One of my dirty little research secrets is that I use the language of the country, I’m doing research in, when a do a Google Search. This morning I was enhancing photos of petroglyphs in Norway, when I came upon a scene at a site in Østfeld, Norway. It is very similar to the petroglyph of volodores at the Tanum, Sweden petroglyphs, but in better condition. However, it is surrounded from scenes from Norway, which made me think that the Voladores ritual originated in Bronze Age Scandinavia. However, this petroglyph includes what appears to be a large cat...Read More
Author: Richard Thornton
This one wins the cake! I am currently enhancing photos of sections of the Tanum Bronze Age petroglyphs in Sweden to use in the next video about petroglyphs. I noticed a strange-looking engraving and blew it up. Its a petroglyph of voladores . . . except that this petroglyph was probably created around 1600 BC to 1200 BC and the location is on the edge of the North Sea in Sweden! There are three explanations. (1) This ceremony originated in Bronze Age Sweden and was introduced to the Totonac People by Swedish mariners, (2) Some mariners sailed from...Read More
There are symbols on the Judaculla Rock in North Carolina, which were engraved into rocks 3,500 years ago on Bornholm Island, in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden. However, Judaculla is the Anglicization of a hybrid word, which combines the Creek word for “sky” with the name of a prominent tribe (and goddess) in Ireland during the Bronze and Iron Ages. There are a few symbols on the Track Rock Petroglyphs that were carved into rocks in Armenia 5,000 years ago or many more on the Baltic Coast of Sweden 4,000 years ago. Part Four of...Read More
This video has nothing to do with Native American history, but it was so cool that I thought y’all would enjoy seeing it. Georgia Tech’s Public Relations Department just sent the video to me. The robot sinks the ball in the basket 100% of the time. Elementary physics . . . my dear Watson....Read More
These two stones would radically change the history books, if historians knew that they existed! In Part Three of our series on the Georgia Petraglyphs, we look at two stones, which provide absolute proof that Bronze Age explorers came to the Southeast. Numerous internationally recognized experts have stated that the Metcalf Stone contains an early form of Minoan Linear A script . . . but archaeological publications and websites continue to label it a hoax. None of the authors of these articles have ever even seen the stone. Personally, I have not run across an author of one...Read More
Taino DNA is showing up in Creeks from Central Alabama and West Georgia. There was a Taino ball court and shrine on the Chattahoochee River near Six Flags Over Georgia. Therefore, the Coweta Creek Confederacy will be accepting full members, with proven Arawak DNA from the Caribbean Basin. This article describes the results of DNA analysis of 1000+ year old skeletons in the Caribbean Basin and of people living today in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans average about 15 % Arawak DNA, plus almost the same percentage from Native American slaves transported from slave...Read More
During the early 1900s, there was an attempt by entrepreneurs within the oil industry to exterminate the Osage People. This the group of horrific crimes was one of the first cases taken up by the newly created Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read this special news report from PBS and weep. Mass Murder in the Osage Nation or...Read More
In Part Two the series focuses on the petroglyphic boulders that were carved next to locations where major trade paths crossed rivers, major creeks or mountain gaps. These petroglyphic boulders have some shared characteristics in that most are shaped like elongated potatoes and are about 8 to 11 feet long. However, they also displayed distinctly different artistic traditions from different parts of the planet. One can easily distinguish between the petroglyphs of Ireland/Scotland, southern Scandinavia, Central America, the Itza Maya and the Apalache Creeks of the Early Colonial Period. The Microsoft software has been disinfected now, so I...Read More
Sorry for making you folks wait so long, but Microsoft released the “Professional Level” PowerPoint 2018 software before working out all the bugs. It took 19 recording sessions of the first part of our series on the Petroglyphs of North Georgia for the artificial intelligence in my business computer to fix the bugs. Part One is on line. Parts Two – Four will be quickly posted during the next two days. I will be using more and more of the bells and whistles of this software as we go along, but one has to crawl before one walks!...Read More
In 1970, I had an extraordinary experience. About 5 in the afternoon, while walking out of a 4 hour long architectural design class, I noticed a handwritten note on the architecture bulletin board: “Peter Yarrow, Mary Travers and Paul Stookey have free time tonight and would like to meet some Georgia Tech students. Join them in Room 303 at 7:30 PM tonight. If you play a musical instrument, bring it along so you can jam with them.” Room 303 is normally where we took Structural Engineering and Acoustics classes. It was just a regular sized classroom, so 99%...Read More
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