Archaeoastronomy update I Ancient rock art may
depict exploding star
A rock carving discovered in Arizona might depict an ancient star
explosion seen by Native Americans a thousand years ago, scientists announced today.
If confirmed, the rock carving, or "petroglyph" would be the only known record
in the Americas of the well-known supernova of the year 1006.
The carving was discovered in White Tanks Regional Park just outside Phoenix, in
an area believed to have been occupied by a group of Native Americans called the Hohokam from about 500 to 1100 A.D.
Eh. It seems rather unlikely. Did they think of that particular constellation as
a scorpian? Are the star positions really that close of a match?