conflict ... continue reading


People in Yemen are dying of a foul and dreaded disease as civil war grips the country Watch

Image of Cholera is a killer disease, easily treated, but without care, will kill half of its victims.

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has now infected over half-a-million people, the latest terrible byproduct of a raging civil war that is ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.