Ice Age Star Map Discovered
August 9th, 2000
"According to Dr Rappenglueck, these outlines form a map of the sky with the eyes of the bull, birdman and bird representing the three prominent stars Vega, Deneb and Altair [Summer Triangle]
"The ancient star map shows a bull, birdman and a bird on a stick.
"Together, these stars are popularly known as the Summer Triangle and are among the brightest objects that can be picked out high overhead during the middle months of the northern summer.
"Around 17,000 years ago, this region of sky would never have set below the horizon and would have been especially prominent at the start of spring.
""It is a map of the prehistoric cosmos," Dr Rappenglueck told BBC News Online. "It was their sky, full of animals and spirit guides.""