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Holy Agnetha Fältskog! The voladores were in Bronze Age Norway, too!

Holy Agnetha Fältskog!   The voladores were in Bronze Age Norway, too!


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 immediately left of the pole.  There are no large cats in Scandinavia, but the jaguar is indigenous to the Gulf Coast of Mexico.  This suggests that the petroglyph described an adventure of Bronze Age Scandinavian mariners, who were ancestors of the Uchee, in Mexico.  The jury is still out on this one. Note that several of the boats portrayed on this petraglyph are identical to one of the boats portrayed on the Tugaloo Stone in Georgia. 


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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.



    Forget that request… it’s Tanum.

    How the heck I’ve never seen that one before I don’t know. Can’t even get a link until you type in all the words. Someone must want to keep this one under wraps. Great work Richard… here’s your hi-resolution reward!

    • Det beror på att jag kan förstå svenska, danska och norska! LOL


    Remember… any good tenured archeologist or anthropologist worth his or her salt will quickly point out that this is not what you are looking at because they are clearly NOT flying upside down! Lol!


    Hmmm… and am I the only person to notice the schematic similarity to the “tree” in the sundance, with the figures of animals secured in te branches?

    • There might be a connection between the sun dance and this ceremony. Of course, the Voladores Ceremony also was originally dedicated to the sun god. However, the Bronze Age mariners may have mistook men dressed as animals to be animals. I need a time machine!


    Richard, Overwhelming pictorial evidence connection of two locations: Mexico and Sweden. I noticed what appears to be shoe prints in Sweden while on one of the Rock track boulders foot prints with some of the same type symbols… which is a remarkable cultural art connection. The Atlantic Copper/ Bronze age maritime trade network culture seem to have extended at least to Mexico with the same type of symbols.

    • The next video compares side by side, glyphs in Georgia and glyphs in Northwestern Europe. The evidence is overwhelming that two different Bronze Age peoples from Northwestern Europe carved petroglyphs in the Southern Highlands. Those from the British Isles and Galicia used different symbols than those from Scandinavia and the eastern coast of Scotland.


    Howdy, New news rom Ecuador entire city of mounds with long ramps.


      And as you said…

      “Haribo (right) means “Hari – living place of” in Gamla Norsk, Uchee and the Panoan languages of Peru. The Hari were from the Indus River Valley.”


    No connection. Genetic links are due to shared Ancient North Eurasian heritage between Europeans and Amerindians dating from before the first Indian migration to the New World.

    • That is a speculation on your part, based on lack of knowledge of the cultural history here. Almost all our petroglyphs are in the Georgia Gold Belt, which contains the purest gold in the world, plus deposit of a natural brass, copper, rubies, sapphires and some diamonds. I have been studying the photographs of that particular set of petroglyphs. They tell a story of a ship that made a long voyage and reached a land where the people were dressed very differently. The last scene shows the Nordic peoples running from people throwing spears or atlatl darts at them. The Bronze Age people of Sweden were not Scandinavians. They had tan skin, dark hair and dark eyes. The Scandinavians did not start pushing northward until the Iron Age.


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