UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Human Hands/Alien Hands

Hands appear in Paleolithic caves like selfies appear in social media of our time.

Google "cave art hands" and you'll find a plethora of hand-prints by our ancient ancestors.
For some reason our primitive ancestors thought the hand was a sacred (shamanistic) thing or an object of veneration.

I've looked at virtually all of the pertinent cave art, and see only normal hand configurations, most attributed to younger members or female members of ancient societies.

There are no deformed hands -- well a few perhaps -- but most attempts at imprinting hands on cave walls are normal in configuration.

In the current Kodachrome slides tale, the so-called "alien being" photographed is alleged to have four digits, not five.

But even the drawings of supposed aliens touted by Ancient Astronaut theorists have five digits:
This means that either aliens said to have interacted with early humans were normal-handed or the alleged alien in the Kodak slides was from a unique species, new to the Earth in 1947.

Either way, the depiction of hands by our earliest forebears was obsessive. Why?


  • I think a few possible reasons come to mind. Human hands are easily identifiable by other humans. We use them to communicate. So our kinds recognize the shake very quickly- making it a symbol in which other unrelated clans of humans would notice.

    Plus, it's a lot easier to blow paint on your free hand while pressed up against a cave wall than it is your face, or feet. :)

    By Blogger Daniel Hurd, at Sunday, March 15, 2015  

  • And so, Daniel, there was a collective consciousness by Paleolithic men and woman (and younger members of tribes) to represent hands all over the place?

    Because hands were so simple to replicate?



    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, March 15, 2015  

  • Eh, good point. I wasn't thinking about that- the fact that separate groups were doing the same exact thing.
    That does pose an interesting question of why. Maybe it is the simplicity. That would be my best guess. I mean they did draw crude shapes of animals and people as well.

    By Blogger Daniel Hurd, at Sunday, March 15, 2015  

  • Simplicity and the fact that we work with our hands perhaps. Hand prints and hand cut outs are still common today in early grade school art gifts for parents. The kids love to do it with finger paint too.

    By Blogger Bryan Daum, at Monday, March 16, 2015  

  • Humans can have 6 fingers rather easily, given the genetics of it. So where are the six-fingered handprints? And if one of these 'mummies' has only 4 fingers, rather than 5, why not call that a case of 4-fingered humans? In all of your article you don't mention anything about this human condition. The scientifically and genetically ignorant might think that humans MUST necessarily have only 5 fingers...

    And if these handprints do have a mystical element behind them, then how might such a primitive society have dealt with cases of 4 and 6 fingeredness? Might they see them as demonic malformations?



    By Blogger Parakletos, at Thursday, March 19, 2015  

  • Parakletos:

    The aberrant genetic examples you provide are so statistically insignificant that they can be dismissed for purposes of this posting and discussion.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, March 19, 2015  

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