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Author: Richard Thornton

Shenandoah Valley Archaeological Sites

Shenandoah Valley Archaeological Sites Challenge Orthodoxy about Early Humans in North America

The description of the period in the Southern Appalachians between 9,500 BC and 5,500 BC is generally brief in most books and web sites, or combined with the latter half of the Archaic Period, where much more information is available. Unlike the situation in the arid western portion of North America, no skeletons from this era have been found. Also, no stratified occupation sites have been found in the Appalachian Summit, where the lowest elevations today are 1,500 feet above sea level or greater. A few transient hunting camps have been identified, but these probably date from the period after 6,000 BC. Very few hearths have been confirmed in the higher elevations from which radiocarbon dates could be obtained.

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Link between Creek Mounds to Maya Math

International team of anthropologists link pentagonal Creek mounds to Maya math

A documentary for public television is currently being filmed in Georgia that explores the movements between South America, Mesoamerica and the Southeast of domesticated plants, cultural ideas and people. The project began in December 2012 at the ruins of the Maya city of Chichen Itza at the time of the recycling of the Maya calendar.

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Humans in Eastern North America

For at least a decade a war has been raging in academia. The four largest armies are those that believe Asiatic people first walked to America around 13,500 years ago across a land bridge from Siberia; those who believe humans first paddled from Asia much earlier and later, after the land bridge flooded; those who believe that humans either walked are paddled to the Americas from Europe; and those who believe that humans crossed the northern edge of the Atlantic Ocean in both directions.

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Mayas In Georgia

History Channel H2 airs second program on “Mayas In Georgia” Astounded by the popularity of the premier of the new History Channel H2 series, “America Unearthed,” network executives decided to take viewers back to Georgia and...

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When Arawaks Came to North America

Forensic geologists and Native American scholars are opening the flood gates of new knowledge about North America’s past. What they are discovering is that what is now the Southeastern United States was a melting pot for at least 1000 years. Much of the proof has also been available for a long time . . . 16th century archives left by French and Spanish explorers, plus a stone tablet discovered over century ago near Atlanta, GA. The Taino and South American place names were in these old texts. Some of them are still in use today. Until recently, though, no one ever stopped to investigate the origins of such words that were within what was thought to be the original territory of the Creek Indians, but not Creek words.

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Genocide of the Wahale People

In early 2006, while converting the sketches made by the archaeologists of the American Museum of Natural History at St. Catherines Island, GA into precise architectural drawings, I made an amazing discovery. In 1587 a Spanish military engineer had used the exact same words to describe the houses of the Wahale People on the coast of Georgia (Guale) as Lt. Henry Timberlake, a British officer, had used to describe the houses in the Cherokee town of Tomatly on the Little Tennessee River in the Smoky Mountains during 1763. Both military officers said that the houses were rectangular, had three rooms and were finished by a type of stucco made from burnt shell lime, white clay, crushed shells and fine sand. This was the origin of the famous tabby architecture of the Southeastern coast.

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Mysterious Bohuron Tribe in Northeast Georgia

While doing research for the Native American history of Jackson County, GA, I stumbled across extensive references to an “Indian” tribe that Anglo-American settlers called the Bohuran, Bouran, Bouharon or Bouharen. French colonial maps in the 1700s call them the Bemarin. I can find absolutely no mention of them in major Georgia historical sources, but they definitely existed. Most of the information came from “The Early History of Jackson County, GA by G. J. N. Wilson (published 1818) or from brief French colonial sources. Here is what we know so far.

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Nodoroc and Wakulla Mud Volcanoes

The Nodoroc and Wakulla Mud Volcanoes
Also, the mysterious Wog monster that lived in the Nodoroc!

Barrow County, GA is the location of the infamous Nodoroc. Barrow is in the northeastern portion of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. The former Wakulla Volcano is located in Wakulla County, FL on the Gulf Coast.

The Nodoroc today is primarily an area of bluish, quick-mud, about 250 feet in diameter. It can quickly swallow a human or animal. The Nodoroc is an extremely dangerous place to visit and still claims deer, coyotes, wild dogs or feral hogs from time to time.

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The Information World is changing!

People of One Fire needs your help to evolve with it.

We are now celebrating the 11th year of the People of One Fire. In that time, we have seen a radical change in the way people receive information. The magazine industry has almost died. Printed newspapers are on life support. Ezines, such as POOF, replaced printed books as the primary means to present new knowledge. Now the media is shifting to videos, animated films of ancient towns, Youtube and three dimensional holograph images.

During the past six years, a privately owned business has generously subsidized my research as I virtually traveled along the coast lines and rivers of the Southeast. That will end in December 2017. I desperately need to find a means to keep our research self-supporting with advertising from a broader range of viewers. Creation of animated architectural history films for POOF and a People of One Fire Youtube Channel appears to be the way. To do this I will need to acquire state-of-art software and video hardware, which I can not afford with my very limited income. Several of you know personally that I live a very modest lifestyle. If you can help with this endeavor, it will be greatly appreciated.

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