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Irish archaeologists find 5,500 year old tomb, plus petroglyphs that are identical to the those in the Georgia Gold Belt!

Irish archaeologists find 5,500 year old tomb, plus petroglyphs that are identical to the those in the Georgia Gold Belt!

 

This is a fascinating article, sent to us by Jesse Townsley.    I have no clue what was going on back then, but it is obvious that there were cultural changes across the Atlantic.  Of course, the Irish archaeologists are not aware that their petroglyphs are identical the those in the Etowah River Basin of Georgia . . . which is in the Gold Belt.  To read this article, go to:

https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2018/0716/979038-dowth-hall-meath-megalithic/

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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.

17 Comments

  1. edward.triple@hotmail.com'

    Richard,

    There simply won’t be enough landfill capacity on the East Coast of the US to accept the forthcoming wave of refuse that will soon be emanating from the archeology and anthropology departments of our hallowed institutions of ‘higher’ learning to. After they begin to fill with heaps and heaps of outdated (wrong) textbooks and faculty espresso machines, they will still need to find some place to send the remnants of these folks careers to.

    Introducing the R1b (M269) problem. (The 4,500 year old y-DNA turd in the bowl that links Europe with North America and will never flush lol!)

    http://dnaamerica.blogspot.com/2009/11/r1b-distribution-problem.html

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    • R1b also shows up in Uchee descendants from Georgia. Of course, the word Uchee is the Anglicization of the Archaic Gaelic word for water. The Creek words for the Uchee mean “Water People.”

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      • Of course, there are NO DNA test markers for the tribes in the Lower Southeast. The problem is NOT the Creeks and Uchee. We are monotheistic and enthusiastically support proper archaeological work. The problem is the anthropology profession, who have not bothered to test the 20,000+ skeletons that they still hold . . . for fear that the results will refute their long held mythologies about us.

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  2. pres@gloriafarley.com'

    Something was happening on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean 5,000 some odd years ago. My money is climatic changes which forced large scale migration. I think we are finally seeing the results via cultural diffusion.

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  3. sargentevrc@gmail.com'

    So when you going to look under the Georgia stones ?

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  4. jmccracken1978@gmail.com'

    You might have already seen this but check out the story of Wales BBC 5 part series. In the first episode they show a mound aligned with the sun’s movements, and I swear the entrance looks identical to one of the mounds in Macon at Ocmulgee. Could be a coincidence but considering the obvious cross Atlantic connections you are documenting I doubt it.

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  5. debra.winchell@gmail.com'

    I have been noticing the ancient carved spirals in the British Isles and wondering if they were related to Southeastern Native art as well.

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    • Yes . . . somehow they are. The spirals are also seen in some Southwestern petroglyphs.

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      • jabbott0020@charter.net'

        Richard,
        This is a little off this subject, but Ive been wanting to show you this .I cant send the actual pics and info from the book cos I dont know how, but if you google Tales of Old Blount County, the book, by Robin Sterling, the pages come up and you can actually read them online and see the pics. At the first of the book it tells about a series of 10 to 12 petroglyphs carved into a huge slab of rock on a ridge overlooking a huge spring in Blount Co Al.(north Alabama). The glyphs are mostly circles similar to the ones youve posted.

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        • Well, you realize that there are hundreds of ancient stone ruins in the mountains near Gadsden, AL. A couple of Alabama archaeologists are studying them. Most Alabama archaeologists are inclined to ignore them. I know how to copy an image from an online book and will post the photos on POOF for everyone to see.

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          • jabbott0020@charter.net'

            Thx alot. Its the first part of the book and it gives sev good pics

          • The book was copyrighted in 2013, so I cannot copy the photos. However, the glyphs are very much like the ones in the Etowah River Valley and in SW Ireland.

  6. jabbott0020@charter.net'

    Richard, please google Tales of Old Blount County alabama by Robin Sterling.It will have pages of the book online. At the first of book it shows a series of 10-12 petroglyphs carved into huge slab of rock on a ridge overlooking huge springs in Blount Co ,Alabma (north Al). The carvings are circles like ones you have posted .Please read

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    • Will do. Right now I am taking an ice tea break before going back on a ladder to work on my rotten siding.

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  7. jabbott0020@charter.net'

    Thx alot

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  8. iwg42@hotmail.com'

    Hey Richard,
    I found this article today and thought it very interesting. If the people at ARS Technia would read POOF articles they would know much more about the SE trade routes
    and people.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/07/ancient-north-american-trade-networks-reached-farther-than-we-thought/?comments=
    I think people have been moving all over the world for much longer than mainstream science believes.
    Hope you have made good progress on the house, home improvement is so fun!

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