spirals and bowls
what Piura and abroad could share.
Cambia a español.
– Beginning from Paulini
finding in Sapillica
County), we have been reviewing available information on
research that FACTORTIERRA.NET did in Malingas,
County) since 2009 until 2011, and similitudes are very amazing,
although we have to warn they are just hypotheses that need an expert
opinion reaching to hard conclusions.
that Archeologist Daniel
who has accompanied us to register petroglyphs in Malingas, thinks
all the paterns seem to coincide in the same technique and design
Dávila, people who lived in the actual Amazonas
State migrated to the West four millenia ago, and they were leaving
evidences in specific places as they moved on. That could explain
petroglyphs but not migration cause yet. The fact is they occupied
the whole Piura
State’s Eastern portion.
researches, like Waldemar Espinoza’s, sustain Ayawaka people
came from Amazon Basin, and it is supposed they were Samanga
authors. Then, Samanga Tradition Could have a strong Amazonian
the pretty intriguing, what we believe needs an urgent specialized
study, is similitude of symbology presented by Malingas and Sapillica
petroglyphs to others in the rest of Americas and Western europe.
with the face seal. It consists on a circle with several static dots
looking like the eyes and mouth of a face, or they could be three
circumscribed dots to the circle what means some location.
those faces appear next to a rectangular image.
were the faces of the people who carved the petroglyphs or just
sinoptical maps of their location?
1: Petroglyph of Morán Mt., in Malingas (Tambogrande, Peru),
supposedly the greatest of the zone.
by estany Tineo / FACTORTIERRA.NET
2: Devils of Guaraguaos Alto Petroglyph, where all begun before us
3: Paulini Petroglyph in Loma Alta (Sapillica, Peru).
Photo by Marco
4: Samanga Petroglyph (Ayabaca, Peru).
Photo Courtesy INC.
me water, please!
what amazed us very much is the spiral that repeats in Paulini and
Samanga Petroglyphs. “It could be about concentric circles,”
Sullana-based plastic artist Dandy
5: Simple spiral in Paulini Petroglyph (Sapillica, Peru).
by Marco Paulini / FACTORTIERRA.NET
spiral is spinning to the right, like clockwise.
Abroad it’s belief that could be “the
Winter Sun shrinking.”
add this type of spiral was used to summon water
element or signing on drinkable sources. Coincidentally, petroglyphs
of Malingas and Sapillica are nearby a water natural spot.
it’s belief it was a good luck symbol because it represented
the balance and the harmony of the Sun and the earth.
6: Double spiral in Samanga Petroglyphs (Ayabaca, Peru).
double spiral is the most curious and it paid my attention. Some
authors think those two spirals / double-crossed are a symbol linked
to the water, which is an element of transition, transformation and
Petroglyphs are below at a valley limited by a mountains chain at the
West that divides Macara and Quiroz little basins (where actual
Ayabaca City is located) and another to the East that divides Pacific
Basin (Chira Basin) and Atlantic Basin (Chinchipe Basin).
think it represents things
duality and the growth related to cosmos movement.
It could be used to represent equinoxes, in other words the moments
of the year when days last equal than nights in every place of Earth
symbol appears in another cultures as Hindi, Aztecan, Mayan, Inca and
many others more, meaning different concepts according to the
civilization, all related to the universe, the stars, the evolution,
6.1: Spirals in a Celt temple. Taken from Spiral’s
6.2: Double spiral found on a petroglyph near Chincheros, Sacred
Valley of Incas (Cusco, Peru)
by Juan Carlos Chavarría.
the exploration in Malingas, we learned that for each petroglyph it
was almost ever mandatory to find inverted domes, a kind of bowls
carved on huge blocks of granite or basalt rocks, what locals call
two places where they are most visible are La Reja [pronounce
“Larreha”] and Platillos, [pronounce “Platiyos”],
or Little Bowls in english, town that takes its name in Spanish from
the shape of this carvings.
are few studies related to those stone bowls, but Manuel
Santos Estévez’s Petroglyphs
and Social Landscapes in Recent Pre-History of Northwestern Iberian
first one is those holes could have served to put some kind of
structture like posts, what could present a circular display fully
closing the rock where they are located.
Sanctuary (France) presents a structure in some similar way to the
found in Pedra
(Lugo, Spain), a deposit formed by an oval pit surrounded by nine
holes displayed in a half-a-circle (Brunaux, 1996).
second hypotheses could draw up from Monte Ferro holes in Nigrán
(Vigo, Spain), where it’s possible that the concaves be mills
because their location.
6.3: Inverted domes in Platillos (Tambogrande, Peru).
Photo by estany
Tineo / FACTORTIERRA.NET
why did they do them, so what do they mean? Based on what we have
found, petroglyphs and inverted domes of Malingas and Sapillica could
be dedicated to the water. In fact, almost all they are located next
to a spring or flows like lakes, creeks or rivers.
can be a wall carving representing a public ritual, something like
today we photograph a music concert or a ceremony of any kind,”
plastic artist Dandy Ruíz interpretes watching the Paulini
Petroglyph. Was a water cult ritual what is conserve don the rock,
about 4000 years at the most?
(Spain) are so similar to Malingas Shrines because of so-called
sacrifice tables full of petroglyphs with concentric circle design
fundamentally. Authors point out they could represent water
movements, repeated explanation in other similar sites.
representation could be linked to hot springs presence (what it lacks
to determine if it’s concistent for Piura), what connect us to
the water again.
6.4: Sacrifice table in Do Boi Mount (Bayona, Spain).
the water a critical element for migrants 4000 years ago? Did they
become to worship it because their life depended on it?
water is a critical issue on the global discussion because humankind
survival depends on it. Was all that rock art just a warning for
Peruvian pre-historic people, or does it also apply for our time as
a Group of Experts arrive to Malingas, Sapillica and other
surrounding sites in Piura, we only will have just suppositions, and
science is what we demand for real.
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