Georgia’s extraordinary petroglyphs traced to Bronze Age Crete, Sweden and Ireland . . . plus Mesoamerica
After first being identified by 19th century pioneer archaeologist, Charles C. Jones, Jr. from Savannah, the extraordinary petroglyphs and nearby stone terrace complexes in North Georgia were intentionally ignored or concealed by subsequent generations of Georgia archaeologists. One can only speculate on their motives. With the help of scholars in Ireland, Sweden, Crete, Canada and Mexico . . . Creek, Uchee and Chickasaw Indian researchers are now claiming their rightful heritage and trying to answer the many riddles associated with Georgia’s ancient past. Note that most of the petroglyphs in Georgia are concentrated within the Georgia Gold Belt in the mountainous north-central and northeast part of the state.
The expert on Minoan writing systems, who identified the Metcalf Stone, found in Columbus, GA as being Minoan Linear A, has examined photographs of abstract symbols found on the Tugaloo, Forsyth and Track Rock petroglyphs. They are NOT Linear A. Many of these symbols also appear on Early Bronze Age petroglyphs in Sweden, but Scandinavian scholars have not been able to connect them to a known writing system either. They predate Runic by up to 2000 years.
Several readers have written POOF that stone engravings, similar to the Metcalf Stone, have been found on the Coosa River in East Central Alabama and along the Lower Chattahoochee River in Alabama and Georgia. This is true, but Mr. Metcalf immediately took his stone tablet to the Columbus Museum, where it was examined by professional archaeologists and historians. The Metcalf stone’s source is known. The Alabama stone tablets may be authentic, but their owners took them to flea markets or else could not prove where they actually found the stones.
Minoan Linear A . . .
Mysterious writing system . . .
These symbols are also seen on Scandinavian Bronze Age petroglyphs. Most seem to be astronomical symbols, but there are also fish hooks, fishes and abstract designs. Some of the Scandinavian Bronze Age astronomical symbols have been translated by anthropologists in Sweden. See section on Scandinavian petroglyphs.
What we know so far
These petroglyphs are identical to those in southwestern Ireland, especially County Kerry . . .
This stone stela is very similar to Toa Arawak stelas in central Cuba and the northern coast of Puerto Rico . . .
Similar petroglyphs can also be found in the Chiapas Highlands of Mexico and Guatemala
These petroglyphs are identical or similar to Bronze Age Scandinavian Rock Art . . .
Highland Apalache Writing System
This writing system contains a mixture of influences that include elements of the earliest form of the Olmec writing system, Itza Maya glyphs and also symbols seen in the earliest Taino cave art of the Caribbean Basin, but not later Taino cave art
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