Did Paleolithic Humans Invent Movies?
|Raquel Welch from 10 million B.C.|
|An Image of the super-imposed drawings, you can find this picture|
and more like it at Discovery News
In the same line of news researchers discovered a disc made out of bone with pictures of animals on it. Many thought it to be a simple decoration or button to wear on clothing but when pivoted on its center by string and spun it becomes a very early representation of a thaumatrope. The thaumatrope was created in 1825 by John Hershel, many associate its beginnings with the soon to follow invention of moving pictures, aka movies. Perhaps "cavemen" weren't so stupid after all; perhaps we owe prehistoric man the honor of inventing film? It's an exciting discovery and one i will be following to see what people come up with. It sure would be an interesting thing to have the origin of film be right there with the origin of man.
This is a video of the process used to animate cave art.