Prehistoric Astronomers (2008)
A scientific investigation that questions all previous studies on the origins of astronomy. It is commonly known that 35,000 years ago, humans were brutish and primitive, but what if this prehistoric human was clever enough to develop in depth scientific knowledge? New data tend to prove that these humans actually invented astronomy. For the last 20 years, Chantal Jègues-Wolkiewiez, an independent astronomer and ethnologist, has led a rigorous investigation to prove this theory. According to her studies, hunter gatherers spent long nights observing the sky, calculating, and recording their discoveries either on the walls of caves or on animal bones. Thanks to their analyses they could measure time and adapt to weather change. In this film, she shares her stunning conclusions.