Ancient, Pre-Maori stone temple in New Zealand
This archaeological (or geological) zone is located near the center of the North Island in New Zealand. The Kaimanawa Stone structure is constructed of rectangular rhyolite stone blocks that were hauled from a considerable distance. An amusing part of this short documentary is when an official spokesman for New Zealand’s current government grinned as he told the reporter that the stone structure is obviously natural. He neglected to mention that there are no rhyolite deposits in that part of New Zealand.
Rhyolite is an igneous rock produced by a special type of lava. Rhyolite volcanoes are too violent and short-lived to build up a cone. Deposits often exist as intrusions within larger deposits of granite or basalt. It is a very common “basement” rock in several parts of Eastern North America, including Georgia and northern Florida. It appears on the surface in ancient volcanic areas of northern Georgia, especially southeast of Brasstown Bald Mountain and in the Yonah Mountain Range. Rhyolite boulders were used for several of the ancient stone structures in the Nacoochee Valley, especially on Yonah Mountain, Aleck Mountain, Chimneytop Mountain and Sautee Ridge. The Yonah Mountain stone ruins will be discussed in more detail in a forthcoming article in the People of One Fire.
This documentary left out three important facts, which are particularly significant to People of One Fire Researchers. The stone masonry is very similar to the earliest, extremely precise, stone structures in Peru, which were also often carved from rhyolite. Many of the “medicine wheels” in the Province of Alberta are composed of rhyolite field stones. Thirdly, the original shrine at Stonehenge, England was composed of rhyolite boulders that were originally mined over a hundred miles away in Wales.
There is also a possibility that the rhyolite “mound” in New Zealand is the remnant of a lava fissure, which pushed up through the more common volcanic stone in that area. However, there are no other such domes within about 10 miles of this site.
You can make up your own mind after watching this video.
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