14 December 2012

Listen to the rock: Denis Argaut of France makes a masterful interpretation of a horse head figure stone on which a realistic sound of a galloping horse is recorded

Rock art investigator Denis Argaut, (FR), blog Formes de' ombres. Find and interpretation as a "rocking horse," a horse head figure with a realistic galloping horse soundtrack demonstrated on YouTube by Mr. Argaut.

Horse head looking left

Watch the horse head rock back and forth and listen to the sound of the galloping horse

Please compare this illustration to the image of the rock seen in the still image on the YouTube screen above it. Ken Johnston interprets a possible mammoth depiction here, where the mammoth is seen in profile view facing right. The curvature of the mammoth head and trunk is seen in the outline of the stone as seen on the right side in the YouTube picture above. The horse head can be seen as being depicted on the posterior of the mammoth image (just to the left of the play button), a technique of combining images in the Paleolithic noted already on this blog.

Denis Argaut's interpretation is masterful and demonstrates how closely all rock material at archaeological sites must be scrutinized for "unusual" art properties. Mr. Arguat's special interest is in Stone Age exploitation of light and shadow in artistic expression. Ironically, he has made what must be recognized as a significant discovery in the realm of sound signal analysis in rock art.

A note from Denis Argaut:

Hello Ken,
Thank you for your comments and I will investigate whether this stone can be
as a mammoth. Know that this stone offers already several figures
(see attachments), a unique rotation (see video), a set animaton
sound and visual of the horse. Also a figure a little strange just reveal a
eye formed a small stone embedded in the block ... After at least fifty
hours of observation of this stone, I have the feeling that there is still
much to find ...

If this does not trouble you, I will send you other videos on other
horses. Let me give you a tip, n 'wait until the summer to
watch your stones in favor of the darkness. A simple flashlight
Just ... My method is this: I first searches the positions of
equilibria of the stone. Often an equilibrium position offers a
major form of the stone and s which can animate by tilting. Make no
mistake, find sound effects corresponding to the shape may request
several hours ... Hope to discover the expression of different
"creative vectors" that man has mastered in stone, it seems
that must guide every HUMILITY not research! humility
essential to consider the stone as possible receptacle of the
intelligence and dare to give this intelligence the ability to have in
LEADING place and knowledge-how that we know more ...!
The expression of the shadows we will in large part to ever
inaccessible because it emanates from a sensibility, an alertness of observation
and an "addiction" to shadows that we have become totally
foreigners.

If found by the shadows that is a leap backwards, that is first
leap into the unknown with innocence and humility.

Regards Denis
"Ombre qui danse"

-kbj

1 comment:

  1. All the doubters of the acoustics of rock should look into the chichen itza temple. You stand at the base and clap, the echo returned off the stairs makes the sacred call of the quetzal bird and also on the equinox a shadow crawls down the temple in a serpentine motion, for all who disbelieve in the shadow language . It goes further than that if you look into Steven Wallers work on archaeoacoustics associated with rock art its just starting to scratch the surface of the amazing knowledge incorporated into the rock art.the portable art rock's , as well have these features included in them as they were undoubtedly the forerunners to the larger scale temples.

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